Latest Coronavirus Headlines

No More 'Minnesota Nice': New COVID Ad Campaign Aims To Get In Your FaceMinnesota's major hospitals and healthcare systems are stepping up their urgency ahead of Thanksgiving this week with a messaging campaign that declares "There's no more time to be 'Minnesota Nice.'"
Man Says COVID Hospitalization Led To His Firing From JobA Twin Cities man says he lost his job for failing to call in sick to work, while he was hospitalized with COVID-19.
New App Helps Minnesotans Know If They've Been Exposed To COVIDGov. Tim Walz announced Monday new technology to help Minnesotans slow the spread of COVID-19.
Vikings Place Adam Thielen On COVID Reserve ListIt is not clear whether Thielen has tested positive for COVID-19, or if he has been exposed to someone who has.
Coronavirus (MN): Gov. Walz To Call Special Session To Approve More Aid For Small BusinessesMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz says that he intends to announce a major state relief plan to help small businesses and the hospitality industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID In Minnesota: MDH Reports 6,300+ New Infections, 24 More DeathsAs state officials prepare to announce new tech in the COVID-19 pandemic fight, health officials on Monday reported 6,353 additional virus cases and 24 more deaths.
Free COVID Testing Site To Open At Bloomington Elementary SchoolAnother free COVID-19 testing site is opening Monday in the Twin Cities.
Minnesotans Prepare For A Thanksgiving Like None OtherAs the holiday week begins, there is warning from the nation's top infectious disease expert on why this Thanksgiving will be unlike any other
Wisconsin Congressman Bryan Steil Says He Tested Positive For COVID-19U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, according to a statement from the Republican lawmaker, who represents Wisconsin's 1st congressional district.
Metro Colleges To Students: Going Home For Thanksgiving? Stay ThereThe University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas are both encouraging students who travel for Thanksgiving to just stay home for the rest of the year and take virtual classes only.
Hennepin County Rolls Out $13M In New Small Business GrantsHennepin County's restaurant industry has lost nearly 26,000 jobs compared to last year.
Rules About Police Officers Wearing Masks Vary Widely Across USAlthough authorities have been encouraging people to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many police departments leave it up to officers to decide whether to cover their faces while interacting with the public.
COVID In Minnesota: Health Officials Report More Than 7,000 New Cases, 40 More DeathsMinnesota health officials reported Sunday more than 7,000 new cases of COVID-19 and 40 more deaths.
Toilet Paper Flying Off Shelves Again As COVID SurgesThis definitely brings back memories of the spring, when everything from paper products to disinfectants and comfort food was hard to find.
Protesters Gather At Governor's Residence As More COVID Restrictions Go Into EffectThe four-week order began Saturday. Bars and restaurants will be takeout only, gyms are closed and youth sports are on pause.
Life Time Fitness Files For Data Evidence On COVID Spread, Arguing They're Not Super-SpreadersOn Friday, Life Time CEO Braham Akradi filed a request for access to government data to see the exact amount of virus spread happening in health clubs in Minnesota.
One Minnesota And PRISM's Turkey Giveaway Feeds Nearly 5,000Families flocked to Golden Valley on Saturday to line up for what organizers say is the largest single day turkey giveaway in Minnesota.
South Dakota's Kristi Noem Among Governors Ignoring CDC Advice On Thanksgiving GatheringsCoronavirus infections are ravaging South Dakota, where more than half of tests have come back positive for weeks. Yet Gov. Kristi Noem won't require masks or take other measures to curb the spread, including urging families to limit Thanksgiving gatherings.
COVID In Minnesota: MDH Reports 6,265 Cases, 51 Deaths As New Restrictions Go Into EffectNew COVID restrictions have gone into place, and Minnesota health officials on Saturday reported an additional 6,265 cases and 51 deaths.
Dining Rooms Go Dark Again At Minnesota Restaurants As COVID Restrictions Go Into EffectAt midnight, youth sports and parties, like wedding receptions, are officially paused for four weeks. Gatherings are limited to members of one household.
Q&A: Regions Doctor Says Next Few Weeks Are Critical In Fight Against COVIDOne of the Twin Cities top doctors believes the next few weeks will be critical in the fight against COVID-19. Dr. Benji Mathews told WCCO's Liz Collin that Regions is caring for 90 patients with the virus right now.
'Finding Your Happy' During The 4-Week Strict COVID Dial-BackAs we try to get through this strict one-month dial back together, it's important to find those things that make you smile.
Sanford Health CEO Says He Had COVID, But Will Return To Work Without MaskThe head of one of the largest regional health systems in the Midwest has told his employees that he has recovered from COVID-19 and is back in the office — without a mask.
Minneapolis Parks And Rec Board Cancels Sports, Closes Indoor Ice Arenas As New COVID Restrictions Kick InAs new COVID restrictions are going into effect on Friday night, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is making changes to activities and sports.
