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Gov. Tim Walz is scheduled on Wednesday to announce a strategy that tries to take what worked from the current two-week, stay-at-home order but eliminate unnecessary restrictions that contributed to job loss and economic pain throughout the state.
Gov. Tim Walz hinted Monday that he plans to extend the current stay-at-home order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Minnesota, but with a tailored approach that allows some businesses to resume normal operations.
Gov. Tim Walz said he will be looking this week for updated modeling and any signs of the infection ebbing before deciding on extend his stay-at-home order.
Mayo Clinic is leading a national trial to use donated plasma from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 as a treatment therapy for others infected by the novel coronavirus that causes the illness.
Modeling by the Minnesota Department of Health and the University of Minnesota directly informed Gov. Tim Walz and guided his stay-at-home order
Two deaths and 53 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday as the the state completed its fourth day of "stay-at-home" restrictions aiming to slow or delay the worst here.
The University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic are hoping antibody test could help determine who is no longer a threat.
How the cause of the coronavirus disease has evolved to be particularly infectious.
Minnesota researchers offered a detailed look at the predictive modeling that influenced Gov. Tim Walz's use of the strategy, saying the move could reduce predicted deaths by up to a third.
Minnesota's health care facilities are preparing for an eventual surge in severe respiratory illnesses caused by the novel coronavirus. Thirty-one Minnesotans are currently hospitalized; 134 confirmed cases have recovered.
New projected health impacts provide the first Minnesota-specific attempt to gauge the burden of the pandemic.
With the number of COVID-19 illnesses and the economic cost of measures both rising, Gov. Tim Walz plans to use data to evaluate whether the state's measures need to get tougher or loosen up.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused anxiety, confusion and even stigma since its emergence. That includes 235 Minnesota cases identified through testing.
A makeshift ventilator made from $150 in parts is one of several ways in which the school refocused its know-how in translational research vs. the pandemic.
Gov. Tim Walz told Minnesotans that compliance with public health recommendations over the long haul will protect the most people. The 77 total cases so far show the growing scope of COVID-19 in the state.
The hospital, which had its operations cut this winter in a budget-balancing move, could be a pivotal resource in managing the outbreak, providing specialty intensive care and keeping the infected from other hospitals.
Minnesota's public health lab is restricting criteria for COVID-19 testing after a surge of testing activity that taxed its supply of kits and chemicals. The state has now 60 cases of the viral disease.
The news comes as health officials reported seven new cases, including one in a teen, to push the state's total to 21. Authorities are still on the lookout for proof that the novel coronavirus is spreading from person to person.
The state's health care institutions have worked together on plans. Still, they worry about the reality of limited capacity. "It won't be business as usual," said Helen Strike, a leader of Allina's incident command team.
Testing has identified the new Minnesota cases — with Hennepin, Dakota and Stearns counties having their first cases. Two large Twin Cities health systems responded with free online screenings.
Two more presumptive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed through state testing in residents of Ramsey and Olmsted counties. Both cases involved people who were likely infected during international travel.
An Anoka County resident in the 30 to 39 age range was likely exposed in another state via contact with global travelers.
Senior living facilities have imposed unprecedented limits on visitors.
Preparations for the COVID-19 outbreak continued in Minnesota on Monday with the legislature working on a $25 million public health plan.
Partnership sought to transform hospital into mental health innovator.
The Carver County resident was likely exposed while traveling in Europe.
A Minnesota couple aboard the cruise liner off California say they "feel like hostages" as they wait for information. And state health officials detail an unusually swift investigation into their patient's contact history.
Minnesota's first COVID-19 patient had been on the now quarantined Grand Princess for a cruise between California and Mexico. Of the 26 passengers who disembarked Feb. 21 and returned to Minnesota, only two had symptoms. One ended up as the state's first COVID-19 case. The other tested negative.
Study will analyze whether women will safely take birth control pills when they're provided over the counter.
Minnesota's state health lab tested another 10 samples Thursday morning for the novel coronavirus that is causing a global outbreak and is preparing for an…
The move was one of the increasing number of precautions being taken in Minnesota amid growing signs of the virus' spread.
