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As Statewide Mask Mandate Is Set To Be Lifted, Some Cities And Stores Still Plan To Require Masks While Minnesota is set to drop its statewide mask mandate Friday, some cities, stores and shopping centers still plan to require masks for people gathering indoors.
Walz Will Sign Executive Order Lifting Mask Mandate Friday After New CDC GuidanceMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz will sign an executive order Friday morning removing the state's mask mandate following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Hennepin Co. Officials Urge Residents To Plan Ahead When Making Driver's License AppointmentsHennepin County Service Centers are encouraging residents to plan ahead when scheduling in-person appointments for driver’s licenses now that pandemic-related renewal extensions have expired.
COVID In MN: 12- to 15-Year-Old Children Now Eligible For VaccineMinnesotans as young as 12 years old can now roll up their sleeves for a COVID-19 vaccine.
As Ramadan Comes To An End, Minnesota Muslims Share What Eid Means To ThemThe Muslim holiday of Ramadan, and the month of fasting that goes with it, comes to an end Wednesday night.
Clarifying COVID: Is Herd Immunity Even Possible At This Point?In this week's Clarifying COVID, Dr. George Morris of CentraCare returns to answer questions about COVID-19 pandemic developments. These include questions about herd immunity, reaching 70% vaccination rate before July 1 and more.
OMNI Brewing In Maple Grove Offers Free Beer For Showing Vaccine CardIf you're looking for further incentive to get your COVID-19 vaccine, how about a free beer?
COVID In Minnesota: Nearly 1,000 New Cases, 15 More Deaths Reported Ahead Of Expected Teen Vaccine ExpansionAs the Pfizer vaccine is expected to get final authorization Wednesday for use in children as young as 12, Minnesota health officials reported 919 more cases of the virus and 15 additional deaths.
'Vaccinate To Celebrate': Expert Answers Parents' Questions About Pfizer Shots For KidsVaccinations can begin as early as Thursday, though Minnesota Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann cautioned that not every single person newly eligible will be able to get their shot the very day they are allowed.
Gov. Walz Highlights Minnesota's Vaccination Efforts On Bipartisan RoundtableGov. Tim Walz joined a virtual roundtable with President Joe Biden Tuesday.
Guthrie Theater To Reopen In July, With Shows Starting In OctoberMinneapolis' flagship theater has announced its plan for reopening.
COVID In Minnesota: 583 Cases, 9 Deaths Reported; 88% Of Seniors Have Received At Least 1 Vaccine DoseThe Minnesota Department of Health reported 583 positive cases of COVID-19 and nine deaths Tuesday, bringing the cumulative case count to 589,527 and total fatalities to 7,240.
'Unbelievable' Pandemic Furniture Demand Causing Extreme Delivery DelaysWith so many people spending more time at home, furniture sales are shooting up to record levels. But waiting for furniture to be delivered is taking more time than ever.
Walz: Minnesota Ready To Vaccinate Children 12+ Once CDC Issues Guidance For Pfizer ShotGov. Tim Walz says Minnesota is ready to vaccinate children ages 12 to 15 after the Food and Drug Administration earlier Monday granted emergency use authorization for the Pfizer shot for that age range.
Minnesota To Get $200M More Than Expected In Federal AidDemocratic Gov. Tim Walz expressed hope Monday that new guidelines over how states can spend the aid might help speed up the slow pace of negotiations over the state's next budget.
COVID In Minnesota: No New Deaths Reported In Last 24 Hours; Positivity Rate PlateausThe state's rolling average positivity rate is sitting at 5.9%, which is roughly where it's been plateauing for more than a week. Anything above 5% is considered cause for increased caution.
Hospitality Industry Getting Creative To Quickly Attract Staff As Restrictions LiftMinnesota’s hospitality industry says it lost $11 billion over the past year. Now, as the state's restrictions ease up, restaurants, hotels and resorts are looking to fill jobs -- fast.
COVID In MN: MDH Reports 810 New Cases, 7 DeathsMore than 60% of eligible Minnesotans have received at least one COVID vaccine dose. The state crosses the milestone as the health department reports 810 new cases and seven additional deaths.
COVID In MN: Community Vaccination Sites Now Accepting Walk-In AppointmentsState officials announced that Minnesota’s community COVID-19 vaccination sites are now accepting walk-in appointments.
COVID In Minnesota: MDH Reports 1,321 Cases, 8 Deaths As Nearly 48% Of Eligible Minnesotans Are Fully VaccinatedAs of Thursday, roughly 60% of Minnesotans have received their first vaccine dose and 47.8% have completed the series.
Free Beer For COVID Vaccine: Brewery Works To Incentivize More People To Get ShotsMinnesota hasn’t offered a state-backed incentive programs, but Gov. Tim Walz during a Friday interview on WCCO Radio endorsed the idea.
Basilica Block Party Will Happen In 2021 ... Just Later Than UsualThe two-day event, which usually happens in early July, will now be postponed until Sept. 10-11.
COVID Grief Network Honoring Lives Lost With 'Seasons Of Love' Tribute A unique grief network is helping young adults who've lost a loved one to COVID-19 find hope.
