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Headlines: COVID-19 Transmission Rates, Oklahoma Suicide Rates & Clara Luper Post Office

Local headlines for Monday, August 23, 2021

COVID-19 transmission rate in Oklahoma is hitting levels similar to Chicken Pox. (Tulsa World)

Oklahoma’s Provisional Death Count from COVID-19 stands at 89-hundred-57. (KOSU)

Nursing home vaccine mandate could lead to staff shortages. (NewsOK)

COVID-19 surge is bringing back mask mandates. (Journal Record)

The Cherokee Nation donates thousands of masks to school districts on the reservation. (FOX23)

The Norman city council could vote on recommending masks for citizens. (Norman Transcript)

Tulsa Symphony plans to require proof of vaccinations to attend indoor concerts. (Tulsa World)

Statewide suicide rates increased dramatically during the pandemic. (Oklahoma Watch)

Evictions are rising in Oklahoma despite a moratorium. (Tulsa World)

State’s Attorney General files more petitions against McGirt. (NewsOK)

Adjutant General of Oklahoma National Guard reflects on fall of Afghanistan. (Tulsa World)

Hot days ahead for Oklahoma. (Tulsa World)

Cocktails-to-go Act becomes legal on Wednesday. (NewsOK)

Oklahoma’s two biggest universities welcome record-breaking first-year students. (Tulsa World)

Oklahoma higher education embraces esports. (Journal Record)

Tulsa is trying again for a Route 66 center. (Tulsa World)

OKC’s downtown post office gets renamed in honor of civil rights icon Clara Luper. (NewsOK)

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