Oklahoma

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Many people remain hesitant about receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Douglas Drevets with the University of Oklahoma and a representative of the Infectious Diseases Society of America offers ways to encourage people to get the vaccine.

Courtesy / Cherokee Nation

The new Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, which recently opened for classes, was formally dedicated last week. The facility is the first tribally affiliated medical school in the country with a focus on educating primary care physicians who are interested in serving rural and underserved populations in Oklahoma.

Alpha Medical Laboratory will administer and process COVID-19 PCR tests on a walk-in or appointment basis at Tulsa International Airport starting Jan. 4, 2021. Testing will be open to all ticketed passengers who are flying or have flown within three days and can show proof of travel.

For more than a century, libraries have collected fines on overdue items. A 2017 study from the Library Journal found that 92 percent of libraries in the U.S. enforced late fees, but that money only accounted for one percent or less of their overall budgets. As of last month, the Eastern Oklahoma Library System voted to eliminate their fines for all library items to make libraries more accessible and inclusive for all Oklahomans.