LATS (Lawton Area Transit System) will no longer enforce the national mask mandate or require passengers to wear face masks and coverings while using/riding public transit. Nothing says you can't wear a mask if you want to, it's just not mandatory, nor will any further enforcement of face masks or coverings continue.
An Oklahoma woman has pleaded guilty to fraud in the amount of 43.8 million dollars! She scammed the Federal government out of millions with fraudulent claims and loan applications for COVID-19 relief funds.
If you haven't heard the news yet Pfizer just came out and suggested another round of booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine. Over the weekend they announced that they would be seeking the FDA's approval for what will be the 4th shot or booster.
What started in Canada may be coming to the U.S. very soon. The "Freedom Convoy" in protest of COVID vaccine mandates and other government overreach and violations of individual freedom and liberty has several Oklahoma truckers ready to join the movement and bring it stateside.
The current visitation rights for patients in Oklahoma hospitals who are suffering from COVID-19 could be changing sometime soon. At this time patients have very restrictive visitation rights and in most cases are only permitted one person who is allowed to visit throughout the entire hospitalization. An Oklahoma lawmaker is seeking to revise the visitation rights and COVID-19 regulations at hospitals across the state.
The COVD-19 pandemic continues to create not only health risks but all kinds of other problems as well. One of the biggest has been shortages caused by panic buying and the disruption of supply lines. Luckily S.W. Oklahoma hasn't been hit quite as hard as the places.
It was just announced that LPS (Lawton Public Schools) will be temporarily closing down all of its campuses for in-person learning for the remainder of the week. All LPS schools will be closed starting tomorrow and since this Monday is a holiday "Martin Luther King Jr. Day" they'll remain closed through Tuesday, January 18th (01-18-22).