Coronavirus 

Youngest children now eligible for COVID vaccine
Youngest children now eligible for COVID vaccine

"Some kids are at a lot more at risk of severe disease than others," said Travis Garrett with Family Pharmacy of Pottsboro.

Texas Democrat Beto O'Rourke tests positive for COVID-19
Texas Democrat Beto O'Rourke tests positive for COVID-19

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke campaigns in Bonham, Texas, on April 20, 2022.

Oklahoma health officials identify another COVID variant

Oklahoma health officials identify another COVID variant

The health department is not expecting a new surge in coronavirus cases.

Texas school funding adjusted for pandemic

Texas school funding adjusted for pandemic

"Your state revenue is so much dependent upon attending," said Sherman ISD Assistant Superintendent Tyson Bennett.

Choctaw Nation outlines new COVID relief funding

Choctaw Nation outlines new COVID relief funding

The Choctaw Nation announced a second round of funding for the American Rescue Plan Act.

As COVID risk drops, masks now optional most places

As COVID risk drops, masks now optional most places

The CDC's evaluation is based on positive tests and hospitalization rates in each county.

Oklahoma moves toward ‘endemic’ approach to COVID-19

Oklahoma moves toward ‘endemic’ approach to COVID-19

The state saw a quick decline in COVID-19 cases after a surge following the omicron variant. Hospitalizations have also fallen.

What's considered the 'new normal' now?

What's considered the 'new normal' now?

Pharmacies, schools, business, and travel are just a few everyday activities that look very different since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, 

Trucker protests in Canada drive supply chain concerns

Trucker protests in Canada drive supply chain concerns

Canadian truckers who are opposed to COVID-19 mandates are getting support from their U.S. colleagues.

Elton John postpones Dallas concerts after positive COVID test

Elton John has tested positive for Covid-19 and is postponing two Dallas performances.

Elton John postpones Dallas concerts after positive COVID test

"Elton is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is experiencing only mild symptoms," according to a statement from American Airlines Center.

Assessing the value of at-home COVID tests

Assessing the value of at-home COVID tests

Every household can receive up to four free COVID antigen tests... but do they provide accurate results?

Demand for COVID testing slows results

Demand for COVID testing slows results

Over the last few weeks, COVID-19 testing sites popped up across Texoma to accommodate an increased demand, but patients now have to wait longer to receive results.

Biden concedes big changes in store for 'Build Back Better'

President Biden addresses reporters on January 19, 2022, one year after taking office.

Biden concedes big changes in store for 'Build Back Better'

"It's been a year of challenges, but it's also been a year of enormous progress," the president told reporters Wednesday.

Oklahoma virus hospitalizations surge due to omicron variant

Oklahoma virus hospitalizations surge due to omicron variant

“It feels, and sometimes even looks, like a war zone,” said Integris Health chief medical officer Dr. Julie Watson.

Texoma school districts navigate COVID concerns

Texoma school districts navigate COVID concerns

"It's not the best way to do school, but it's certainly better than not doing school at all," said Savoy ISD Superintendent Brian Neal..

Four OKC hospitals report no ICU beds as virus surges

Four OKC hospitals report no ICU beds as virus surges

St. Anthony, Mercy, Integris and OU Health on Monday each reported no available ICU beds and that they had a total of 737 COVID-19 patients.

Surgeon General: Omicron surge hasn't peaked

Surgeon General: Omicron surge hasn't peaked

"The next few weeks will be tough," warned US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy as the COVID-19 pandemic shows now sign of letup.

Sherman business reacts after Supreme Court blocks vaccine mandate

Sherman business reacts after Supreme Court blocks vaccine mandate

"It required our folks to either be vaccinated or they wouldn't have a job," said Douglass Distributing president Brad Douglass.

COVID surge squeezes ICU beds in Texas, Oklahoma

A nurse suits up in Lebanon, New Hampshire, on January 3, 2022.

COVID surge squeezes ICU beds in Texas, Oklahoma

Texas and Oklahoma are among 19 states with intensive care facilities above 85 percent capacity.

Texas congressman appeals to Biden for COVID treatments

Texas congressman appeals to Biden for COVID treatments

Texas Rep. Pat Fallon (R-District 4) wrote a letter asking President Biden to do his part in distributing more monoclonal antibody treatments.

Oklahoma lawmakers blast vaccine mandates

Oklahoma lawmakers blast vaccine mandates

All of the elected leaders at a forum in Atoka said they don't believe Oklahomans should be forced to get a COVID shot.

More Texoma schools move to distance learning

More Texoma schools move to distance learning

A number of Texoma school districts have temporarily moved to remote learning due to a surge in COVID cases or other illnesses.

Biden: Free face masks to combat COVID

President Biden urged Americans to wear a face mask on January 13, 2021.

Biden: Free face masks to combat COVID

"I know we all wish could finally be done with wearing masks," President Biden said Thursday, " but they are a really important tool to stop the spread."

COVID's impact is reducing pool of organ donors

John Waitt died of complications from COVID-19 on January 9, 2021.

COVID's impact is reducing pool of organ donors

John Waitt had registered to be an organ donor before his COVID-related death a year ago. But doctors could not use his organs.

Free COVID-19 antibody results for blood donors

Free COVID-19 antibody results for blood donors

"We now have a test that can detect the antibodies for the vaccine and the virus itself," said Oklahoma Blood Institute executive Susan Crews. 

Pharmacies closing around Oklahoma and Texas

Some pharmacies across Oklahoma are finding it difficult to remain open.

Pharmacies closing around Oklahoma and Texas

Some Texomans are finding it necessary to search for a place that can fill their prescriptions.

COVID-19 hitting nursing homes again, impacting staff members

COVID-19 hitting nursing homes again, impacting staff members

Oak Ridge is following safe precautions when a staff member tests positive for COVID, and they are still requiring 10 days for quarantine.