Oklahoma Health Department Working On Getting More Testing

Mar 14, 2020

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) released a statement late Saturday afternoon that said the state's public health agency is working to ensure better access to testing but did not provide details about what that meant.

OSDH also said it had authorized hospitals, nursing facilities, assisted living centers and jails to restrict visitors. Many of these organizations including the Oklahoma Department of Corrections had done so prior to the release of this statement.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management announced the U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to provide working capital for small businesses suffering economic injury because of the Coronavirus. The funding will be provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was signed into law by President Donald Trump.