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Oklahoma hospitals are struggling to keep critical equipment in stock and some are having cash flow problems because elective surgeries have been halted to preserve that equipment, the head of the Oklahoma Hospital Association said Tuesday.

“Hospitals are very concerned about PPE (personal protective equipment) levels,” said Patti Davis, president of the state hospital association.

“And we’re trying to do everything we can to conserve PPE for when a surge will occur to make sure we’re protecting our front-line workers. That’s our Number One concern.”

Davis said hospitals are still waiting to hear details about how money from the $2 trillion federal relief package will be distributed to them.

"We would like to see some clarity on this," she said. "We would like to see the money get out the door to go and help our hospitals. We’ve certainly got some hospitals that are struggling with cash flow because elective surgeries were shut down, rightfully."

The Secretary of Health and Human Services has announced that hospitals will be reimbursed at the Medicare payment rate for care given to uninsured patients with COVID-19. Davis said that was “absolutely welcomed.”

She also praised Republican Sen. James Lankford, of Oklahoma City, and Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, of Illinois, for their efforts to ensure rural hospitals get some of the federal money. The two sent a letter to the HHS secretary urging him to include rural hospitals and have authored legislation that would help them qualify for a share of the money.

“To date, our rural hospitals have thankfully borne relatively less of the brunt of treating patients with COVID-19 than urban academic hospitals and other large providers,” the senators wrote.

“However, this is likely to change in the coming weeks as the transmission of the virus shifts. Further, rural hospitals have been forced to cancel surgeries, restrict outpatient services, expand surge staffing, acquire additional protective equipment, and construct triage structures.”

Gov. Kevin Stitt held a news conference Tuesday at a warehouse that holds the state’s stock of PPE and said more is arriving daily from various private vendors.

Davis said hospitals have not been able to count on vendors who have been normally reliable to provide the equipment ordered.

“The supply chain has been significantly disrupted,” she said. “That's not an Oklahoma problem, that’s a national problem. Our hospitals are telling us that orders aren't coming in or they’re significantly less than what they asked for.”

The hospital association and other statewide medical groups have been planning with state officials for weeks for a surge in hospitalizations. The governor said last week that the surge was expected in the third week of April, but said Tuesday that it may not come until May.

The governor's office and the medical groups are using statistical models to help with their planning. Davis said different models make different predictions.

But, she said, “Social distancing and stay-at-home measures work in every single model.

“There is no doubt, in locations where they've been more aggressive with it, it has greatly diminished the spread.”

The hospital association, along with groups representing doctors, nurses and other health care professionals, have urged the governor to issue a statewide stay-at-home order. Stitt has ordered all non-essential businesses to close statewide and the most vulnerable to stay home.

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<strong>Patti Davis, president of the Oklahoma Hospital Association. 
 [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</strong>

Patti Davis, president of the Oklahoma Hospital Association. [Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]

