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‘We are still human beings’ Oklahoma prisoners, officials adjust as COVID-19 spreads

The Department of Corrections is drawing heavy criticism for its steep rise in COVID-19 cases. Most of the 3,175 total cases recorded as of Sept. 23. were first reported in the past month.

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Oklahoma Engaged: Medicaid expansion vote wasn’t as simple as urban versus rural

StateImpact talks with Oklahoma Policy Institute about myths surrounding State Question 802
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Oklahoma health experts: COVID-19 also attacks the circulatory system

More than half of the Oklahomans who have died from COVID-19 had a circulatory condition.
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Oklahoma prisoner dies after being hospitalized with COVID symptoms

An Oklahoma prisoner who tested positive for COVID-19 died in a hospital on Saturday. If she had lived, the woman’s earliest possible release would have come in May, 2021.

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Tempers flare after Oklahoma County sends CARES money to jail

A nonprofit leader hoped Oklahoma County would use some of its $47 million CARES Act grant to help people facing eviction. But the state’s most populous county is planning to spend the bulk of that relief package on its problematic jail.

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Oklahoma schools COVID-19 guidelines are widely ignored by many rural districts

An investigation by StateImpact's Robby Korth and Nuria Martinez-Keel of The Oklahoman
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COVID-19 exacerbates Oklahoma’s decades-old nursing shortage

Hospital nurses face quarantines, high out-of-state demand and higher nurse-to-patient ratios
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White House officials push Oklahoma to close bars and mandate masks in private task force document

City leaders and public health officials raise concerns about the Stitt administration's decision against sharing recommendations
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