Oklahoma State Department of Health Urges Oklahomans to Follow Guidelines
Oklahoma City, Okla. (June 19, 2020) - The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) strongly urges Oklahomans to adhere to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines when choosing to attend public gatherings. As outlined by the CDC, individuals attending such events will face an increased risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 and becoming a transmitter of this novel coronavirus.
“As we have expected, our state is experiencing increased positive cases since reopening,” said Interim Health Commissioner Lance Frye, M.D. “As Governor Stitt has said many times before, the virus is still here. We all have to learn how to live within this new normal, and both our health care system and the general public must stay vigilant and prepared.”
In preparation for participating in large-scale events, we encourage the following public health measures to be taken to minimize risks:
The OSDH strongly urges people to stay at home if they are feeling sick and experiencing any symptoms. For information on COVID-19 or OSDH testing site locations, please visit coronavirus.health.ok.gov. CDC guidance regarding public gatherings is available here.