COVID-19 coronavirus in Oklahoma

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Starting this Saturday, face masks must be worn in the City of Stillwater.

On Thursday evening, Stillwater City Council voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance that requires the use of face coverings in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19. It's similar to one passed by Norman City Council on Tuesday.

The ordinance requires face coverings to be worn in:

Oklahoma health officials report new cases of COVID-19 increased by 603 on Thursday. That's more than a three percent increase in total reported cases, with the state's total now at 18,496.

Three new deaths were reported, bringing the state's death toll to 410. They are as follows:

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President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa in late June “likely contributed” to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus cases.

The Associated Press reports Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart said made that statement on Wednesday.

Tulsa County reported 261 confirmed new cases on Monday, a one-day record high, and another 206 cases on Tuesday. During the week before the June 20 Trump rally, there were 76 cases on Monday and 96 on Tuesday.

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Large meatpacking plants across the country shut down after outbreaks of COVID-19 among employees, causing supply chain disruptions for farmers, ranchers and consumers. But a new bill in the U.S. House seeks to address the problem by boosting small scale meat processors.

Oklahoma health officials report new cases of COVID-19 increased by 673 on Wednesday. That's nearly a four percent increase in total reported cases, with the state's total now at 17,893.

Three new deaths were reported, bringing the state's death toll to 407. They are as follows:

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Foreign students attending American colleges who take classes entirely online this fall semester cannot remain in the country to do so, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday.

But, Oklahoma's two largest universities are standing behind their international students, and are working to make sure they can stay in the country.

Norman Makes Face Masks Mandatory

Jul 8, 2020
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Starting immediately, face masks must be worn in the City of Norman.

The Norman City Council adopted an ordinance late Tuesday night that requires the use of face coverings in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19. The vote comes as Oklahoma had its highest daily increase of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with 858 new cases.

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Edmond Public Schools unveiled its policy for the fall in a meeting Monday night. The lengthy plan is designed to make pivoting from in-person to distance instruction seamless, if forced to by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Edmond students will be back in the classroom on August 13, but much like in the rest of Oklahoma, it will look different for the district’s 25,000 students.

Traditional schooling is the intention, but options will be available in case of emergency.

New York will require visitors from Oklahoma to now quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

The order issued Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo added Oklahoma, Kansas and Delaware to a list of 16 other states that have "a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average."

Oklahoma had another record daily increase in coronavirus infections on Tuesday. The 858 new cases represent a five percent increase in total reported cases, with the state's total now at 17,220.

Five new deaths were reported, bringing the state's death toll to 404. They are as follows:

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