Coronavirus Captures the News

Editor and Publisher

RIP STELL for GTR Media Group
EMERGENCY DECLARATION: Tulsa Mayor G,T, Bynum speaks to members of the Tulsa-area media during a March 14 press conference at Central Community Center in Centennial Park. He discussed the recently announced delay or cancellation of events in Tulsa that include more than 250 people.

The outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has resulted in dramatic interruptions in the normal life flow of people and institutions around the world.
Concerning coverage in the Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers, we will continue to keep readers updated online as much as possible, and in the papers on the usual monthly and local retrospective basis. We will continue to concentrate on local news.
In Oklahoma, Governor Kevin Stitt has announced an executive order declaring an emergency in all 77 counties.
Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum has issued a civil emergency declaration, which gives officials the authority to move expeditiously from a policy and purchasing perspective during the COVID-19 threat.
Mayor Bynum also updated his executive order and is limiting gatherings at all city-led and city-owned facilities based on the latest CDC guidelines. 
All major attractions in Tulsa County have agreed to close indefinitely. Attractions include: Philbrook, Gilcrease Museum, Discovery Lab, Tulsa Zoo, Oklahoma Aquarium, Gathering Place, River Parks, Botanical Gardens, Historical Society, AHHA Tulsa, Woody Guthrie Museum, Tulsa Garden Center as well as Mayfest. Open space at River Parks and Gathering Place will stay open.
Additional COVID-19 news can be found in this issue on pages 3, 9 and 18.