Tag: Public Health

Public Health Covid Vaccine

As we look back on 2020, without a doubt the term “Pandemic” and medical term “Covid-19” dominated the headlines, and it will be the biggest thing we think of long term for the year 2020.  Norman Mahnomen Public Health Director Sarah Kjono was in for the final Covid Conversation for the calendar year, and vaccine…
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December 31, 2020 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

Aitkin County Public Health updates COVID-19 numbers, recommendations, vaccine

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (12/2/20) (Aitkin, MN) — As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise throughout the State, and especially in Aitkin County, the time to be conscious of limiting the spread remains high. Aitkin County Public Health’s Erin Melz and Brea Hamdorf provided the latest numbers in Aitkin County  The reasoning behind the spike in…
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December 2, 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

Traill District Health flu shots

Traill District Health Unit has flu shots available for all ages; both high dose and regular vaccine. Please call 701-636-4434 for an appointment.


November 10, 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