COVID-19

LIVE: COVID Forces High School Basketball Team To Find A Game Via Twitter

Breckenridge Girls Looking To Get In As Many Games As Possible Before The Postseason

  COVID is leading some high school sports teams to get creative to find opponents. Breckenridge High School Girls Basketball Coach Austin Imdieke says an opponent couldn’t play last week due to contact tracing issues. So the Cowgirls put out a call on Twitter asking if there was team willing to play ball. People at Henning High School saw the…

Sanford Health seeing increased vaccine allotments, prepares for Johnson & Johnson vaccine

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota Health Department says the state is receiving 6,300 doses of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot COVID-19 vaccine on Friday. Minnesota is getting more than 45,000 doses. Dr. Doug Griffin says Sanford is beginning to see a significant increase in overall vaccine distributions. This week will be its largest week of distribution thus far with…

Mayor says Fargo mask mandate will likely not be extended

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney says a city mandate requiring face coverings in indoor public places will likely be allowed to expire later this month. In a statement on social media, Mahoney said that there are three elements Fargo Cass Public Health will use to guide their recommendation. “To start, the percentage of active cases in Fargo should…

Minnesota waiting on more than 45,000 doses of J&J vaccine

ST. PAUL, Minn. – State health officials say more than 45,000 doses of the newly approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine should arrive in Minnesota this week. Minnesota Department of Health spokesman John Schadl says the order for the first shipment of the single-dose J&J vaccine was placed on Sunday night. He says it usually takes a couple of days…

Childcare Workers Can Start Getting COVID-19 Vaccines In Fargo & Grand Forks

FARGO, N.D. — Public Health units in Fargo and Grand Forks are inviting childcare workers to COVID-19 vaccine clinics starting this week. Childcare workers are one of the priority groups included in Phase 1B which also includes older people and those with underlying health conditions. Childcare workers who work for themselves should complete the COVID-19 Vaccine contact form with Fargo…

LIVE: Smallest Businesses Eligible For Paycheck Protection Loans

Businesses With Under 20 Employees Have Exclusive Application Period Through March 9th

  The smallest businesses that are struggling during COVID have a chance to apply for a financial lifeline, but they better hurry. Businesses with fewer than 20 employees have an exclusive window to apply for Paycheck Protection Program loans through March 9th. This is the second round of PPP loans from the government. The loans are meant for paying employees…

FDA approves Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. now has a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two. Health experts have anxiously awaited a one-and-done option to help speed vaccinations. The FDA said J&J’s vaccine offers strong protection against what matters most: serious…

Gov. Tim Walz announces next steps in Minnesota’s COVID-19 vaccine plan

People with specific high-risk health conditions and targeted essential workers will be eligible in April

MINNESOTA (KVRR) – Minnesota’s vaccine plan moving forward focuses on those who’ve been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic: the elderly, those with underlying health conditions, BIPOC communities, and essential workers. Gov. Tim Walz says he wants 70% of Minnesotans 65 years and older vaccinated by the end of March. Vaccine eligibility will be expanded once that goal is reached. “This…

Moorhead Schools encourages students to get Covid-19 tests every two weeks

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Health officials with Moorhead Area Public Schools approve of the Minnesota Department of Health’s recommendation for students to get tested for Covid-19 every two weeks until the end of the school year. State health officials say 17 percent of the state’s Covid-19 cases have come from those under the age of 20. Moorhead district officials say they…