New Richmond, WIHudson Star-Observer

New Richmond, Hudson hospital staff reflect on one year of COVID

Preparing for a shift at Westfields Hospital in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic often felt like preparing for war, Vice President of Medical Affairs Dr. Eric Ling said. “You wrapped yourself in protective equipment and sallied forth to deal with a mortal foe, immersed in a precarious environment and with a sense of deep vulnerability that COVID could strike any of us at any time,” he said.
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DiaSorin awarded $4.6M federal contract to increase COVID-19 test capacity

The U.S. Departments of Defense (DoD) and Health and Human Services (HHS) have awarded a $4.6 million contract to DiaSorin Inc. to boost production capacity of SARS-CoV-2 serology tests by nearly eightfold, to 10 million per month by May 2022. Currently, the lab diagnostics company DiaSorin produces approximately 1.3 million...
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Dunn County COVID-19 update, county changes recommended gathering sizes

As always, Dunn County Health Director KT Gallagher answers your questions about COVID-19 in Dunn County and runs through the current COVID status in the county. The county has also issued updated recommendations on gathering sizes:. The Dunn County Health Department is announcing new. updates to the COVID-19 gathering guidelines.

COVID-19-safe summer activities

As the school year winds down and summer begins, taking advantage of the nice weather is a must-do this year. COVID-19 regulations are starting to be lifted as more of the population receives vaccinations. A fun and COVID-19-safe activity are nature walks. There are dozens of parks and nature reserves...

COVID-19 hospitalizations increase in middle-aged, unvaccinated adults

Amery, Wis. – COVID-19 hospitalizations across HealthPartners have increased by more than 200 percent over the past month, driven largely by middle-aged adults who have not yet been vaccinated. In April, the average age of hospitalized patients was 57, compared to 65 during the surge in November 2020. More than...
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COVID leaves future of some Twin Cities movie theaters in doubt

For at least six movie theaters in the Twin Cities, there appears to be no happy Hollywood ending to the story of COVID-19. The four-screen Edina Cinema is closing, its owners have announced. The Alamo Drafthouse Woodbury — a lavish nine-screen dinner-and-movie complex — has closed. They join a list...

COVID-19 restrictions easing

Gov. Tim Walz said Thursday, May 13, that the state will allow people to ditch their masks meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, an announcement that followed new federal recommendations on face coverings, the Associated Press reported last week. Walz signed executive orders May 14 ending the mask...

The Class of COVID, part deux

Behind Amery’s Class of 2021 are an array of memories, before them lies all of their dreams. Within them they have everything they need for success, despite around them a world nobody ever could have imagined. While the graduation class previous to them saw nearly everything cancelled, the Class of...
Dunn County,

Dunn County COVID-19: Gathering Recommendations

As of May 11, 2021, the Dunn County Health Department is announcing new updates to the COVID-19 gathering recommendations. Research has shown that COVID-19 is a largely vaccine preventable disease. We’re encouraging everyone who is eligible for the vaccine, to get the vaccine. Check out this website to find out where to get a COVID-19 Vaccine in Dunn County.{FF259D6E-472B-478B-BEEB-A5C95C29E4D6}
New Richmond, WIRiver Falls Journal

Westfields Hospital scheduling COVID-19 vaccines for kids 12-15

NEW RICHMOND — HealthPartners is now offering appointments for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to kids 12 to 15 years old. Westfields Hospital will have vaccinations for that age group starting Monday, May 17. Originally authorized for patients ages 16 and older, this expanded appointment eligibility reflects the latest recommendations made...

Over 1,000 New COVID-19 Cases Reported on Thursday

The state reported 1,011 new COVID-19 cases today along with 19 new deaths, three of which occurred in the Lakeland viewing area:. a Beltrami County resident between 75-79 years old. two Itasca County residents, one between 60-64 years old and the other between 90-94 years old. The cases came from...