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Coronavirus Resources

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PLEASE NOTE: The details in this section are subject to change as directives from governing authorities and health officials respond to new information and developing environmental conditions.

Information posted here is intended to provide additional information about Covid-19.

What is Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, officially named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Learn about COVID-19.

How does the virus spread?

COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person-to-person. Some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus. We are still learning about how the virus spreads and the severity of illness it causes. Source Info from the CDC

Person-to-person spread

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
  • COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

The virus spreads easily between people

How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious, like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained, which means it goes from person-to-person without stopping.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading very easily and sustainably between people. Information from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic suggests that this virus is spreading more efficiently than influenza, but not as efficiently as measles, which is highly contagious, according to the CDC. In general, the more closely a person interacts with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread.

The virus may be spread in other ways

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about how this virus spreads. Scientists are also debating the transmission of Covid-19 via airborne transmission.

What you need to know

  • Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms, according to the CDC.
  • Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Caring for yourself or others

CDC has compiled information about:

Tulsa County Health Department has also established a reource center on dealing with Covid-19, including testing. Visit this page.

Watch for symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

Phase III Tips

From the United Way: As Oklahoma enters Phase 3 of the Open Up and Recover Safely plan, here is an approach to the coronavirus simplified into one chart. https://bit.ly/3doCl6X #LiveUnited #BetterTogether

From the United Way: As Oklahoma enters Phase 3 of the Open Up and Recover Safely plan, here is an approach to the coronavirus simplified into one chart. https://bit.ly/3doCl6X #LiveUnited #BetterTogether

Return to School / Reentry Plan for Students, Parents & Teachers

Download Plan in English or Spanish for reference. See FAQ / Spanish FAQ

District Announcement

‘Safe Return & Continuity of Services Plan’

View Union’s Safe Return & Continuity of Services Plan to see the district’s plans for keeping school open during the pandemic. More details here.

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8506 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
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