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BA Parks facilities closed amid COVID-19 pandemic

Post Date:03/26/2020 5:00 p.m.

 

In response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and to comply with social distancing requirements mandated by Governor, the City of Broken Arrow has decided to close most of the facilities at City-owned parks, effective at 8 a.m., Friday, March 27.  Until further notice facilities shutting down or being closed are 

  • Playgrounds;
  • Swing sets;
  • Shelters;
  • Sports courts, including basketball, tennis and volleyball;
  • Nienhuis Skate Park;
  • Rose West Dog Park; and
  • Park restrooms and drinking fountains.

City park open spaces, trails, the disc golf course at Nienhuis Park and golf courses will remain open at this time for recreational use as long as visitors follow the health guidelines from the Tulsa County Health Department, including following hand-washing guidelines, having no more than 10 people in a group and following social distancing guidelines while in the parks.

Any existing reservations for shelters will be canceled and the applicants will be refunded any reservation fees.  

Parks and Recreation have started posting notices at the City's parks. Broken Arrow Police will monitor parks and encourage visitors to adhere to guidelines.

Broken Arrow Parks and Recreation manages 41 parks and over 800 acres of public space.

Read the Proclamation. (PDF)

 


 

Video update - March 25 

 

 


Situation Update - March 25 at 1:30 p.m.

To date, there have been 27 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County and 3 positive cases in Wagoner County, with one death and one recovered patient- community spread is confirmed in Tulsa County.

Safer At Home Order issued by Governor

Yesterday, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt issued a Safer at Home Order that extends to all 77 counties for vulnerable populations to stay at home through April 30. This order applies to the City of Broken Arrow,  and, at this time, no further safer at home orders or clarifications have been issued locally.

Following the Governor’s order, effective at midnight tonight, no social gatherings of 10 or more people are permitted in Oklahoma.

Per the Governor’s order, in Tulsa and Wagoner Counties, all non-essential businesses must close operations by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. These include massage parlors, tattoo parlors, and other businesses that include personal touch.

Essential business operations, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and other like-businesses can remain open. Residents are asked to stay home except for essential trips. The State will issue more clarification on specific non-essential and essential businesses included, but federal guidance from the Department of Homeland Security will be followed.

Read the Homeland Security Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure

Governor Stitt announces latest COVID-19 actions

Read Gov. Stitt’s March 24 Executive Order (PDF)

Read Gov. Stitt's March 24 Executive Memo (PDF)

Read Gov. Stitt's March 25 Executive Memo (PDF)

COVID-19 Resource Center

The City of  Broken Arrow has launched a COVID-19 Resource Center in response to the pandemic, which can be accessed at BrokenArrowOK.gov/Coronavirus. The COVID-19 Resource Center includes the most recent Broken Arrow news on COVID-19, has important updates to City Services, and provides resources for businesses and workers for impacted by the pandemic.

 

Virtual Public meetings under consideration

Videoconferencing is being considered for the Broken Arrow City Council and other local public meetings. if you want to watch recorded meetings and potential live meetings, you can do so online at BrokenArrowOK.gov/agendas.

211 Resources | Available in multiple languages

Community Service Council’s 211 Eastern Oklahoma has partnered with OSDH to provide the Tulsa area with resources, referrals and information related to COVID-19. Dial 2-1-1 to speak with a trained specialist, or search online at 211EOK.org.

211 is free, available in multiple languages, and serves all of Tulsa County and Eastern Oklahoma. Additionally, 211 has developed a dedicated community webpage for COVID-19 response, including an alphabetical list of locally available resources, modified services, or temporarily closed agencies.

School closing resources

On Monday, State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister announced all Oklahoma schools might have to close for the remainder of the 2020 school year. Locally, there are several programs and ways kids can get food.

 

Online City services

Residents needing to make utility or other payments can use the City's online payment service.

Service requests can also be made to the Action Center.

Questions? Email us, use the Contact us form, or call 918-251-5311.

Basic Health Tips

COVID-19 is spread from person-to-person contact. Contraction can best be prevented through proper hygiene and social distancing.

 

For more information, visit the Tulsa Health Department's COVID-19 page.


Governor issues new COVID-19 executive order

Updated 3/24/2020 at 5:45 p.m.

