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D4 Update - March 31, 2020

Dear District 4 Constituents,

Last week we were able to meet with some of our Neighborhood Association for our first virtual District 4 meeting. We were excited to be able to discuss so many great resources and ideas with our neighborhoods to help us all get through this difficult situation. There will be more opportunities to video conference coming soon!

Below you'll find links to:

  • Don't Panic in the District: Neighborhood Response Options Video Recording and clarification to questions asked during the meeting
  • 3/28/2020 COVID-19 - Tulsa Situation Update from Mayor Bynum and the Tulsa Health Department and a link to FAQs about the new Executive Order
  • TYPROS: Community Hour With Councilor Kara Joy McKee Video Recording
  • Tulsa Regional Chamber Small-Business Connection With Councilor McKee Event Details

Links to this Wednesday's virtual Tulsa City Council meeting agendas can be found at this link. Public comments on 5 p.m. regular Council agenda items can be submitted until 5 p.m. via email to info@tulsacouncil.org or voicemail at 918-596-1976.


Q & A

Q: I thought I saw FILING income taxes was deferred until July 15th?
A: Correct per the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC), the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS), we now have until July 15, 2020 to file and pay our 2019 Oklahoma income tax return.

Q: Will liquor stores be closed?
A: No, they are considered an essential business.

Q: Would churches be closed?
A: Per the Governor of the State of Oklahoma’s Executive Memorandum, signed on March 24, 2020, faith-based services are to be provided through streaming and other technology

Q: What is the penalty for groups of 10+?
A: Under the Mayor’s Civil Order, it is a misdemeanor with punishment of a fine of $100 or no more than 90 days in jail. Per Mayor Bynum at the Press Conference on 3/26/2020, City of Tulsa is working with state law enforcement to determine the penalties for the state’s executive order, but there are no clear answers right now.

Q: Food trucks are the same as drive-thru? Open or no?
A: Yes, they are open, but can't provide an area for on-premises consumption.

Q: Any final decisions about the school year?
A: On 3/25/2020, the Oklahoma State Board of Education voted to approve State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister’s recommendation to implement a continuous learning plan without reopening school buildings. This means that while instruction of students will resume remotely on April 6, our Tulsa Public Schools buildings will NOT reopen this school year. For more information visit: https://www.tulsaschools.org/parents-students/coronavirus.

Q: Does Tulsa Transit have enough resources to keep riders and employees safe?
A: Visit the Tulsa Transit website at: http://tulsatransit.org/2020/03/coronavirus-covid-19-information/ for information about the measures they are taking to keep their riders and employees safe.

Q: Of the 12 identified COVID-19 how many are hospitalized? Numbers are not HIPAA protected?
A: Correct, numbers are not HIPAA protected. We don’t have numbers because the number of patients going in and out of hospitals is changing by the hour, making it difficult to track the number of those hospitalized.

Q: What if I think I’ve been exposed to COVID-19 and I don’t have a health care provider to call first?
A: Those who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and don’t have a health care provider to call for a screening can call 918-582-9355. If a translator is needed, they should call 211 first.

Watch The Video Recording Here

Mayor Bynum Issues Safer at Home Order for All Tulsans

Mayor G.T Bynum issued a Safer at Home Order for all Tulsans beginning Sat., March 28 at 11:59 p.m. through April 16 to slow the spread of COVID-19. Watch the full press conference by clicking the link below and read FAQs about this new order.

Watch the Video Recording Here

Read FAQs about the Safer at Home Order

TYPROS Community Hour with Tulsa City Councilor Kara Joy McKee

TYPROS hosted a Community Hour with Tulsa City Councilor Kara Joy McKee to go over a city-level perspective of COVID-19, learn how neighborhoods are adapting, and generate ideas for ways to be proactive and keep busy and well during this time.

Watch The Video Recording Here

Tulsa Regional Chamber: Small Business Connection With Councilor McKee

FRIDAY, APRIL 1 from 11:00am - 12:00pm

Small business owners are invited to join us by phone for a discussion about resources and ideas for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click Here For More Information