Latest University of Oklahoma News

Seven-day average of Oklahoma virus cases dips below 1,000

Oct. 26, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The chief COVID officer for the University of Oklahoma said Tuesday that a decline in coronavirus cases statewide is likely due to more people being vaccinated combined with natural immunity of those previously infected, but he warns of a potential surge. ...

Oklahoma doctor says virus appears to be plateauing in state

Oct. 13, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Coronavirus infections in Oklahoma appear to be plateauing, although new cases continue at a higher rate than six months ago, a health official said Wednesday. The seven-day rolling average of cases of just more than 1,200 has remained about the...

Prosecutor won't charge ex-University of Oklahoma lobbyist

Sep. 28, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma's former top lobbyist who resigned last month won't face charges related to a woman's allegations that he sexually assaulted her, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said Tuesday. Mashburn said he determined...

Tulsa council eschews mask mandate, school adopts mandate

Aug. 26, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Tulsa school district on Thursday announced a mask mandate for students and teachers, a day after the Tulsa City Council adopted a resolution encouraging, instead of mandating, mask-wearing. Tulsa school staff must wear masks indoors beginning...

OU's top lobbyist resigns amid sexual assault allegations

Aug. 23, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma's former top lobbyist is being investigated by the Norman Police Department after a woman claimed he sexually assaulted her, police confirmed on Monday. No arrests have been made, and the investigation into 46-year-old...

The Latest: China pledges 2 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses

Aug. 06, 2021 06:20 AM EDT

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged that 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines would be supplied to the world through this year, increasing China’s commitment as the largest exporter of the shots. Xi’s announcement was delivered late Thursday at a...

A surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations worries Oklahoma doctor

Aug. 05, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Oklahoma topped 900 Thursday for the first time since February, and a nursing shortage at a time like this has a University of Oklahoma doctor worried. There were 954 hospitalizations, with 274 under...