Tulsa Closes Urban Playgrounds and Sports Fields To Promote Social Distancing: “We All Must Do Our Part” | Local news

Bynum also dispelled rumors that essential workers would need to carry some form of documentation in order to identify them as essential.

“We don’t pull people over and ask them to have their records publicly available in a vehicle,” said Bynum. “I know there are some places that do that, but we don’t here in Tulsa.”

Dr. Bruce Dart, director of the Tulsa Health Department, said testing options in the area remain “extremely limited” and reserved for people at risk or the seriously ill. Most infected people have mild symptoms such as cough, fever, and shortness of breath that can be treated at home, he said.

As for prevention, this is it Gimmicks circling Facebook won’t necessarily protect people from the virus, he said.

The best prevention is to follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, such as: B. Social distancing.

“Focus on what you can control,” said Dart. “Like staying at home, three feet away from the public, washing your hands.

“Please find your information from trustworthy sources.”

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