COVID-19 Vaccine Information
State Launches Vaccine Incentive Program for 12-17 Year Olds
Governor Tim Walz has launch a new COVID-19 vaccine incentive program to encourage younger Minnesotans to get vaccinated.
US Health Officials Recommend Booster Shot of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
U.S. health officials just endorsed booster shots of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for some at-risk Americans.
FDA Gives Full Approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine
The U.S. has given full approval to the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer.
Vaccine Milestone Reached as Mayo Reinstates Visitor Restrictions
The Mayo Clinic is responding to rising COVID cases and hospitalizations.
Walz to State Employees: Get Vaccinated or Face Weekly Testing
The latest response to the Delta variant.
Employees Who Lose Their Jobs For Refusing To Get COVID-19 Vaccine Might Not Qualify For Unemployment
As more companies are starting to require vaccines for their employees, for those that are quitting or being fired they may not qualify for unemployment.
CDC Now Rates COVID Transmission in Rochester Area as High
Most of the counties in southeastern Minnesota now have the same rating.
Mask Mandate For All City of Rochester Buildings Starts Friday
The requirement also applies to vaccinated people.
Indoor Mask Use Recommended in Olmsted County With Rise in COVID
Olmsted County has joined the list of Minnesota counties where the community transmission of COVID-19 has risen to a level that carries a recommendation for the indoor use of face coverings.
Mayo Clinic Announces Employee COVID Vaccine Mandate
The policy requires all Mayo Clinic employees to be fully vaccinated by mid-September.
80% Olmsted County Residents 16 and Older Are Fully Vaccinated
The Rochester area has reached another milestone when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations.
Allina Health Makes Flu Shot for Employees Mandatory
Allina Health says the flu shot will be mandatory for all employees, starting this flu season.
Minnesota COVID Hospitalizations Lowest Since Last August
Only 20 new cases were reported in the Rochester area last week.
Rochester Area Weekly COVID Total Lowest Since Start of Pandemic
The last time the weekly count of new cases was this low was the second week of the pandemic.
Almost 80% of Olmsted Co. Residents Over 15 Have Had a COVID Shot
Over 95,000 people in the Rochester area have completed or started their vaccinations against the virus.