Beltrami Public Health to focus efforts on essential workers

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility is now open for additional groups, such as those with certain medical conditions, essential frontline workers, and people age 50 and older who live in multi-generational housing.

Beltrami County Public Health director Cynthia Borgen says her department will focus on efforts for essential workers in:

  • agriculture and in airports
  • now-eligible child care workers
  • first responders and correctional staff
  • those who work in food production, retail or service
  • judicial system workers
  • manufacturers
  • public transit
  • US Post Office employees

Public Health is working with employers to identify those who would like to receive a vaccine.

Those in these groups who have not been notified of employer involvement can call Beltrami Public Health at 333-8140 to schedule an appointment or be placed on an eligibility list.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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