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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will bring free COVID-19 testing to Oklahoma between Saturday and Dec. 19.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The White House Coronavirus Task Force has again recommended a statewide mask mandate for Oklahoma amid a surge of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations that includes an increase of almost 1,000 cases per day during the past seven days.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday announcing expanded reopening of many Texas businesses in most of the state. Abbott, however, said bars will remain closed.

Q. We’re still hearing about hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the coronavirus. Most medical authorities have concluded it is neither safe nor effective as a treatment for the virus.

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s chances of winning a second term will depend on two critical issues: defeating the coronavirus and putting millions of jobless Americans back to work.

The nation is five months and more than 128,000 lives into its worst disease outbreak in a century and, short of a vaccine or cure, only a few effective tools remain for staving off new coronavirus infections.

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LAWTON, OK — Doing a job that is demanding on both the mind and body, police officers cherish every minute they can just relax. A group of women at Immanuel Baptist Church offered them that chance while restaurants were closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Officers with the Lawton Police Department gathered at least once a week for meals at Immanuel Baptist Church over the past 8 weeks.

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LAWTON, OK — While the coronavirus has meant normal retirement parties have gone by the wayside, employees from the Lawton Fort Sill Veterans Center made sure one of the organization's original employees got a proper send-off anyway.

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LAWTON, OK — Southwestern Medical Center still has enough protective gear for its employees, but is seeking the help of the public to make sure the hospital avoids the shortages other facilities have encountered.

LAWTON, OK — Thanks to a bill recently passing through Senate and the House, the prospect of getting alcohol delivered long-term is becoming more promising. However, not all local vendors are sure post-virus delivery is what they need.

LAWTON, OK — Local non-profits and government entities have the chance to apply for funding that was made available to the county by FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security.

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GERONIMO, OK — The seniors of Geronimo High School did not get a traditional commencement, but got a unique type of graduation present, given to them by the entire town.

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LAWTON, OK — The MacArthur High School graduating class of 2020 might not get to physically walk across a stage, but teachers and administrators made sure they will look the part later this month.

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