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Rochester Area COVID Activity Lowest Reported in 10 Weeks
After peaking in early November, COVID-19 activity continues to trend downward in Olmsted County and across much of the state.
New Round Of COVID Grants For Olmsted County Businesses
Olmsted County businesses and non-profits that have been financially affected by the pandemic are being reminded of a local grant program that begins this week.
High Demand Overwhelmed Minnesota Pilot Vaccine Program Website
An online appointment portal for a pilot COVID-19 vaccination program in Minnesota was hammered by over 10,000 hits per second after it was launched at noon today.
Rochester Pre-K through 2nd Grade Students Resume Hybrid Schedule
Some students in the Rochester School District will be returning to school for in-person instruction tomorrow.
Rochester Chosen to Participate in Pilot COVID Vaccine Program
Rochester is among the nine locations in Minnesota chosen to participate in a pilot COVID-19 vaccination program announced today by Governor Tim Walz.
Communitywide COVID Testing Event in Rochester This Week
The saliva tests will be free and available to anyone.
Rochester Area COVID Vaccination Rate is Now Over 10 Percent
The most recent update from the state shows close to 185,000 Minnesotans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Four More COVID Related Deaths Reported in the Rochester Area
The number of Olmsted County residents who have died after contracting the viral illness now stands at 75.
President-Elect Biden Proposes $1.9 Trillion COVID Package
It includes another $1400 in COVID relief payments to individuals.
Minnesota Residents 65 and Older Now Eligible for COVID Vaccine
Minnesota health officials have given the green light to hospitals, healthcare systems, and other organizations administering COVID-19 vaccine shots to provide the vaccine to broader categories of Minnesotans.
Mayo Clinic Outlines Plans For Getting COVID Vaccine to Patients
The Mayo Clinic has outlined plans to begin administering COVID-19 vaccine shots to its patients.
Nickelodeon Universe at MOA Now Open With New Safety Protocols
What's your favorite ride at Nickelodeon Universe? ...and do you think it is safe enough to go there?
Minnesota Cafe Reaches Settlement For COVID Pandemic Violations
A central Minnesota restaurant that defied the governor's pandemic executive orders has worked out a settlement with Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.