Tag: Norman-Mahnomen

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Talks Roles Moving Forward Post-Pandemic

Ada, MN — COVID-19 vaccinations rates are climbing, positive cases are dropping, and statewide restrictions are ending. For most of us, it appears the COVID-19 pandemic is ending. But what about for frontline workers like those in Public Health? Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Director Sarah Kjono says while they can now focus more of their efforts…
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May 26, 2021 0

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Now Vaccinating 12-15 Age Group

Ada, MN — Norman-Mahnomen Public Health had a successful first week of vaccinations for their youngest age group of those between 12 and 15. A week ago it was announced that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was safe for that age group and Public Health immediately began taking appointments and will continue to do so with…
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May 19, 2021 0

City of Ada Bike Rodeo & Parade this Wednesday on Bike to School Day

Ada, MN — This Wednesday, May 5th is National Bike to School Day and the City of Ada and Norman-Mahnomen Public Health are once again teaming up to host their Bike Rodeo and Bike Parade after school that day. The Bike Rodeo is geared for elementary students, but all parents and community members are welcome…
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May 3, 2021 0

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