2021 News Releases

2021 News Releases

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Dec. 16, 2021
Commissioner Malcolm thanks health care providers and partners one year into administering COVID-19 vaccines

Dec. 2, 2021
Lab testing confirms state’s first COVID-19 case involving Omicron variant

Dec. 1, 2021
Minnesota’s medical cannabis program to add edibles as new option for patients

Nov. 30, 2021
World AIDS Day: Outbreaks spotlight need for awareness of effective treatment, prevention

Nov. 23, 2021
Minnesota Department of Health offers tips and strategies for holiday COVID-19 vaccine conversations

Nov. 19, 2021
COVID-19 testing vendors selected to expand testing options for state, local government

Nov. 16, 2021
New program to provide parents, communities more details on childhood chemical exposures

Nov. 15, 2021
Two Minnesotans sickened by E. coli O157 from organic baby spinach linked to national outbreak

Nov. 15, 2021
MDH encourages caregivers to keep in mind the ABCs of safe sleep for infants

Nov. 9, 2021
Public health turns to TikTok to help teens escape e-cig dependence

Nov. 4, 2021
Regular breast cancer screenings can detect cancer early, save lives

Nov. 1, 2021
Public hearing on Regina Hospital’s proposed relocation of labor, delivery services set for Nov. 18

Oct. 25, 2021
MDH takes control of Minneapolis nursing home to ensure residents’ safety

Oct. 22, 2021
Salmonella cases linked to Salame Sticks

Oct. 20, 2021
Multi-state Salmonella outbreak includes 23 Minnesotans

Oct. 5, 2021
State opens monoclonal antibody clinic to expand access in Twin Cities

Sept. 30, 2021
State announces booster vaccinations at Mall of America COVID-19 community vaccination site

Sept. 30, 2021
Nonfatal drug overdoses increased during COVID-19 pandemic

Sept. 22, 2021
Minnesota student leaders host medical professionals in statewide town hall to answer youth questions about COVID-19

Sept. 21, 2021
Rural health leaders share recommendations to boost mental health care in Greater Minnesota

Sept. 20, 2021
COVID-19 mobile vaccination units project extended after success through the summer

Sept. 15, 2021
Minnesota’s obesity rate rose slightly in 2020

Sept. 15, 2021
New mobile app gives Minnesotans access to their immunization record faster

Sept. 3, 2021
State announces COVID-19 testing sites in Lino Lakes and Minneapolis

Aug. 26, 2021
State announces COVID-19 testing sites in Bloomington and Saint Paul, relocation of Mankato and St. Cloud sites

Aug. 24, 2021
MDH and partners release new state plan to improve oral health

Aug. 23, 2021
New website helps young families connect to local services

Aug. 17, 2021
State announces new, no-fee COVID-19 testing options for schools to help keep kids in classrooms

Aug. 13, 2021
Weekly Student Vaccinations More Than Doubled Since ‘Vax to School’ Launch

July 28, 2021
State officials recommend CDC school COVID-19 guidance for fall

July 27, 2021
Assisted living residents, family members encouraged to check new online provider list

July 9, 2021
State health officials investigating Legionnaires’ cases linked to Albert Lea hotel

June 30, 2021
Health officials outline COVID-19 testing recommendations for summer season

June 22, 2021
Sexually transmitted diseases remain a public health challenge during COVID-19 pandemic

June 3, 2021
Good planning prevented pandemic problems for public water suppliers in Minnesota

May 21, 2021
As vaccinations rise, state to sunset Worthington COVID-19 community testing site due to steady drop in testing demand, decreasing cases and positivity in area

May 20, 2021
Mankato COVID-19 testing site relocating to Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center

May 20, 2021
Assisted living residents encouraged to prepare for August licensing changes

May 14, 2021
State announces partnership with health plans to improve COVID-19 vaccine equity

May 12, 2021
Preventable deaths by suicide decreased in 2020

May 3, 2021
Preventable deaths by overdose increase dramatically during COVID-19 pandemic

April 22, 2021
Hibbing COVID-19 testing site relocating to Chisholm

April 22, 2021
Officials urge regular COVID-19 testing as key to success for schools, athletes amid increase in cases

April 16, 2021
Travel-related COVID-19 cases prompt health officials to urge testing for travelers returning to state

April 15, 2021
Preventable deaths from alcohol use increased in 2020

April 13, 2021
State advises providers to follow federal pause on use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine during review

April 12, 2021
State announces 5:30 closure at Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport and Brooklyn Park/Starlite Center COVID-19 testing sites

April 12, 2021
Outbreak of COVID-19 cases linked to wrestling tournament prompts warning to schools, public

April 5, 2021
MDH announces new opioid podcast series

April 1, 2121
MDH updates outing guidance for long-term care facilities ahead of holiday weekend

March 31, 2021
MDH updates dining and activity guidance for assisted living-type facilities

March 18, 2021
State announces temporary East Range COVID-19 testing event in Aurora

March 11, 2021
Health officials announce state's first case of COVID-19 variant first found in South Africa

March 8, 2020
State announces COVID-19 testing site in Carver County, urges testing to combat B117 variant

March 6, 2021
State announces new COVID-19 testing site in Thief River Falls

March 5, 2021
Clusters of B117 variant COVID-19 cases in Carver County prompt warning from health officials

February 24, 2021
Minnesota launches youth testing campaign

February 23, 2021
New survey shows youth vaping remains a serious challenge in Minnesota

February 4, 2021
MDH files lawsuits against restaurants in Albert Lea and Milaca for operating without a license

February 2, 2021
Minnesota’s uninsured rate held steady in first half of 2020

January 27, 2021
Minnesota reaches milestone of 1 million COVID-19 tests through community sites

January 25, 2021
MDH lab testing confirms nation’s first known COVID-19 case associated with Brazil P.1 variant

January 23, 2021
MDH files lawsuit against Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville for operating without a license

January 21, 2021
Updated state testing guidance focuses on children, college students

January 21, 2021
MDH launches electronic case investigation survey

January 20, 2021
Minnesota reports all COVID-19 vaccine pilot program appointments filled for adults 65+ this week

January 19, 2021
Minnesotans 65 and older can schedule appointments for COVID-19 community vaccine clinics starting today at noon

January 14, 2021
Minnesota urges providers to offer doses to broader groups

January 14, 2021
State announces new COVID-19 testing site in Rochester

January 14, 2021
State announces new COVID-19 testing site in International Falls

January 12, 2021
Minnesota launches dashboard to track statewide COVID-19 vaccine

January 9, 2021
COVID-19 variant found in Minnesota

January 8, 2021
Bloomington COVID-19 testing site relocating to Creekside Community Center

January 5, 2021
MDH takes regulatory action against restaurants in Buffalo and St. Paul

January 5, 2021
Radioactive gas is persistent health risk

January 4, 2021
Minnesota announces COVID-19 vaccines fully distributed for first priority group of hospital health care workers

Updated Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 01:53PM