The Oklahoma Eagle Newswire
To date, the Tulsa Health Department (THD) has confirmed 9,417 positive COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County. 8,010 residents have recovered and 101 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.
Tulsa County COVID-19 Updates
The Tulsa Health Department continues to provide COVID-19 testing, and various other testing sites remain operational in Tulsa County. A complete list of testing locations can be found at www.tulsa-health.org/COVID19.
The City of Tulsa remains under a Civil Emergency, with a mask ordinance in effect. For a list of exemptions to the ordinance, mask FAQs and additional business resources, visit www.cityoftulsa.org/masks.
Tulsa Area School Updates (Information received from each school district website)
Tulsa Public Schools
Start: August 31 – Distance learning for first nine weeks of school year, virtual academy available through end of the first semester
Jenks Public Schools
Start: August 24 – Distance learning to start school year
Broken Arrow Public Schools
Start: August 19 – In-person, virtual and blended virtual options available
Union Public Schools
Start: August 24 – In-person, virtual learning options available
Bixby Public Schools
Start: August 17, 24 – Divided between two cohorts, blend of in-person & distance learning
Owasso Public Schools
Start: August 13 – In-person, virtual learning options available
Sand Springs Public Schools
Start: August 18 – In-person, virtual and blended virtual options available
City of Tulsa Employee School Updates
The City of Tulsa is looking at various measures on how it can help employees navigate the changes to the upcoming school year. Currently, the City is ensuring employees are aware of FMLA benefits provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Additionally, employees with children are being allowed flexibility as to when required furlough hours can be taken; flexible work schedules can be taken where feasible; and remote work and telecommuting options are available to certain employees when feasible.
Financial Navigators Launched
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone, and many Tulsans are struggling with the financial strain caused by loss of business, furloughs, layoffs and more. For this reason, the City of Tulsa, in partnership with Goodwill Industries of Tulsa, has launched a new Financial Navigator program. Through this no-cost service, Tulsans can connect remotely with a trained Financial Navigator for one-on-one guidance on managing their financial issues.
To request an appointment, visit https://finnav.org/interest-tulsa, or call 211.
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