The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new virus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness. Click here for information from the Oklahoma State Department of Health, including symptoms to watch for and the number of positive, negative and pending tests. Click here for a situation summary, updated every weekday, from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
The Oklahoma State Department of Health has set up a COVID-19 Call Center. The number is 877-215-8336. Their hours of operation are Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Call Center has the capability to connect callers to Spanish speaking interpreters.
We can do a few things to protect ourselves and others, and we’ve probably heard them all before. These actions won’t guarantee to protect us from infection, but they can reduce our risk of infection. These tips are just as useful for avoiding an influenza (flu) virus infection during flu season and for preventing COVID-19, once the local community is known to have it circulating.
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds & more frequently than you do now. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Try not to touch your face.
- Stay home if you are sick, and avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
These following links provide good resources for tracking the progression of the outbreak and finding answers to frequently asked questions:
Information for Specific Groups:
The CDC has provided resources and information for these specific groups: