OFCO: Weekly Newsworthy Report

Posted on 9/16/2021

Judge Puts Hold on Law Banning Mask Mandates in Schools

Posted on 9/7/2021
On Wednesday, September 1, Oklahoma District Judge Natalie Mai issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the enforcement of provisions of SB 658, which prohibit local school districts from enacting mask mandates on school property.

Oklahoma State Medical Association Honors Medical, Community and Political Leaders with OSMA Awards

Posted on 8/27/2021
On Aug. 21, the state's largest physician association recognized medical and community leaders, including mayors of Oklahoma's three largest cities, for their contribution to health and medicine at the Oklahoma State Medical Association's annual...

FDA Grants Full Approval to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted on 8/23/2021
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease...

OSMA Joins Lawsuit Opposing Legislation Banning School Mask/Vaccination Requirements

Posted on 8/23/2021
As schools across the state return to in-person learning, SB 658 passed this legislative session and signed into law prohibits public school districts, career techs and institutions of higher learning from requiring vaccinations or mask wearing...