Tag: Covid

RSV Impacting the Community

Ada, MN — Sickness is making its rounds through the community and in a variety of different forms. While that’s not new coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, COVID is perhaps of least concern at the moment. Nurse Tracy Johnson of Norman-Mahnomen Public Health says of all the different illnesses impacting the community right now,…
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November 30, 2022 0

CRMC updates visitor guidelines

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center recently updated its patient visitor guidelines. In the Emergency Department, a maximum of two visitors will be allowed at a time. On the Medical, Surgical, and Intensive Care Units, visiting hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. In the Birthing Center, the visiting hours are also 7 a.m. to 8…
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September 1, 2022 0

Ada Police Chief Closer to Returning to Duty

Ada, MN — It’s taken more than four months, but Ada Police Chief Jody Bueng says he’s very close to returning back to patrol following a long battle with COVID-19. Bueng was hospitalized with the virus in late September and spent the next few months relying on oxygen to get him through the day. However,…
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January 26, 2022 0

COVID & Other Illnesses Taking Over in Norman County

Ada, MN — The omicron variant of COVID-19 has now become widespread in our area communities, causing some school districts to scramble to find staff or even institute flex or e-learning days. Tracy Johnson of Norman-Mahnomen Public Health is the school nurse for the Ada-Borup-West and Norman County East School Districts. She says testing is…
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January 24, 2022 0

COVID or Not, Stay Home If You Are Sick

Twin Valley, MN — It’s not just COVID anymore, illnesses of all kinds are making their rounds at area schools this winter causing schools to reiterate the importance of good hygiene and staying home when you’re sick. During the Norman County East School News this week, K-12 Principal Dustin Flaten says they continue to do…
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January 11, 2022 0

Hillsboro School Board News & Notes from November 10th Meeting

Hillsboro, ND — The Hillsboro School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday morning, November 10th where they discussed virtual learning policy, the 2022-23 school calendar, facility updates and more. Hillsboro School Superintendent Paula Suda says the board approved a virtual learning policy, but not only because of COVID concerns but for other emergencies.…
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November 16, 2021 0

Mahnomen Superintendent Reviews Annual Audit & Discusses Improving COVID Situation

Mahnomen, MN — More news and notes from this week’s Mahnomen School Board meeting held on Monday night. The board held their annual audit review, and Mahnomen Superintendent Jeff Bisek says the district remains in strong financial shape. Superintendent Bisek also reported to the board on the COVID situation in the district, which was a…
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October 15, 2021 0

Ada-Borup-West School Board Update

Ada, MN — The Ada-Borup-West School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday morning. During that meeting, the board and administration spent some time discussing COVID cases and mitigation efforts. There has been an uptick in positive cases in the building, including 26 in the past two weeks. As of now the district won’t…
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October 13, 2021 0

3rd Doses & Boosters for COVID-19 Vaccine Available for those Eligible in Traill County

Hillsboro, ND — Booster shots and 3rd Doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are now available in Traill County and Traill District Health is encouraging those eligible to schedule an appointment for their booster or get the first dose if you still haven’t done so. COVID-19 is still surging in North Dakota and hospitals are nearing…
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October 6, 2021 0

NMPH: Trust the Facts When It Comes to COVID Vaccine

Ada, MN — The truth about the effectiveness COVID-19 vaccination is in the data. Data from the CDC and from local hospitals remains consistent in showing that those who are vaccinated are less likely to get COVID, and more importantly less likely to become hospitalized. The North Dakota Department of Health released data this past…
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September 27, 2021 0