Minnesota Ranks 2nd In US For COVID Boosters, As Experts Race To Understand Omicron’s Impact“It’s highly infectious, likely is going to beat out Delta to become what I call basically the ‘king of the virus hill,’’ Dr. Michael Osterholm said.
Data Show COVID Cases In Minnesota Schools Have Declined, But Experts Still Watching For Long-Term TrendsThe latest data show COVID-19 cases linked to schools have sharply declined since mid-September, but experts warn that it’s too early to determine if the state has passed the peak of the latest surge.
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.