Aitkin County Health & Human Services gives COVID-19 updates to County Board

Aitkin County Health & Human Services gives COVID-19 updates to County Board

November 30, 2020 Uncategorized 0
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By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (11/30/20)

(Aitkin, MN) — Aitkin County Health & Human Services’ meeting with the Board of Commissioners included a COVID-19 update from Riverwood’s Dr. David Taylor and discussion on a Mental Health Screening Grant from this past Tuesday.

HHS Director Cynthia Bennett, with her Directors update, spoke before the Board on the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and how it affected HHS.

Dr. David Taylor, Chief Medical Officer at Riverwood Healthcare, presented numbers of COVID-19 cases in the area.

Dr. Taylor also mentioned the increased interest and recent news of COVID-19 vaccines.

Director Bennett also presented to the Board a Children’s Mental Health Screening Grant.

The grant, totaling $14,422.00, assists in paying for clinical services for children, CMH respite, support services, clinical supervision, and administration fees was approved by the Board.

Aitkin County Health & Human Services will have their next meeting on December 22nd with the Aitkin County Board of Commissioners.