Resource Guide For Coronavirus In Oklahoma

Apr 10, 2020

Because KOSU is your spot for everything related to coronavirus coverage, we have created a resource guide to help you stay informed during this uncertain time. Whether you need to file for unemployment or need to get a COVID-19 test, or you want info about mental health services - we have your answers.

You can always check out KOSU’s live updates on local and statewide news on our on-going webpost: Coronavirus In Oklahoma: The Latest.

Resources From The State:

Oklahoma State Department of Health Coronavirus Updates

Get information about the latest statistics in Oklahoma regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

State of Oklahoma Resource Guide

This page is to serve as a resource for Oklahomans to find services and information related to the COVID-19 virus, from housing assistance to social services to small business support.

COVID-19 Public Symptom Checker

Feeling sick? Have a fever or coughing? Not sure what to do? Use the Symptom Checker to find out next steps from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Oklahoma Employment Security Commission

Apply for unemployment, find resources for employees and employers, and get information about payments.

COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing Sites

New regional drive-thru testing sites are open in multiple cities in Oklahoma as a result of a cross-county, city and state health system partnership. Find a drive-thru test site near you.

2-1-1 Oklahoma

Get help with food, rent, utilities and more in the state of Oklahoma.

Mental Health Association of Oklahoma

Find a mental health provider, a virtual support group, or listen to one of their many podcasts on mental health during a pandemic.

Hunger Free Oklahoma

Hunger Free Oklahoma has launched a statewide hotline to help Oklahomans enroll in SNAP. The hotline phone number is 1 (877) 760-0114 and applications take about 30 minutes. The hotline is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can also apply for SNAP independently online at HungerFreeOK.org/groceries.

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the largest hunger-relief charity on the state, serving 53 counties. Their COVID-19 programs provide relief for children and families, seniors and the homeless.

Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma has two main branches in Tulsa and McAlester, and serves 24 counties in Oklahoma. Get info on mobile food pantries, donating and volunteer opportunities.

Our Daily Bread

A food pantry that serves all of Payne County, Our Daily Bread has a drive-thru distribution set up during the COVID-19 pandemic. Get more info about volunteering, donating food, and ways to get services.

Higher Education Resources:

Oklahoma State University – Stillwater Campus

For students, staff or alumni, OSU has updated information on important dates, campus resources and questions about distance learning and working.

Oklahoma State University – Tulsa Campus

OSU - Tulsa provides an extensive list of virtual campus services from academics and tutoring for students, to library services and counseling for staff and faculty.

The University of Oklahoma — All Campuses

OU is providing answers on classes, university operations  and travel and study abroad programs.

National and International Resources:

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

CDC is the nation’s health protection agency, with nationwide recommendations on how to handle the COVID-19 outbreak.       

U.S. Small Business Association Loan Services

Our nation's small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Get information about the CARES Act and how small businesses can get help.

World Health Organization

Get information from across the globe on coronavirus including data dashboards, public health guidance, and international news.

Give Back:

Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps

OKMRC needs volunteers across the state to help manage the COVID-19 response in both urban and rural Oklahoma. While the main focus of the MRC centers on medical services and healthcare, you do not need to be trained in a healthcare field to volunteer.

Support Local Businesses – Keep It Local

The Keep It Local OK site offers a list of businesses you can support online, in addition to a guide for restaurants who are providing takeout and delivery.

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