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In The Know: Feds, neighboring states taking actions as virus numbers climb | An open letter to Gov. Stitt | Medicaid’s 56th anniversary

Feds, neighboring states act as COVID-19 numbers climb; At Oklahoma Children's Hospital, available pediatric beds are scarce as RSV surges; Lawmakers looking at eviction policy as moratorium comes to an end; [More...]

In The Know: Health officials sound warnings as virus numbers climb | Opioid money going unspent | Running a fair race

‘We can’t keep these levels up’: Oklahoma health leaders warn of grim COVID trajectory; COVID-19: Oklahoma 2nd in U.S. for test positivity; 8,651 new cases reported last week; EMSA response times below standards due to staffing shortages; [More...]

In The Know: COVID and back to school planning | Rep. Lucas calls on Oklahomans to vaccinate | More

Back to school amid a COVID surge: Schools, universities contending with new limits on mask mandates; U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas: I'm vaccinated against COIVD-19, and you should be, too ... as soon as possible; [More...]

In The Know: Gov. rules out school mask mandates | Virus rates increasing in Indian Country | Racial health disparities

COVID in Oklahoma: Gov. Kevin Stitt rules out school mask mandates, 'not planning' emergency order; As COVID-19 infections rise again in Indian Country, Oklahoma becomes epicenter; Panel examines roles of Tulsa Race Massacre, Medicaid expansion in health disparities; [More...]

In The Know: ‘Put public health over politics’ | Eviction spike feared as mortarium expires | Happy birthday to the minimum wage

Report: Stitt to name John O’Connor next Oklahoma attorney general; Why Vaccinated People Are Getting ‘Breakthrough’ Infections; Oklahomans Fear Eviction Spike as Federal Moratorium Expires; [More...]

In The Know: Health officials call for emergency declaration | Preparing for return to schools | Bringing everyone to the table

Oklahoma health experts call for emergency declaration as COVID surges again; With ‘normal’ school year looking less likely, educators and health professionals brace for return to class; At one former Native American school in Oklahoma, honoring the dead now falls to alumni; [More...]

In The Know: New mask mandate laws causes concerns about virus spread in schools | Health officials asking residents to vaccinate | More

'Grim' outlook: Delta variant's surge in Oklahoma causes medical professionals to worry about children's health, hospital capacity; ack to school amid a COVID surge: schools, universities contending with new limits on mask mandates; Former Tax Commission Director Tapped to Lead Driver’s License Technology Effort; [More...]

In The Know: State sues Interior Dept. citing McGirt | Relief fund spending examined | Medicaid expansion will improve mental health

Medicaid expansion will improve mental health in Oklahoma (Guest Post); COVID-19 cases climbing at the Oklahoma County Jail; Grading Oklahoma: Child well-being; [More...]

In The Know: Unemployment impacts on workers, employers | Okla. bottom 10 for vaccine | Addressing over-incarceration

Oklahoma Cut Off Federal Unemployment Benefits Early But Workers are Struggling to Find Jobs; Oklahoma is in the bottom 10 states for COVID-19 vaccines. Could politics be to blame?; Lawmakers oppose employer vaccine mandates; [More...]

In The Know: How evictions might spike in July | A look at Medicaid expansion enrollees | Federal funds released to schools

A decade in the making, Medicaid expansion takes effect in Oklahoma; How Oklahoma evictions might spike after July; Feds release final portion of $1.4 billion in stimulus funds for Oklahoma's schools; [More...]