This page will contain updates, news and resources for Oklahoma COVID-19 supports and services.
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1. Oklahoma COVID-19 Resouce Page goes live:
- Health care response plans, resources and FAQ
- CDC updates
- Unemployment issues
- Disability Services
- Small business help
- Child support
- SNAP benefits, SoonerCare and child care assistance
- Birth or death certificates
- Vehicle tag renewal
It will be updated frequently so check back often. If you have symptoms, call your doctor or the hotline number above.
2. Tax Time Help
Federal and State tax filing deadlines extended to July 15th.
3. Federal Student Loan Repayments can be deferred
Federal Student Loan payments can be deferred for up to two months, zero % interest. You must apply, it is not automatic (per USDE). If you need to utilize this option, I encourage you strongly to READ THE FINE PRINT and GET IT IN WRITING. If you are a PSLF program participant, do not agree to anything that may disqualify you from the program.
"Some borrowers may want to continue making payments, like those seeking Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)..."
4. Schools Announces Meal Sites:
Tulsa Public Schools For all children 18 and under. Begins March 23rd.
Union Public Schools: Free Drive-thru meals for children begins March 23rd
5. Electronic Notary
If you wish to update your legal documents such as a living will or medical power of attorney but do not wish to do it in person due to safety concerns, you may do so in the state of Oklahoma now because of legislation passed last session, effective January 1, 2020. There are many online resources for this.
Find a "Remote Online Notarization" here by city:
OK Secretary of State: Remote Online Notarization
Click here for Oklahoma FAQs about Unemployment
7. Price Gouging
Paying more than you should for hard to come by items?
Today, the Attorney General activated the Emergency Price Stabilization Act which prohibits an increase of more than 10% on goods in an emergency.
Don't fall prey to scam artists. Know your rights. Contact the AG Consumer Protection Line at (405)521-2029.
News Story: Price Gouging Statute Takes Effect
8. Small Business Help
Struggling with a reduction in sales? Here is the link for small business help!
9. Unemployment Fraud
Oklahomans can stop false claims made in their names by contacting the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission OESC at (405) 962-4602
or by emailing
email@example.com (faster results than a phone call!)
For more information on false claims and other resources related to unemployment for individuals and business owners, visit https://oesc.ok.gov/.
The Oklahoma Attorney General has also set up a page allowing individuals or businesses that receive bogus claims to fill out a form reporting the claim. The claim will then be directed to law enforcement to be addressed.
The form can be accessed here: https://bit.ly/35lium2.
Then, save and submit to:
10. Absentee Voting
If you feel uncomfortable or uncertain about voting in upcoming elections, you may request an absentee ballot for any (or all) remaining 2020 elections by signing up here:
OK Voter Portal
You will be asked your name and date of birth. The next screen will offer you a variety of options:
Please be aware that at this time an absentee ballot must be notarized.
Also, if you change your mind and decide to vote in person even after requesting an absentee ballot, that is allowable.