The CDC on Tuesday recommended that fully vaccinated people should resume mask-wearing in public indoor spaces in areas of the country with substantia

14 Minn. counties under new federal mask recommendation

Gov. Tim Walz says vaccine availability puts Minnesota in "100%" control of its destiny when it comes to fall K-12 classes, events such as State Fair.
A health care worker administered a COVID-19 vaccine to Jacqueline Nikiena in New York, July 20, 2021.

As COVID-19 cases rise, anger spreads among the vaccinated

July 27
Many inoculated Americans are losing patience with vaccine holdouts. But experts warn a tougher stance may backfire.
The MDA/MDH Lab Building located at the corner of Robert and 12th streets in St. Paul.

Minnesota officials investigating COVID-19 outbreak at camp

July 27
Minnesota Department of Health officials said Tuesday they are investigating a COVID-19 outbreak at a camp for teenagers in the northwestern part of the state.
A sign advises shoppers to wear masks outside of a store in Los Angeles. Los Angeles County reinstated an indoor mask mandate due to rising COVID-19 c

CDC will recommend some vaccinated people wear masks indoors again

July 27
Reversing a decision made just two months ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to recommend that people vaccinated for the coronavirus resume wearing masks indoors in certain areas of the country.
Minnesota’s COVID-19 hospitalizations and positivity rate are increasing, although still below peak pandemic levels. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLÉ • anthony.

State continues uptick in COVID hospitalizations, positivity rate

July 26
State health officials schedule first briefing in weeks to discuss pandemic trends, more infectious delta variant.
Alex Moeller, 18, right, of Prior Lake, and Cole Zwiefel, 18, of Chaska, were vaccinated last week aboard a mobile vaccine unit at Chanhassen High Sch

COVID variants driving many Minnesotans to go get vaccinated

July 24
Every day, a slow stream of Minnesotans finally is getting vaccinated after months of hesitancy.
Nurse Eon Walk administered the COVID-19 vaccine at a mobile vaccine clinic hosted by Mothers in Action and operated by the Los Angeles County of Publ

States scale back virus reporting just as cases surge

July 26
Several states scaled back their reporting of COVID-19 statistics this month just as cases across the country started to skyrocket, depriving the public of real-time information on outbreaks, cases, hospitalizations and deaths in their communities.

Florida doctor who has become font of COVID misinformation has millions of social media followers

July 24
Joseph Mercola, 67, an osteopathic physician in Cape Coral, Fla., has long been a subject of criticism and government regulatory actions for his promotion of unproven or unapproved treatments.

Despite new urgency, state GOP still divided on vaccine publicity push

July 23
The spread of the delta variant is adding urgency to vaccination efforts.