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Spike in Alva positive cases comes from BJCC


September 23, 2020

Several of us at the newspaper office subscribe to a daily email from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). Each morning we check to see how many new people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the area. Although OSDH updates their website daily, the emails arrive only on weekdays.

Friday morning, we were shocked to see the total number of positive cases in Alva had shot up from the twenties to the eighties. Then we started hearing there were a number of cases at Bill Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC) in Alva. Eventually, I found the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC) is p...

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