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Thursday, April 23, 2020

The Oklahoma State Department of Health’s news release dated April 22, OSDH Issues Guidance for Resuming Elective Surgical Procedures in Oklahoma April 24, contained COVID-19 testing guidance that requires clarification.

As elective surgeries are starting to resume this week in Oklahoma in accordance with Governor Stitt’s Executive Order amendments, the OSDH would like to ensure all ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals are aware of our guidance pertaining to elective surgeries as listed and clarified below.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

In preparation for elective surgeries resuming in Oklahoma on April 24, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) today issued the following guidelines for elective surgery centers and hospitals:

 Testing guidelines:


Media Statements

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Oklahoma State Department of Health would like to provide acknowledgement of community spread in our state. Community spread means that individuals who have no travel history or contact with someone with the disease have become infected with the virus.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has been working aggressively to establish four satellite testing locations in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kay, and Pittsburg counties.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The State is well positioned to increase access to COVID-19 testing and delivery of test results as long as national manufacturers and our federal partners can continue to assist with replenishing COVID-19 testing supplies.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

In order to comply with State and Federal Privacy requirements of individuals affected by COVID-19 and other illnesses, the Oklahoma State Department of Health refrains from releasing the town/city of residence.The OSDH regularly updates the Oklahoma-specific COVID-19 website found at w