Health Leaders, Hospital CEOs Warn Of COVID 'Capacity Crisis' For Minnesota Adults And ChildrenTop hospital and long-term care industry leaders say that workers are exhausted and leaving the profession at record-levels, creating a staffing shortage of caregivers as cases increase and hospital beds fill up.
State Health Officials Concerned About Bump In COVID Cases Among Kids As School Year BeginsMinnesota public health officials say they are concerned about COVID-19 cases increasing among children as a school year begins with many back in the classroom.
Special Session Of Minnesota Legislature Next Month UncertainA once-likely special session of the Minnesota Legislature next month is now uncertain, after Gov. Tim Walz said he would reconsider calling lawmakers back to the capitol if Senate Republicans pursue removing the state’s top health official.
Health Officials Nervous About Minnesota State Fair CrowdsMinnesota health officials on Tuesday said they're nervous about the large crowds expected at the Minnesota State Fair as the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus continues to circulate statewide.
Despite End Of Mandate, Many Minnesotans Not Ready To Drop The MasksThe numbers show 71% of white people living in Minneapolis have received at least one dose. It falls to 35% for Hispanic people, and 28% of Black and African-Americans.
CDC Unveils 'Common Sense' Mask Guidelines As More Americans Are Fully VaccinatedThere are new signs of recovery as more than 40% of Americans have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Judge: Minnesota Inmates Can Sue State Over COVID ConcernsACLU-MN alleges that only one-fifth of Minnesota’s approximately 7,600 inmates have been fully vaccinated.
'An Enormous Human Loss': MDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm Reflects On 1 Year Of COVIDJan Malcolm shared the mistakes made, successes celebrated and the personal heartbreak of her own.
Dr. Fauci: COVID Vaccine Rollout Could Soon Speed Up NationwideMinnesota is closing in on delivering one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
Experts Fear Spring Break COVID Boom: 'It's Still Really Not A Great Idea To Travel'As the subzero temperatures continue, many Minnesotans are dreaming of a warm escape -- and health experts are worried about a possible rise in COVID-19 cases with more travel.
MDH Commissioner Evaluating Future Of Vaccine Pilot Sites And ‘Lottery’; Clinics, Pharmacies May Take WeightTens of thousands Minnesota seniors on a waitlist COVID-19 vaccines won’t all be inoculated at one of the nine pilot sites across the state, a top health official said. The vision is for the majority of people to get vaccinated at community pharmacies and clinics.
COVID Vaccine (MN): Health Care Workers Start To Get 2nd DosesHealth care workers at the Minneapolis VA hospital got their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Monday.
MDH: New COVID-19 Strain Has 'Greater Ease Of Spread'Britain is weathering a new strain of COVID-19 that experts say is 70% more infectious than others, leading to strict lockdowns and travel restrictions from at least 40 countries.
Minnesota To Adopt Shorter, 10-Day And 7-Day Quarantine OptionsMinnesota Department of Health said they will update their COVID guidances to include new recommendations from the Center for Disease Control, which include options for shorter quarantines.
First Responders Argue They Should Be Among First Minnesotans To Get COVID VaccineHealth commissioner Jan Malcolm said health care workers, long-term care workers and long-term care residents are in group 1A and are first in line for the vaccine.