Tag: Norman-Mahnomen

NMPH Talks Prom Guidance & Recommendations

Ada, Mn — With Prom season approaching quickly, schools have finally been given some guidance from the state of Minnesota on how to safely host the special night for their upper classmen. Most are moving forward with events to be held in later April or early May. As districts and prom committees look to finalize…
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March 30, 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

NMPH Talks Planning for Spring & Summer Events

Ada, MN — It may be hard to imagine, but a return to normal could be on the horizon this summer as the COVID-19 vaccine become more available. While it may be under “new normal” conditions a summer filled with fairs, festivals, concerts, and gatherings of all kind is within reach. Sarah Kjono with Norman-Mahnomen…
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March 2, 2021 0

Vaccine Distribution Continues to Make Good Progress

Ada, MN — Norman-Mahnomen Public Health and Essentia Health-Ada continue to make great progress getting the COVID-19 vaccine out to those who need it most. Front line health care workers and those in long-term care have all now had the opportunity to get at least the first dose of the vaccine and now the priority…
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February 11, 2021 0

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Provides Insight on COVID-19 Vaccines

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (12/21/20) Ada, MN — Vaccinations for COVID-19 in the State of Minnesota began last week and will begin to take place locally as soon as today. The first group to get the vaccine will be health care workers, followed by long term care employees and residents, essential workers, adults with high-risk…
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December 21, 2020 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

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