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Scott County Public Health will administer free COVID-19 tests at the Shakopee Library this month amid all-time high positivity rates.
Students at WestWood Elementary School in Prior Lake have transitioned to virtual learning amid a doubling in the district’s confirmed COVID-19 caseload.
More than a dozen schools in both Scott and Carver counties are monitoring COVID-19 outbreaks, according to the latest data from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Scott County's seven-day average positivity rate is the highest in the Twin Cities metro, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Carver County has more schools reporting COVID-19 outbreaks than any other county in the state, according to the latest data from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Local COVID-19 transmission continues at high rates in Scott and Dakota counties, according to the latest state data.
New COVID-19 community testing sites will open this month in Bloomington and St. Paul to help slow the spread of the Delta variant, the Minnesota Department of Health announced Thursday.
The latest data reported Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Health shows more than 95% of Scott County residents aged 65 and over have received at least one vaccine dose and around 92% are fully vaccinated.
As of Friday, May 14, masks are no longer required in city of Shakopee facilities, according to a news release from the city.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz will end all of his statewide coronavirus restrictions by July 1 — or sooner, if 70 percent of residents older than 16 get vaccinated, his office announced Thursday.
The Minnesota Department of Health sent a message to health care providers Tuesday morning advising they follow a federal recommendation to pause use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine while experts review data about a rare blood clot reported in six people who received it in the …
Starting Monday, a host of coronavirus restrictions in Minnesota will relax to levels not seen in months, or in some cases, since before the pandemic.
COVID-19 vaccines are available for seniors aged 65 and older living in Scott County on Thursday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Canterbury Park Expo Center in Shakopee.
As we turn the calendar to March, we are approaching the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Carver County. The county confirmed its first case of COVID on March 8, 2020, and it is hard to believe how much COVID has impacted our lives since then.
Minnesota health officials identified the state’s first case of COVID-19 one year ago this week.
Eighty-three-year-old Nancy Harrison has ventured outside the one-bedroom apartment she shares with her son in Chaska precisely four times since March 14 of last year.
Scott County’s mass vaccination efforts continued with second doses for local first responders this week as health officials wait anxiously for allocations from the federal government to ramp up.
Through changing restrictions on indoor dining throughout the last year, many local restaurant owners shifted primarily to a takeout business model to stay afloat.
Many metro teachers who were supposed to be prioritized for vaccines were placed on wait lists after schools sent out far more invites than a mass vaccination event will be able to fill and some recipients shared the sign-up information with colleagues.
Community vaccination clinics will begin administering the coronavirus vaccine to a broader group of Minnesotans this week under a pilot program announced by state officials on Monday.
As of Jan. 11, statewide restrictions on indoor dining at restaurants and bars were loosened due to a decline in COVID-19 case numbers across Minnesota. Some area restaurant owners said it's just the latest step in what's been a "rollercoaster" of a year.
Hospitals, health care systems and local health departments can begin offering the coronavirus vaccine to broader groups of Minnesotans, including those age 65 and over, the Minnesota Department of Health announced Thursday.
More than 3,000 individuals in Scott County have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, the Minnesota Department of Health this week.
The B117 coronavirus variant first identified in the United Kingdom has been identified in the Twin Cities metro area, state health officials confirmed Monday.
The coronavirus vaccine will become available to local police and fire personnel in Scott County starting Tuesday, Jan. 5, a local health official confirmed.
Even after the pandemic began in March, no one could have predicted then just how much our lives would be affected and uprooted by the events of this year in ways unique to each of us. And though there is hopeful news of a vaccine, this winter will still see of the many of the same restricti…
Youth sports, including high school athletics, can resume games and scrimmages on Jan. 14, per Minnesota Department of Health guidelines. Practices for the sports can resume on Jan. 4.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz Wednesday afternoon will announce a series of new coronavirus restrictions.
Happy Thanksgiving! I know this won’t be a normal Thanksgiving because of COVID. While it might be difficult to gather like we typically do, I hope you get the chance to catch up with your family and friends. Whether you are meeting up virtually or in-person, I hope you stay healthy and safe.
It was 8:40 on a drizzly Tuesday morning and Amy Rutter’s Jackson Elementary School kindergarten students were already dancing in their living rooms as part of a necessary “brain break.”
Gov. Tim Walz announced tougher restrictions Wednesday evening to slow the spread of the coronavirus after a surge in COVID-19 cases throughout November.
In the early stages of the pandemic, food shelves throughout the Twin Cities southwest metro region saw record donation numbers as community members recognized an opportunity to help fill a need for their neighbors.
A new COVID-19 community testing site opened in Burnsville this week, the Minnesota Department of Health announced.
Most school districts in Scott County will halt in-person learning for some students this month in response to rapidly increasing community spread of COVID-19.
Scott County added nearly 1,000 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past week, and 11 local residents have died from the virus this month as of Thursday.
Seven inmates and seven staff members at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not yet recovered, according to Nov. 5 testing data made available by the Minnesota Department of Corrections.
Over 400 students attending Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools are currently in quarantine after 29 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed among students or staff in the last week, the district reported Thursday.
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