Home Health and COVID-19

Health and COVID-19

Health issues and COVID-19

face mask

CDC changes guidelines, now recommends masks for general public

The CDC changed guidelines regarding mask usage by the general public, recommending Americans voluntarily wear a non-medical cloth mask when in public.

Anyone can check their own symptoms at Dept of Health website

The Oklahoma State Department of Health offers a suite of new initiatives aimed at helping people check smyptoms, report, and track COVID-19 infections.
Putnam City Public Schools

Putnam City Public Schools adjust to statewide closure, release guidelines

Putnam City Schools released closure guidelines for all employees, students and families Thursday following the State Board of Ed's closure order.
Oklahoma County Office Building

Even with 1,000 eviction cases filed since March, no COVID spike yet

As eviction petitions continue to add up in the court system in Oklahoma County, actual cases filed so far since March 15 are not up to their normal levels.

Oklahoma Board of Education makes COVID-19 plan a “recommendation”

Four Oklahoma State Board of Education members rejected the compulsory parts of a plan providing a uniform statewide response in schools to COVID-19.
Oklahoma State Health Department

Oklahoma County has first state 18-35 age group COVID-19 death

Among the five more deaths statewide over the last 24 hours from COVID-19, one was a male in Oklahoma County, the first in the 18-35 age group.
seeking food

Record numbers seeking food during economic downturn from COVID-19

Agencies are experiencing record levels of demand for people who are experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
essential workers

Essential workers — stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic!

Some companies take care of their employees without being compelled to and some don't. Essential workers who interact with the public face daily perils.
Oklahoma County Commissioners

County Commissioners consider new mask policy for courthouse – annex

On the same day Oklahoma's governor revealed that he has COVID-19, the Board of County Commissioners considered some precautions for the courthouse.
shelter in place order

Oklahoma City Mayor Holt issues “shelter in place” order effective Sat night

Saturday morning, both Mayor David Holt of Oklahoma City and Mayor G.T. Bynum of Tulsa issued clear, simultaneous "shelter in place" orders.