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COVID-19 (coronavirus) information

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Situation summary and local guidance

Information and guidance from the the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD)Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

OSDH daily update (updated July 8)

  • COVID-19 in Oklahoma:
    • 17,893 cumulative patients (+858 from July 7)
    • 407 deaths (+3 from July 7)
    • 13,538 patients have recovered (+533 from July 7)
  • COVID-19 in Oklahoma City:
    • 3,194 cumulative patients (+172 from July 7)
    • 64 deaths (+1 from June 28)
    • 2,267 patients have recovered (+124 from July 7)

OKC-County Health Department data dashboard (updates daily)

City of OKC Weekly Data Report (updated July 2)

July 2
Mayor Holt signed a revised emergency proclamation  for Oklahoma City’s COVID-19 response that includes requirements and recommendations for high-risk activities that are intended to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Read more here. Read the proclamation here.

July 1
Mayor Holt announced he will sign a revised emergency proclamation  for Oklahoma City’s COVID-19 response that includes requirements and recommendations for high-risk activities that are intended to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Read his remarks here, and watch the full news conference here.

June 23
Mayor Holt encouraged everyone to wear masks, keep your distance and wash your hands as cases and hospitalizations are increasing in OKC. Read his remarks here, and watch the full news conference here.

May 19
Watch a Virtual Town Hall hosted by three members of the Oklahoma City Council discussing transit and microbusiness grants during the COVID-19 crisis.

May 12
Businesses with five or fewer employees located within designated Urban Renewal Areas may apply for a grant at ocura-ok.org for up to $10,000 through the Urban Renewal Authority Small Business Grant Program for COVID-19 disaster relief. Read more here.

Local guidance

Emergency restrictions in Oklahoma City include requirements and recommendations on high-risk activities that are intended to limit the spread of the coronavirus. There are requirements for restaurants, bars and similar food service establishments; and requirements for all venues with theater-style seating. Mayor Holt and public health officials also recommend people wear masks. Read more here

What to do if you're sick 

COVID-19 symptoms are:

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Here's a symptom tracker.

If you’re sick, stay home. Avoid public areas. Stay away from others. Wear a mask or other face covering when you are around other people.

If you're sick, do not go to the ER. Consult first with a health care provider. Regardless of whether tests show you have a common cold, the flu or COVID-19, doctors will tell most people to stay home, rest, get plenty of fluids and avoid contact with others.

If your symptoms worsen, you have difficulty breathing or you have a fever for more than 72 hours, call your doctor. If you don't have health insurance or a doctor, call (405) 425-4489.

Click here for the state's testing site dashboard.

Learn more here.

City of Oklahoma City services and public meetings

We are committed to maintaining the operation of our critical public services as safely as possible for you and our workforce. You will still have protection from our police officers and firefighters, clean tap water, regular trash and recycling pickup and the other services that keep our city moving.

The Oklahoma City Council and other city boards, trusts, commissions and committees may be meeting by videoconference or teleconference. Meeting agendas at okc.gov/agenda will include instructions on how to listen or participate. See canceled public meetings at okc.gov/clerk.

City office buildings are temporarily closed to visitors during the pandemic. There's signage at closed buildings with contacts for people who need them. Details here.

