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Government will stop providing free at-home COVID tests on Friday

The government is pausing the tests due to a lack of funding

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More details released about MN hepatitis A case linked to strawberries

One person in Minnesota became ill from eating strawberries purchased from a local Twin Cities market.

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MDH officials advise parents to watch for signs of rare hepatitis in children

It's investigating three cases in Minnesota of children under the age of 3 with liver inflammation.

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Walz Administration will distribute 2 million KN95 masks in Minnesota

The announcement comes after federal officials have updated guidelines to recommend KN95 and N95 masks.

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COVID-19: The CDC's new guidance on how long to quarantine and isolate

The Minnesota Department of Health says it will update its COVID guidance.

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New clue may explain how rare tropical disease sickened Minnesotan

Four individuals mysteriously came down with melioidosis earlier this year.

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Doctors urge flu shots ahead of potentially severe flu season

Last year's mild flu season could make the coming months more challenging.

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Here are the CDC's COVID-19 guidelines for the holidays

It's the second year of celebrating holidays during the pandemic.

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Counties without K-12 mask mandate see sharper rise in child COVID cases

That's according to a new study that compared case rates.

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CDC: Minnesotans sickened by salmonella from unknown food source

Minnesota has reported the second-most cases so far.

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3 Twin Cities counties reach 16+ vaccination rate of 80%

More than 8 in 10 residents of that age group have gotten at least one dose.

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All but 2 MN counties have 'high' level of COVID-19 transmission

Masks are strongly recommended in indoor, public spaces throughout the state.

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All of Minnesota is now a COVID-19 hotspot

Every county has high or substantial transmission, meaning masks are recommended.

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Just 1 MN county is below CDC's mask guidance threshold

That means a mask is recommended for everyone in public, indoor spaces.

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As start of school approaches, Osterholm urges parents to buy high-quality masks

Dr. Michael Osterholm is worried that some districts aren't properly prepared.

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83 of MN's 87 counties have high or substantial COVID transmission

Less than a month ago, just 14 counties fell into those categories.

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Just 8 MN counties remain below CDC's face mask guidance threshold

Face masks are now suggested in public, indoor spaces in 90% of the state.

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Number of MN counties with high, substantial COVID transmission hits 64

Nine days ago, 14 counties passed that threshold. We're now up to 64.

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MN medical groups urge K-12 schools to adopt mask requirement for all

They say it will help protect other students who can't get vaccinated or are at risk.

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35 counties, including most of Twin Cities, now COVID hotspots

The CDC recommends everyone wear a mask in public, indoor places in these counties.

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CDC document: Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox

Vaccines remain very effective at preventing severe illness from the delta variant, however.

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The 14 MN counties with 'substantial or high' COVID-19 transmission

The CDC says everyone in these areas should wear a mask in indoor public places.