Latest Coronavirus Headlines

Coronavirus (MN): Court Closes Plainview Gym Violating Governor’s COVID-19 RestrictionsA court has closed a Wabasha County gym that was refusing to temporarily close its operations as required by Gov. Tim Walz’s COVID-19 restrictions.
More Barrier-Free Testing: COVID-19 Saliva Testing Site Opening In WorthingtonA saliva testing site will be opening in Worthington Thursday, bringing the state’s total number of community testing sites to 22 across the state.
Online Pet Scams Double In 2020As the pandemic has fueled the demand for new household dogs and cats, it's also increased the number of pet scams.
COVID In Minnesota: MDH Reports 5,192 New Cases And 77 Deaths, 2nd-Highest Daily Death Count Seen So FarAs federal health officials warn states that the risk of COVID-19 infection is at a historic high, health officials in Minnesota are reporting 5,192 more COVID-19 cases and 77 more deaths. It’s the second-highest fatality count of newly reported deaths the state has seen.
Amid Indoor Dining Pause, Minneapolis Hotel Restaurant Ramps Up Room ServiceThe Hewing Hotel in Minneapolis has found a way to keep its kitchen open during the state's four-week hold on indoor dining. The destination hotel is ramping up room service, turning some guest rooms into private dining areas.
St. Paul Business Owner Turns Restaurant Into Food ShelfAt The Gnome Craft Pub in St. Paul, food fills every table in sight, and none of it is for sale.
'A Light, Positive Season': The Scandinavian Approach To Winter Minnesotans have long had a love/hate relationship with winter. But with COVID-19 this year, it may be a little tougher to love the season. Mental health experts warn winter dread could have a “double whammy” effect, because not only will it be colder and darker, but many are isolated because of the virus. That's where the international experts come into play. WCCO did some exploring and found some Scandinavian secrets to embracing winter.
COVID In Minnesota: The Emotional Toll On Mayo Clinic's Frontline WorkersMayo Clinic first responders are speaking out about the emotional toll COVID-19 is taking.
As COVID Vaccines Are Readied For Distribution, Some Worry About Rushed RolloutThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and health officials around the country are working to decide who will get the COVID-19 vaccine first.
COVID In Minnesota: Another 22 Deaths Reported As ICU Beds Near CapacityAs intensive care beds across Minnesota are nearly full, health officials reported Tuesday another 3,570 cases of COVID-19 and 22 more deaths.
COVID In Wisconsin: The Extreme Measures Taken In Rural St. Croix CountyOnly one funeral home in St. Croix County has a cooler, so in March they rented a refrigerated truck in case they experience multiple deaths at once. There were 15 trucks available at the time. Two days later, they were all rented out.
Gov. Walz Addresses False Reports That He Spent Thanksgiving Weekend In Florida, Has $400M Net WorthSocial media has been filled with news that Gov. Tim Walz spent the weekend in Florida, and that his net worth is $400 million -- claims that are both phony.
COVID In Minnesota: Mayo Clinic's ICU Recovery Program Tracking Survivors' RecoveryWCCO shares one man's fight with COVID-19 that lasted months, and how Mayo's ICU Recovery Program is helping in the process.
COVID In Minnesota: MDH Says Thanksgiving-Related Deaths To Appear Within WeeksMDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm believes it will likely be only another couple of weeks before we reach 400,000 cases.
St. Paul’s Handsome Hog Restaurant To Close Doors 'Until The World Makes Sense', Cites Gov't InactionSt. Paul’s Handsome Hog restaurant will halt its services this Saturday, with the head chef and owner citing government inaction at the state and federal level.
COVID-19 In Minnesota: State Approaching ICU Capacity; MDH Reports 5,801 New CasesThe Minnesota Department of Health on Monday is reporting 5,801 new COVID-19 cases and 15 more deaths. Meanwhile, metro ICU capacity is nearing capacity.
COVID In Minnesota: Rush City Inmate, 57, Dies After Testing PositiveA 57-year-old inmate from the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Rush City has died from complications of COVID-19.
TSA: Record Number Of Pandemic Flyers Over Thanksgiving WeekEven though health officials and the Center for Disease Control advised against traveling for Thanksgiving, TSA data shows some of the highest travel numbers of the pandemic leading up to the holiday.
COVID In Minnesota: Nearly 9,000 New Cases Reported, 57 DeathsAs the holiday weekend comes to a close, Minnesota health officials have reported another 8,953 cases of COVID and 57 deaths.
Minnesota Entrepreneurs Lean On Each Other For Small Business SaturdayWith so many businesses struggling to stay afloat, it may be more important than ever to take part this year in buying local.
COVID In Minnesota: 40 In Gopher Football Program Have Tested PositiveThe number of University of Minnesota's Gopher football program members that have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days has now reached 40.
COVID In Minnesota: MDH Reports 9,040 Cases And 45 Deaths For Thursday And FridayMinnesota health officials reported two days worth of COVID data on Saturday, adding 9,040 cases and 45 deaths to the state's tally.
After 'Staggering' 101 COVID Deaths Reported Friday, Doctors Warn Of More High Fatalities On The WayMinnesota health officials reported 101 more COVID deaths Friday, the most in a day since the pandemic began.
Concerns Grow Over Blood Clotting COVID Complications In Young PatientsThere is growing concern over a complication of COVID-19 which seems to be showing up in younger patients. It’s estimated that as many as half of the people in intensive care experience blood clots.
