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In The Know, Weekend: Oklahoma turns to private provider for testing materials; preventing virus spread in prisons, jails; and more

Tired of wait, Oklahoma bypassed FEMA to quickly acquire thousands of COVID-19 virus tests; Oklahoma infections keep climbing as national aid package passes; Groups call on Stitt to implement recommendations to keep Oklahoma inmates, correctional staff safe [More...]

In The Know: State ramping up testing capabilities; ‘safer-at-home’ violations can result in misdemeanor; and more

State ramping up to process 2,000 tests per day, Stitt says; Violations of 'safer-at-home' order can result in misdemeanor, AG says; Amended ‘essential business’ order expands number of businesses that can stay open during pandemic; [More...]

In The Know: COVID-19 infection rates climb, more testing coming; doctors, nurses may need to use expired equipment; and more

35 in Oklahoma ICUs with COVID-19; report counts those awaiting test results while hospitalized or self-quarantined at home; Doctors, nurses may have to use expired equipment; Medical groups say Gov. Stitt should expand his order that limits closures only to counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases; [More...]

In The Know: Stitt enacts conditional shelter-in-place policy; medical providers say stronger actions needed; and more

Stitt enacts conditional shelter-in-place policy, business limitations; Doctors, nurses, hospitals, dentists say Stitt efforts fall short; Third death reported as Oklahoma passes 100 COVID-19 cases; [More...]

In The Know: COVID-19 testing supplies remain scarce in Oklahoma; Governor criticized for lack of statewide response; and more

Despite efforts to boost testing, Oklahoma still dependent on scarce supplies from outside sources; Governor criticized for COVID-19 response; Lawmakers continue budget work with wary eye on state's financial situation; [More...]

In The Know: COVID-19 testing expected to increase this week; no statewide plan to restrict businesses; and more

Oklahoma expected to ramp up COVID-19 testing over the next week; Stitt forms task force, no plans to close businesses; Stitt affirms it's 'not government's job' to push for restrictions on local businesses in reaction to coronavirus concerns; [More...]

In The Know: State’s Rainy Day Fund expected to be tapped; medical providers brace for surge; and more

Stitt anticipates tapping Rainy Day Fund as possible revenue shortfall looms; as coronavirus spreads, hospitals and state leaders prepare for a patient surge; Virus spread out-paces testing capability [More...]

In The Know: Coronavirus tests remain limited in state; Inhofe, Lankford vote against federal stimulus package; and more

Stitt’s Medicaid waiver seeks work requirements, premiums for low-income Oklahomans;Coronavirus tests remain limited, raising questions about haves and have-nots; Oklahoma senators make up 25 percent of no votes on ‘phase two’ coronavirus aid package; [More...]

In The Know: Details on Gov.’s health care proposal; lawmakers change Open Meeting Act; COVID-19 updates; and more

New details on Stitt’s health plan spell out work rules, premiums, projections; Open Meeting Act changed to expand teleconferencing; COVID-19 is spreading in Oklahoma. But testing is still limited; [More...]

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