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In The Know: New virus restrictions implemented, statewide mask order not among them | Public denied chance to comment on health care changes

As Oklahoma sees record highs for coronavirus infections and hospitalizations, officials implement restrictions; COVID-19: 2,729 new cases, 10 more deaths reported in Oklahoma; Oklahoma House, Senate to require masks in state Capitol; [More...]

In The Know: Local officials continue raising alarm about virus | More schools pivoting to distance education | Statement from CoverOK coalition

Local hospitals offer COVID-19 care criteria after mayor says respiratory system must be 'in danger of collapse' for admission; Districts face significant staffing issues, forcing them to close schools and send students to distance learning; Pandemic may have slowed evictions in south Tulsa, but new wave may be coming; [More...]

In The Know: Virus contract tracing underway for state lawmakers | Local schools urged to mandate masks | State jobless claims drop

In The Know is your daily briefing on Oklahoma policy-related news. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute. Some stories included here are behind paywall or require subscription. OK Policy encourages the support… Read more [More...]

In The Know: White House task force: ‘Immediate action’ needed to address virus | Gov., lawmakers ask for Epic audit | State last for voter participation

White House task force: COVID-19 in Oklahoma is 'unyielding,' 'unmitigated' and requires 'immediate action'; Stitt: Legislature may need to fund COVID testing in 2021; Epic Charter Schools fallout: Governor says he will work with lawmakers who want audit of Oklahoma Department of Education. [More...]

In The Know: Virus cases continue surging in state | No ICU beds available in Tulsa | Expiring federal funds may slow state testing

‘Nothing off the table’: Oklahoma officials consider new restrictions as coronavirus cases surge; Expiring federal coronavirus funds may pose threat to broad COVID testing in Oklahoma; Rural Oklahomans facing eviction lack legal resources; [More...]

In The Know: Daily COVID count doubles previous record | Nursing home deaths top 500 | Public bodies will meet in person after Nov. 15

Oklahoma officials place responsibility on state residents after huge surge in COVID cases; After record-shattering Saturday, state releases no Sunday COVID numbers; Pandemic deaths at Oklahoma nursing homes and other long-term care facilities hits "painful milestone"; [More...]

In The Know: Hospitals enter new virus surge plan | Medicaid expansion funding back in lawmakers’ hands | State tax collections down

Oklahoma hits 1,000 daily coronavirus hospitalizations, hospitals enter new surge plan, state officials continue advocating personal responsibility; Trump Administration says Oklahomans must 'act now' to stem rising tide of COVID hospitalizations; Congressional district five, state questions, voter turnout and more; [More...]

In The Know: Virus hospitalizations pass 1,000 | Election news & notes | Issues remain after voters reject state questions

Coronavirus hospitalizations surpass 1,000 in Oklahoma; How Oklahoma voted against criminal justice reform proposed in state question 805; Republicans continue 30-year dominance in state Legislature; [More...]

In The Know: Voters decide state questions, races | GOP makes gains in state House | Hospitalizations at record high

In The Know is your daily briefing on Oklahoma policy-related news. Inclusion of a story does not necessarily mean endorsement by the Oklahoma Policy Institute. Some stories included here are behind paywall or require subscription. OK Policy encourages the support… Read more [More...]

In The Know: General election today | Majority of state’s registered voters now Republican | COVID cases top 125,000

Oklahoma voters head to the polls amid pandemic to pick leaders, resolve state questions; Before election, GOP gets boost in registered voters; In Oklahoma Legislative races, GOP rakes in PAC cash; Oklahoma cracks 125,000 total COVID cases as active cases reach new high and 7-day average climbs. [More...]

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