Local & Regional News

The Minnesota Department of Health unveiled to COVIDaware MN appwhich notifies users if they have been near someone who tests positive for COVID-19
Tweet blames COVID related issues
Minnesota’s previous record was 36 deaths, reported on Friday
Officials blaming COVID-19-related staffing shortages for the switch
The state will open more than a dozen new testing locations across the state over the next two weeks
Classes are out Thursday, October 29th and the switch will start on October 30th
One leading health expert says he is deeply concerned about the day to day increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota as we head indoors for the winter
Students and staff will make the switch November 10th
School board made the decision based on soaring COVID-19 case rates in Morrison County
Visitor guidelines will soon be relaxing at all CentraCare and Carris Health sites

National News Stories

Thanksgiving Day hospitalizations hit record high

Nov 27, 2020

More than 90,000 people were hospitalized on Thanksgiving Day, and 32 states are seeing increases in new daily cases. Adriana Diaz reports.

Hospitals brace for an influx of COVID-19 patients after Thanksgiving

Nov 27, 2020

Doctors and public health officials fear the nation could see another sharp increase in coronavirus cases. The concerns come as virus-related infections and deaths continue to hit record highs. Dr. Shereef Elnahal, the president and CEO of University Hosp…

President-elect Biden urges Americans to stay safe over holidays

Nov 27, 2020

President-elect Biden is asking Americans to adhere to coronavirus guidelines and stay safe over the holidays, noting the shared sacrifice everyone in this country must take to keep one another safe. CBS News' Nikole Killion joined CBSN with more on the m…

Doctor on coronavirus testing after holiday travel

Nov 27, 2020

CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his concerns as millions of Americans travel home after the Thanksgiving holiday and go shopping on Black Friday.

Doctor discusses coronavirus concerns for weeks following Thanksgiving

Nov 27, 2020

Health officials plan to monitor the rate of coronavirus infections in the U.S. to see if it will get even worse because of Thanksgiving family gatherings. Dr. Bob Lahita joins CBSN to discuss his concerns for the coming weeks.

Latest Information from CDC

Cases & Deaths by County

Nov 27, 2020

Find national and local rates for COVID cases and deaths in the United States.

Cases in the U.S.

Nov 27, 2020

CDC COVID Data Tracker - Cases and Deaths by State

Staffing Resources

Nov 26, 2020

Federal staffing resources for health departments.

How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask

Nov 26, 2020

COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

How to Make Masks

Nov 26, 2020

How to Make Cloth Face Coverings

Older Adults

Nov 26, 2020

Older adults, 65 years and older, are at higher risk for severe illness. COVID-19 is a new disease and we are learning more about it every day.

How to Protect Yourself & Others

Nov 26, 2020

The best way to prevent COVID-19 infection is to avoid exposure to this virus and follow these everyday preventative actions.

Things to Know about the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nov 26, 2020

Five things that people need to know about COVID-19, including how to slow the spread, know their risk, protect themselves, what to do when sick, how to get testing, and what the symptoms are.

Data on COVID-19 during Pregnancy

Nov 26, 2020

Pregnant women with COVID-19 are significantly more likely to be hospitalized, admitted to the intensive care unit, and receive mechanical ventilation than nonpregnant women. Risk of death is similar for both groups. But much remains unknown.

Toolkit for People 15 to 17

Nov 26, 2020

This Toolkit provides web links, social media, posters and other COVID-19 related resources for people 15 to 17.