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2020 News Releases

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November 20, 2020
State updates COVID-19 testing recommendations for dial-back period

November 17, 2020
New therapy drug that decreases need for hospitalizations, emergency visits arrives in Minnesota

November 13, 2020
Health department to begin texting program to reach positive cases, close contacts

November 12, 2020
Eleven new COVID-19 testing sites to open across Minnesota; mail order program now available statewide

November 10, 2020
COVID-19 is a factor to consider during Infant Safe Sleep week

November 5, 2020
State to open saliva testing location at Minneapolis Convention Center on Monday

November 5, 2020
State announces 8th week of COVID-19 testing push

October 29, 2020
November 2nd begins week 7 of statewide testing push

October 29, 2020
State to open saliva testing location at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Saint Paul on Friday

October 27, 2020
State to open saliva testing location in St. Cloud on Wednesday

October 22, 2020
Statewide testing push continues into week of Oct. 26

October 22, 2020
State launches pilot of COVID-19 test at home saliva program

October 22, 2020
Breast cancer survival rates underscore importance of regular screening

October 21, 2020
State to open saliva testing location in Mankato on Friday

October 15, 2020
State to continue statewide testing push into week of Oct. 19

October 14, 2020
State adding antigen test results to online COVID-19 data

October 9, 2020
Health officials investigate Salmonella cases linked to NéktƏr Juice Bar in Woodbury

October 9, 2020
State’s second COVID-19 saliva testing site to open Wednesday in Winona

October 8, 2020
State announces locations for no-barrier access to COVID-19 testing during week of Oct. 12

October 2, 2020
MDH statement on President Trump’s positive COVID-19 test

October 1, 2020
State announces locations for no-barrier access to COVID-19 testing during week of Oct. 5

September 25, 2020
State announces sites for second week of COVID-19 testing push

September 21, 2020
Minnesota’s first COVID-19 saliva testing site opening in Duluth this Wednesday

September 17, 2020
State launches 4-week push to increase access to “no barrier” COVID-19 testing

September 17, 2020
Minnesota’s adult obesity rate held steady in 2019

September 15, 2020
Health officials begin statewide COVID-19 survey of Minnesota households

September 14, 2020
Medical professionals: staying home when sick or exposed is key to keeping schools open

September 9, 2020
Compliance checks find most bars, restaurants observed to be in compliance with safeguards

September 8, 2020
MDH announces new grants for opioid-free pain management

August 21, 2020
MDH lab finds vitamin E acetate in vaping products linked to recent lung injury outbreak

August 19, 2020
Salmonella cases linked to fresh peaches

August 17, 2020
Community council, MDH award new health equity grants for children

August 10, 2020
Health officials provide visitation guidance for long-term care facilities

August 5, 2020
Sexually transmitted diseases continue upward climb in Minnesota in 2019

August 3, 2020
Statewide tobacco 21 goes into effect

July 31, 2020
Health officials urge rodeo patrons to watch for symptoms after attendee found to be infectious

July 24, 2020
Health officials suspect new cases of severe lung injuries associated with vaping

July 10, 2020
MDH provides new guidance for designating essential caregivers in long-term care settings

July 6, 2020
State, local health officials offering free COVID-19 testing in St. James July 8

June 29, 2020
State, local health officials offering free COVID-19 testing in Madelia July 1

June 20, 2020
13 Minnesotans sickened by Cyclospora from bagged salads linked to national outbreak

June 19, 2020
State issues new guidance on youth sports during COVID-19

June 18, 2020
State, local health officials offering free COVID-19 testing in Austin this weekend

April 8, 2020
MDH awards COVID-19 emergency health care grants to about 350 organizations statewide

April 1, 2020
Quit Partner: new free quit-tobacco programs available online, by phone, and by mail

March 21, 2020
Health officials confirm first death due to COVID-19 in Minnesota

March 17, 2020
MDH issues updated guidance on COVID-19 testing criteria

March 13, 2020
Health officials announce new community-level strategies to slow COVID-19 in Minnesota

March 10, 2020
Health officials confirm third case of COVID-19 in Minnesota

March 8, 2020
Health officials confirm second case of novel coronavirus in Minnesota

March 6, 2020
Health officials confirm first case of novel coronavirus in Minnesota

January 27, 2020
New study assesses extent of sexual exploitation among Minnesota youth

January 8, 2020
MDH reports pertussis-related death of infant

January 7, 2020
Radon mitigation rates in metro area reflect disparities in income, housing, home values

Updated Friday, November 20, 2020 at 11:44AM