Mayor Bynum Issues Safer at Home Order for All Tulsans

Read the Safer At Home Executive Order 2020-4 


Note: This press release was updated April 1 to extend the order deadline from April 15 to April 30.

Today, Mayor G.T Bynum issued a Safer at Home Order for all Tulsans beginning Sat., March 28 at 11:59 p.m. through April 30 to slow  the spread of COVID-19. Earlier this week, the State of Oklahoma issued  a Safer at Home Order statewide for those 65 years or older and  individuals with underlying medical conditions. Mayor Bynum’s order  includes all Tulsans regardless of age. 

Not only does the Tulsa Safer at Home order apply to all ages, but all public and private events or social gatherings outside of a family or living unit are no longer allowed.  Mayor Bynum amended his prior executive order to reflect a complete  prohibition on events and social gatherings rather than the previous  10-person minimum.

The City of Tulsa is following the State of Oklahoma’s Order as it  relates to essential and non-essential business closures. Essential  businesses as outlined by the State of Oklahoma remain open and work  performed for an essential business is being conducted. Essential  workers and businesses do not need documentation, nor does anyone  needing to make essential trips to these businesses.

Tulsa has already put in place many safeguards that meet criteria for  shelter in place orders across the country including limiting  gatherings, closing non-essential businesses with work at home  strategies and instituting distance learning during school closures. The  cities of Tulsa and Oklahoma City are implementing this measure  simultaneously in Oklahoma’s two largest cities.

The following guidelines can be followed for Tulsans as we work  together as a community to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Tulsa Safer  at Home Executive Order, FAQ and State of Oklahoma essential and  non-essential business list can be found at: www.cityoftulsa.org/COVID-19

Under the Tulsa Safer at Home Order, Tulsans can:

  • Go to the grocery, convenience or warehouse store.
  • Go to the pharmacy to pick up medications and other healthcare necessities.
  • Go to medical appointments (check with your doctor or provider first).
  • Go to a restaurant for take-out, delivery or drive-thru.
  • Care or support for a friend or family member.
  • Take a walk, ride your bike, hike, jog and be in nature for exercise  — just keep at least six feet between you and others in the community.
  • Walk your pets and take them to the veterinarian, if necessary.
  • Help someone get necessary supplies for their health and well-being.
  • Work under the essential guidelines provided by the State of Oklahoma.

Basic Health Tips
COVID-19 is spread from  person-to-person contact. Contraction can best be prevented through  washing hands and physical distancing up to 6 feet. For more  information, visit: www.tulsa-health.org/COVID19

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