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Coronavirus testing plan developed for Oklahoma teachers


August 21, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's departments of health and education announced a plan Friday that would allow public school teachers to be voluntarily tested for the coronavirus.

The plan provides all teachers and school support staff free coronavirus testing in their areas, according to a news release.

"Testing plays a key role in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in our schools," interim Health Commissioner Dr. Lance Frye said in the statement.

Students, staff and their families must be safe in order for students to learn, schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister said.

"This voluntary COV...

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