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In The Know: Shortening Census will haunt Oklahoma | Local virus rates will drive school decisions | Oklahoma County jail inmate dies

Stitt allowing teachers to opt out of COVID-19 testing plan; Oklahoma County jail inmate dies after testing positive for COVID-19; COVID-19: 861 new cases and 15 more deaths reported in Oklahoma; [More...]

In The Know: State now on third epidemiologist since March | Hospitals suing for unpaid bills examined | More schools move to start virtually

As Pandemic Widens, Oklahoma Diminishes State Epidemiologist Role; COVID-19: 377 more cases, one fatal, reported in Oklahoma; 628 hospitalized; Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Some Oklahoma Hospitals Continue Suing Patients Over Unpaid Bills; [More...]

In The Know: Phasing out private prisons | Virus surging in Latinx community | Emails: Officials sounded alarms prior to Trump rally

Oklahoma Moves Toward Phasing Out Private Prisons. What A Path Forward Looks Like; COVID-19: 494 new cases, 1 more death reported in Oklahoma; [More...]

In The Know: Pardon and parole board director resigns | $10 million CARES Act for school PPE | Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma

‘I cannot tolerate my current work environment’: Pardon and parole board director resigns; Stitt announces $10 million CARES Act commitment to personal protective equipment for schools; teachers to be tested monthly; Stitt: Criticism of coronavirus response a ‘political statement'; [More...]

In The Know: U.S. House panel: Oklahoma ignored virus recommendations | SQ 805 set for Nov. 3 vote | Medicaid turns 55 today

U.S. House panel says Stitt ignored White House guidance to stop coronavirus spread; COVID-19: 14 new deaths reported with 848 more cases across Oklahoma; State Question to End Repeat Sentence Penalties for Nonviolent Crimes Qualifies for November Ballot; Policy Matters: Celebrating Medicaid’s 55th anniversary. [More...]

In The Know: White House paper urges Oklahoma to revert to more stringent measures | Hospitalizations taxing system | AG, tribes reach agreement on jurisdictional issues

Record COVID-19 hospitalizations taxing hospital system; OEA urges state leadership to step up during pandemic; AG, tribes reach agreement on jurisdictional issues; [More...]

In The Know: Stitt tests positive for COVID-19 | Tulsa passes mask mandate | More federal support would provide relief to Oklahomans

Policy Matters: Additional federal support would provide relief to Oklahomans; Stitt Is First Governor to Test Positive for Coronavirus; Record virus cases reported for second consecutive day in Oklahoma; [More...]

In The Know: Virus hospitalizations surging | Schools vary on reopening models, mask requirements | ‘A day without taxes…’

Surge in coronavirus hospitalizations raises concerns among health officials; OKC schools reverse student mask policy; Why Oklahoma voters put Medicaid expansion in their constitution; [More...]

In The Know: School restart creating anxiety, uncertainty | More federal support needed for state, local governments

School restart: Educators anxious, concerned, uncertain; CARES Act funding won’t be enough for some cities; COVID-19: Rolling seven-day averages hit new highs in Tulsa County, across Oklahoma; [More...]

In The Know: State breaks virus records again | OESC claim events reach capacity | Takeaways from state’s PPP loan data

New records reached for daily case increases in Oklahoma, Tulsa County; OESC: Remaining OKC claims events already at capacity; Oklahoma leaders support Pardon & Parole Board members Doyle and Luck, community calls for McCall resignation; [More...]