Coronavirus 

President Biden: 'The pandemic is over'
President Biden: 'The pandemic is over'

"We still have a problem with Covid. We're still doing a lot of work on it. It's — but the pandemic is over," President Biden said in a '60 Minutes' interview on CBS.

In an interview with CBS' '60 Minutes,' President Biden said the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

Everything you need to know about updated COVID booster shots
Everything you need to know about updated COVID booster shots

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized updated vaccines that target the original strain of the coronavirus as well as the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5.

FDA authorizes Pfizer and Moderna's updated COVID-19 boosters

FDA authorizes Pfizer and Moderna's updated COVID-19 boosters

Both companies submitted applications to the FDA for emergency use authorization for their updated vaccines last week.

COVID outbreak closes Mannsville school

Mannsville Public School in Mannsville, Oklahoma.

COVID outbreak closes Mannsville school

Superintendent Brandi Price-Kelty said about 20 percent of Mannsville students and 50 percent of staff members tested positive for the virus.

Appeals court upholds Texas block on school mask mandates

Sherman ISD students at Fred Douglass Early Childhood Center wearing face masks on September 20, 2021.

Appeals court upholds Texas block on school mask mandates

The ruling from the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ended a lower federal court injunction allowing such mandates.

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.

Oklahoma lawmakers seek authority to spend pandemic relief funds

Oklahoma lawmakers seek authority to spend pandemic relief funds

Oklahoma lawmakers are calling for a concurrent session to discuss $1.8 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funding.

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

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

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

The former congressman and presidential candidate said he is fully vaccinated and boosted.

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.