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2021 News Releases

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April 16, 2021
Travel-related COVID-19 cases prompt health officials to urge testing for travelers returning to state

April 15, 2021
Preventable deaths from alcohol use increased in 2020

April 13, 2021
State advises providers to follow federal pause on use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine during review

April 12, 2021
State announces 5:30 closure at Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport and Brooklyn Park/Starlite Center COVID-19 testing sites

April 12, 2021
Outbreak of COVID-19 cases linked to wrestling tournament prompts warning to schools, public

April 5, 2021
MDH announces new opioid podcast series

April 1, 2121
MDH updates outing guidance for long-term care facilities ahead of holiday weekend

March 31, 2021
MDH updates dining and activity guidance for assisted living-type facilities

March 18, 2021
State announces temporary East Range COVID-19 testing event in Aurora

March 11, 2021
Health officials announce state's first case of COVID-19 variant first found in South Africa

March 8, 2020
State announces COVID-19 testing site in Carver County, urges testing to combat B117 variant

March 6, 2021
State announces new COVID-19 testing site in Thief River Falls

March 5, 2021
Clusters of B117 variant COVID-19 cases in Carver County prompt warning from health officials

February 24, 2021
Minnesota launches youth testing campaign

February 23, 2021
New survey shows youth vaping remains a serious challenge in Minnesota

February 4, 2021
MDH files lawsuits against restaurants in Albert Lea and Milaca for operating without a license

February 2, 2021
Minnesota’s uninsured rate held steady in first half of 2020

January 27, 2021
Minnesota reaches milestone of 1 million COVID-19 tests through community sites

January 25, 2021
MDH lab testing confirms nation’s first known COVID-19 case associated with Brazil P.1 variant

January 23, 2021
MDH files lawsuit against Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville for operating without a license

January 21, 2021
Updated state testing guidance focuses on children, college students

January 21, 2021
MDH launches electronic case investigation survey

January 20, 2021
Minnesota reports all COVID-19 vaccine pilot program appointments filled for adults 65+ this week

January 19, 2021
Minnesotans 65 and older can schedule appointments for COVID-19 community vaccine clinics starting today at noon

January 14, 2021
Minnesota urges providers to offer doses to broader groups

January 14, 2021
State announces new COVID-19 testing site in Rochester

January 14, 2021
State announces new COVID-19 testing site in International Falls

January 12, 2021
Minnesota launches dashboard to track statewide COVID-19 vaccine

January 9, 2021
COVID-19 variant found in Minnesota

January 8, 2021
Bloomington COVID-19 testing site relocating to Creekside Community Center

January 5, 2021
MDH takes regulatory action against restaurants in Buffalo and St. Paul

January 5, 2021
Radioactive gas is persistent health risk

January 4, 2021
Minnesota announces COVID-19 vaccines fully distributed for first priority group of hospital health care workers

Updated Friday, April 16, 2021 at 02:52PM