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Final Covid tests

The Minnesota Department of Health announced that four additional free at-home rapid Covid-19 tests are available to all Minnesota households through the state’s online ordering program. This will be the last chance for Minnesotans to get free... Full story

 

Covid levels 'low' in county so far this winter

The Covid-19 pandemic will reach its third anniversary in March but, unlike in years past, the early winter is so far not showing signs of a transmission peak. Only 4.1 percent of the county’s hospital beds were occupied by Covid-19 patients in... Full story

 

County offers free drive-thru vaccine clinics

Carlton County Public Health and Human Services will be offering two drive-through vaccination clinics in October. In addition to the new Covid-19 vaccine booster shot, the county will offer a... Full story

 

County offers free drive-thru vaccine clinics

Carlton County Public Health and Human Services will be offering two drive-through vaccination clinics in October. In addition to the new Covid-19 vaccine booster shot, the county will offer a... Full story

 

New booster available in Duluth

Appointments are available for Minnesotans to receive the bivalent booster at the state-run vaccination site at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. The DECC will be open on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Mondays from noon to 7 p.m.... Full story

 

Minnesota students continue to see impacts to math and reading

New state test data released Aug. 25 shows the majority of Minnesota students are below state proficiency standards in math, and just over half are proficient in reading — a sharp decline since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Just under 52...  Website

 

New booster available now

Appointments are now available for Minnesotans to receive an updated bivalent booster at the state-run vaccination site at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. Appointments for the Pfizer bivalent booster are available as early as Sunday,... Full story

 

As cold, flu season nears, health professionals again stress Covid-19 vaccine best 'shot'

People ask physician Dan Palmquist why he’s so adamant about encouraging the Covid-19 vaccination. “I tell them, ‘You go to a tire salesman, you expect to be sold tires,’” said Dr.... Full story

 

Cloquet relaxes Covid policies for return to school

Cloquet school board members discussed changes to their Covid-19 policy at their Aug. 22 meeting, with superintendent Michael Cary predicting that school will start to resemble what it looked like pre-Covid. These policy changes follow new... Full story

 

Covid vaccines available for tots

Now that the Centers for Disease Control and prevention have authorized Covid-19 vaccinations by Moderna and Pfizer for children ages six months and older, the vaccines are available. Carlton County Public Health officials encourage caregivers to... Full story

 
 By Pine Knot News    COVID-19    May 6, 2022

Covid cases trending up, but less severe

Covid-19 case counts are trending up in the state and region after a month of respite. Hospitalizations are also on the rise, but the cases seen are less severe, said Rick Breuer, CEO of Cloquet’s Community Memorial Hospital. More people are being... Full story

 

Hospital seeks Covid-19 study volunteers

St. Luke’s hospital in Duluth is welcoming new participants to a study with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and five other research sites across the country to study how Covid-19 moves through populations of people. Healthcare... Full story

 
 By Greta Kaul    COVID-19    March 18, 2022

Year 3: Could this be the Covid coda?

It was a quiet Friday afternoon, until it wasn’t. On Friday, March 6, 2020 — the Minnesota Department of Health announced the first case of Covid-19 had been confirmed in Minnesota. It set off a whirlwind of drastic change in the state,... Full story

 

Covid numbers continue dramatic fall

Local Covid-19 case numbers continue to decline dramatically, with the most recent weekly numbers from the Minnesota Department of Health report (released every Thursday) showing an increase of only 42 cases from Feb. 24 to March 3. That same week,... Full story

 

Order free Covid tests

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com courtesy of the federal government. Go to https://special.usps.com/testkits to order. • Limit of one order per residential address; • One order includes 4... Full story

 

Order free Covid tests

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com courtesy of the federal government. Go to https://special.usps.com/testkits to order. • Limit of one order per residential address; • One order includes 4... Full story

 

Student: it's about staying in school

Esko senior Nate Rengo has been vocal about mask wearing at the high school, saying he advocates taking any “proactive” measures to avoid a school shutdown and missing school events in his final year. After a board meeting earlier in January...

 

Order free at-home Covid tests

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of four free at-home tests from USPS.com courtesy of the federal government. Go to https://special.usps.com/testkits to order. Here’s what you need to know about your order: Limit of one order... Full story

 

Cloquet implements mask mandate

With local health care leaders asking for help and a Mayo Clinic data scientist predicting a peak in Omicron Covid cases in the next two weeks, Mayor Roger Maki declared a local emergency due to the p... Full story

 

Free booster clinic available

Carlton County Public Health and Human Services will hold a free Moderna booster clinic 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21 in the second-floor conference room at the Carlton County Community Services Building, 14 N. 11th St., Cloquet. Registration... Full story

 

Order free Covid tests

Households in the U.S. can order one set of four free at-home tests from USPS.com, courtesy of the federal government. Go to https://special.usps.com/testkits to order. Here’s what you need to know about your order: • Limit one order per... Full story

 
 By MPR News    COVID-19    January 14, 2022

Record-setting Covid infections cause ripple effects

For the first time since Covid-19 arrived, new infections in Minnesota are topping 10,000 a day. And those are just the folks who are getting lab tests. That number does not count the number of people using at-home Covid-19 tests. “All five of the...  Website

 

County cases continue upward curve

Since the end of last year, Carlton County has recorded 246 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths. The cumulative numbers since the start of the pandemic as of Wednesday are 6,361 cases and 82 deaths, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. As o... Full story

 

Covid-19 testing locations:

Raiter Clinic – Cloquet Call 218-879-1271 for appt. PCR test, 3-5 days for results. MedExpress – Cloquet Call 218-878-7903 when you arrive at the parking lot. Tests are first come, first served. Wait times may be up to 1-3 hours. Offers both... Full story

 

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