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[Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-118e91e393b46375f3a11bf695470422.jpg" alt="Photo - Empty streets in Bricktown in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 27, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Empty streets in Bricktown in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 27, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Empty streets in Bricktown in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 27, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1a53cee4b0099f0c29063dd3fdcbb73f.jpg" alt="Photo - Empty sidewalks along the Bricktown Canal in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 27, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]" title="Empty sidewalks along the Bricktown Canal in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 27, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Empty sidewalks along the Bricktown Canal in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 27, 2020. 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[Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ed27734b1902de3cdf48bd3b1b66f59e.jpg" alt="Photo - Empty chairs are pictured at Louie's in Midtown in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday, March 27, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Empty chairs are pictured at Louie's in Midtown in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday, March 27, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Empty chairs are pictured at Louie's in Midtown in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday, March 27, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-15a45913c7899c5bdc89dc810457d156.jpg" alt="Photo - Empty streets are picture in Midtown in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday, March 27, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Empty streets are picture in Midtown in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday, March 27, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Empty streets are picture in Midtown in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday, March 27, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-54c9334cddd4bb2a6cfacf3c8baa877e.jpg" alt="Photo - Empty streets are picture in Midtown in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday, March 27, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Empty streets are picture in Midtown in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday, March 27, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Empty streets are picture in Midtown in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday, March 27, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-32a103db6c2ac600401e304008e37ca5.jpg" alt="Photo - James E. McNellie's Public House is pictured in Midtown in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday, March 27, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="James E. McNellie's Public House is pictured in Midtown in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday, March 27, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>James E. McNellie's Public House is pictured in Midtown in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday, March 27, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-330c881995abac55f3c98772a3b4d5a4.jpg" alt="Photo - Empty streets are picture in Midtown in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday, March 27, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Empty streets are picture in Midtown in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday, March 27, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Empty streets are picture in Midtown in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday, March 27, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1f1738ed68e428c7dd11ab68b24d127b.jpg" alt="Photo - The Jones Assembly is pictured in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday, March 27, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="The Jones Assembly is pictured in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday, March 27, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>The Jones Assembly is pictured in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday, March 27, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c10538a0313c2702460f1e7b3b3c2062.jpg" alt="Photo - James E. McNellie's Public House is pictured in Midtown in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday, March 27, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="James E. McNellie's Public House is pictured in Midtown in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday, March 27, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>James E. McNellie's Public House is pictured in Midtown in Oklahoma City, Okla., Friday, March 27, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-19ba4815c0ffde65678f8a67cf8b9fc6.jpg" alt="Photo - Medical staff wave to a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Medical staff wave to a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Medical staff wave to a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-0af9be08a346dc738501ec7f6154b7a2.jpg" alt="Photo - Medical staff wave to a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Medical staff wave to a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Medical staff wave to a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6a0f13e65c3ddbc3e282decea8955724.jpg" alt="Photo - Medical staff wave to a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Medical staff wave to a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Medical staff wave to a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4b64c357f5f3c8bbfd59cf95b567d293.jpg" alt="Photo - Medical staff wave to a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Medical staff wave to a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Medical staff wave to a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6e59dcc3c590c40cf570facb1bc6fecb.jpg" alt="Photo - Rumble waves to medical staff during a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Rumble waves to medical staff during a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Rumble waves to medical staff during a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-573fd0098679e566086e81a6210e548d.jpg" alt="Photo - Medical staff wave to a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Medical staff wave to a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Medical staff wave to a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-69cb109d581393dda0ad533de38d58ef.jpg" alt="Photo - A person records a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="A person records a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A person records a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b4e3e2fc3b7b8fa14525cd18582dae87.jpg" alt="Photo - Rumble waves to medical staff during a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Rumble waves to medical staff during a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Rumble waves to medical staff during a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-14845427d72073bc95b6161eb0df6bb7.jpg" alt="Photo - A person records a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="A person records a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>A person records a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5e6e977d234f94c0324e87ba62ee8bc3.jpg" alt="Photo - Medical staff wave to a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="Medical staff wave to a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>Medical staff wave to a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c5a54a2ed3b7957c6402c676467bf417.jpg" alt="Photo - People watch a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]" title="People watch a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]"><figcaption>People watch a parade of emergency vehicles during a headlights and flashing lights for Hope at the Chidlren's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 3, 2020. The Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma City Fire Department, OU Police, EMSA, Oklahoma County Sheriffs and Oklahoma City Thunder mascot Rumble paraded around the OU Medical Center to show support for medical staff and patients at the of the Children's Hospital and the campus. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9f42ba1ec4467bf88c402a50713baeed.jpg" alt="Photo - Representatives enter the House chamber to vote during a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] " title="Representatives enter the House chamber to vote during a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Representatives enter the House chamber to vote during a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ab1c6636fc12b5612123760430733900.jpg" alt="Photo - Rep. John Pfeiffer stands outside the House chamber during a special session of the House of Representatives at state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] " title="Rep. John Pfeiffer stands outside the House chamber during a special session of the House of Representatives at state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Rep. John Pfeiffer stands outside the House chamber during a special session of the House of Representatives at state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a8e40cef9d731fa0282da3c9ff853b9f.jpg" alt="Photo - Phillip Parker with the Oklahoma State Department of Health checks the temperature of Sen. Mart Quinn as he enters the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] " title="Phillip Parker with the Oklahoma State Department of Health checks the temperature of Sen. Mart Quinn as he enters the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Phillip Parker with the Oklahoma State Department of Health checks the temperature of Sen. Mart Quinn as he enters the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3834899d3371b0953f4c6415c36c6cbe.jpg" alt="Photo - Rep. Jon Echols and Rep. Emily Virgin sit at their desks during a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] " title="Rep. Jon Echols and Rep. Emily Virgin sit at their desks during a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Rep. Jon Echols and Rep. Emily Virgin sit at their desks during a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b605ca1b70e54fd991bb574184dd9bc6.jpg" alt="Photo - The Catastrophic Health Emergency Powers Act passes during a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] " title="The Catastrophic Health Emergency Powers Act passes during a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>The Catastrophic Health Emergency Powers Act passes during a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-91bd6c1f9d084106edd6578b09ebc699.jpg" alt="Photo - Rep. Andy Fugate watches a special session of the House of Representatives from his office at state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] " title="Rep. Andy Fugate watches a special session of the House of Representatives from his office at state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Rep. Andy Fugate watches a special session of the House of Representatives from his office at state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ab0456fd39ed26e8bbd95e5345703709.jpg" alt="Photo - Phillip Parker with the Oklahoma State Department of Health checks the temperature of Sen. Greg Treat as he enters the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] " title="Phillip Parker with the Oklahoma State Department of Health checks the temperature of Sen. Greg Treat as he enters the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Phillip Parker with the Oklahoma State Department of Health checks the temperature of Sen. Greg Treat as he enters the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ede02e7be7dab3331855fa641ee57485.jpg" alt="Photo - A skeleton crew of lawmakers inside the House chamber during a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] " title="A skeleton crew of lawmakers inside the House chamber during a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>A skeleton crew of lawmakers inside the House chamber during a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ca876393eba8f86004f96049d92d2938.jpg" alt="Photo - Rep. Brian Hill looks inside his desk before a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] " title="Rep. Brian Hill looks inside his desk before a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Rep. Brian Hill looks inside his desk before a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ada8afb211ff2111865351c8d824fde2.jpg" alt="Photo - Rep. Jon Echols sits at his desk during a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] " title="Rep. Jon Echols sits at his desk during a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Rep. Jon Echols sits at his desk during a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-36edc6440305036939b164d96336d9ac.jpg" alt="Photo - Rep. Andy Fugate watches a special session of the House of Representatives from his office at state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] " title="Rep. Andy Fugate watches a special session of the House of Representatives from his office at state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Rep. Andy Fugate watches a special session of the House of Representatives from his office at state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3fe9458752e5ded1815ef27b1f679a2e.jpg" alt="Photo - Representatives enter the House chamber to vote during a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] " title="Representatives enter the House chamber to vote during a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Representatives enter the House chamber to vote during a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9307f76b763e338ea74f8f8442a9ea0c.jpg" alt="Photo - Representatives enter the House chamber to vote during a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] " title="Representatives enter the House chamber to vote during a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Representatives enter the House chamber to vote during a special session of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Monday, April 6, 2020. A skeleton crew of lawmakers was allowed in the House chamber as others watched from their offices during a special session of the House of Representatives. