Health care workers

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…

Health Experts Say It’s Okay To Go To The Clinic For Non-Coronavirus Related Illnesses

Sanford Children's Southwest Clinic is operating only as an urgent care center for children.

FARGO, N.D. – Health care workers are seeing a significant decrease of patients in urgent care saying some are choosing to treat illnesses and injuries at home. “The number of patients we’re seeing is probably 80% less than usual. Seeing patients concerned about COVID even has been pretty low. So, it’s one of two things, right. It’s good that people…