COVID-19

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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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COVID updates for Tuesday, Sept. 14

Beltrami County Public Health Director Megan Heuer reports that as of this morning, there are 207 active COVID-19 cases within the county. Eleven local hospital beds are being used for COVID patients, with eight of them being Beltrami County residents. The Minnesota Department of Health reported 2,693 new COVID cases Monday and 11 new deaths….

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COVID-19 updates for Wednesday, Sept. 8

Beltrami County Public Health is monitoring 164 active COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday. BCPH Director Megan Heuer also noted there were nine patients hospitalized for COVID within the county, with three of those patients being county residents. The Minnesota Department of Health’s COVID data issued today includes cases reported throughout the Labor Day weekend. MDH…

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AUDIO: COVID updates for Tuesday, Sept. 7

Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota officials are warning of a spike in cases they are currently seeing. Dr. Colleen Swank with Sanford Bemidji says hospitalizations are increasing exponentially, with the majority of those patients being unvaccinated. Swank says the best way out of the pandemic is through vaccination. Sanford Bemidji officials requested the St. Philip’s…

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COVID-19 updates for Monday, Aug. 30

More than 1,900 new COVID cases were reported in the state Friday, along with six new deaths. Twenty-eight of those cases were in Beltrami County, 13 in Cass, three in Clearwater, and 10 in Hubbard. Another 1,902 new COVID-19 cases and six new deaths were reported in the state today. Of those cases, 48 were…

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COVID-19 updates for Friday, Aug. 27

Forty-six new COVID-19 cases were reported in Beltrami County Thursday, as well as two new deaths, both residents in their 80s. Beltrami County Public Health Director Megan Heuer reported Wednesday that there were 177 active cases within the county, with 10 COVID hospital admissions locally. Seven of those hospitalizations are Beltrami County residents. More than…

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COVID updates for Wednesday, Aug. 25

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 1,404 new COVID-19 cases and seven new deaths today. Of those cases, 17 were Beltrami County residents, 22 were in Cass County, and six were in Hubbard County. Local health officials were monitoring 140 active COVID-19 cases within Beltrami County as of Tuesday. Public Health Director Megan Heuer also…

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