Tulsa City Council To Discuss COVID-19 Infections

Wednesday, December 16th 2020, 7:43 am
By: News On 6

Tulsa, Oklahoma -

The Tulsa City Council will meet in-person tonight to discuss the surge of COVID-19 infections in Tulsa County.

They will specifically talk about how the rise in cases creates a severe risk of illness or death. Because the rise in cases poses those risks the council will decide if all Tulsa businesses should let their employees work remotely as much as possible, at least until the spread of the virus is better controlled.

Wednesday's meeting is the first time councilors will hold an in-person meeting over the past several months they've met virtually. Since case numbers are still high in Tulsa County councilors will meet on the 10th floor of city hall instead of the 4th floor.

This will give them a larger room to allow for greater physical distancing. Councilors will sit six feet apart and be separated by plexiglass. According to the agenda for Wednesday's meeting, this is the only specific COVID-19 item being discussed and everything else is business as usual.

The city council will meet at 5 p.m. Councilors are the only ones required to attend in-person but anyone else including presenters can watch online.