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Rural Oklahoma school districts are back to school – in person

The districts are among the earliest to be back in session across the country amidst the coronavirus pandemic
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Oklahoma State Board of Education punts on mask mandate for schools

By 4-3 vote, members say they prefer masking be a local decision
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Researcher: Covid-19 infection rates 5 times higher in U.S. Prisons

Data analyzed by a Johns Hopkins University researcher suggests people incarcerated in state and federal prisons are at higher risk of catching Covid-19 and of dying from the disease.

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Updated: Oklahoma prison chief discusses Covid-19 testing in state prisons

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections decides which prisoners to test for Covid-19 on a cases by case basis. So far, two prisoners have tested positive for Covid-19.

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Oklahoma prison agency reports a handful of Covid-19 infections as other state prisons see a surge

The Marshall Project reported coronavirus infections in U.S. prisons more than tripled in one week.

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Amid shortage doctors ask states to donate lethal injection drugs to Covid-19 patients

Some doctors are asking states to turn over drugs the states use for lethal injections. Oklahoma’s corrections agency says no hospital has asked it for any “specific medicine.”

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Five prison staff, 1 prisoner test positive for Covid-19

Oklahoma prisons are overcrowded and prisoners have to live in enclosed spaces where social distancing is difficult. The conditions are perfect for coronavirus to spread.

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How the University of Oklahoma moved its classes online

The university changed all of its in-person classes to online to fight the spread of COVID-19
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