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With rapid spread, a clamor for tests

With travel expected to be near pre-pandemic levels, the demand for Covid tests - as well as vaccinations - are up across the board. The fast-spreading omicron variant adds urgency. State health... Full story


COVID disconnect? As cases climbed, Minnesotans dropped their guard, officials say

A year ago, almost all of Chey Eisenman’s car service customers wore masks. “We were at almost 100 percent of people — regardless of how they felt about COVID or masks — were wearing them,” she said. “And that was fascinating to me. And then as peo... Full story

 By Peter Cox    News    October 16, 2020

State to allow more care facility visits

Peter Cox MPR News More people soon will be able to visit loved ones in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. The changes are set to go into effect on Saturday, Oct. 17. Right now people can visit elderly relatives at some nursing homes...

 By Peter Cox    COVID-19    June 26, 2020

State eases rules on senior facility visits

Peter Cox / MPR News For the first time in months, many Minnesotans in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are being allowed to see visitors face-to-face — at least, with masks on. The M... Full story


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