Home Health and COVID-19

Health and COVID-19

Health issues and COVID-19


Lack of Emergency Order could be worsening EMS shortage in Oklahoma

EMSA, Oklahoma’s emergency transport system, has been working to implement substantial hiring incentives to address a staffing crisis.
DACA, charter schools

Santa Fe South Supt Brewster first to defy Legislature with mask mandate

Chris Brewster, the founding superintendent of Santa Fe South Charter Schools is instituting a mask mandate.
First day of School

OKCPS launches first in-person school start since 2019

Oklahoma City Public Schools went back to school August 9 with full-week, in-person learning for the first time since 2019.

OKCPS fine-tunes COVID preps for in-person school in five days

Supt Sean McDaniel answered questions from the news media about preparations for the upcoming school year starting Monday, Aug 9.
City Council

COVID, housing equity, fears of neighbors highlight City Council meeting

In a sometimes tense four and a half hours, the City Council of Oklahoma City met on Tuesday, Aug. 3 to conduct the City’s business. 

Okla House Dems call for special session to repeal school mask prohibition

Oklahoma House Democrats are calling for a special Legislative session to repeal SB 658 that stops school districts from requiring masks.
Oklahoma County

County Commissioners award CARES money to Sheriff’s Office

Oklahoma County Commissioners approved contract renewals Monday, and approved over $3 million in CARES Act funds to the Sheriff’s Office. 

Jail Trust hears updates on COVID, Juvenile detainee decertification

The Oklahoma County Jail Trust was informed about the current status of COVID in the Oklahoma County Detention Center (Jail).
Oklahoma County Jail

State Health Department decertifies Oklahoma County Jail to hold juveniles

The Oklahoma State Department of Health has notified Oklahoma County Jail admins that the facility can no longer hold juveniles.

Boil advisory issued for Oklahoma City Water as precaution

The City of OKC has issued a voluntary boil advisory to residents following a recommendation from the Oklahoma Dept of Environmental Quality.