With Varying Concert COVID Protocols, Health Officials Urge Music Lovers To Weigh RisksLive music is back in the Twin Cities. But fans may not know that many venues have their COVID-19 protocols set by the artist that's coming to town.
'No One Else Is Willing To Take That Vaccine': Committee Hears Concerns About Plunging Staff Levels Over Mandate"At our facility, we currently have a 40% to 45% vaccination rate for staff,” certified nursing assistant Abbie Tiemann said. “We’ve come to the point where no one else is willing to take that vaccine. I am one of them."
Minneapolis Pairs With Media Outlets To Spread COVID Vaccine Info To Communities Of ColorThe city of Minneapolis is using trusted messengers and culturally-specific organizations and media as part of its strategy to reach communities of color with COVID-19 vaccine information.
President Biden Asks Employers To Require COVID-19 Vaccination; Some Minnesota Businesses Already Doing It“One of the core functions of government is to promote public safety and under that sort of reasoning, previous vaccine mandates have been upheld,” Professor Jill Hasday said.
Officials Hope 'Vaccine Hesitancy' Fades Following Pfizer Vaccine's FDA Approval“Those people who have been sitting on the fence thinking that, “Hey, this vaccine is not yet approved,’ will finally take that leap of faith and get the vaccine,” Dr. Venkat Iyer said.
COVID Delta Surge Puts Strain On Minnesota Hospitals: 'Everybody's Exhausted'As Minnesota hospital beds continue to fill up, the strain on the system is affecting both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.
First Avenue Now Requires Proof Of Vaccination Or Negative COVID Test For ConcertgoersFirst Avenue and its five sister venues will now require patrons to prove they’re fully vaccinated or show a negative COVID-19 test result to attend music concerts and events.
Minnesota's COVID Vaccine Incentive Program Falls Short Of Its 100,000 Participant GoalMore than 17,400 Minnesotans cashed in on rewards in a state vaccine incentive program designed to boost shots in arms, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Health -- which is a fraction of the initial goal.
Former State Sen. Scott Jensen Signs Onto Lawsuit To Block COVID Shots For KidsMinnesota Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen compared such inoculations to Nazi experimentation on imprisoned Jews.
As More COVID Restrictions Expire, How Comfortable Should People Be With Crowds?Some of the Minnesota’s last COVID-19 restrictions are rolling back Friday.
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.
COVID In Minnesota: Positivity Rate Falls To 5%; 14 New Deaths Reported In Last DayCommunity spread remains high, with 46% of cases reported with no known source of exposure, the highest figure yet reported since the start of the pandemic.
Starting Tuesday, Allina Clinics In Minnesota Will Start Vaccinating 12- To 15-Year-OldsAnyone can get a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at Allina Health Systems. You don’t have to be a patient.
COVID In Minnesota: 19 More Deaths Reported, As Community Spread Remains HighCommunity spread remains high, with 43.7% of cases reported with no known source of exposure, tying the record for the highest that figure has been since the start of tracking.
COVID In Minnesota: No New Deaths Reported In Last 24 Hours; Positivity Rate PlateausThe state's rolling average positivity rate is sitting at 5.9%, which is roughly where it's been plateauing for more than a week. Anything above 5% is considered cause for increased caution.