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MN program will train, hire 1,000 nursing assistants for long-term care

The facilities are facing a severe staffing shortage.

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400 MN National Guard members headed to long-term care facilities

The governor also hopes to provide $50 million in federal funding to help facilities hire more workers.

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St. Paul care home group will mandate COVID vaccines for staff

It comes amid reports of COVID outbreaks at homes where residents are all vaccinated, but staff are not.

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Minnesota adjusts guidelines for long-term care residents, visitors

For the first time in nearly a year, residents won't have to quarantine if they are vaccinated and leave their facility.

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Visitors welcome: Minnesota eases visitation rules at long-term care facilities

The new guidance only restricts visitors for residents in certain situations.

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Walz reveals rollout plans for COVID-19 vaccine in Minnesota

Those most susceptible to the virus will be first in line, along with those who care for them.

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Gov. Tim Walz to address Minnesotans about COVID-19 on Friday

The number of COVID-19 cases at long-term care facilities have been increasing after outbreaks at the facilities slowed 'significantly' over the summer.

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Indoor visitor ban at long-term care facilities lifted in MN

Meanwhile, Gov. Tim Walz has extended the peacetime emergency.

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Outbreak of COVID-19 confirmed at River Falls care home

Three residents have died, with more than a dozen infected.

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Coronavirus: New guidance released for visiting long-term care homes

Visits to congregate care facilities have been strictly limited during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Walz touts progress MN has made fighting COVID-19 at long-term care facilities

“We’ve made progress, but there’s still more work to do," Gov. Tim Walz said.

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MN eases restrictions, allowing some inside visits at long-term care facilities

Family and others deemed as essential caregivers can now visit residents of long-term care facilities indoors.

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State OKs outdoor visits with long-term care facility residents

Residents can see visitors outside as long as both parties wear masks and maintain social distance.

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Coronavirus: Gov. Walz announces 'battle plan' to reduce long-term care deaths

More than 80 percent of Minnesota's COVID-19 deaths have been in long-term care facility.

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Watch live: Gov. Tim Walz gives his latest coronavirus update

The governor is expected to address Minnesota's long-term care crisis.

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Coronavirus: Gov. Walz to address long-term care crisis at press conference

More than 80 percent of Minnesota's COVID-19 deaths have come from long-term care settings.

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Wayzata care home closing down after coronavirus outbreak

Long-term care facilities have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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32 care facilities affected by COVID-19 named in Minnesota

At least 47 facilities have had at least one confirmed case.

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Care facilities with COVID-19 outbreaks soon to be identified in MN

The media age of the 18 people who have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota is 83.