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COVID-19 basics everyone needs to know as the pandemic continues

COVID-19 basics everyone needs to know as the pandemic continues

Answers to some frequently asked questions about COVID-19. 

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Seventeen years after previous board members voted unanimously to keep Union Public Schools' mascot, today's board members decided unanimously Monday to begin a process that seems likely to lead to the end of the Redskins name and logo.

Union, Jenks school districts offer options for at-school, at-home learning in fall semester

Guerin Emig: Union must change offensive nickname not because Washington's NFL franchise just did, but because it's right. It's time.

District administrators will recommend a mask requirement for all students in fifth through 12th grade to protect from COVID-19. Officials initially planned to require only staff and visitors to wear face coverings.

Schools expect students in pre-K through fourth grade also to wear masks, but they will have mask breaks during the school day.

Oologah-Talala Superintendent Max Tanner is resigning as of the end of the 2020-21 school year after coming under fire by the state for the school district’s handling of five separate cases of teacher misconduct involving students.

Oologah-Talala superintendent's employment status now under discussion amid fallout from state sanctions

State Board of Education slaps Oologah-Talala with accreditation probation, public reprimands for teacher misconduct cases

Rep. James Clyburn, D-South Carolina, chairman of the select subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis, said in a letter to Stitt that the White House Coronavirus Task Force “has apparently provided Oklahoma with private suggestions concerning public health measures designed to stop the spread of the virus, the state has not implemented many of these recommendations — and instead appears to be following the contradictory public messaging coming from the Administration.”

The state's seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases has dropped 39% since Aug. 1, and hospitalizations have bounced between about 500 and 650 for about four weeks. Oklahoma's interim Health Commissioner Lance Frye said the data are encouraging but that now isn't the time to ease up.

DOCUMENT: Click here to read the two-page "Safer in Oklahoma" public health advisory issued Thursday by the state's interim health commissioner.