  • Police, Fire and EMSA:
    Services are uninterrupted and staffing adjustments are made where necessary. Many public programs like tours and touch-a-vehicle are suspended, and some public spaces are closed. The free smoke alarm program will continue. Extra precautions are being taken at every level to protect firefighters, police officers, paramedics and other staff from COVID-19. Call-takers at the 9-1-1 center and first responders are trained to ask screening questions.
  • Water:
    The water supply is not affected. The normal disinfecting process eliminates contamination from COVID-19 or any other virus before it enters our drinking water system and your home or business. The City has stopped water service cut-offs for customers who are unable to pay their bill.
    • Please don't flush wipes down the toilet, even if they are advertised as "flushable." They could clog your plumbing or City sewers. Read more here.
    • Customer service call wait times may be longer than normal. Click here for customer service.
    • The Utilities Department recommends flushing the water lines before re-opening any business that has been closed long-term during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s important to flush the lines of stagnant water in the plumbing system. Read more here.
  • Residential trash and recycling pickup:
    Trash, recycling and bulky waste pickup may be delayed by up to one day because of increased residential trash volume. Leave it on the curb an extra day before contacting customer service. Read more here.
    • Pickup of bagged trash (including yard clippings) outside of Big Blue carts is suspended to protect workers from potential contamination. All trash must be bagged and properly contained in Big Blue carts, and you can get up to four if you need them. Details on this policy are here. Recycled items should be loose but properly contained in Big Green carts. Don't set out bagged trash for bulky waste pickup.
    • Customer service call wait times may be longer than normal. Click here for customer service.
  • Transit:
    EMBARK and the OKC Streetcar are operating on normal schedules, with some social distancing precautions in place. All transit vehicles in use are being sanitized at least daily. Read more about EMBARK's COVID-19 safety efforts.
  • Parks:
    Parks are open, and you can still enjoy the outdoors while maintaining a distance of 6 feet between people outside of your household. Wash your hands before you go to the park, and as soon as you get home. Permit sales for fishing, boating and other activities are available online. Details on that here.
  • Municipal Court:
    Read more on Municipal Court operations here. For questions or to take care of court business, call (405) 297-3898 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays) or email us at municipalcourts@okc.gov. Also, the opportunity to clear years-old warrants at a reduced cost (or no cost for people who can't afford to pay) has been extended to Dec. 31. Read more about that here.
  • Animal Welfare:
    Adoptions are now by appointment only, every 15 minutes from noon to 5 p.m. The number of visitors allowed and the suspension of volunteer work inside the shelter are among operational changes for public safety. Adoption fees are also reduced to $30 to guard against overcrowding as the shelter enters its busy season. Intake of pets surrendered by owners is suspended, with limited exceptions. Details here.
  • Homeless Services:
    Home OKC has aggregated resources and information for homeless service providers and people who are homeless at okc.gov/homeokc.
  • Development Services:
    You can conduct business with the Development Center, Business Licensing, and Subdivision & Zoning by phone, email or website. Counters may be closed except for drop-off of files that can't be emailed.
  • Will Rogers World Airport:
    Airlines are requiring passengers to wear face masks while onboard aircraft. Janitorial staff is sanitizing touch points and high-traffic areas, and using signage to encourage passengers and staff to help limit the chance of infection. Signs also make arriving passengers aware of the State of Oklahoma's self-quarantine requirements for people traveling from certain areas. Read more here. The airport is receiving stimulus funds from the federal government to ensure continuous safe operation of the airport during the economic crisis. Read more here.
  • City offices:
    City office buildings are temporarily closed to visitors during the pandemic. We are encouraging residents who can do their business with us by email, phone or fax to do so.
  • City employees:
    All business travel, except in limited situations, is halted. Guidelines are in place for self-isolation for employees who have COVID-19 symptoms, or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. Procedures are in place to protect staff and visitors if an employee is suspected of having COVID-19.
  • City public meetings:
    Many of the City's public meetings may now be conducted by videoconference or teleconference, after the state government amended the state Open Meetings Act to allow critical functions to continue while still opening meetings to the public. Refer to each meeting agenda at okc.gov/agenda to see the process for participating in each meeting.

Information and resources for people

Information and resources for businesses and organizations

Click here for the latest emergency restrictions in OKC.

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Servicios alimentarios y similares

Todos los empleados de restaurantes, bares y establecimientos similares deben usar cubiertas faciales (mascarillas) mientras se encuentren en las instalaciones. Esto incluye cervecerías, bodegas, tabernas, patios de comida de centros comerciales, comedores, cafeterías, clubes nocturnos y cualquier otro establecimiento de servicio de alimentos.

Los bares deben limitar la ocupación de clientes al 50% de la capacidad máxima indicada por Fire Marshal. Esto incluye cualquier negocio designado por la ABLE Commission como una instalación Tipo I.

Asientos estilo teatro

Cualquier lugar que cuente con asientos estilo teatro donde las personas se reúnen para presentaciones o entretenimiento debe usar asientos escalonados para que los grupos estén socialmente distanciados.

Esto incluye salas de cine y presentaciones en vivo, salas de conciertos, lugares deportivos, parques de diversiones, lugares de culto, lugares para bodas, lugares para eventos y funerarias.

