TSA's Extension To Mask Rules Comes As Air Travel Nears Pre-Pandemic LevelsA week before it was set to expire, the federal government on Thursday extended the mask mandate for public transportation for another 30 days. This includes air travel.
Minneapolis, St. Paul Lift Mask Mandates For City-Managed BuildingsThe mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul announced Thursday the lifting of mask requirements at city-managed buildings.
COVID Levels Are At Lowest Since August; Are We Finally In The Clear?“We should not consider it a failure if COVID comes back again. We should consider that a typical lifespan of viruses,” Dr. George Morris said.
COVID In Minnesota: Avg. Positivity Rate Falls Below Caution Threshold For 1st Time Since AugustMinnesota's rolling average COVID-19 positivity rate is below the line the state health department considers as cause for caution, now sitting at 4.9%. This  marks the first time that figure has been below the line of caution since early August 2021.
COVID In Minnesota: 847 New Cases Reported Thursday, With 20 More DeathsMinnesota's rolling average COVID-19 positivity rate has nearly fallen below the line the state health department considers as cause for caution, now sitting at 5.1% after spending many weeks in double-digit territory.
COVID In Minnesota: MDH Reports 591 Virus Cases, 21 Additional DeathsMinnesota health officials on Wednesday reported 591 more COVID-19 cases and 21 additional deaths as the state’s positivity rate continues its decline.
COVID In Minnesota: Avg. Positivity Rate Nearly Below Line For Caution, At 5.6%The rate of new daily cases per 100,000 residents stands at 19.9, significantly down from the recent peak of nearly 230. However, the line of high risk is drawn at 10 per 100,000 residents.
As CDC Relaxes Mask Guidance, Some MN Businesses Already Making Changes: 'It's A Positive Sign'A big shift from the CDC. The agency just announced their mask rules will be relaxed. This as local communities make changes, too.
COVID In Minnesota: Current Number Of COVID Patients In ICU Falls Below 100, 1st Time Since Last SummerThe rate of new daily cases per 100,000 residents stands at 29.9, significantly down from the recent peak of nearly 230. However, the line of high risk is drawn at 10 per 100,000 residents.
COVID In Minnesota: Avg. Positivity Rate Falls Below Line Of High RiskMeanwhile, Minnesota officials on Tuesday reported 2,012 new cases and 32 more deaths due to COVID-19, seven of which happened before the start of February.
COVID In Minnesota: Avg. Positivity Rate Almost Below Line For High Risk, At 10.9%The rate of new daily cases per 100,000 residents stands at 53, significantly down from the recent peak of nearly 230. However, the line of high risk is drawn at 10 per 100,000 residents.
COVID In Minnesota: Avg. Positivity Rate Notches Down To 12.5%; 33 More Deaths ReportedMeanwhile, Minnesota officials on Tuesday reported 4,338 new cases and 33 more deaths due to COVID-19, six of which happened in the months before February.
COVID In Minnesota: 36 More Deaths Reported; Average Positivity Rate Falls To 13%The latest figures from the Minnesota Department of Health place the total case count at 1,388,401, which includes 55,592 reinfections. Since the start of the pandemic, 11,797 Minnesotans have died from the virus.
Minneapolis, St. Paul Lift COVID Vaccine/Test Requirements For Restaurants, Bars, Event SpacesThe mandates went into effect as the omicron surge pushed the state of Minnesota to its highest-recorded positivity rates and tasked already strapped hospitals with a new wave of COVID-19 patients.
Truckers Form Blockade At Canadian Border In Protest Of COVID-19 RestrictionsThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security said in a bulletin to local and state law enforcement agencies that it has received reports that truckers are planning to “potentially block roads in major metropolitan cities” in a protest against vaccine mandates and other issues.