Mayor G.T Bynum issued a Safer at Home Order for all Tulsans beginning Sat., March 28 at 11:59 p.m. through April 16 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.
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 andOklahoma 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 here.
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.
For COVID-19 resources and information, click here