Here are six things to know before you set your alarm for Thursday.
1.ONE YEAR OF COVID: Thursday marks one year since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the U.S. after the CDC said a man in Washington state got the virus after visiting Wuhan, China.
2.DEBUNKING MYTHS: The State Chamber of Oklahoma is hosting its first “10 in 20” online event for businesses. Experts will debunk myths and answer employers’ questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, including what the law allows and does not allow.
3.TULSA COVID UPDATE: An update Thursday morning on the virus from Tulsa city and county leaders. You can watch on the city of Tulsa’s Facebook page at 11:30 a.m.
4.RIBBON CUTTING: There’s a ribbon cutting at the new Oklahoma pandemic center in Stillwater. The governor, state department of health and other leaders will be there at 10 a.m.
5.TRAFFIC ALERT: If you’re hitting the road early Thursday, expect some road closures on the Gilcrease Expressway. Charles Page Boulevard will be closed between 49th W Avenue and 65th W Avenue until 6 a.m. for construction. That happens again Thursday night starting at 8 p.m.
6.CALLING ALL ARTISTS: Applications are now open for Tulsa Mayfest Festival, which was canceled last year. Artists, performers, food trucks and vendors can join a Zoom meeting Thursday at noon for more information.