Covid-19: Washington County case confirmed

March 19, 2020

The Oklahoma State Department of Health today confirmed one case of Covid-19 in Washington County.

City of Bartlesville measures approved by the Bartlesville City Council during an emergency meeting on March 18 will remain in place until reviewed again during the council’s regularly scheduled meeting on April 6. The council may elect to amend or extend the measures at that time.

According to the OSDH, 44 people have tested positive for Covid-19 coronavirus as of March 19. One person, a Tulsa County resident, has died as a result of complications caused by the virus.

The latest available numbers from the CDC indicate there have been 7,038 confirmed cases and 97 deaths in the U.S.

Map courtesy of OSDH


Symptoms of the highly contagious virus can range from mild to severe and can appear two to 14 days after exposure. They include cough, fever and shortness of breath. There is currently no vaccine or treatment for Covid-19.

CDC recommendations

To help reduce the chance of infection, the Centers for Disease Control recommends:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanitizer when washing is not possible.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid gatherings of 10 or more people.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • If you are sick, wear a facemask and call ahead before you seek medical care.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.Top of Form


Anyone who suspects they may have Covid-19 should contact their primary care provider or hospital by phone prior to seeking treatment. Testing is available through private labs and 68 county health departments but must be referred by a primary care provider or hospital. Health department test kits are limited. For more information, contact the Oklahoma State Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline at 877-215-8336.