Virgin Applauds DOC Staff Testing Program

Mike Seals - September 22, 2020 11:26 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY — House Minority Leader Emily Virgin, D-Norman, today released the following statement in response to Gov. Kevin Stitt’s announcement that DOC staff will now undergo a mandatory testing program. House Democrats called for such a program earlier this month.

“A mandatory DOC staff testing program is the right call,” Virgin said. “Requiring staff to be tested is about protecting communities, state employees, and inmates held in state facilities. As a caucus, House Democrats are committed to ending COVID in Oklahoma, and we will continue to call for our state government to implement more recommendations that are science-based and backed by public health experts.”

 

Latest Stories

Native American leaders push for boarding school commission

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland says the federal government has a responsibility...

Investigator: DNA could identify 2 Tulsa massacre victims

TULSA, OKLAHOMA (AP) — Investigators seeking to identify victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre have found...

Harvard returns Standing Bear’s tomahawk to Nebraska tribe

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard has returned a tomahawk once owned by a pioneering Native American civil...