Cindy Firkins Smith

Minnesota hospitals urge adherence to guidelines to limit community spread

Hospitals say they are facing problems with staffing as thousands of health care workers are out of work because they have COVID-19 or are in quarantine.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s latest restrictions are receiving support from the state’s hospitals. Representatives from both metro and rural hospitals spoke about the toll the surge in COVID-19 cases is taking on their facilities. Some hospitals say they have had to turn patients away or have had to stop both elective and non-elective surgeries. The biggest…