Restaurants, Venues Scramble To Adjust To End Of Pandemic RestrictionsGov. Tim Walz announced the easing of restrictions Thursday. The state will end remaining restrictions on outdoor limits and indoor activities by May 28 and lift the mask mandate by July 1.
COVID In Minnesota: Are Snowbirds Affecting State's Vaccination Rate?Officials do not think that undercounted snowbirds will have a significant impact on when restrictions can ultimately be dropped.
U Of M's Mortuary Science Grads Hold Graduation Ceremony In Cemetery
Renaissance Festival Announces Return In 2021 After Canceling During Pandemic
COVID In MN: Nearly 60% Of State's Eligible Population Has Had At Least 1 Vaccine DoseAs the first phase of the state’s timeline to end COVID-19 restrictions is set to be implemented at noon, Minnesota health officials on Friday reported 1,453 additional virus cases and 12 more deaths. Meanwhile, nearly 60% of the state’s eligible population has received at least one vaccine dose.
COVID Restrictions: Walz To End Capacity Restrictions By May 28, Mask Mandate By July 1Gov. Tim Walz will be announcing Thursday that the state will end remaining restrictions on outdoor limits and indoor activities by May 28. It’s part of his timeline to end all COVID-19 restrictions, which also includes lifting the mask mandate by July 1 or sooner.

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Eye Opener: CDC says people vaccinated against COVID-19 can go without masksThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can participate in indoor and outdoor activities without wearing masks and social distancing. Also, Israel is now preparing for a possible ground invasion of Gaza as the death toll from rockets and airstrikes continues to rise. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
CDC Director Walensky on new mask guidelines, who should still wear themCDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky talks to “CBS This Morning” about the new guidelines for fully vaccinated Americans. Walensky weighs in on the timing of the decision and the "honor system" for enforcement.
CDC eases indoor mask restrictions for fully vaccinated peopleThe CDC defines "fully vaccinated" as two weeks after the second dose, or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson.
U.S. races to vaccinate young teens after CDC endorsementWhile some parents are hesitant to have their kids get the COVID-19 vaccine, others couldn’t wait to get their kids in line. Mola Lenghi shares more.
CDC says fully vaccinated people can go maskless in most placesPeople who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer have to wear masks indoors or outdoors in most settings, the CDC said. Nancy Cordes has more.
Dr. Jon LaPook on what the new mask guidance meansCBS News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook discusses why masks are still required in some settings and what to do if you’re not sure whether others have been vaccinated.
Have a pacemaker? Keep your cell phone at least 6 inches awayMagnets in portable consumer devices can cause implanted medical devices to malfunction, FDA warns.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announces five $1 million lottery drawings for vaccinated residentsFirst on “CBS This Morning,” Ohio Governor Mike DeWine discusses his new $1 million lottery for vaccinated residents over 18.
Fauci: Kids should be encouraged to get vaccine"You've got to be careful when you make the requirement of something, that usually gets you into a lot of pushback — understandable pushback," he warned.
Ohio to give 5 vaccinated residents $1 million eachThe drawings will happen once a week starting May 26 as a financial incentive for Ohioans to receive the vaccine.
Town with one COVID-19 case still facing crippling effects from pandemicPoint Roberts, Washington is on the brink of becoming a ghost town, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S.-Canada border remains shuttered because of the virus, with no signs of reopening, which has crippled this small town's economy, and left residents wondering if they will ever get help to survive.
Dr. Fauci on what to consider when deciding whether to vaccinate kids over 12The CDC is now recommending Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children between 12-15 years old. Dr. Anthony Fauci joined "CBS This Morning" to discuss the move, and what parents should know.
Most indoor mask guidelines may be on way out in U.S., experts sayConsensus is growing among experts that encouraging data could mean the U.S. is nearing the right time to lift indoor mask restrictions in most public settings
Volunteers risk their lives as India’s death toll climbsVolunteers in India are risking their lives to collect the dead as the COVID-19 death toll rises. Experts say the daily death toll could be much higher than reported. Chris Livesay has the latest.
CDC panel endorses Pfizer vaccine for adolescentsA panel of CDC advisers recommended the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 12 to 15. Some states have already been giving adolescents the shots thanks to the FDA’s authorization. Janet Shamlian shares more.
CDC recommends Pfizer's COVID vaccine for kids 12 and upMany adolescents could get their first doses within the coming days.
"Like a zombie": Officials warn about drugs doused in bug sprayRescue crews in Indianapolis say a growing number of overdose cases involve a street drug called KD, which is made with bug spray and causes "zombie"-like effects. WTTV's Alexis McAdams reports.
Study of 3,000 golden retrievers takes aim at high cancer ratesGolden retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds in America. But the cuddly pups also have a high probability of developing cancer, so a nationwide study aims to find out why. CBS News correspondent Chip Reid finds out what the research entails.
Mumps vaccine may be wearing out for some age groupsNew research could explain the growing number of mumps cases among young adults who thought childhood vaccines would last forever. Scientists warn the shots may be wearing off for some age groups. The answer could be a third mumps shot when someone turns 18. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why vaccines need to be improved.
Health care provider severs ties with Mississippi prisonsViolence, understaffing, and a deteriorating infrastructure have plagued the prison system.