vaccinations

Burgum: North Dakotans should know virus threat is real

FARGO, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum is pleading for North Dakota residents to get vaccinated against the coronavirus as North Dakota’s hospitals struggle with an influx of patients infected with the delta variant. Burgum brought together health professionals Wednesday in his first COVID-19 briefing in more than five months. The governor says hospital capacity is a “present and looming issue”…

Altru mandates COVID-19 vaccinations for employees

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – Altru Health System says staff, physicians, volunteers and students, regardless of work locations, will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or complete an exemption process by November 15. The Grand Forks-based Altru says employees can request an exemption for medical, religious or philosophical reasons. Those who have an approved exemption will be required to…

Walz offers Minnesotans $100 gift cards to get vaccinated

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – Gov. Tim Walz says Minnesota is joining the Biden Administration’s initiative to provide $100 to all Minnesotans age 12 and older who receive a COVID-19 vaccine from July 30 through August 15. “President Biden is calling for a nationwide push to make sure our families and communities are vaccinated and protected against COVID-19 and the…

What are the COVID-19 policies on local college campuses this fall

What are the mask and vaccination policies as the 2021 semester is set to begin.

FARGO, ND (KVRR) — Students are headed back to campus this fall including MSUM, NDSU, UND and Concordia. What are the mask and vaccination policies as the 2021 semester is set to begin. At Minnesota State University Moorhead, vaccinations are not required but are strongly encouraged. MSUM is offering incentives for students and employees who share why they got vaccinated….

Mayo Clinic joins others in requiring worker vaccinations

Mayo ClinicROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic says it will require employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus by mid-September, becoming one of the latest health systems to do so as delta variant cases rise around the country. The Rochester-based medical system says the “vast majority” of its employees are already vaccinated. But it says all employees must be fully vaccinated…

Minnesota to give away prizes to people who get vaccinated

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz says the state plans to offer up swag in an attempt to get more people vaccinated for the coronavirus. Walz is planning to announce incentives that include state park passes, fishing licenses and tickets to fairs and amusement parks. The first 100,000 people to get vaccinated between Memorial Day and the end of…

Hundreds of vaccinated Minnesotans still contract COVID-19

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Health officials say hundreds of Minnesotans fully vaccinated against the coronavirus became infected with COVID-19, dozens needed to be hospitalized and six people died. Data from the state Department of Health shows the vaccines are highly effective in Minnesota, but that it remains unclear how well they protect against the more contagious variants of COVID-19. Health…

Local business encourages COVID-19 vaccinations by offering shoppers discounts

"We encourage everyone to get vaccinated so they don't have to go through what our family has gone through and at the same time to help our business community to get back to business as usual."

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Due to the pandemic, one local business owner is facing even tougher challenges after losing a family member to COVID-19. After taking full ownership of his family’s record store, Brady Bredell, Owner of Mother’s in Moorhead is encouraging people in the community to follow COVID-19 guidelines and to get vaccinated. “My dad recently passed away from…

NDSU hosts first COVID-19 vaccine clinic on campus

About 600 people that are part of the NDSU community got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Sanford Health partners with North Dakota State University to offer hundreds of COVID-19 vaccines to students, faculty and staff. The first-ever COVID-19 vaccine clinic on campus took place Wednesday at the SHAC. Gloomy skies weren’t overshadowing the excitement and hope filling the air on campus. “I know students were incredibly excited to have this opportunity to…