The Tulsa City Council voted on Wednesday night to urge businesses to allow employees to continue telework or remote work to slow the spread of COVID-19.
According to city councilors, the resolution was introduced after they have heard from residents who said they easily worked from home earlier in the year but are now required to work in-person. The council suggested all businesses that allowed employees to work from home earlier in the pandemic once again allow them to return to that work format.
The council unanimously voted in favor of the resolution, stating it would help Tulsa’s healthcare system, save lives and rebuild the city's economy.
Currently, the Tulsa Health Department’s COVID-19 ZIP code risk map shows 22 of Tulsa County’s 42 ZIP codes are currently in a dark red classification, meaning there is an extremely severe risk of contracting the virus, while 18 of those zip codes are at a severe level.