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In The Know: Gov.’s school quarantine policy faces more criticism | Hospitalizations continue rising | Vaccine distribution

As COVID cases soar, Oklahoma doctors are prepared to determine who receives care, and who doesn’t; Oklahoma school districts to keep quarantines, not on board with new state policy; Slow distribution by feds hampering local vaccine efforts; [More...]

In The Know: State drops bar, restaurant curfews after judge’s ruling | Expanding hospital bed capacity | Protecting our state Capitol

After judge hobbles Oklahoma's COVID curfew for bars, Gov. Stitt drops the restriction; Oklahoma hospitals could look to nursing homes for possible patient transfers; Oklahoma legislators advised to avoid the Capitol this weekend due to possible protests; [More...]

In The Know: More than 150,000 vaccine doses administered, more needed | Ed Dept. requests $3.2B budget | Managed care

State reports over 150,000 vaccine doses administered; Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations keep soaring in Oklahoma; Education Department brings $3.2B budget request to Oklahoma lawmakers; New GAO report details problems with managed care (Capitol Update) [More...]

In The Know: Hospitals record doubling of COVID numbers | State school enrollment down | More fallout after capitol riot

COVID-19 forecast for January: 'Doubling of most of our numbers,' says Project ECHO leader; 9,500 students down: Pandemic prompts 1st enrollment decline in nearly two decades for Oklahoma public schools; After riot, most Oklahoma lawmakers still vote to reject two states' electoral votes; [More...]

In The Know: Majority of Oklahoma delegation challenge Electoral College votes | Information vital in decision making | More

Majority of Oklahoma members object to Biden’s election after riot overtakes U.S. Capitol; Coronavirus vaccine preregistration now open in Oklahoma; In new single-day record, 62 more Oklahomans reported dead from COVID-19; [More...]

In The Know: Vaccine distribution will rely on supply from feds | Legislature elects leaders, shelves COVID rules | More

‘A very difficult process’: More vaccines arriving in Oklahoma as COVID-19 surge persists; Top Leaders Re-Elected, House Republicans Kill COVID Rules On Organizational Day; Legislative leaders outline goals for upcoming session, put improved rural high-speed internet at top; [More...]

In The Know: State to use app for vaccine distribution | Information sparse on future vaccine shipments | More

COVID-19 vaccine Phase 2: Appointments coming via app; State can't schedule COVID-19 vaccinations weeks out because of limited federal information on dose shipments; Oklahoma legislative leaders lay out priorities for 2021; [More...]

In The Know: State stops sharing WH virus reports | Health Department asking for patience in vaccine rollout | A look back at 2020

Vape Taxes Aren’t the Answer for Medicaid Expansion; Oklahoma continues to rank poorly in White House COVID-19 reports, but state stops seeking details to share with public; State Health Department asks for public patience as COVID-19 vaccine rolls out in phases; [More...]

In The Know: Virus becomes Tulsa Co.’s 4th leading cause of death | Vaccinations begin at nursing homes | Look at stimulus package

COVID-19 becomes Tulsa County's fourth-leading cause of death as public health officials urge safe holiday gatherings; Oklahoma City hospitals see longer wait times as COVID-19 patient numbers remain elevated; Oklahoma inmates and corrections staff will wait on COVID-19 vaccine; [More...]

In The Know: State among nation’s worst in two virus metrics | Survey shows teachers ‘overwhelmed’ | Virus spiking in prisons

Oklahoma is top 10 in two of four White House COVID-19 metrics as federal government publishes new data; Survey: Oklahoma educators ‘overwhelmed’ and ‘scared’; COVID-19 spikes follow in prisons after inmate transfers; [More...]