Coronavirus

Local & Regional News

ICU bed use and daily death toll increase by single digits again
That number is out of more than 15,000 tests conducted
The last time there was a double-digit increase in the daily COVID-19 related death toll was July 2nd
This one is a "get out of masks free" card
New data points show childcare related cases, tests conducted at the county level and people tested
Hospitalizations down and ICU bed usage remained steady from Saturday
Health officials reported 731 positive tests on Saturday, bringing the state statewide total to 55,188
Officials say they are excited to bring as many students back to class as they can in a healthy and safe way
Minnesota Department of Health Thursday added the actual number of people tested to the list
Retailers join Target and Walmart in closing the doors to large crowds Thanksgiving Day

National News Stories

97,000 kids test positive for COVID-19 in two weeks, report says

Aug 9, 2020

Experts hope increased testing of children will help determine what role they play in transmission, as school districts around the country return to some form of school.

Church holds indoor services amid pandemic, defying court order

Aug 9, 2020

Pastor Rob McCoy of Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park didn't let the pandemic stop him from opening up his church Sunday.

Learning curve: Higher education during COVID

Aug 9, 2020

The coronavirus is leaving its mark on colleges and universities, perhaps permanently. With schools working hard to keep COVID-19 off-campus, 13% percent of colleges will offer online-only classes, while 35% will offer a mix of virtual and socially-distan…

Gottlieb says U.S. could reach 300,000 COVID deaths by end of the year

Aug 9, 2020

The U.S. surpassed 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases Sunday.

Chicago Fed chief Charles Evans says additional coronavirus relief package is "incredibly important"

Aug 9, 2020

The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said additional federal aid is needed to address the economic impact of the pandemic.

Latest Information from CDC

Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Aug 8, 2020

Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic

How CDC Determines the Level of a Country's COVID-19 Travel Health Notice

Aug 8, 2020

How CDC Determines the Level of a Country's COVID-19 Travel Health Notice

Travel: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Aug 8, 2020

Travel: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Travel

Aug 8, 2020

This page includes information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for travelers and travel-related industries.

Returning from International Travel

Aug 8, 2020

Depending on your travel history, you will be asked to stay home for a period of 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread or ongoing community spread.

COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Country

Aug 8, 2020

COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Country

Cases in the U.S.

Aug 8, 2020

Cases in U.S.

COVID-19 Forecasting: Background Information

Aug 7, 2020

COVID-19 Forecasting: Background Information

Staffing Resources

Aug 7, 2020

Staffing Resources

Cleaning, Disinfection, and Hand Hygiene in Schools

Aug 7, 2020

Cleaning, Disinfection, and Hand Hygiene in Schools