Vikings QB Kellen Mond Tests Positive For COVID; Cousins Also Held Out Of PracticeNFL Network reports quarterback Kellen Mond has tested positive for the virus, keeping three quarterbacks out, including him and Kirk Cousins, reported to be a high-risk close contact.
Vaccinated Minnesotan Stuck Abroad After Testing Positive For COVID-19 In MexicoMaya Buckner doesn’t go far without her vaccine card showing she completed the Pfizer series in March -- including on a balcony in Cancun, Mexico, where she is now sick with COVID-19.
'Pure Mask Sweatiness': Students Face Masking Up Again For In-Person LearningThe school year begins in about five weeks, the same time frame it would take the Pfizer vaccine to fully protect someone 12 years old and up from COVID-19.
Mayo Clinic To Now Also Require Workers Be VaccinatedThe Rochester-based medical system said the “vast majority” of its employees are already vaccinated. But it said all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or complete an opt-out process by Sept. 17.
Mask Mandate Unlikely In Classrooms This Fall, Minnesota Ed. Commissioner SaysAs of now, children 12 and under are not eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccines currently in distribution.
No Overpayments By Minnesota For COVID-19 Tests, Audit FindsThe state is liable under the terms of its contract for up to $75 million that are not covered by other payors such as health plans, but has paid only $3.1 million so far.
COVID-19 Audit Sought By Minnesota Lawmakers Looks DoubtfulRepublican Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer says an audit would provide some answers on how the state measured up and on what lessons should be learned, and she expects it to go forward.
Gov. Walz Says He Will Give Up Emergency Powers Aug. 1; Republicans Have Plan To Force End SoonerGov. Tim Walz on Friday said he will relinquish pandemic powers by Aug. 1, ending the peacetime emergency that’s been in effect since last March.
Music Rings Out Once Again In Minneapolis's Orchestra HallWhen the musicians came on stage in unison, the audience gave a standing ovation with roaring applause once again.
COVID In Minnesota: 7 More Deaths Reported; Positivity Rate Falls To 2.3%On Thursday, the state health department reported 175 newly confirmed positive cases and seven new deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours, from about 17,341 newly completed tests.
COVID In Minnesota: Daily Cases Per Capita Now As Low As June 2020; Positivity Rate At 2.8%As of Tuesday morning, the latest figures from the Minnesota Department of Health showed that about 65% of Minnesotans 16 or older had received at least one dose, and 90% of those 65 or older had received at least one dose.
COVID In Minnesota: Positivity Rate Falls Below 4%; State Reports 134 New Cases, 1 DeathTuesday's updated figures from the Minnesota Department of Health showed infection and hospitalization trends continuing to fall, predominately across the board.
COVID In Minnesota: State Surpasses 600K Positive Cases, With Vaccine Incentives ForthcomingAs of Thursday morning, the latest figures from the Minnesota Department of Health showed that about 64% of Minnesotans 16 or older had received at least one dose, and 89% of those 65 or older had received at least one dose.
Northwest Angle Minnesota Residents Exempt From Border Travel RestrictionsResidents of that area are now allowed to travel by car and will be exempt from pre- and post-arrival COVID tests.
COVID In Minnesota: Trends In Positivity, Hospitalizations, New Infections All Trending DownOn Wednesday, the state health department reported 658 newly confirmed positive cases and 15 deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours.