COVID Surge Has Minnesota Institutions, Including The State Fair, Taking Note: 'Everything...Is Still On The Table'Changes are happening in Minnesota as COVID-19 cases surge.
COVID Testing Is On The Rise Again, And Trickier To FindCOVID testing is on the rise again -- but getting one might be harder than it was a few months ago.
Allina Health, M Health Fairview Require Employees To Get COVID VaccineTwo of Minnesota's largest health care systems will now require employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by fall.
Target, Cub Will Again Require Some Workers To Wear Face MasksThe CDC changed its guidance after data showed that while vaccines still protect people from getting seriously sick from COVID and the Delta variant, fully vaccinated individuals can still be contagious.
With Few Weeks Left Before Classes Start, St. Paul Schools Set Up Free COVID Vaccine ClinicsJust 36% of 12- to 15-year-old children in Minnesota are fully vaccinated, and only 48% of 16- and 17-year-olds are.
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.