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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

Oklahoma State Board of Education punts on mask mandate for schools

By 4-3 vote, members say they prefer masking be a local decision

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.


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.


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.


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.”


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.


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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