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More Than 250 School Districts In Oklahoma Are Reporting COVID-19 Cases

Aug 14, 2020

Nobody knows how many cases of the coronavirus are present in Oklahoma schools.

But, we do know there are hundreds of cases in every part of the state.

Governor Kevin Stitt has again amended the list of businesses in Oklahoma that are considered essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, state agencies and the legislature are continuing to work outside their offices and practicing social distancing. KGOU's Dick Pryor and eCapitol's Shawn Ashley discuss the recent developments at the state Capitol.

Children in a class for 2-year-olds at a Norman daycare center raise their hands during a song in July 2018.
Whitney Bryen / Oklahoma Watch

As cities move to shut down public spaces, bars, restaurants and workplaces in response to COVID-19, and schools have been shuttered for at least three weeks, daycare centers are one of the few businesses to receive the opposite message: Please stay open.

Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel at a January press conference
Robby Korth / StatImpact Oklahoma

Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel was granted emergency powers as the district forms a plan to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Oklahoma Schools To Be Closed For Two Weeks After Spring Break

Mar 16, 2020
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister address the media during a press conference March 12 about COVID-19 and the potential for school closures.
Robby Korth / StateImpact Oklahoma

After saying it would be up to school districts to make closure calls last week, state reverses to enforce massive closings.

Oklahoma Officials Say School Districts Should Be Prepared To Close For Coronavirus

Mar 12, 2020

Even though there are just three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma, state leaders are suggesting that school districts stay vigilant and be prepped for a potential closure.

Updated at 1:10 p.m. ET Thursday

The NBA suspended its season Wednesday after a player on the Utah Jazz preliminarily tested positive for the coronavirus. The team announced Thursday that after testing the entire traveling team in follow-up, a second player has tested positive.

As News Of Coronavirus Spreads, Worried Oklahomans Stock Up, Change Behavior

Mar 6, 2020
Bare shelves in a CVS pharmacy store in Edmond testify to the run on hand sanitizer products in retail stores across the state, spurred by news of the coronavirus in other states.
Kathryn McNutt / Oklahoma Watch

Hygiene is top of mind throughout Oklahoma as residents await the arrival of the coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Schools, businesses and churches are altering routines while shoppers are emptying shelves of hand sanitizer and masks.