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6d35a4d5fd1cbeb759d4034a808c488b.jpg" alt="Photo - Signs hand on the fence for students to see as cars line up for distribution of meals and distant learning packets at Prairie Queen Elementary in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Signs hand on the fence for students to see as cars line up for distribution of meals and distant learning packets at Prairie Queen Elementary in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Signs hand on the fence for students to see as cars line up for distribution of meals and distant learning packets at Prairie Queen Elementary in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-55f970141a14f1e3f06792550d4dec02.jpg" alt="Photo - Prairie Queen Elementary teachers Veronica Ramirez, right, and Jocelyn Aguilar handout distant learning packets at the school in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Prairie Queen Elementary teachers Veronica Ramirez, right, and Jocelyn Aguilar handout distant learning packets at the school in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Prairie Queen Elementary teachers Veronica Ramirez, right, and Jocelyn Aguilar handout distant learning packets at the school in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c4f01fcbb75f11646a53044aa54b5a30.jpg" alt="Photo - Cars line up for distribution of meals and distant learning packets at Prairie Queen Elementary in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Cars line up for distribution of meals and distant learning packets at Prairie Queen Elementary in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Cars line up for distribution of meals and distant learning packets at Prairie Queen Elementary in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9350a953e0eacaa26f83d880fe9159c0.jpg" alt="Photo - Maribel Sierra brings out a meal as cars line up for distribution of meals and distant learning packets at Prairie Queen Elementary in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Maribel Sierra brings out a meal as cars line up for distribution of meals and distant learning packets at Prairie Queen Elementary in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Maribel Sierra brings out a meal as cars line up for distribution of meals and distant learning packets at Prairie Queen Elementary in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-689e8254b030ef8b98cd9eb56ec5bc6e.jpg" alt="Photo - Distant learning packets are ready to be handed out at Prairie Queen Elementary in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Distant learning packets are ready to be handed out at Prairie Queen Elementary in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Distant learning packets are ready to be handed out at Prairie Queen Elementary in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f0ff5f32d65f7be80548ae4c7d1811be.jpg" alt="Photo - Prairie Queen Elementary teacher Veronica Ramirez prepares to handout distant learning packets at the school in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Prairie Queen Elementary teacher Veronica Ramirez prepares to handout distant learning packets at the school in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Prairie Queen Elementary teacher Veronica Ramirez prepares to handout distant learning packets at the school in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d9632ec6a2e6cd95cd16a2639a5e3004.jpg" alt="Photo - Maribel Sierra brings out a meal as cars line up for distribution of meals and distant learning packets at Prairie Queen Elementary in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Maribel Sierra brings out a meal as cars line up for distribution of meals and distant learning packets at Prairie Queen Elementary in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Maribel Sierra brings out a meal as cars line up for distribution of meals and distant learning packets at Prairie Queen Elementary in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a708dc477a70527515ac6d8f14896e7f.jpg" alt="Photo - Prairie Queen Elementary principal Lisa West prepares to handout distant learning packets at the school in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Prairie Queen Elementary principal Lisa West prepares to handout distant learning packets at the school in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Prairie Queen Elementary principal Lisa West prepares to handout distant learning packets at the school in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d1cb98e21cd4248b72691151fa902d28.jpg" alt="Photo - Prairie Queen Elementary teacher Veronica Ramirez hands out a distant learning packets at the school in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Prairie Queen Elementary teacher Veronica Ramirez hands out a distant learning packets at the school in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Prairie Queen Elementary teacher Veronica Ramirez hands out a distant learning packets at the school in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-05ac2b7014f99062c53b50f05db0f9e9.jpg" alt="Photo - Prairie Queen Elementary teachers Jocelyn Aguilar, left, and Veronica Ramirez handout distant learning packets at the school in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Prairie Queen Elementary teachers Jocelyn Aguilar, left, and Veronica Ramirez handout distant learning packets at the school in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Prairie Queen Elementary teachers Jocelyn Aguilar, left, and Veronica Ramirez handout distant learning packets at the school in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-573ade3b274e6a8542111fe32a87574c.jpg" alt="Photo - Cars line up for distribution of meals and distant learning packets at Prairie Queen Elementary in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Cars line up for distribution of meals and distant learning packets at Prairie Queen Elementary in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Cars line up for distribution of meals and distant learning packets at Prairie Queen Elementary in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b0a7160893a6b40e140bb8b7e6bdb400.jpg" alt="Photo - Prairie Queen Elementary principal Lisa West talks to the media as the school's staff began handing out distant learning packets at the school in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] " title="Prairie Queen Elementary principal Lisa West talks to the media as the school's staff began handing out distant learning packets at the school in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption>Prairie Queen Elementary principal Lisa West talks to the media as the school's staff began handing out distant learning packets at the school in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Monday, April 6, 2020. Oklahoma City Public Schools and other districts across the state began their first day of handing out the distant learning packets. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure>
Chris Casteel

Chris Casteel began working for The Oklahoman's Norman bureau in 1982 while a student at the University of Oklahoma. Casteel covered the police beat, federal courts and the state Legislature in Oklahoma City. From 1990 through 2016, he was the... Read more ›

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