Tag: Sarah Kjono

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

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

COVID-19 Conversation 2-24-21

Listen to the biweekly COVID-19 Conversation with Norman-Mahnomen Public Health’s Sarah Kjono. Kjono discusses the recent outbreak of local cases, the COVID-19 vaccine distribution, and more. COVID-19 Conversation is heard every other Wednesday at 11am on 106.5 KRJB.

February 24, 2021 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