Not touching your face is one way to help stop the spread of disease. But studies have found that most people subconsciously touch their faces multiple times per hour.
Preparations include state testing for the virus, a capability that had previously only existed within the CDC and states that had already reported cases.
Minnesota young adults more open to disclosing, seeking help, survey said.
Test kits that were initially deemed faulty work after all for identifying patients infected with coronavirus.
State officials dust encouraged people to gradually stock up on supplies so they can stay home if sick, and to follow the tried-and-true advice of washing hands, covering coughs and keeping their hands off their eyes, noses and mouths.
No cause for panic, but families should take stock of their foods and medicines and abilities to stay at home if sick or placed under quarantine, health officials say.
Staff doing more outreach work while patients are still hospitalized.
With coronavirus forcing remote classes, Minnesota's online pioneers will step in.
The uptick comes as an unusual early spread of a B strain of influenza, historically tougher on children, has given way to an A strain of the virus.
The CDC issued certificate of health to take home, just in case he faced uncertainty from neighbors or co-workers.
The LifeSource organ procurement agency for Minnesota and the Dakotas joins groups in Boston and Las Vegas for the next round of test flights.
Clinic report card shows progress on depression and asthma care, but a below average grade on managing bone health in elderly women.
Health system caught between community pressures to curb hospital cuts, financial pressure to speed them up.
On Monday night, the quarantined Americans on the flight from Wuhan got the news that everybody feared — one of them was infected with the coronavirus.
Caregivers voted to conduct a seven-day strike, beginning Feb. 19, if their demands regarding health care benefits aren't met.
New CEO Jennifer DeCubellis is praised for her passion and skill in crafting human services solutions.
Online CBT has been proposed as a solution for years to shortages of therapists or to other barriers that make it hard for patients.
Disciplinary action follows physician's settlement of a federal lawsuit.
It is part of national effort to screen for coronavirus.
The University of Minnesota has postponed its China travel, but some other students remain abroad amid restrictions.
Federal health officials announced the heightened airport screening on Tuesday along with new recommendations against nonessential travel to China, where the rapidly spreading virus has been confirmed in more than 4,500 infections and 100 deaths.
Results of student survey a "wake-up call" for Minnesota public health professionals.
Tests by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed that two Minnesotans who became sick after recent travels to Wuhan, China,…
State and national health officials on Friday announced steps to confront the global spread of a novel coronavirus that emerged in China last month, following the discovery of a second confirmed U.S. infection in Illinois and 63 suspected cases — including two in Minnesota.
Concert, speaker series seek to raise awareness.
Pediatric influenza-related death reflects the continued spread of flu viruses across the state.
Clinics market claims directly to consumers, without solid evidence.
In a new Mayo Clinic study, certified nurse midwives provided round-the-clock staffing and coordinated with obstetricians on prenatal care and deliveries.
Math and clerical errors were found in grant reviewing process, as well as a potential conflict of interest.
David Magnuson was a longtime city attorney who combined shrewd legal judgment with encyclopedic historical knowledge to guide the city of Stillwater from its riverfront…
Examining the DNA of four siblings who suffered cardiac deaths while playing or exercising, researchers found a duplication of specific genetic material.
Study : Babies born to users are at higher risk for social, emotional problems.
Screenings plus innovative therapies have helped push cancer death rates to historic lows.
State's first infant death from whooping cough in the past six years has prompted state health officials to warn the public about the bacterial infection and the need to protect newborns through maternal vaccination.
Lawsuit coincides with Health Department report recommending additional precautions at the Miracle of Birth exhibit.
New opioid prescriptions have declined 33% since 2016 for Minnesotans who receive health benefits from the state's programs for the poor and disabled.
The pooch is part of a wave of support animals for individuals and medical facilities.
Minneapolis VA will study how veterans are affected by trauma-focused therapy.
It could pave the way for faster, better cardiac care with doctors working from miles away.
Unusual early emergence of B strain may be hitting state's children harder.
Dozens hospitalized across the state; basketball game postponed in Buffalo.
U of M Medical Center program is one of few in U.S. providing inpatient treatment for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Hospital partners with LifeSprk to help screen, guide patients.
B strains typically spread faster among children, but symptoms are similar.