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In The Know: COVID hospitalizations remain near record highs | Virus cases in schools | Redrawing state’s districting maps

Oklahoma's largest hospitals over or near January COVID-19 peaks; staff to breaking points; Young COVID-19 patient whose story went viral released from hospital; Tulsa Public Schools had 41 COVID cases on Friday, board is told; [More...]

In The Know: Virus hospitalizations continue to climb | Officials: Vaccine mandate would hurt nursing home staffing | More

Oklahoma Health Department to resume reporting hospital capacity data amid surge; State officials stand by school mask ban despite pressure; Oklahoma leaders say COVID vaccine mandate for nursing home staff could mean ‘catastrophe’ [More...]

In The Know: Hulbert schools implement mask mandate as cases grow | Tulsa doctor: Latest COVID-19 wave is ‘tragic’ | More

Gov. Kevin Stitt, attorney general condemn Oklahoma school district's mask mandate; First wave of COVID-19 deaths was 'sad,' but delta 'now is tragic,' Tulsa ICU doctor says; Suicide in Oklahoma: The Latest Data and Search For Solutions; [More...]

In The Know: OKC hospitals: ‘Stretched beyond our limits’ | Some schools already pivoting to distance learning | More

‘Stretched beyond our limits’: Amid governor’s silence on COVID-19 surge, hospital leaders appeal for public’s help; COVID surge in Oklahoma schools prompts quick pivots to distance learning; ‘Heartbreaking, exhausting’ COVID-19 surge sparks rising desperation; After she lost her job, Oklahoma cut off her pandemic unemployment benefits early [More...]

In The Know: Hospital officials pleading for increased vaccination | State suicides highest level since 2006 | What Census numbers mean for Oklahoma

Saint Francis Hospital officials plead for vaccinations, mask-wearing as Tulsa County sets hospitalizations record; Conservative Republicans, business community divided over vaccine mandates; Oklahoma Suicides Climb to Highest Point Since 2006; [More...]

In The Know: New health dept. order provides hospital flexibility | Gov. facing criticism for relative silence during latest surge | More

Order gives Oklahoma hospitals flexibility for COVID-19 care; As COVID Cases Rise, Oklahoma Sees Increased Insurance Signups; Oklahoma follows some census trends more than others; [More...]

In The Know: Oklahoma’s largest school district will defy mask mandate law | Documents show bleak outlook for COVID hospitalizations

Oklahoma lawsuit seeks to overturn ban on school mask mandates; Internal documents reveal health officials’ bleak outlook on Oklahoma’s COVID hospitalizations; Census data indicates two-thirds of Oklahoma counties lost population during the last decade; [More...]

In The Know: OKC school announces mask mandate, Tulsa schools authorizes legal action | Hospitals running out of ICU space

An Oklahoma school system defies law against mask mandate as other districts discuss legal action; 'There's no way to find a bed:' Oklahoma hospitals are running out of room amid COVID-19 surge; [More...]

In The Know: Hospitals nearing breaking point during current surge | Tulsa schools weighing possible lawsuits on school mask ban | More

Oklahoma hospitals near breaking point with COVID-19; Tulsa school board initiating discussion about potential lawsuits related to state ban on school mask mandates; In Oklahoma and other states, social media influencers lift vaccine rates [More...]

In The Know: Some parents feeling forgotten as new school year approaches | State Supreme Court to review unemployment order | More

With no mask mandates in Oklahoma schools, some parents feel forgotten; Oklahoma tribes respond to COVID-19 surge with safety steps; U.S. Rep. Tom Cole: Get vaccinated; [More...]