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No makeup date for the Piedmontese triathlon was announced Friday, but organizers are exploring options and a new date will be announced soon, according to a Tulsa Regional Tourism news release.

City Council approves funds for personal protective gear for first responders

State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister acknowledged that a number of people across the state had asked “Can’t we wait a few weeks to decide?” but she said “The answer is `no.’ .... It isn’t possible for districts to flip a switch and shift into this type of delivery of education without advanced notice.”

DOCUMENT: Read the order approved by the Oklahoma State Board of Education on March 25, 2020.

State regulators announced Tuesday that purveyors of beer, wine and liquor can deliver alcohol to customers 21 and older through April 17.

In an emergency meeting Wednesday evening broadcast on public access TV and streamed on Facebook, councilors heard reports from the Muskogee City-County Joint Task Force on COVID-19 and the task force’s recommendation for a stay-at-home directive.

He said in a news conference Tuesday afternoon that he is issuing an order closing non-essential businesses in counties with positive COVID-19 cases, effecttive at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday. Those businesses that have close contact with customers would need to close for at least 21 days.

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“We urgently request that you issue an executive order that will implement a shelter-in-place policy and close non-essential businesses until this pandemic is truly contained,” said the Monday letter that listed the Oklahoma Hospital Association and Oklahoma State Medical Association among its signers.

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When Sasha Ayala-Harris was released from the Tulsa County jail, the first thing she did was walk to the Subway near Fourth and Main streets to get lunch. But she took her lunch back to the jail parking lot to eat just in case her friend Kristi Flowers — who was arrested with her in Broken Arrow last month — managed to get out, too.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol announced Friday its training academy will be conducted remotely “out of an abundance of caution during the COVID-19 pandemic,” citing concerns about proximity and guidelines limiting large gatherings.

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that the “checks in the mail” would be direct deposited into people’s accounts under the plan the Trump administration has proposed to Congress.

The case was reported Wednesday morning with 11 other cases in the state. The total cases found in the state is 31, 29 in-state and two out-of-state cases. The toddler, a patient who is younger than 4 years old, is the youngest patient reported yet in the state.

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In a letter sent to child care providers across the state on Sunday, Oklahoma State Department of Human Services Director Justin Brown said the child care industry is a vital element of a community’s ability to respond to a health threat such as COVID-19.

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WASHINGTON — Taking drastic action Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced he is cutting off travel from Europe to the U.S. and moving to …