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SWOSU Covid-19 2022 Procedures Update

SWOSU Covid-19 2022 Procedures Update

Katy Malinowski, News Editor February 11, 2022

Every Tuesday, the current COVID-19 positive cases are updated on the SWOSU website. As of Feb 8, 2022 it has been reported as: 2 - Known Active Student Cases on the Weatherford campus 0 - Known...

The latest COVID numbers at SWOSU

The latest COVID numbers at SWOSU

Johannes Becht, News Reporter February 8, 2022

After a turbulent start into the new semester with many students getting sick from COVID-19, the situation has now calmed down. As of Feb. 8, only 3 total active COVID-19 cases were reported by the...

8 COVID-19 cases at SWOSU

8 COVID-19 cases at SWOSU

Johannes Becht, News Reporter February 1, 2022

As of Tuesday, Feb. 1., there are 8 total active COVID-19 cases at SWOSU. According to the COVID dashboard, 4 students on the Weatherford campus as well as 1 student at the Sayre remote location...

SWOSU announces latest COVID case numbers on campus

SWOSU announces latest COVID case numbers on campus

Johannes Becht, News Editor September 28, 2021

The SWOSU administration on Tuesday announced the latest COVID updates. 3 students on the Weatherford campus are reported positive, as well as 4 employees on Weatherford and/or Sayre campus, which brings...

President Dr. Lovell, would you implement a mask mandate at SWOSU if you could?

President Dr. Lovell, would you implement a mask mandate at SWOSU if you could?

Johannes Becht, News Editor August 28, 2021

For many students, wearing masks was probably one of the most annoying things of the past academic year at SWOSU. Now, with the opportunity for almost everybody to get vaccinated, President Dr. Diane Lovell...

What SWOSU President Dr. Lovell thinks about vaccine mandates

What SWOSU President Dr. Lovell thinks about vaccine mandates

Johannes Becht, News Editor August 28, 2021

Some universities in the U.S. have implemented a vaccine mandate for students as precaution measures, such as the University of Michigan. An option for SWOSU? Dr. Lovell, president at SWOSU since July...

SWOSU students can get tested for COVID-19 at campus nurses office

SWOSU students can get tested for COVID-19 at campus nurse’s office

Johannes Becht, News Editor August 28, 2021

Most students probably didn't know, but it is possible to get tested for COVID-19 at the SWOSU Nurse's Office, located in the Wellness Center. "You can just say, 'I'm going home to grandma, I'm scared...

SWOSU students can get the $100 without being vaccinated. Heres how

SWOSU students can get the $100 without being vaccinated. Here’s how

Johannes Becht, News Editor August 27, 2021

Some students criticized SWOSU's decision to give $100 to every student who is vaccinated, labeling it "unfair" or "discrimination." However, according to President Dr. Diana "Diane" Lovell, you don't...

Weatherford COVID cases decrease by 32% - 136 Oklahomans died last week

Weatherford COVID cases decrease by 32% – 136 Oklahomans died last week

Johannes Becht, News Editor August 25, 2021

The Oklahoma State Department of Health has published its latest COVID update. 40 Weatherford residents are currently reported positive. This is 19 cases less, or 32%, than last week (50 cases). In Clinton,...

59 active COVID-19 cases in Weatherford, 110 in Custer County

59 active COVID-19 cases in Weatherford, 110 in Custer County

Johannes Becht, News Editor August 18, 2021

The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Wednesday announced its latest COVID-19 numbers for the Sooner State. 2,787 new cases were registered across Oklahoma since last week. There are currently 59...

12 COVID-19 cases at SWOSU

12 COVID-19 cases at SWOSU

Johannes Becht, News Editor August 17, 2021

As of Tuesday, August 17, there are 12 reported active COVID-19 cases among SWOSU students and employees. 7 Weatherford students are infected, as well as 1 student from the Sayre campus. In addition,...

[Editorial] Dont get vaccinated if you dont want to

[Editorial] Don’t get vaccinated if you don’t want to

Johannes Becht, News Editor August 17, 2021

It's pretty simple: The vaccine works. In most cases, it prevents you from severe consequences of COVID-19. Those who still die from the virus are mostly not vaccinated. After a year of wearing masks...

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