Amid the fast-changing circumstances regarding COVID-19, OMM has decided to increase the infection control prevention and social distancing measures already in place. We understand that these limitations may be challenging and inconvenient, but please know the health and safety of our residents and staff is our main priority.
As such the following measures are effective beginning Tuesday, March 17, at 12:00 noon. All these restrictions will remain in place indefinitely. We plan to re-evaluate these actions on April 1, and pledge to provide periodic updates as new developments occur.
- All residents are required to remain on campus and preventively self-quarantine. They may walk the campus grounds and other walking paths. There will be provisions for medical travel if necessary.
- Residents may choose to leave the campus to stay with family or friends but will be asked not to return to OMM for the foreseeable future.
- All vehicle traffic seeking to enter campus will be directed to the west gate on 31st Place. The main entrance will be closed to all traffic. Please see the map.
- All employees entering the OMM campus will be screened. No visitors or guests will be permitted to enter.
- The Spann Wellness Center will be closed effective immediately. All activities, including worship services are canceled.
- Housekeeping and Maintenance services within individual residences will be suspended. Emergency or essential safety work orders will be addressed. Housekeeping services will be increased in common spaces to enhance the disinfection of those areas.
- Routine Transportation services (shuttle and personal) are suspended.
- OMM staff will contact residents via phone daily beginning Wednesday, March 18. We strongly encourage all Residents to monitor their own health and report any symptoms of respiratory illness to OMM staff.
Please know we are very mindful these new policies are inconvenient. We trust everyone understands these actions will help reduce the risk of exposure to this deadly virus. This disease’s progression in the Tulsa community, and our proactive responses to it, have been evolving very quickly. We will keep you informed and updated as swiftly as possible through our website, flyers, phone calls, or e-mail.
As always, please reach out to OMM administration staff for questions and concerns that we may have not addressed yet. Perhaps most importantly, we urge you to pray that this pandemic will pass over us quickly. We are incredibly thankful for your continued understanding, patience, and grace as we navigate these challenging times together.
Sincerely, Steve Dickie, CEO