Health care, school and food workers who risked their lives at the height of the pandemic made pitches Wednesday for a piece of the $250 million in COVID-19 relief money that Minnesota plans to allocate as bonuses to essential frontline workers.
Positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Wednesday were twice as high as a week ago and seven-times as high as a month ago, fueled by the more contagious delta variant, leading state health officials to again urge everyone to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
Minnesota officials cited rising COVID-19 case rates and the risk of spread among unvaccinated people in schools.
Governor promotes vaccine education that will take place in 14 Black-owned barber shops and salons in Minnesota.
Spurred by skyrocketing consumer demand during the pandemic, restaurant delivery companies like DoorDash and Uber Eats are rapidly expanding their services to grocers, convenience stores, pharmacies, pet stores and even department stores.
Minnesota Department of Health officials said Tuesday they are investigating a COVID-19 outbreak at a camp for teenagers in the northwestern part of the state.
Mayo Clinic says it will require employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus by mid-September, becoming one of the latest health systems to do so as delta variant cases rise around the country.
Households earning 80% or less of area median income are eligible
State health officials schedule first briefing in weeks to discuss pandemic trends, more infectious delta variant.