Tag: Norman-Mahnomen

CDC Changing Quarantine Requirements from 14 to 10 Days

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (12/3/20) Ada, MN — The Centers for Disease Control is expected to update its guidance for quarantine requirements. Since the pandemic had started, the CDC has stated that the typical COVID-19 quarantine period is 14 days, but the CDC is now revising its guidance to state that quarantines could be reduced…
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December 3, 2020 0

NMPH: You Can’t Test Out of Quarantine

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (12/1/20) Ada, MN — Norman-Mahnomen Public Health is reminding those who were exposed to someone with COVID-19 that you cannot “Test Out” of quarantine. It may take a week or even longer for the virus to replicate enough to be detected, which is why individuals who have been exposed to someone…
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December 1, 2020 0

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Strongly Encourages Families to Avoid Large Gatherings this Thanksgiving

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/24/20) Ada, MN — With Thanksgiving just a few days away, Norman-Mahnomen Public Health is strongly encouraging community members to please avoid large gatherings over the holiday season and help curb the spread of COVID-19. While it’s not a popular or easy choice for families to make, Public Health Director Sarah…
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November 24, 2020 0

NMPH: Suring COVID Spread Putting Strain on Local Communities

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/19/20)  Ada, MN — COVID cases are surging all across the Minnesota and it’s starting to make a considerable impact on rural Minnesota. In the first six months of the pandemic, Norman County saw just 65 cases, but in the last six weeks there has been 209 positive cases and the…
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November 19, 2020 0

NMPH: Shutdown May Not Be in the Cards Yet, But Minnesotans Must Do Part to Protect Each Other

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/9/20) Ada, MN — As the state of Minnesota continues to set daily records for confirmed positive COVID-19 cases and many schools are making switches to distance learning, Minnesota businesses are fearing Governor Walz may trigger another shutdown. However, for the time being another Stay At Home Order doesn’t appear to…
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November 9, 2020 0

Norman County Records 1st COVID Death & Record Cases Ahead of Busy Deer Hunting Weekend

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/4/20) UPDATE: Norman County has recorded three more COVID-19 related deaths on Thursday in addition to their first death on Wednesday. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, one of those who died was between 75 and 79 years old, one was between 80 and 84 years old, and one was…
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November 4, 2020 0

NMPH: November is Diabetes Awareness Month

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/2/20) Ada, MN — It perhaps only makes sense that immediately following Halloween, a day where kids fill bags with unhealthy candy and snacks, we turn the calendar to November, which happens to be Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is the inability of the body to maintain normal blood glucose levels and…
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November 2, 2020 0

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Explains Difference Between “Isolation” & “Quarantine”

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/29/20) Ada, MN — Both Norman and Mahnomen County have seen record single-day COVID-19 cases in recent days and have experienced a high rate increase throughout the month of October, leading to dozens more needing to isolate or quarantine. While those terms get used in similar situations, they actually mean different…
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October 29, 2020 0

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Now Releasing More Detailed County COVID Data

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/27/20) Ada, MN — Just like you can find on the Minnesota Department of Health website, Norman-Mahnomen Public Health is now releasing more detailed COVID-19 data and statistics for Norman County. Some of the cumulative data highlighted includes cases by month, 14-day case rates, positive cases by age, symptomatic versus asymptomatic…
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October 27, 2020 0