4,683 cases, 8 more than yesterday, for Morrison County as of 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. Data is pulled at 4 a.m. the previous weekday, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Data is no longer updated on weekends by the MDH.
As the number of COVID-19 infections continued to rise in Morrison County last week, the amount of hospitalizations also slowly ticked up.
The first day back at school will have all of Westonka’s primary and middle school students in face masks, and the district is hoping the same will be said of its high school students.
Morrison County did not report a hospitalization from COVID-19 for the second consecutive week between Aug. 13 - 19. That also marked seven straight weeks without a death.
Students in much of Anoka County won’t be required to wear face coverings in school buildings this fall, even though universal masking in schools is recommended by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Community transmission of the novel coronavirus in Anoka County is now classified as high by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which recommends everyone wear a mask in public indoor spaces.
With just under a month to go before classes resume Sept. 7, Westonka Schools announced it will not require face masks to be worn inside school buildings, and it will not require proof of vaccination from either students or staff.
Morrison County moved into a new category of community spread regarding COVID-19 during the past week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
COVID-19 protocols have returned, including at Bloomington Civic Plaza, but Bloomington’s public health administrator had an optimistic outlook about the recent trends in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Allina Health recently announced that the organization will implement a system wide policy to make the COVID-19 vaccine a condition of employment at Allina Health.
Anoka County residents should once again wear masks in public indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status, according to new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As Anoka County enjoys a summer without pandemic-related restrictions, more than a third of eligible residents remain unvaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19.
Businesses that were cooperative, flexible and agile weathered the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic and state shutdown.
The COVID-19 pandemic made a noticeable impact on some long-term care programs available in Morrison County throughout 2020 and during the early months of 2021.
Randall and Sheryl Hubin bought the Champlin Pizza Ranch after it closed in 2019. The couple, who also own the chain’s Andover location, renovated the restaurant and added an arcade, planning to reopen in April 2020.
Mere hours after wrapping up the 2021 Minnesota Legislative Session in the wee hours of the morning, Thursday, area legislators were in Little Falls for a post-session update hosted by the Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce.
With the state Legislature in special session and school district enrollment numbers typically not firmed up until the fall, Westonka school leaders still found themselves on more stable ground than they had last year when preparing the budget: all signs have been pointing to a more normal y…
Another sign of the return to normalcy: the city of Mound last Tuesday lifted its peacetime emergency, dropped the mask requirement for employees not face-to-face with the public and, heralding a summer once again full of waterfront activity, allowed rentals of its popular Depot at Surfside …
Morrison County Social Services had a smaller caseload in Children’s Mental Health last year, but the level of service needed went up.
COVID-19 numbers locally have dropped to levels not seen since August 2020, and they are falling to 14-month lows in the state and nationwide.
As we move closer to the end of the pandemic, Isanti County Public Health continues to provide COVID-19 vaccines. Isanti County Public Health administered their first COVID-19 vaccines in January, and has since given over 11,000 COVID-19 vaccines. In an average year, ICPH usually gives aroun…
Gov. Tim Walz, in partnership with the Craft Brewers Guild, Minnesota Distillers Guild, launched the Cheers to the Vaccine campaign last week, which provides free or discounted drinks to vaccinated adults.
Westonka school leaders are waiting on state guidance before making any decision on whether to offer students a distance-only learning option this fall.