Health and COVID-19

Health issues and COVID-19


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.
Oklahoma State Health Department

COVID-19 starting to take larger toll on rural counties as well as urban

Deaths and infections from COVID-19 are no longer just an urban concern as the Oklahoma State Health Department reports new numbers.

How to avoid scams as economic impact payments are sent out

The Oklahoma Attorney General has issued a warning about scams regarding the stimulus payments that are being rolled out this week as part of the CARES act.
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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.
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Three OKC metro counties show 95 new COVID-19 cases

Oklahoma, Canadian, and Cleveland Counties that make up most of the wider Oklahoma City metro, experienced a 17% jump in confirmed COVID-19 cases in...

What renters need to know about evictions during COVID-19 crisis

Landlords in Oklahoma City are still filing for courts to execute eviction orders even with the courts closed due to COVID-19. Renters still have rights.
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.
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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.
Governor Kevin Stitt

Oklahoma Gov Stitt still won’t order shelter in place even after cities have

Governor Kevin Stitt referred to the concept of shelter in place as "bunker in place" several times Wednesday afternoon rejecting the idea for the state.
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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.