Tag: COVID-19

Essentia Health relaxes visitor restrictions  

Patients at Essentia Health’s hospitals are now being allowed more visitors.  Essentia Health will allow two visitors per patient at a time; the visitors do not have to be the same two people on a given day. This is a slight adjustment from our current policy that requires the same two visitors per patient on…
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November 3, 2022 0

Ft. Francis, Ont. Mayor June Caul on the removal of Border Restrictions Oct 1.

From Oct. 1, travelers entering Canada will no longer be required to provide proof of vaccination, undergo testing, quarantine or isolation, or submit public health information to the government’s app or website, officials said Monday morning in Ottawa.Masking requirements on domestic planes and trains will also be lifted, and cruise passengers won’t be required to…
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September 27, 2022 0

COVID Bivalent Booster Clinics in Crow Wing County

Appointments are now available for updated (bivalent) boosters.  Minnesota Department of Health will hold a booster clinic in the Safety Building at the Fairgrounds on 9/20 and at the Emily City Hall on 9/21. Pfizer bivalent boosters and primary series are available at both locations for people age 12 and older. Make an appointment today.…
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September 13, 2022 0

Cousins out for Sunday’s Viking preseason opener

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins won’t be accompanying the team for Sunday’s preseason opener at Las Vegas.  Vikings Coach Kevin O’Connell announced Friday that Cousins has tested positive for COVID-19…and will need to isolate for five days.  The Vikings sent Cousins home Thursday after he became ill, but did not disclose his illness until Friday. …
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August 12, 2022 0

McGregor School District not offering free meals for upcoming school year

Post from Superintendent and Elementary Principal Brad Johnson from the McGregor School District #4 Facebook page: I want to make our families aware that there will not be free meals provided by the government this year as they have done for the previous two years because of Covid. We also did not qualify for the…
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July 14, 2022 0

Essentia Health now administering COVID vaccine for under-5 age group

Essentia Health pediatricians are encouraging COVID-19 vaccination of children ages 6 months through 4 years after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that everyone in this age group should receive a COVID-19 vaccine.  “COVID-19 has been one of the biggest public health threats in a century, with millions of people tragically losing their…
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June 23, 2022 0

NWHU Covid Case Numbers going up.

As a 6th wave of COVID-19 begins in the province, local case numbers are increasing in many of our communities. Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) notes that the virus, including the BA 2 variant, is circulating in the region. Public health officials urge residents to stay home and isolate if they are feeling unwell. Due to eligibility…
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April 13, 2022 0

COVID-19 Testing Still Widely Available

Ada, MN — While we transition out of the pandemic, demand for COVID-19 testing has dwindled, but the opportunity to get tested is still widely available for those who need it. Sarah Kjono with Norman-Mahnomen Public Health says they have a good supply of at-home antigen tests available that can be picked up by request…
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March 31, 2022 0

ISD361 Lifts Mask Mandate

 International Falls School District will no longer require masks to be worn inside any district building given the current quarantine rates, case rates, and county data effective Tuesday, March 1, 2022.  Students riding the school bus for transportation to and from school or for extracurricular transportation do not need to wear masks at this time…
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March 1, 2022 0

School Matters with Superintendent Kevin Grover ISD 361, 3-1-22

Kevin Grover, Superintendent of Schools in International Falls and ISD 361, joined me in studio for the Bi-Monthly program School Matters. Top discussion was the Covid-19 numbers in the school and the removal of the mask mandate within the district.

March 1, 2022 0