Oklahoma is moving to hire hundreds of additional contact tracers to help stop the spread of COVID-19 as the state emerges from lockdown. But even with the reinforcements, Oklahoma would fall short of what some national experts recommend.
Oklahoma Watch reporter Trevor Brown set out to learn what it takes to be a contact tracer, by enrolling in six-hour online training course. Here’s what he found.
The public can now see the dollar amount each Oklahoma school spent educating a child, an important metric for stakeholders for determining equitable funding.
Oklahoma journalists share their stories of how they or their fellow Oklahomans are coping in these difficult times.
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated journalism’s financial problems, prompting these young Oklahoma journalists to reconsider their career choice.
Life in quarantine
In Part Two of his photo documentary on Oklahoma Watch, freelance photographer Dany Varghese captures Kristen Cowen of Okarche, who said she spent a portion of the early days of her sheltering in place worrying and wondering. “My everyday activities now include, cleaning all the time and worrying if my son is still learning enough.”