Who Will Qualify For State's $250 Million In Bonus Pay For Front-Line Workers?Heroes of the pandemic could be in line for bonus pay as state lawmakers set aside millions to split among front-line workers.
COVID In Minnesota: State Officials Recommend Masks In Schools, Regardless Of Vaccination StatusHealth and education officials in Minnesota are recommending that all students, teachers, staff, and visitors should wear masks indoors at school this fall, even those who are vaccinated.
COVID In Minnesota: State's Rate Of New Cases Per Capita Reaches Line Of Caution Once AgainThe health department reports that the rolling average positivity rate is now at 2.8%. While that's below the line for caution (at 5%), it's also up notably over recent weeks; earlier this summer, that figure hovered around 1%.
14 MN Barber Shops Participate In Program To Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination In Black CommunityMore than a dozen barber shops in Minnesota are participating in a federal initiative to engage Black-owned businesses in supporting local vaccine education and outreach efforts.
MDH Investigating COVID Outbreak At Western Minnesota CampMinnesota Department of Health officials said Tuesday they are investigating a COVID-19 outbreak at a camp for teenagers in the northwestern part of the state.
CDC Recommends Masks For All In K-12 Schools, Regardless Of Vaccination StatusThe Centers for Disease Control announced Tuesday that fully vaccinated Americans in communities with substantial or high COVID transmission should once again wear face masks in some indoor public settings.
Rick Dennison Staying With Vikings In Advisory Role; New Offensive Line Coach NamedA Vikings positional coach who was reportedly set to leave the team after refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine will stay on in an advisory capacity.
COVID In Minnesota: 1,000+ New Cases Reported; CDC Expected To Again Recommend MasksMinnesota health officials reported Tuesday 1,032 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths as the Delta variant continues to spread, pushing case counts and hospitalizations to levels not seen since spring.
COVID In MN: MDH Commissioner Says State Is Entering 'Critical Transition Phase'Minnesota health officials warned Monday that the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus now accounts for more than 75% of the state's new COVID-19 cases and that it's a serious threat to people who still have not gotten vaccinated.
COVID In Minnesota: 424 New Cases, 3 More Deaths Reported As Delta Variant Continues To Spread Minnesota health officials reported Monday 424 more cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths as the Delta variant continues to spread in the state.
COVID In Minnesota: 375 New Cases Reported, Positivity Rate At 2.2%Friday's updated figures from the Minnesota Department of Health reported 375 additional COVID-19 cases and two deaths, as case numbers rise due to the highly contagious Delta variant.
COVID In Minnesota: Data Show State's Conservative Counties Have Lower Vaccination Rates, Reflecting National TrendCounties in Minnesota with the lowest vaccination rates voted for Donald Trump in the 2020 election by large margins, state data from the health department and secretary of state’s office show, reflecting a national trend of partisan differences when it comes to taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID In Minnesota: Positivity Rate Inches Up To 2%, With 340 Newly Confirmed CasesThere are also a reported 3.3 daily new cases per 100,000 Minnesota residents; the line of caution there is drawn at 5 cases per 100,000.
COVID In Minnesota: 5 More Deaths Reported; Case Counts, Hospitalizations On The RiseDaily COVID-19 case numbers are mounting in Minnesota, and state health officials say the highly-transmissible Delta variant is to blame.
'This Virus Will Find Everybody Who Is Not Immune': Mayo Doctor's Strong Warning Over COVID's Delta VariantThe Minnesota Department of Health say 99% of new cases in Minnesota are in unvaccinated people, and 75% of those new cases are the Delta variant.