Sen. Klobuchar Calls For Federal Help To Prepare For COVID Vaccine DistributionEarly Friday morning, Sen. Amy Klobuchar spoke at the University of Minnesota. She's calling for federal support to help prepare for a large-scale COVID-19 virus vaccine distribution.
MDH: Anyone Working At Businesses Open During Dial-Back Period Should Get Tested For COVIDThe Minnesota Department of Health is encouraging anyone who will be working at a business that will be open during the dial-back period to get tested for COVID.
COVID Restrictions (MN): Hospitality Groups Urge Gov. Walz For Emergency Reliefmultiple hospitality groups in Minnesota are urging Gov. Tim Walz for emergency relief as the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions continue to devastate the industry.
COVID In Minnesota: 68 Deaths And 6,800+ Cases Reported Ahead Of New RestrictionsHours ahead of new dial-back restrictions, the Minnesota Department of Health reported nearly 6,812 cases of COVID-19 and 68 deaths - the second highest single-day record.
Pfizer Asks US Regulators To Approve Emergency Use Of Its COVID-19 Vaccine (CBS News)Pfizer said Friday it is asking U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine. The announcement starts the clock on a process that could bring limited first shots as early as next month and eventually an end to the pandemic -- but not until after a long, hard winter.

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Miami hospital preparing for COVID-19 vaccine distributionCBS News was granted rare access into Jackson Memorial Hospital's COVID-19 ward and the extremely cold freezer where the coronavirus vaccine will be stored.
Court rules Texas, Louisiana can cut Planned Parenthood fundingAbortion rights advocates say the decision to end funding could affect a variety of non-abortion health services for low-income women.
South Dakota governor resists mandate despite coronavirus surge"This is cowboy country, man. And you try and tell someone to do something and they want to do the opposite," the mayor Sioux Falls said when asked why they don't enforce mask mandates.
Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite urgent COVID-19 warningsAs coronavirus cases soar, millions of people are sticking to their Thanksgiving travel plans despite the CDC urging them to stay home. Kris Van Cleave takes a look.
Pennsylvania limiting alcohol sales on Thanksgiving eve"We are in a very disastrous situation," the governor said as the state is grappling with a surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
Miami hospital prepares for coronavirus vaccine distributionCBS News got rare access inside Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami that will be among the first to receive Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine. Mireya Villarreal shows us how health care workers are preparing for its distribution.
Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial shows up to 90% effectivenessThe coronavirus vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford is up to 90% effective in preventing the disease, with clinical trials also showing that it may stop transmission among people. Charlie D'Agata continues our series "Racing to a Cure."
AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID vaccine up to 90% effective, trials showThree drugmakers have now reported similarly hopeful results in two weeks. U.K. Prime Minister calls the news from AstraZeneca and Oxford University "incredibly exciting."
South Dakota gripped by pandemic as governor resists mask mandateSouth Dakota has reported more coronavirus hospitalizations and deaths over the last week — per capita — than anywhere else in the country. David Begnaud takes a closer look.
Italy's virus death toll tops 50,000Italy joins the U.S., Brazil, India, Mexico and the U.K. in passing the symbolic 50,000-death mark.
Grocery store workers alarmed as coronavirus cases soar"Everyone who works in my store is afraid of getting infected," said one Los Angeles supermarket employee.
AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine up to 90% effective, late stage trials showAnother potential coronavirus vaccine is showing promising results. Charlie D'Agata reports from Oxford University in England on the AstraZeneca vaccine trial.
South Dakota marks one of its highest daily death tolls since the coronavirus pandemic beganSouth Dakota ranks second behind North Dakota for the country's highest number of virus cases per capita in the last two weeks, according to The COVID Tracking Project. David Begnaud visited Sioux Falls to ask South Dakotans about the city's new mask mandate.
Rapper Bad Bunny tests positive for coronavirusThe 26-year-old rapper, whose real name is Benito Martínez Ocasio, wasn't showing any major symptoms of the virus, his publicist said.
Pat Quinn, Ice Bucket Challenge co-founder, has died at age 37The ice bucket challenge took social media by storm in 2014, making Quinn a viral sensation.
Americans are scared as virus surges. They're also resilient."I am already drained and overwhelmed," admits one nursing assistant. After getting sick another worker says, "You have to make it work."
Nevada governor issues "statewide pause" as virus cases rise"We are on a rapid trajectory that threatens to overwhelm our health care system, our frontline health workers, and your access to care," the governor said.
Florida bar shut down after hundreds pack in without masksThe bar was cited three times in one day for violating COVID-19 guidance, according to local reports.
The rise in Americans' food insecurityCOVID-19 has deepened our nation's hunger crisis. Since the pandemic started, as many as 7 million people have enrolled in the federal government's food stamp program, and many are relying on food banks for the first time to feed their families. Correspondent Lee Cowan visits San Antonio, Texas, to find out how charitable organizations there are stepping up to feed the demand.
Pope says he understands COVID patients' struggle "from experience"Francis gives his most personal insight ever of the ordeal that left him "hanging between life and death" with a misdiagnosed pulmonary infection.