UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Buildings Evacuated Near U of M After Fire And Possible Explosion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP/FOX9) – Authorities have evacuated a portion of the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis after responding to reports of a fire and possible explosion, but no injuries have been reported. Minneapolis Fire Department tweeted about 3:30 p.m. Thursday that firefighters were responding to a fire in the basement of a building on campus. As they were extinguishing that…

University of Minnesota vaccine mandate takes effect with FDA’s approval

MINNEAPOLIS – The University of Minnesota is among hundreds of colleges nationwide in requiring a COVID-19 vaccination for students and staff at its five campuses. The mandate went into effect because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given final approval to a coronavirus vaccine, not just emergency use status. Faculty and staff at the Twin Cities, Duluth, Rochester, Crookston…

University of Minnesota to require COVID-19 vaccine for students once it gets FDA approval

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX9) – The University of Minnesota will require students to get the COVID-19 vaccine once it receives full FDA approval, which is expected to happen in the coming weeks, according to a letter from University President Joan Gabel. Gabel said the COVID-19 vaccine will be added to the list of immunizations already required for students, with some exemptions. Details…

Minnesota reaches goal of being capable to administer 20,000 COVID-19 tests per day

The ability to do so is thanks to those at The University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic

MINNESOTA — In April, Governor Tim Walz set a goal of being able to test 20,000 people per day in Minnesota by early June. As of Monday, that goal has been reached. “The reason we reached those goals was not me and me alone,” said Walz. “It was about a collaboration amongst our great institutions like The University of Minnesota,…

Minnesota reaches milestone of 20,000 daily COVID-19 test capacity

The state has completed a total of 592,955 tests to date.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota has reached its goal of completing 20,000 COVID-19 tests daily. Gov. Tim Walz announced the milestone during a press conference on Monday. Walz also said the state has completed a total of 592,955 tests to date. The Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota were major components to reaching the goal. Both sites are not able to…

Minnesota will be able to test 20,000 per day for COVID-19, Gov. Walz announces

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz announces the state has built the capacity to test as many as 20-thousand Minnesotans per day for the Coronavirus. It’s all part of a partnership between the health department, Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota. Walz says the collaboration will help assure every person with symptoms gets tested. Funding for the increase…

City Officials And Health Experts Discuss Strategy For COVID-19

The City of Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead and Cass County as well as Essentia and Sanford were part of the meeting.

FARGO, N.D.- Sanford and Essentia Health are preparing for the spreading of the Coronavirus. “We’ve also reached out and are working to enhance our tele care capabilities. Expanding our platform as well as we’re going to be implementing virtual visits for patients to do from home. We’re also suspending as of today, any elective surgeries and routine health visits. We’ve…

Horticultural Day Event in Perham Cancelled

Set for Saturday, March 14 at Prairie Wind Middle School

PERHAM, Minn. — The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners has cancelled the East Otter Tail County Horticultural Day set for Saturday, March 14th. It was set to take place at Prairie Wind Middle School in Perham from 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. A spokesperson for the event says the cancellation is over coronavirus concerns. Categories: Community, Coronavirus-MN, Minnesota News…

University of Minnesota Suspends In-Person Instruction Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Students to stay home and continue with classes online.

MINNEAPOLIS–The University of Minnesota is suspending in-person instruction at its five campuses due to concerns over COVID-19. In an email to students, officials said the university is moving to online instruction through at least April 1. Students on the Morris and Crookston campuses will have in-person classes through Friday, March 13. Spring Break will be extended on the Duluth, Rochester…