The City is analyzing the latest information from the Governor's announcement this afternoon. Here is a summary of the executive order.

We will post additional information tomorrow. Check back on this page.

Added 3/24/2020 at 3:25 p.m. 

City officials just watched Governor Stitt's press conference regarding Oklahoma's response to COVID-19.

We are trying to obtain a copy of the executive order. The City will post the information as soon as we have it. Please watch for updates on this page.

 


 

Public access limited for City facilities

Added 3/20/2020

Effective immediately, Broken Arrow City Hall (northeast entrance only), Municipal Court and the Public Safety Complex lobby will be the only public facilities accessible to the general public. City Hall business hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. This is being done to maximize social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Central Park and Nienhuis Community Centers as well as the Ray Harral Nature Center are closed. Outdoor parks and green spaces remain open to the public during regular hours, but we encourage residents to do their part to keep themselves and other residents safe and healthy.

Customers are encouraged to access services online, including utility payments, court payments, and processing building permits. Drop boxes for payments are available outside City Hall and the Justice Center (Municipal Court).

 


Health Department asks returning spring breakers to monitor health and practice social distancing

Added 3/23/2020 

The impending return of Tulsa County spring breakers is on the forefront of public health officials and leaders’ minds because of the potential spread of COVID-19 as residents may return from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread.

“All travelers should monitor their health and practice social distancing for 14 days after returning home,” said Executive Director Dr. Bruce Dart. “We recognize this is a challenging period for all families, and stress the importance of reducing the potential of exposure in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.”

Read the full story.

 


 

Due to COVID-19, effective immediately:

Added 3/18/2020 

  • Broken Arrow utility service cutoffs have been suspended for 30 days.
  • Broken Arrow utility customers are encouraged to call 918-259-8409 to use online payments
  • All Broken Arrow municipal court hearings are suspended for 30 days.
  • Please watch for updates on this page (BrokenArrowOK.gov/Coronavirus)

 


 

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America: 15 Days to Slow the Spread

Added 3/17/2020

View the PDF. 

White House coronavirus guidance Page 1. Information bulleted on site

  • Listen to and follow the directions of your STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES. 
  • IF YOU FEEL SICK, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider. 
  • IF YOUR CHILDREN ARE SICK, keep them at home. Do not send them to school. Contact your medical provider. 
  • IF SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS TESTED POSITIVE for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home. Do not go to work. Do not go to school. Contact your medical provider. 
  • IF YOU ARE AN OLDER PERSON, stay home and away from other people. 
  • IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A SERIOUS UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITION that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people. 

Do your part to slow the spread of the coronavirus

White House coronavirus guidance Page 2. Information bulleted on siteEven if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is crucial that you do your part to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Work or engage in schooling FROM HOME whenever possible.
  • IF YOU WORK IN A CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE INDUSTRY, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services, and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule. You and your employers should follow CDC guidance to protect your health at work.
  • AVOID SOCIAL GATHERINGS in groups of more than 10 people.
  • Avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts -- USE DRIVE-THRU, PICKUP, OR DELIVERY OPTIONS.
  • AVOID DISCRETIONARY TRAVEL, shopping trips, and social visits.
  • DO NOT VISIT nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
  • PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE:
    • Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
    • Avoid touching your face.
    • Sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
    • Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.

Learn more at Coronavirus.gov.

 


 

COVID-19 information

 

Original post

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that is spreading from person to person in parts of the United States. The risk of infection with COVID-19 is higher for people who are close contacts of someone known to have COVID-19, for example healthcare workers, or household members. Other people at higher risk for infection are those who live in or have recently been in an area with an ongoing spread of COVID-19.

The virus spreads mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

The City and local and state officials will be working together to ensure accurate information is being presented.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health

Below are a few important things to help you limit your risk of contracting COVID-19. These same steps are also good ways to limit your risk of contracting the flu.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand-sanitizer. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick or are showing symptoms.
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
  • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • If you have cough, fever, or other symptoms, call your regular doctor first. Do not go to the emergency room if your situation is not life threatening.

 

From the White House Coronavirus Task Force:

What you need to know about keeping workplaces, homes, schools etc. safe.