Coronavirus

Healthy Blood Donors Needed for Hospital Patients Amid Coronavirus Concerns

The blood collection process is safe and has no impact on the donor's immune system.

FARGO, N.D.–Vitalant and other blood centers nationwide are encouraging healthy individuals to donate blood to ensure hospitals have enough in case COVID-19 infections increase. All blood types and components are needed especially platelets and type O blood. Platelets only have a shelf life of five days so frequent donations are important, and type O blood is the universal blood type….

2nd Confirmed Case of Coronavirus In Minnesota

Carver County Resident In Their 50's

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota resident in their 50s has become the state’s second confirmed case of COVID-19. The Minnesota Department of Health said Sunday in a statement that the case involves a Carver County resident who was likely exposed to the coronavirus while traveling in Europe in late February. The patient developed symptoms on March 2, and sought…

Minnesota announces first Coronavirus case

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Health officials have confirmed the first case of Coronavirus in Minnesota. They say the case is an older adult in Ramsey County who was recently on a cruise ship with another passenger who had the illness. The Minnesota patient began to develop symptoms on February 25th and sought health care on Thursday. The Department of Health…

Natasha Leggero Drops Out of Fargo Comedy Fest Amid Coronavirus Concerns

The Fargo Comedy Fest starts at 9 p.m. at the Fargo Theatre.

FARGO, N.D.–The second annual Fargo Comedy Fest’s lineup has changed last minute due to the coronavirus. Friday’s opening act, Natasha Leggero, is no longer making the trip to Fargo to perform on Friday. She was slated to open the show followed by her husband, Moshe Kasher. Leggero says she is concerned about leaving her child in LA when the city is…

Vice President Pence Thanks 3M, Says U.S. Preparing for More Coronavirus Cases

3M makes millions of the masks every month.

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (FOX 9)–Vice President Mike Pence toured the 3M Innovation Center on Thursday, thanking company executives for increasing production of face masks as he outlined plans to prepare the U.S. for more cases of the coronavirus. Pence projected confidence about the U.S. response to the virus, which has sickened more than 97,000 worldwide and has alarmed public health officials,…

Local senior care facilities address Coronavirus concerns

Some have limited visitors from coming in and are focusing on hygiene of their tenants and employees

FARGO, N.D. — Between its two locations in Fargo, Bethany Retirement Living usually sees about 300 visitors a day. But with concerns over the Coronavirus and other infectious diseases like the flu, staff members are trying to cut that number down to zero. “We’re asking people that if they don’t need to come and visit, don’t,” says Grant Richardson at…

Senate Passes Coronavirus Emergency Funding Package

Approximately 85 percent of the funding will be spent domestically.

WASHINGTON–The United States Senate passed an emergency funding package to help combat the current coronavirus outbreak. The $8.3 billion package includes $2.2 billion for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, $3.1 billion for the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund under the Department of Health and Human Services, and $20 million for administrative expenses to help businesses affected…

F-M Mayors And Health Professionals Give Update About Coronavirus

Health experts say one of the most important things you can do is wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.

FARGO, N.D. — All three mayors from the F-M area, local and state health professionals and concerned community members packed into the Fargo Cass Public Health Center to talk about preventative measures against the spread of the coronavirus. “It’s important to put things into perspective and to remain calm we want everyone to know that unified teams are preparing not…

LIVE: Area Mayors and Regional Public Health Experts to Provide Briefing on Coronavirus

The briefing will be held at Fargo Cass Public Health at 3 p.m.

FARGO, N.D.–F-M area mayors and regional public health officials are scheduled to provide information about how the metro plans to prepare for the Coronavirus on Wednesday. Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney, Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd and West Fargo Mayor Bernie Dardis, as well as Fargo Cass Public Health, the NDDoH and Clay County will take part in the briefing. In addition…

2 Passengers Arriving at MSP Airport Told to Self-Quarantine after Coming into Contact with COVID-19 Case in Europe

A medical professional from the CDC’s Quarantine Station determined they did not have symptoms of COVID-19.

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9)–State health officials have instructed two passengers who arrived at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International on a flight from Europe Tuesday afternoon to self-quarantine for two weeks because they encountered a person confirmed to have the new coronavirus while abroad. The Minnesota Department of Health said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Quarantine Station at MSP Airport notified them about…