Coronavirus (MN): MDH Reports 101 More COVID Deaths, Setting RecordMinnesota health officials on Friday reported that there were 5,704 additional COVID-19 cases and 101 more deaths as of Wednesday. It’s the first time the state has breached 100 in newly reported deaths.
#CutTheCard Movement Supports Bars And Restaurants In NeedA Minnesota business owner is getting in the giving spirit of the holidays to support bars and restaurants struggling through the pandemic. And with a simple pair of scissors, his employees are taking it one step further.
'It's A Different Experience For Sure': Families Adjust To Celebrating Abnormal ThanksgivingA worldwide pandemic is making this Thanksgiving very different. No matter how small the gathering, or how far apart, people are doing whatever they can to make it memorable.
4-Year-Old Undergoes Heart Surgery, Shares Story Of Hope And ResilienceMeet Henry Johnson. When the pandemic delayed the 4-year-old’s heart surgery, his family trusted his medical team through the process.
An Exclusive Look Inside C4: Minnesota's ICU Command CenterAs ICU beds get closer to reaching capacity in Minnesota, there's a dedicated team working around the clock to make sure every patient gets the care they need.

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CDC reduces quarantine time from two weeks to 10 days with no symptomsThe shorter time period is meant to encourage more people to quarantine.
Mental health and military sexual assault support resourcesThese resources are available to you if you are in crisis or have been the victim of sexual assault in the military.
Pandemic's hit to economy? Nearly $5 trillion over two yearsResearchers' "best case scenario" points to 15% plunge in GDP, a bigger hit than seen during the Great Recession.
U.K. becomes 1st country to approve Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for useGovernment grants emergency use authorization and says the vaccine will be distributed from next week following "months of rigorous clinical trials."
Experts call for frontline health workers, seniors in care facilities to have first vaccine accessWith only about 40 million COVID-19 vaccine doses available, a CDC advisory panel suggested priority be given to seniors in long-term care and frontline health care workers while officials also work to update quarantine protocols. David Begnaud reports.
CDC panel votes to give COVID-19 vaccines to health care workers, long-term care facilitiesOn Tuesday, A CDC advisory panel voted to recommend that health care workers and long-term care facility residents and employees should be the first people in the United States to receive coronavirus vaccines. Dr. Ashish Jha, the dean of Brown University's School of Public Health, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the rising coronavirus cases and the latest vaccine news
VA, Defense Department under new pressure to help ailing veterans who served at toxic baseHundreds of service members have come forward after a CBS News investigation revealed new evidence of toxic material at a remote base used after 9/11. According to the Defense Department, more than 15,000 troops passed through a base known as K2 to support missions in nearby Afghanistan. Now, nearly 2,500 service members report rare cancers or other illnesses they believe are linked to their deployments. Catherine Herridge reports.
U.K. becomes first country to approve Pfizer COVID-19 vaccineThe United Kingdom has become the first country to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. Immunizations are set to start next week, with the elderly and health care workers among the first to receive it. Charlie D'Agata reports.
Eye Opener: CDC weighs in on vaccine distribution prioritiesA CDC panel has recommended that front-line health care workers as well as those living and working in long-term care facilities should be first to receive a coronavirus vaccine. Also, Attorney General William Barr said he has seen no evidence of widespread election fraud. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
Health care workers overwhelmed by record COVID hospitalizationsAs more states report record coronavirus hospitalizations, battle-weary health care workers say they are physically and mentally fatigued.
Florida becomes 3rd state to hit 1 million coronavirus casesThis comes one day after Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference where he denounced mask mandates.
CDC advisers vote health workers and nursing homes should get COVID-19 vaccine firstA CDC advisory panel has voted that the first people to receive the coronavirus vaccine should be health care workers and nursing home patients. Distribution could begin as early as December 15. Mola Lenghi has more.
Pence says vaccine distribution could begin by mid-December"We strongly believe the vaccine distribution process could begin as soon as the week of December 14," Pence said.
CDC committee prioritizes groups for vaccine distributionCDC advisers voted on which Americans should be prioritized to receive the first vaccines authorized for emergency use by the FDA.
Record coronavirus hospitalizations overwhelm health care workersHospitals across the country are breaking records for the number of coronavirus patients admitted into their facilities, putting a strain on health care workers. David Begnaud reports.
CDC panel votes today on who should be first in line for COVID-19 vaccineCBS News has obtained a document from Operation Warp Speed that estimates December 15 as the date for states to potentially start receiving the Pfizer vaccine with the Moderna vaccine available a week later. The goal is for at least 20 million Americans to start a vaccine regimen by the end of the year. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" with more on the distribution timeline.
First Alzheimer's blood test now for sale without FDA approvalMore than 5 million people in the United States and millions more around the world have Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia.
Fauci: COVID-19 will continue unless "overwhelming majority" take vaccineIn a Facebook live stream with Mark Zuckerberg, Fauci said Americans should be vaccinated if they want to be "part of the solution" to the pandemic.
Cuomo urges feds to protect undocumented immigrants in vaccine rolloutCuomo said the federal program requires states to collect and share personal information for those taking the vaccine, which could be shared with agencies like the Department of Homeland Security and ICE.
Is shopping in stores safe during the coronavirus pandemic?As U.S. infections rise, public health experts are urging consumers to limit their physical presence in stores.