Recomendaciones generales

El alcalde Holt y los funcionarios de salud pública piden a todos en la Ciudad de Oklahoma City que usen una mascarilla cuando estén en interiores con personas ajenas a su hogar y no puedan mantenerse a una distancia de al menos 6 pies entre sí.

El alcalde Holt recuerda a los residentes que las empresas tienen todo el derecho de exigir el uso de mascarillas. Él alienta a los dueños de negocios a hacerlo, y afirma que la ciudad de Oklahoma está preparada para apoyar los derechos de propiedad privada.

También es importante lavarse las manos regularmente, evitar tocarse la cara innecesariamente y practicar el distanciamiento social.                    

Se alienta a todos los negocios a que consulten y sigan los protocolos de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades de EE. UU. (CDC, por sus siglas en inglés) y las pautas del Departamento de Salud del Contado y la Ciudad de Oklahoma (OCCHD, por sus siglas en inglés), las cuales están disponibles en occhd.org/reopen.

Orientación local sobre el COVID-19

Los síntomas del COVID-19 son:

  • Fiebre
  • Tos seca
  • Falta de aire o dificultad para respirar
  • Escalofríos
  • Dolor muscular
  • Dolor de cabeza
  • Dolor de garganta
  • Reciente pérdida del sentido del gusto y del olfato
  • Congestión o goteo nasal
  • Náusea o vómito
  • Diarrea
  • Aquí encontrará un rastreador de síntomas.

Si está enfermo, permanezca en casa. Evite áreas públicas. Manténgase alejado de otras personas. Use una mascarilla u otra cubierta facial cuando se encuentre cerca de otras personas.

No vaya a la sala de emergencias si está enfermo. Primero consulte con un proveedor de atención médica. Independientemente de las pruebas que indiquen que tiene un resfriado común, influenza o COVID-19, los médicos le indicarán a la mayoría de personas que permanezcan en casa, tomen abundantes fluidos y eviten el contacto con otras personas.

Si sus síntomas empeoran, si tiene dificultad para respirar o si tiene fiebre durante más de 72 horas, llame a su médico. Si no tiene seguro médico o un médico determinado, llame al (405) 425-4489.

Cubiertas faciales

El CDC recomienda que use una cubierta facial de tela cuando salga a lugares públicos.

Las cubiertas faciales de tela no son principalmente para protegerlo. Estas son principalmente para evitar que infecte a otros accidentalmente.

Muchas personas infectadas demoran mucho en desarrollar síntomas o nunca los presentan. Si ellos usan cubiertas faciales de tela en sus salidas ocasionales, disminuirá el COVID-19.

¿Qué es una cubierta facial de tela? Aquí encontrará una guía del CDC para hacerla usted mismo.

Obtenga más información del CDC.

Rumors

FALSE You need a permit or special ID to drive, walk or use transit in Oklahoma City during the state of emergency.

FACT: You do not need a permit or special ID to drive, walk or use transit in Oklahoma City.

FALSE Police are enforcing a curfew in Oklahoma City.

FACT: There is not a local, state or national curfew in effect.

FALSE The City of Oklahoma City is using helicopters to spray Oklahoma City streets and neighborhoods for COVID-19.

FACT: The City of Oklahoma City is not using helicopters to spray Oklahoma City's streets and neighborhoods.

FALSE: The Oklahoma National Guard is being called out and staging at the State Fair Park.

FACT: The Oklahoma National Guard has activated a Joint Task Force at the Regional Training Institute in Oklahoma City to plan ahead for future operations that may be needed. 

FALSE The American Red Cross is doing door-to-door testing for COVID-19. 

FACT No, the American Red Cross is not providing tests door-to-door.

FALSE The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) and/or the Oklahoma National Guard are closing highways at the state line to prevent people from traveling outside the state. 

FACT No, ODOT and/or the Guard are not closing highways.

FALSE Fishing season is closed until further notice. 

FACT No, fishing season has not ended per the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

FALSE At-home coronavirus testing kits are available for purchase for only $4.95. 

FACT No, there are currently no credible test kits on the market for the Coronavirus that someone can administer in their home. The Attorney General issued a consumer alert to announce this is a scam. 

Federal Emergency Management Administration's (FEMA) rumor page

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