Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Getting Back to Normal at the Fair

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Getting Back to Normal at the Fair

June 24, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Ada, MN — Things for the most part felt like a complete return to normal yesterday as we kicked off the 125th Norman County Fair. There were no masks, no social distancing requirements, and no worries about capacity limits or how many people sat at a picnic table. There was more concern over whether the person next to you was wearing deodorant rather than whether or not they had COVID. Sarah Kjono, Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Director, says they still see a few cases of COVID locally here and there, but they haven’t seen any outbreaks due to the high vaccination rate, which is over 60%.

Moving forward for Public Health, Kjono says they are beginning to return their focus onto the things they were working on prior to the pandemic, including implementing their Community Health Improvement Plan.

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health will be out and about on the grounds during the Norman County Fair. Kjono reminds fairgoers that their rock and rest tent is set up for mother looking for a break.

Today during our Noon News from the Norman County Fair, we’ll be chatting with Peggie Chisholm of REACH about their 30 for 30 campaign.