COVID-19

MN Ranks On States Most Aggressive Measures Against Coronavirus

Wallethub has crunched the data to find out which U.S. states are taking the most and least aggressive measures to fight the coronavirus. Based on such factors as tested cases per capita, state legislation on the pandemic, percentage of the population without insurance, and share of the workforce in the most affected industries, here are the 10 states that are doing …

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MN Legislature unanimously approves $200 million to combat coronavirus pandemic

The Minnesota Legislature has unanimously approved $200 million to combat the coronavirus pandemic as the number of confirmed cases in the state stands at 54. The bill allocates $150 million for a newly-created health care response fund. The Minnesota Department of Health will use it to make grants to health care providers to help them deal with COVID-19, including testing …

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Alexandria Area COVID-19 Notices

We are trying to keep up with the number of businesses, events, and organizations that are making rapid plans during this COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. If you have any to add to the list, please call 320-762-2154. Email may be a better option, as our own KIK-FM offices may well be closing in the near future. Email addresses to send to: …

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Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program Ready To Assist

Minnesota The Unemployment Insurance program is ready to assist workers who can’t work, workers who have had their hours reduced, and workers who have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. If your employment has been affected by COVID-19, you can apply for unemployment benefits. After you apply, we will let you know if you are eligible. …

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Alexandria YMCA Childcare To Remain Open, Activities & Membership Postponed

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Alexandria YMCA has come up with a plan. In an email sent to members, a representative says, “These are unprecedented times. COVID-19 (coronavirus) is a global pandemic and a national emergency, and nobody is certain what the next days, weeks or months hold.” They go on to say: “IMMEDIATE FACILITY & PROGRAM CHANGES …

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35 confirmed Coronavirus cases in Minnesota

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has ordered the temporary shutdown of public schools to allow administrators and teachers to make plans for switching to distance learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, health officials have confirmed Minnesota’s first three cases of community transmission of the disease as the state’s total number of cases rose to 35 Sunday. Schools will be …

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The University of Minnesota is suspending in-person instruction

The University of Minnesota is suspending in-person instruction at its five campuses through at least April 1 in response to the new coronavirus. The university is extending spring breaks on the Duluth, Rochester and Twin Cities campuses through March 18; Crookston and Morris are slated to be off through March 20. After that, the university said all students on all …

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Televangelist Jim Bakker Ordered to Stop Selling Coronavirus “Cure”

The New York Attorney General’s office has ordered televangelist Jim Bakker to stop selling a fake coronavirus cure, according to Deadline. In a cease-and-desist letter sent Thursday, the Chief of the Health Care Bureau, Lisa Landau, mentioned a February 12 episode of his show. During that show, there were claims that Bakker’s Silver Solution could eliminate the coronavirus. Bakker asked …

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