Media release update

  • As of this advisory, there are 565 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.
  • There are an additional six deaths:
    • Three in Oklahoma County, a male and female in the 50-64 age group and another male older than 65.
    • One in Canadian County, a male older than 65.
    • One in Muskogee County, a male older than 65.
    • One in Wagoner County, a male older than 65.
  • There are 23 total deaths in the state.
  • By the end of Monday, the state received more than 60 percent of its personal protective equipment (PPE) order from the federal government’s Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), and the state expects to be at 100 percent in the next couple days. The order included the following items: gloves, gowns, face/eye protection, N95, and surgical masks.
    • On Sunday, officials moved 700 cases of PPE to regional warehouses located on the front lines of resupplying medical system providers
    • Due to a continued national shortage, the state will reserve SNS for hospitals which have 1) ICU beds and 2) have persons under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19 or patients with a positive test.
    • Due to a multi-million dollar order the state placed on the private market, officials anticipate larger shipments of PPE, to include additional N95 masks, in the next week.
  • REMINDER: Governor Stitt’s “Safer at Home” order includes the following guidelines for all 77 counties until April 30:
    • No gatherings in groups larger than 10 people.
    • People age 65 or older or those with a compromised immune system must shelter at home.
    • PLEASE NOTE: Some local municipalities, to include Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Norman, have put into place law enforcement efforts to enforce the Governor’s order as well as the cities’ additional “shelter in place” policies.
    • On both statewide and municipal levels, individuals can still leave for essential errands such as to grocery stores or pharmacies. Please call 2-1-1 or visit covidresources.ok.gov for resources and information.

Click here for current cases by county: https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/

New Blog Post: Sanitize, sanitize, sanitize! Click the link to read: https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/articles/sanitize-sanitize-sanitize

Taking care of children, yourself and/or your significant other during this pandemic will be challenging.

Here is a list of resources, guides and webinars to assist parents and caregivers with children at home.

Link: https://www.ok.gov/odmhsas/COVID-19_Resources_for_Parents_Caregivers_of_Children_&_Youth.html?fbclid=IwAR0jGvxjI_Yq1Ov4DtOS0SGPXkm9AEP2v2lgfbZmj4SigPR2KgnoI7UJkoI

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives, we want to ensure that you are aware of these free mental health resources. If you are experiencing emotional distress related to COVID-19, please call 1-800-985-5990.

COVID-19 resources are available in American Sign Language (ASL) on CDC’s YouTube page!

Click the link to view: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQatwnqm61jqFrsfUB4RKh6J

 

Recursos en español, situado en la parte inferior de la página: https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/resources-recommendations