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State Tipoffs Involving Oklahoma Newsletter for Sunday March 29, 2020 ( 17 items )  

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma: In-Home Medical Care Helps Prevent Overcrowding at the ER
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, March 27 -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma issued the following news release: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) and DispatchHealthexternal link are working to prevent overcrowding at emergency rooms and other health care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic by delivering medical care services straight to the doorsteps of BCBSOK members. DispatchHealth is the only mobile medical care unit in the Oklahoma City and surrounding areas delivering on-  more

City of Tulsa: Coronavirus, COVID-19 Update - March 22
TULSA, Oklahoma, March 24 -- The city of Tulsa issued the following news: Situation Update The City continues to operate under CDC, Tulsa Health Department (THD) and Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) guidelines. To date, there have been six confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County, with one death and one recovered patient- community spread is confirmed in Tulsa County. Travel Guidelines Under THD guidance, Tulsa County residents traveling domestically or internationally, e  more

COVID-19 Testing Could Begin Soon on University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Campus
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, March 26 -- The University of Oklahoma's College of Medicine issued the following news: * * * - OU Health Sciences Center, OMRF Contributing to Process * * * Although testing kits for COVID-19 remain in short supply, OU Medicine and its academic partner, the OU Health Sciences Center, along with the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, have launched a multifaceted strategy to begin testing samples on campus as soon as possible. Thus far, OU Medicine has relied on t  more

McAfee & Taft: Disaster Loans Now Available Through SBA
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, March 27 -- McAfee and Taft, a law firm, issued the following news: On March 20,2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration approved an Economic Disaster Loan Declaration for all 77 counties in Oklahoma, paving the way for small businesses and private nonprofits negatively impacted by the COIVD-19 pandemic to apply for an SBA disaster loan. In a business Q&A in The Oklahoman, McAfee & Taft business and tax lawyer Rich Johnson and banker Cameron Brewer reviewed who is   more

Mental Health Care Important During Pandemic, Says University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Psychiatrist
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, March 26 -- The University of Oklahoma's College of Medicine issued the following news: Living in an unprecedented time of pandemic and social distancing brings the potential for mental health problems. However, according to Dr. Britta Ostermeyer, professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the OU College of Medicine, there are concrete ways to take action and manage fears that are beyond our control. But actions should be grounded in  more

Okla. A.G. Hunter Clarifies Governor's Executive Order Regarding Law Enforcement Action for Non-Compliance
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, March 27 -- Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter issued the following news release: Attorney General Mike Hunter released the following information regarding law enforcement action relating to individuals or business owners that do not comply with the governor's March 24 executive order. "The guidelines in the governor's executive order call for Oklahomans to act in the best interest of their fellow citizens," Attorney General Hunter said. "What we are calling on more  more

Okla. A.G. Hunter Issues Consumer Alert on At-Home Coronavirus Testing
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, March 25 -- Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter issued the following news release: Attorney General Mike Hunter issued a consumer alert after receiving reports of individuals attempting to sell at-home tests for the Coronavirus. Attorney General Hunter said Oklahomans need to be on high alert for scam artists trying to sell or administer home-testing kits for COVID-19. "There are currently no credible test kits on the market for the Coronavirus that someone can admi  more

Okla. Department of Corrections Staff Capture NOCC Walkaway
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 27 -- The Oklahoma Department of Corrections issued the following news: * * * - Second remains at large * * * Oklahoma Department of Corrections Inspector General agents and facility security staff have captured one of two inmates who walked away Wednesday afternoon from Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center (NOCC). The second inmate remains at large as ODOC agents, staff, state troopers, and local law enforcement search areas they believe the inmate is hiding. Wednesd  more

Okla. Department of Corrections: 2 Walk Away From Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 26 -- The Oklahoma Department of Corrections issued the following news: Oklahoma Department of Corrections agents and area law enforcement are looking for two inmates who walked away Wednesday from Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center. NOCC security staff noticed Devan Johnson, 25, at far left, and Kaden White, 25, inside left, missing around 2:45 p.m. Staff then searched inside the minimum-security prison's fenced perimeter and did not locate the two. Staff, agents a  more

