OU, OSU Able To Perform COVID-19 Tests Under New Executive Order

Mar 21, 2020

As Oklahoma tries to ramp up its response to the Coronavirus, Gov. Kevin Stitt is amending an executive order.

The amendment allows labs at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University to perform tests for the virus, allows nurses with inactive licenses to quickly get recertified, allows nurses to practive regardless of tax compliant status and limits prescriptions of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to ensure the supply is adequate for patients who need it the most.

"By equipping our nurses and universities with these flexibilities and protecting access to critical medications, we will be able to continue to effectively respond to the needs of Oklahomans as a result of COVID-19," said Gov. Stitt in a released statement.