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Schools Must Consider Multiple Factors Before Re-Opening

Schools Must Consider Multiple Factors Before Re-Opening













School districts around the state are sorting through the Governor’s “safe learning plan” and checking the COVID cases within their own counties to determine whether their schools will begin with in-person classes, distance learning, or a combination approach. But state officials say the decision is more complicated than just looking at county case numbers.

Schools Must Consider Multiple Factors Before Re-Opening

Schools Must Consider Multiple Factors Before Re-Opening

School districts around the state are sorting through the Governor’s “safe learning plan” and checking the COVID cases within their own counties to determine whether their schools will begin with in-person classes, distance learning, or a combination approach. But state officials say the decision is more complicated than just looking at county case numbers.


Health Officials Worry about Sturgis Motorcyle Rally

Health Officials Worry about Sturgis Motorcyle Rally

This week on the Minnesota Native News Health Report surges in Northern Minnesota, worries about Sturgiss, and warnings about scams. I’m Marie Rock.
The small town of Sturgis South Dakota will be full of motorcycle enthusiasts this week, and that worries public health officials. Reporter Laurie Stern has more.


Statewide Conversation on COVID19 August 7th – Lt. Gov Peggy Flanagan

Statewide Conversation on COVID19 August 7th – Lt. Gov Peggy Flanagan

A statewide conversation with Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. It is a time for all of us to learn about the State of Minnesota’s response to this COVID-19 pandemic.

This week the Lt Governor answered questions about the upcoming school year, large gatherings, unemployment and more.

In part of the conversation, Lieutenatnt Governor talked about the importance of not JUST cloth masks to keep the pandemic at bay, but that social or physical distancing is equally as important.

Dr. Michael Osterholm from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota says “face coverings are one tool to fight the pandemic, but they alone will not end it. And we need to underscore the key role that physical distancing plays – even WHEN you wear your face covering.”

If you didn’t get a chance to send or call in your question this week email covid@ampers.org or call 612-562-9895.


U of M Studies Look at Health Care Worker Safety and Possible New Treatments for COVID-19

U of M Studies Look at Health Care Worker Safety and Possible New Treatments for COVID-19

The first patient has received treatment in a new clinical trial at the University, testing to see if a therapy used to treat acute myeloid leukemia and lymphoma…. Could also be an effective treatment for COVID-19.

Another recent study from the University of Minnesota found no COVID-19 infections among a sample group of hundreds of health care workers in the Twin Cities.


The Doors Are Slowly Opening at the Campbell Public Library of East Grand Forks MN!

The Doors Are Slowly Opening at the Campbell Public Library of East Grand Forks MN!

Campbell Director Charlotte Helgeson shares details on:
1. Trial opening of the building
-Masks required
-Tables as guidance
-Minimal furniture
-Computers 1/2 hour per policy (ID required)
-Quick visits
2. Continuing with appointments on Mondays and Front Door Pick Up
3. Summer Reading Program (SRP) ending soon
4. New Books


High School Football and Volleyball Moved to Spring of 2021

High School Football and Volleyball Moved to Spring of 2021

There will be no high school football or volleyball seasons in Minnesota this fall.

Board members of the Minnesota Sports High School League recently voted to move the football and volleyball seasons to 2021.


Doing Our Best for Our Children’s Education During the Pandemic

Doing Our Best for Our Children’s Education During the Pandemic

On this show, Host Leah Lemm (Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe) looks at how parents and teachers are facing the challenges and opportunities of getting back to school, even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The state is providing data-driven guidance, which allows local school districts to determine what’s best for their students when it comes to returning to classrooms, distance learning, or a combination method.


Governor Walz Wants Students Back in Schools, But Safely

Governor Walz Wants Students Back in Schools, But Safely

Whether students will be back in the classroom or staying at home and distance learning or some combination of the two scenarios will be up to local school officials to decide, with guidance from health officials, based on the number of COVID-19 cases in a particular county.


Finding Families

Finding Families

Who are your people? Now that we’re able to read our DNA, and to be in “touch” (screentouch isn’t a word yet, is it?) with everyone everywhere, how does it change the story of where we come from? Here on Stay Human, stories of finding family – from original documents, from travel, from reading the libraries we carry in our cells. And my son Joe tells me about meeting his father.


Minnesota Provides Free Face Masks to Community Groups

Minnesota Provides Free Face Masks to Community Groups

The State of Minnesota has partnered with numerous organizations across the state, including native community organizations, to make it easier for people to find affordable face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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