COVID cases nag Corporation Commission

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COVID-19 is still causing problems for Oklahoma regulators. At least 13 employees of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission tested positive in June and already this month, two more fell into the same classification.

“I don’t think our friend COVID is going away any time soon,” said Brandy Wreath, Director of Administration in an update with commissioners on Thursday.

He said when an individual was suspected of testing positive last week, proactive steps were taken to reduce the workforce for a 10-day period.

“We haven’t reduced any services,” said Wreath. “But we’re handling some cases remotely–just trying to be proactive.”

He explained that the majority of cases, even those handled by Administrative Law Judges, are being carried out in person but the Commission encouraged social distancing and masking if necessary.