Okla. State Sen. Rosino Statement on COVID-19
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, March 25 -- The Oklahoma State Senate issued the following news release: Oklahoma Senator Paul Rosino on Tuesday said he is recovering and doing well after testing positive for COVID-19. Rosino was not present at the Senate last week, nor was he among the senators or Senate personnel who underwent testing on Tuesday, March 17, after a Senate staffer tested positive for COVID-19. Rosino, R-Oklahoma City, said as soon has he began feeling unwell Sunday (March 15) he stri  more

Oklahoma Department of Human Services Office Visits 'by Appointment Only' Effective Immediately in Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, March 26 -- The Oklahoma Department of Human Services issued the following news release: Effective Friday, March 20, 2020, all office visits to Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) will be 'by appointment only.' If customers cannot be served online or have difficulty with online service, they can call (405) 522-5050 for assistance or to schedule an appointment. During the appointment process, the call center team will work to solve the customer's needs using all of the tools  more

Oklahoma Department of Human Services: CarePortal Allows Local Community to Respond to Child Welfare Needs Through Expansion in Osage County
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, March 26 -- The Oklahoma Department of Human Services issued the following news release: Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) is pleased to announce the expansion of CarePortal into Osage County. The collaborative partnership between Global Orphan Project, 111Project and OKDHS is an online platform sharing the needs of local children and families to a community of churches, allowing them to respond to needs in real-time. Child Welfare professionals identify the needs, focusi  more

Oklahoma Gov. Stitt Announces Latest COVID-19 Actions
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, March 25 -- Gov. Kevin Stitt, R-Oklahoma, issued the following news release: Governor Kevin Stitt held a press conference to provide an update on the State's response to COVID-19 and announce amendments to Executive Order 2020-07. "We remain committed to making decisions based on reliable data, emerging science and the advice of experts from my Governor's Solution Task Force, the State Department of Health and the CDC on how to best slow the spread of COVID-19," said G  more

Oklahoma Gov. Stitt Declares State-Wide Day Of Prayer, Calls for Night of Prayer
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, March 27 -- Gov. Kevin Stitt, R-Oklahoma, issued the following news release: Following Governor Kevin Stitt's proclamation declaring Thursday, March 26, a statewide Day of Prayer, Oklahoma faith leaders have united together at a special prayer and worship event titled "Let Hope Rise: Together In Prayer for Oklahoma." The event, hosted by Transformation Church in Tulsa, will begin at 6:30 p.m. tonight and will be televised live on television and radio broadcasters acros  more

Tulsa: Coronavirus, COVID-19 Update - March 24
TULSA, Oklahoma, March 25 -- The city of Tulsa issued the following news on March 24: Situation Update To date, there have been 12 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County, with one death and one recovered patient- community spread is confirmed in Tulsa County. Safer At Home Order Issued by the State of Oklahoma Today, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt issued a Safer at Home Order that extends to all 77 counties for vulnerable populations to stay at home through April 30. This order doe  more

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine: Oklahoma Center for Poison, Drug Information Issues Warning for Unapproved COVID-19 Treatments
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, March 26 -- The University of Oklahoma's College of Medicine issued the following news: The Oklahoma Center for Poison and Drug Information is warning Oklahoma residents not to use medications or household products to prevent or treat COVID-19 without first consulting their healthcare provider. Most patients who become infected with COVID-19 require only treatment of symptoms and self-isolation to care for themselves and prevent infecting others. The use of medicines s  more

University of Oklahoma Names New Dean of the Price College of Business
NORMAN, Oklahoma, March 27 -- The University of Oklahoma issued the following news release on March 26: The University of Oklahoma announced today Dr. Corey Phelps will be appointed Dean of the Price College of Business. The University of Oklahoma announced today the appointment of Corey Phelps, Ph.D., as dean of the Michael F. Price College of Business, pending OU Board of Regents' approval. His role at OU will begin July 1. Phelps will join OU from McGill University, where he serves as Marc  more