Health and COVID-19

Health issues and COVID-19

water

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.
OKCFD Station No. 1

COVID death hits OKC Fire Department day before vaccines arrive

The Oklahoma City Fire Dept received 500 doses of Moderna vaccines and started injections on Christmas Day after the loss of Maj. Andy Davis.
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Disaster-prone OKC now faces new disaster of increasing homelessness

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A disaster is in the making for the Oklahoma City metro as the pandemic takes its toll on the economy and more people are becoming homeless.
Classen SAS at Northeast

COVID Red Level Alert drives OKCPS back to all-remote learning

Spiking COVID case numbers in Oklahoma County have sent OKCPS students and teachers back home to remote learning starting Monday, Nov. 16.
Oklahoma County Jail

Oklahoma County Jail administrator works to catch up coronavirus testing

Greg Williams, the new Oklahoma County Jail administrator is catching up from a testing backlog they had at the handoff from the Sheriff.
Oklahoma County Jail

Oklahoma County Jail has first detainee death with COVID-19

A hospitalized Oklahoma County Jail detainee diagnosed with COVID-19 died at St. Anthony Hospital Tuesday morning according to a Jail press release.
COVID-19

Ten things to keep in mind about the Oklahoma COVID-19 numbers

Every day the Oklahoma State Department of Health publishes an update on COVID-19 numbers for Oklahoma. Here are ten things you need to know about them.
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Oklahoma Board of Education makes COVID-19 plan a “recommendation”

Four Oklahoma State Board of Education members rejected the compulsory parts of a plan providing a uniform statewide response in schools to COVID-19.
Withers, McGough, Holt

City Council learns COVID safety from City-County Health Department

The Board of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department made presentations to the City Council of Oklahoma City in a workshop about the COVID pandemic.
Oklahoma County Commissioners

County Commissioners consider new mask policy for courthouse – annex

On the same day Oklahoma's governor revealed that he has COVID-19, the Board of County Commissioners considered some precautions for the courthouse.