Health and COVID-19

Health issues and COVID-19

Oklahoma City Hall

Oklahoma City has no health codes to respond to COVID-19 pandemic

The only health department codes The City of Oklahoma City has to work with are state-level health laws that were not written anticipating a pandemic.
shelter in place order

COVID-19: Holt not reversing opening yet – but watching numbers closely

Tuesday, Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt strongly urged hand-washing, distancing, and wearing masks but stopped short of requiring masks in public places.
Douglass High School

OKCPS Douglass HS coach tests positive for COVID-19

Oklahoma City Public Schools now has a new positive COVID-19 test among its staff - this time a coach at Frederick A. Douglass High School in Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma County Office Building

Even with 1,000 eviction cases filed since March, no COVID spike yet

As eviction petitions continue to add up in the court system in Oklahoma County, actual cases filed so far since March 15 are not up to their normal levels.
COVID-19

Gruesome milestone — COVID-19 deaths pass 300 in Oklahoma

With five more COVID-19 deaths being reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health Thursday, the state's official death toll rose to 304.
OKCPS

Unemployment fraud claims jump 275% for OKCPS over last school year

Oklahoma City Public Schools has seen a 275% increase in fraudulent unemployment claims this school year over the previous school year 2018-2019.
Victor Leal grill stranded

Local micro-business grants worth $10,000 to be available soon

New grants intended to help local "micro-businesses" are being prepared by the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority (OCURA) and will be available soon.
audit

Stitt and Oklahoma Health Department face audit for COVID-19 spending

The Oklahoma Attorney General has requested the Oklahoma State Auditor to carry out an "investigative audit" of Governor Kevin Stitt's spending on COVID-19.
Withers, McGough, Holt

OKC keeps shelter in place until May 1 then joins state plan

The City of Oklahoma City will stay the course with current shelter in place rules until May 1 when it will adopt the same rules as the state.
COVID-19

Flawed scientific model basis for Governor Stitt’s reopening plans

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health is using a model for predicting the course of COVID-19 infections that is statistical with no basis in epidemiology.