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Oklahoma governor pushes for return to in-person schools


January 13, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday announced a new policy that he said will allow more in-person classroom teaching at state schools that implement mask wearing requirements, despite the rising number of coronavirus cases in the state.

"Schools that enforce the use of masks will not have to quarantine potential exposures (of students and teachers) unless they're showing symptoms" of the virus, Stitt said.

Any person who tests positive still must quarantine at home, said state health Commissioner Dr. Lance Frye.

Stitt cited a recent American Academy of Pediatrics st...

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