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Face Masks Now Required At Rochester's Edison Building
The mandate begins Tuesday.
We Know Now When You Could Get a Bonus Frontline Covid Check in Minnesota
We'd heard in early May that the state of Minnesota was making $500 million dollars available as bonus checks to frontline workers during the pandemic. We now know how and when you'll be able to apply for those payments. The Minnesota legislature passed and Governor Walz signed an order in late April authorizing the state to make extra payments to those Minnesotans who worked on the frontline duri
Who in Minnesota is Eligible to Claim COVID Bonus Checks?
The state says 667,000 Minnesotans will soon be eligible to claim a bonus check for $750.
COVID Community Level Back to 'High' in Olmsted County
Olmsted County and the City of Rochester are not returning to a mask mandate for government facilities at this time.
Federal Lawsuit Over Gov. Walz's Eviction Moratorium Revived
A federal appeals court has overturned a decision by a federal judge in Minnesota to dismiss the constitutional challenge.
Positive Test Results For Rochester Company’s Oral COVID Vaccine
Vyriad is now looking for partners to begin human testing.
How to Get Your Free At-Home Covid Test Here in Minnesota
Starting today, the state of Minnesota is now offering free rapid at-home Covid-19 tests while they last. Here's how to get yours...
Minnesota's Hospitality Industry Revenues Dropped $15 Billion
A new report highlights the impact of the pandemic on Minnesota restaurants, hotels, resorts, and other hospitality businesses.
Mayo Clinic Patients in Rochester Are Being Allowed More Visitors
The new hospital visitor policy is far less restrictive.
People With Immunity Rarely Hospitalized For Breakthrough COVID
A new Mayo Clinic study found that applies to people who have been vaccinated and those who had previous COVID-19 infections.
Rochester & Olmsted County Drop Mask Mandate for Public Buildings
Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Duluth also ended their mask mandate's today.
Minnesota Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for COVID Related Fraud
He has been ordered to pay more than $1.7 million in restitution.
Minnesota's Court System Ends Statewide Mask Requirement
Olmsted County is one of only three Minnesota counties still designated as having a high COVID-19 Community Level.