The Oklahoma Eagle Newswire
To date, the Tulsa Health Department (THD) has confirmed 2,742 positive COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County. 1,619 residents have recovered and 66 have died. Test results are updated daily at www.tulsa-health.org/COVID19. For the most up-to-date news, information and business resources in Tulsa, visit www.cityoftulsa.org/COVID-19.
As COVID-19 cases rise in Tulsa County, it’s important to continue to follow social distancing, sanitation and mask-wearing protocols. Following what’s known as the serious seven, which is guidance in relation to places/events people are more likely to be exposed to COVID-19, will help to reduce the rate of infection in Tulsa County. Those seven places include – weddings, gyms, funerals, house gatherings, bars, faith-based activities and other small events.
Tulsa is currently following the State of Oklahoma’s OURS Plan. For additional guidance and information, visit: www.okcommerce.gov/ours-plan/.
Mayor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Committee
Today, the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development presented the final recommendations of the Mayor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Committee to the Tulsa City Council.
The recommendations, which were formed in partnership with the Tulsa Regional Chamber, center on both short-term and long-term economic recovery efforts as they relate to COVID-19 impacts in Tulsa.
“When the Tulsa Regional Chamber and I established this committee, our primary hope was for this kind of roadmap to revitalize Tulsa’s economy,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said. “I am eager to work with my fellow Tulsans in following through on these recommendations, so our city can emerge stronger and more resilient from one of the greatest economic challenges in its history.”
The Committee, which formed in April, has been working on a set of recommendations that leverage the experience and expertise of Tulsa’s largest employers, industry, and community leaders to guide these recommendations for economic recovery in Tulsa.
“As area companies recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, these recommendations will help guide our efforts to support Tulsa’s business community and ensure northeast Oklahoma’s long-term economic competitiveness,” said Mike Neal, president and CEO of the Tulsa Regional Chamber. “Our community has demonstrated incredible resilience during the past three months, and it has been an honor for us at the Chamber to co-lead this committee with Mayor Bynum. I applaud the leadership of the two-dozen committee members and their commitment to regional economic prosperity.”
The Committee utilized three subcommittees that have highlighted certain actions already underway, coupled with short-term and long-term priorities to drive economic growth in Tulsa. The expertise of business leaders helped inform policy recommendations in the subcommittee areas of Existing Business and Industry, Economy and Economic Growth, Public Health and Economic Growth.
Following the presentation to the Tulsa City Council, citizen feedback is request to help prioritize these recommendations.
To read the Committee’s recommendations, visit: https://www.cityoftulsa.org/MERAC
To provide feedback, citizens can complete this survey that will allow them to rank the identified short and long-term priorities identified by the Committee.
The City’s website, www.cityoftulsa.org, has a tool to help with translation assistance for any page. Website visitors can click the drop down menu on any page that says, “Select Language,” and choose from one of more than 100 different languages.