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In The Know: OK’s virus surge slowing, but health officials remain wary | Making government serve the people | More

'Definitely slowed down': COVID-19 peak might be past, but variant likely already in Oklahoma, experts say; 13,000 get COVID-19 vaccines in Oklahoma through tribal health care services; Corrections officials say inmates, prison staff will be vaccinated in February; [More...]

In The Know: State officials hopeful for vaccination plan changes | Push for in-person learning continues | OK Policy’s 2021 policy priorities

Oklahoma officials expect vaccination plan changes with new federal administration; Stitt pushes for schools to open amid worsening pandemic as teachers wait for vaccine; Norman announces city’s first chief diversity and equity officer; [More...]

In The Know: Oklahoma on track for pandemic’s worst month | State leaders frustrated with lack of vaccine | More

Oklahoma on track for worst month of pandemic; ‘Extremely frustrated’: Federal reserve of COVID vaccine doesn’t exist, ridding Oklahoma officials’ hopes of more shots; COVID Causes Unexpected Dip in OKCPD’s Mental Health Calls; [More...]

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: Gov. releases controversial in-person school policy | Schools facing big midyear cuts | OK Capitol security beefed up

Oklahoma students exposed to the coronavirus in school will no longer be required to quarantine; Schools face dramatic midyear cuts; Epic gains $156 million; Oklahoma Capitol security enhanced as FBI warns of armed protests; Oklahoma health experts warn of 'extremely critical' time for rising COVID hospitalizations [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: OK sets virus records again | Hospitals only admitting ‘sickest of sick’ | State leaders ignored effectiveness of mask orders

Oklahoma reports record number of COVID-19 cases; Only COVID-19's 'sickest of the sick' admitted at hospitals; Stitt, state task force, ignored information proving the effectiveness of statewide mask order; Oklahoma nursing homes face impossible decisions [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...]

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