Tag: Public Health

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Reminds Families of Required Immunizations

Ada, MN — While the COVID-19 vaccine is strongly being encouraged amongst students, it is not required. However, there are still a number of vaccines that are required for students depending on their age. That includes Meningococcal, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella, Polio,  and Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many school…
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August 31, 2021 0

Norman-Mahnomen Pubic Health: Vaccine Appointments Available this Week

Ada, MN — Norman-Mahnomen Public Health is still offering opportunities for anyone age 12 and older to get vaccinated. Currently both Norman and Mahnomen County lead the surrounding counties in regards to vaccination rates with both sitting at 63% vaccinated, but with Pfizer recently receiving full FDA approval the hope is that those with doubts…
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August 25, 2021 0

Norman County Seeing Spike in COVID-19

Ada, MN — Norman County went almost two months without a single confirmed case of COVID-19, but that’s all changed with the highly contagious Delta variant spreading across the country. A few cases had sprinkled in during the month of July and now during this past week, Norman County is averaging two new cases a…
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August 12, 2021 0

Students Who Want Vaccine Should Do So Soon to Avoid Quarantines When School Starts

Ada, MN — With the start of school roughly six weeks away, Norman-Mahnomen Public Health is encouraging students who want to be vaccinated to get the shot now if they want to avoid risking quarantines, especially for those involved in sports and extra-curricular activities. Tracy Johnson, school nurse for Ada-Borup-West and Norman County East Schools,…
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July 28, 2021 0

MnDOT release annual Sustainability and Public Health Report

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (7/27/21) (Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently released its 5th annual Sustainability and Public Health Report to show progress in reducing carbon pollution from transportation, prioritizing walking, bicycling, transit, and meeting the energy environmental goals of the state. According to the report, MnDOT has seen progress from 2019 in…
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July 27, 2021 0
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Aitkin County Health & Human Services meets with Board of Commissioners on June 22nd

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (6/25/21) (Aitkin, MN) — Aitkin County Health & Human Services met with the Board of Commissioners Tuesday afternoon from the Aitkin County Government Center Board Room to review recent activity and grant opportunities.  HHS Director Cynthia Bennett introduced Public Health Supervisor Erin Melz and her recent work the “Tobacco-21” Workshop to…
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June 25, 2021 0

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

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…
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June 24, 2021 0

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