Clay County Public Health

MN Dept. of Health has new method to contact trace COVID-19 cases

It's hoping to eliminate time spent by contact tracers making repeated calls by sending out a text

MINNESOTA – The Minnesota Department of Health is trying a new method for COVID-19 contact tracing and case investigation. It will send a text to those who have tested positive and their close contacts. Itwill say a case worker from a state, local or tribal health department will be calling to discuss COVID test results or potential exposure. It will…

Cass Clay Hunger Coalition meets virtually to discuss food insecurity in the metro

Cass Clay Hunger Coalition is made up of more than 30 agencies and organizations.

FARGO-MOORHEAD – Cass Clay Hunger Coalition hosts its annual Hunger and Health summit virtually. Local health leaders say because of the pandemic, food insecurity has increased even more in the area. They add Latinos and African Americans are being affected the most during these times. For them, it’s about looking into our policy, system and environment in order to create…

Moorhead Armory to host free COVID-19 testing Sept. 29 through Oct. 1

The testing will be available from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The Moorhead Armory will be hosting three days of free COVID-19 testing beginning September 29. The testing will be available from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is open to the general public. Those wishing to be tested are encouraged to pre-register for a specific time slot. Clay County Public Health Administrator Kathy McKay said, “Testing uncovers positive cases…

Clay County Public Health stresses importance of continuing to wear masks

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — As more restrictions get lifted and people adjust to a new norm, those at Clay County Public Health say it’s important to remain cautious of the coronavirus. Clay County Public Health Nurse Cheryl Sapp says continuing to wear a mask in public is the best line of defense against COVID-19. It’s also just as important to…

Volunteers Needed at Clay County Congregate Care Facilities

Volunteers will be given the option to work in COVID-19 positive units, non-COVID-19 units or both.

CLAY COUNTY, Minn.–Clay County Public Health is looking for volunteers to help in congregate care facilities. Certain facilities are currently experiencing staffing shortages for licensed RN’s, LPN’s and CNA’s, food services, laundry, housekeeping, one-on-one support and administrative support. Volunteers will be given the option to work in COVID-19 positive units, non-COVID-19 units or both. Anyone interested is asked to sign…

Organizations In Minnesota Want Teens To Know The Dangers Of Vaping

Clearway Minnesota and Clay County Health discussed how to reach the youth.

MINNESOTA – As teens find savvier ways to vape without getting caught, Clearway Minnesota is on a mission to cut at the root of the vaping epidemic. The organization lobbies at the State Capitol to pass stricter tobacco laws. “We have four main policy goals: One is tobacco 21, the second is restricting or prohibiting all flavored tobacco products, the…

Clay County Public Health holds walk-in flu clinic

The clinic was held from 9am-4pm at the Family Services Center in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Clay County public health gave individuals a chance to take care of their vaccination with a walk-in flu clinic at the Family Services Center in Moorhead. Staff is hoped the all-day clinic will give people a more convenient opportunity to get their shot without having to schedule an appointment. While many people tend to get their vaccinations…

Clay County Public Health to Host Flu Shot Clinic

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Clay County Public Health is hosting a public walk-in flu shot clinic on Wednesday, February 5. The clinic will be held in Suite 105 at the Family Services Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone interested should bring an insurance card. For more information, call 218-299-7777.   Categories: Health, Local News Tags: Clay County Public Health, clinic, Family…