Worth County, IA951thebull.com

Worth County Fair Starts Wednesday in Northwood

North Iowa continues to lead the way in the return of traditional summer events across Iowa cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19. Last week, Dairy Days in Fredericksburg was among the first summer celebrations in the state to return. This week, the Worth County Fair in Northwood heads the return of county fairs, joining the Wapello County Fair in southeast Iowa, as the first two county fairs in Iowa for 2021.
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Winnebago County, IAlmgraphic.com

Winn. Co. Public Health vaccine clinics

Starting Thursday, June 17, Winnebago County Public Health will offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics every Thursday afternoon from 1-4 p.m. No appointment necessary. No insurance needed. No charge to patient. Vaccines available are Moderna( two-dose series) and Johnson and Johnson (one dose). Both are for people 18 years of age...
Mower County, MNmyaustinminnesota.com

One additional COVID-19 case recorded in Mower County Friday for cumulative total of 4,707

Mower County logged 4,577 confirmed and 130 probable COVID-19 cases Friday for a cumulative total of 4,707 since the onset of the pandemic, up one from Thursday, according to statistics released Friday by the Minnesota Department of Health. Health officials stated that 42,797 healthcare workers in the state have now tested positive for the virus, and over 594,300 people have now been reported as no longer needing isolation.
Freeborn, MNSouthern Minnesota News

COVID deaths reported in Blue Earth, Freeborn counties

The Minnesota Department of Health reported seven coronavirus deaths Thursday, with Blue Earth and Freeborn counties each reporting a death. Both deaths involved a person in their late 60’s. The death in Blue Earth County was the 43rd of the pandemic; the 32nd in Freeborn County. Minnesota has seen a total of 7,484 COVID deaths.
Waseca County, MNKEYC

Waseca County Public Health hosting 2 drive-up vaccine clinics

WASECA, Minn. (KEYC) — Waseca County Public Health announced Monday it will be hosting two drive-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics for residents later this week. Residents 18 years and older are invited to attend the clinics on Wednesday. The first drive-up clinic will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the NRHEG school parking lot in New Richland. The second event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the South End Bar and Grill parking lot in Waldorf.
Steele County, MNsouthernminn.com

Steele County Board to reopen meetings to public

Steele County Board meetings will be open to the public for the first time since COVID-19 cases spiked late last year. The County Board approved Tuesday reopening its meetings to the public beginning July 1, as well as ceasing to livestream meetings at that point. The Board suspended in-person attendance...
Freeborn County, MNAlbert Lea Tribune

COVID-19 update: Active cases dwindle in Freeborn County

Freeborn County has had two days in a row with no new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to the Freeborn County Public Health Department. Active cases have again dipped below 10 and now sit at eight. The county has had 3,459 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Waldorf, MNsouthernminn.com

COVID-19 vaccine clinics scheduled in New Richland, Waldorf

Waseca County Public Health has scheduled two COVID-19 vaccine clinics this week. Public Health staff will administer the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in a drive-up clinic in the NRHEG School parking lot in New Richland from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday and in the South End Bar parking lot in Waldorf from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday.
Minnesota StateAlbert Lea Tribune

Cases in Minnesota receding; vaccination pace is languishing

Minnesota’s COVID-19 data continues to show the pandemic receding, although the goal of getting at least one vaccine dose into 70 percent of the state’s 16-and-older population by July 1 is turning into a challenge. Officials remain hopeful, noting that the 70% goal has been reached already in the Twin...
Worth County, IAkiow.com

Worth County Fair Not Facing As Much Anxiety

The pandemic took its toll on many, particularly when it came to social distancing and preventative measures. As the area returns to some semblance of normalcy, there may still be some apprehension about attending outdoor events such as the Worth County Fair. according to ISU/Worth County Extension Specialist Dennis Johnson, it isn’t apparent.
Austin, MNmyaustinminnesota.com

MCHS offering walk-in COVID-19 clinics in Austin and Albert Lea this week

Mayo Clinic and its Health System sites are offering additional opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19 this week. The clinics are open to all domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held in Austin at Austin Medical Center West at 101 14th St. NW on Thursday, June 3rd from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Friday, June 4th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In Albert Lea, the clinics will be held at the Albert Lea Health Reach campus, 1705 SE Broadway on June 2nd from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Thursday, June 3rd 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Winnebago County, IAthebuffalocentertribune.com

Local COVID-19 numbers for May 18-24

Four positive COVID-19 tests were recorded in Winnebago County last week, for a 7-day positivity rate of 2%. Kossuth County reported just two new positive tests, for a 7-day positivity rate of 1%. One additional death was reported in Kossuth County – the first in a month – for a total of 65. Deaths in Winnebago County remain unchanged at 31.