Tulsa To Lift Safer At Home Order, Mayor Says

Monday, April 27th 2020, 5:37 am
By: Amy Avery


Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum said the city will be lifting its Stay at Home order this Friday, May 1st.


It's been just over 6 weeks since Tulsa put a ban on large gatherings in the city, and 4 weeks since our shelter in place initiative.

Now, Mayor G.T. Bynum is getting ready to start reopening the city.


Mayor Bynum said Tulsa's Safer at Home order will expire Thursday—meaning it will be lifted this Friday.

This means businesses like hair salons, nail salons, gyms, restaurants, shops, golf courses and churches can reopen as long as they are following CDC guidelines. 

The mayor said city park facilities, playgrounds and recreation centers will remain closed— and City pools will not be opened this summer. 

Bynum said local hospitals have a proper supply of protective equipment and they've seen a decrease in COVID-19 patients in the last three weeks.

The mayor said he’s heard from a lot of business owners who are concerned about reopening safely — and said if they don’t feel they’re ready to reopen right now the city will support them when they’re ready.

But even though the Safer at Home order will be lifted, the mayor asked that non-essential travel still be limited at this time. And if you are 65 or older, or have a compromised immune system, he encourages you to still follow the states safer at home order.