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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...]

In The Know: Judge orders extra unemployment benefits restored | Oklahoma AG ask court to overturn McGirt | Vaccine fact check

A judge has temporarily restored extra unemployment payments for Oklahomans; Oklahoma attorney general urges Supreme Court to overturn McGirt; Fact checking Oklahoma elected officials and social media claims about COVID-19 vaccines [More...]

In The Know: Fewer nurses during latest COVID surge | Returning children to school safely | Increasing vaccination rates

Fewer nurses to care for COVID-19 patients this time around; thousands of Oklahoma parents moving forward with COVID vaccines for kids amid back-to-school surge; Initial claims for unemployment insurance decline by 25%; From roads to broadband, here's what the federal infrastructure bill would fund for Oklahoma [More...]

In The Know: Schools prep for back to school as virus hits younger residents | RSV cases also spiking | Addressing vaccine hesitancy

Masks are Optional. COVID Cases are Surging. And it’s Time for Back-to-School; “Unheard of:” Rare summer RSV surge fills Oklahoma children’s hospitals; More Oklahomans qualify for care through Medicaid expansion; [More...]

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