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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Listen to The Oklahoman's daily COVID-19 podcast

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Welcome to the home of The Oklahoman's daily podcast dedicated to informing readers about the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Episode 8: Emergency declaration, enforcing playground rules, and repurposing a gym

The governor calls for a special session, enforcing the playground closures and how one gym is honoring its mission to promote health and wellness in the metro. You can also listen on Apple Podcasts.



Episode 7: Balancing business vs health and keeping sports in play

Nearly 2,000 employees are called back to Tinker and one sports organization tries to keep friendly competition in play. You can also listen on Apple Podcasts.



Episode 6:  Small business relief, food bank backpacks, and the Olympics

The Oklahoma City Council approves a small business relief package, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma delivers food for its backpack program, and a look back at the 1980 Olympics. You can also listen on Apple Podcasts.



Episode 5: Shelter in place, importance of social distancing, and charities team up

Oklahoma City and Tulsa join the list of major metropolitan cities sheltering in place, health experts explain why social distancing works and nonprofits team up to respond to the health crisis. You can also listen on Apple Podcasts.


Episode 4: Grocery store manners, census slacking and a prescription drug rush

Grocery store owners stress patience and courtesy to other customers, Oklahomans are slow to participate in the 2020 census, and concerns over the supply of particular prescription drug. You can also listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.


Episode 3: Federal relief bill, what's an essential business, distance learning approved

The federal government grapples with a relief bill, what is an essential business, and how will state educators tackle the task of distance learning. You can also listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.


Episode 2:  “Safer-at-home” policy and talking to kids about COVID-19

City and state government take further steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Oklahoma tribes take steps to recoup financial losses, and talking to your children about the health crisis. You can also listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.


Episode 1: Schools, charities and businesses respond

In our first episode, we examine how schools are working to provide services to their students, how a popular meal service program is still serving older Oklahomans and how COVID-19 is affecting the aerospace industry.  You can also listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

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