Tag: COVID-19

School Matters with Superintendent Kevin Grover ISD 361, 2-1-2022

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 hope of a downward trend will continue. The mask mandate was also touched upon.


February 1, 2022 0

25+% Positivity Rate !

Our daily reporting has been updated to include information that better represents the impact of COVID-19 on our region. Due to testing eligibility, case numbers only represent those who live or work in higher-risk settings and daily case numbers should not be used to assess risk in a community or in our region. The current…
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January 28, 2022 0

Urgent care services at Rainy Lake Medical Center are temporarily suspended until further notice, effective immediately.

RLMC is among growing list of strained healthcare systems pausing some services due to limited hospital space across the region and nation. RLMC’s decision allows priority to be given to patients needing the highest level of care. Local hospital officials said if someone is in need of emergency care to come to the emergency room…
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January 13, 2022 0

Essentia Health to follow new Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine guidelines 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Jan. 7, 2022  Essentia Health to follow new Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine guidelines  Essentia Health will start following new COVID-19 vaccine guidelines laid out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday. This comes as the more transmissible omicron variant grips much of the country.   The CDC has expanded the…
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January 8, 2022 0

Essentia Health reminding people of best practices for COVID-19 testing

With COVID-19 cases on the rise due to the highly transmissible omicron variant, Essentia Health is encouraging people to get tested using one of our various testing methods.  If you are having mild cold symptoms and aren’t sure if it’s COVID, please do not go to emergency departments or urgent care centers for a COVID…
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January 7, 2022 0

Ontario Sets New Covid-19 Daily Record

The Northwestern Health Unit is reporting 84 new cases of COVID-19 Friday with the majority in the Sioux Lookout Health Hub area. 40 of the new positive test results are in the Sioux Lookout Hub, there’s 32 in the Kenora Hub, six in the Red Lake, five in the Dryden, two in the Fort Frances…
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January 3, 2022 0

Koochiching County Health Department

The Koochiching County Board met yesterday morning at 9:30 fora regular county board meeting. A report from the County’s health departments Kathy LaFrance was given, and Kathy tells the board what the counties status is currently. Kathy explains that there are some changes being made in guidelines by the CDC and what they are. One…
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December 29, 2021 0

Essentia Health offering Booster Appointments for Covid-19

Essentia Health is scheduling appointments of a single-dose booster of both the Moderna and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID•19 vaccines for all individuals ages 18 and older. Interested patients can schedule shots through the MyChart patient portal or by calling 1-833-494-0836. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people 50 and older should get a booster…
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November 30, 2021 0

ISD 362 Littlefork/Big Falls Covid Numbers look good for district.

2021-2022 L-BF District-Wide Case Levels These numbers include ALL Staff and Students from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade. This is approximately 443 people. >>Total Covid-19 Cases Since September 7, 2021 = 39 >>Total Active Cases as of November 22, 2021 = 3                               Elementary =…
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November 22, 2021 0

Canadian Feds to lift PCR test requirement for short trips

The Canadian federal government will be lifting the PCR test requirement for fully vaccinated travelers returning to Canada after short trips. This means that as soon as this re-entry requirement comes into effect, travellers who are coming back into the country within 72 hours of their departure will no longer need to show proof of…
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November 19, 2021 0