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Oklahoma medical experts tackle state’s ‘mixed messages’ on coronavirus

Members of the Healthier Oklahoma Coalition want to communicate with the public directly on hospital and ICU capacity, worker shortages and more
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Oklahoma health officials ‘amplify’ guidance allowing coronavirus-infected health professionals to skip quarantine and work

The CDC guidance recommends the practice only in emergencies and only when the workers are asymptomatic.
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“Almost impossible:” Oklahoma’s coronavirus surge has made ICU space hard to find

Rural and metro hospitals alike are struggling to find room for critical patients
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Oklahoma schools are starting to defy CDC quarantine rules

Some school leaders believe those rules are too restrictive and say masking should limit quarantines
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Masking rules a patchwork in Oklahoma schools

Though a majority of districts require masks in some places, policies remains inconsistent
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State superintendent says she would have implemented Oklahoma schools masking mandate ‘a long time ago’

Joy Hofmeister urges all districts to create mandatory mask policies if state board won't
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Oklahoma’s State Board of Education begs local school leaders to mandate masks

Board talks about issues in 10-hour meeting board addressing masking, Epic 
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Early release dates for Oklahoma prisoners just got pushed back

The state prison population is projected to grow an additional 3.6% in two years after the state Department of Corrections eliminated a method of shortening prisoners’ sentences.

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As hospitals and ICUs fill, Stitt administration assures Oklahomans, “We do have a bed for you.”

Officials within the administration accused critics of fear mongering and using scare tactics.
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