COVID-19

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COVID updates for Friday, Sept. 24

Local health officials are monitoring a growing number of COVID-19 cases. According to Beltrami County Public Health Director Megan Heuer, as of this morning, there were 314 active cases of COVID within the county. COVID patients are occupying 16 hospital beds within the county, with 10 of those patients being Beltrami County residents. On Monday,…

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Bagley School Board votes to continue in-person learning

Bagley Superintendent Erich Heiss announced today that after a special meeting this morning, the Bagley School Board voted to continue in-person learning. On Monday, Heiss announced that the Bagley School Board would meet today to consider a recommendation from the Clearwater County Nursing Service to switch to distance learning for two weeks. The recommendation came…

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Bagley School Board to consider distance learning recommendation during meeting Friday

Bagley Superintendent Erich Heiss reported Clearwater County’s COVID-19 case rate is in the 90s, and public health officials there recommended distance learning for 14 days. The Bagley School Board, according to a notice, took no action during a meeting Monday night but will discuss the recommendation this Friday. Heiss wrote that “while masks and vaccinations…

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COVID updates for Tuesday, Sept. 21

Beltrami County Public Health Director Megan Heuer reports that as of Monday afternoon, there 215 active cases of COVID in the county. COVID patients are occupying 14 beds within county hospitals, with eight of those patients being Beltrami County residents. The Minnesota Department of Health reported 6,352 new COVID-19 cases today and 18 new deaths….

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Bemidji School Board will review mask policy when COVID cases decline, case rates remain high in September

The Bemidji School Board met for their regular meeting Monday night. Superintendent Tim Lutz says that as of last Friday, Beltrami County’s COVID-19 case rate per 10,000 people was 68.55, a number that is considered a high rate of transmission. Lutz said that once Beltrami County’s case rate gets to the moderate level, less than…

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COVID-19 updates for Monday, Sept. 20

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 2,474 new COVID-19 cases today and 10 new deaths across the state. MDH typically includes data collected Friday in Monday’s reports, with most weekend data included in Tuesday’s update. Of the cases reported today, 34 were in Beltrami County, 28 were in Cass County, seven were in Clearwater County…

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COVID updates for Thursday, Sept. 16

Beltrami County Public Health Director Megan Heuer reported today that as of Wednesday, there were 217 active COVID-19 cases within the county. Eleven people were hospitalized with COVID-19 locally, with eight of those patients being Beltrami County residents. The Minnesota Department of Health reported 2,736 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday and 41 new deaths. Wednesday’s report…

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Red Lake Tribal Council unanimously passes COVID vaccine and testing mandate

The Red Lake Tribal Council recently passed a COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate for tribal employees. According to a resolution passed unanimously on Sept. 14, the mandate affects all persons who enter the Red Lake Reservation for employment and business purposes. The mandate includes exemptions for pregnant women, those with documented medical conditions for which…

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