Tag: Sarah Kjono

This Week is National Public Health Week

Ada, MN — During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health. Sarah Kjono of Norman-Mahnomen…
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April 4, 2022 0

Norman County East Childcare Project Regaining Momentum

Twin Valley, MN — The Norman County East Childcare Project is firing back up after a long hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic. The childcare project began in the fall of 2019 to brainstorm solutions and ideas to address the childcare shortage within the Norman County East School District. Childcare needs were identified as a major…
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August 16, 2021 0

Norman County Seeing Spike in COVID-19

Ada, MN — Norman County went almost two months without a single confirmed case of COVID-19, but that’s all changed with the highly contagious Delta variant spreading across the country. A few cases had sprinkled in during the month of July and now during this past week, Norman County is averaging two new cases a…
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August 12, 2021 0

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Getting Back to Normal at the Fair

Ada, MN — Things for the most part felt like a complete return to normal yesterday as we kicked off the 125th Norman County Fair. There were no masks, no social distancing requirements, and no worries about capacity limits or how many people sat at a picnic table. There was more concern over whether the…
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June 24, 2021 0

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Talks Roles Moving Forward Post-Pandemic

Ada, MN — COVID-19 vaccinations rates are climbing, positive cases are dropping, and statewide restrictions are ending. For most of us, it appears the COVID-19 pandemic is ending. But what about for frontline workers like those in Public Health? Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Director Sarah Kjono says while they can now focus more of their efforts…
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May 26, 2021 0

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Now Vaccinating 12-15 Age Group

Ada, MN — Norman-Mahnomen Public Health had a successful first week of vaccinations for their youngest age group of those between 12 and 15. A week ago it was announced that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was safe for that age group and Public Health immediately began taking appointments and will continue to do so with…
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May 19, 2021 0

NMPH Director Reflects on One Year of COVID-19 Pandemic

Ada, MN — It’s been a year since COVID-19 became an official global pandemic and the world as we knew it changed. Schools went into distance learning, people were working from home, bars and restaurants shut down, and initially there were still many unknowns about the coronavirus and how it spread. We reflected on this…
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March 15, 2021 0

COVID-19 Conversation 2-24-21

Listen to the biweekly COVID-19 Conversation with Norman-Mahnomen Public Health’s Sarah Kjono. Kjono discusses the recent outbreak of local cases, the COVID-19 vaccine distribution, and more. COVID-19 Conversation is heard every other Wednesday at 11am on 106.5 KRJB.

February 24, 2021 0

As 2nd Wave Slows Down; NMPH Encourages Smaller Groups for Christmas Gatherings

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (12/17/20) Ada, MN — While restrictions remain tight, new COVID-19 cases continue to drop both across the state and locally. Even area schools are reporting fewer close contacts and quarantine requirements for students and staff. However, COVID related deaths remain high. Sarah Kjono of Norman-Mahnomen Public says while they were anticipating…
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December 17, 2020 0