FARIBAULT-MARTIN COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH REPORTS: We have 15 new laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Martin County to report today. At this time, none of these new cases are hospitalized, however we did receive notification of a prior reported case becoming re-hospitalized. 62 years old, 58 years old, 25 years old, 66 years old, 64 years old, 60 years old, 93 years old, 59 years old, 71 years old, 75 years old, 36 years old, 73 years old, 49 years old, 36 year old, 74 years old Media reports say MDH reported Wednesday that there are 33 cases of attendees from [...]
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After much discussion and due to the rise in the Covid-19 cases, the Martin County Relay for Life Drive Thru Event that was scheduled for Saturday September 26th will be cancelled. The committee is devastated that it’s canceled, it was a hard decision to make. Please help us get the word out that it’s canceled. We need to keep the Survivors safe and also everyone that would be helping set everything up and taking it down. We won’t be rescheduling for 2020 as it doesn’t look like Covid-19 will be under control anytime soon. All the luminaria that were purchased will [...]
Community Health and Human Services of Faribault and Martin Counties reported 1 death associated with COVID-19 and 14 new confirmed cases on Tuesday, with all of the cases reported in Martin County. The death was a person in their 70’s, who was hospitalized. That brings the number of COVID-19 related deaths in Martin County to 10. The number of confirmed cases in Martin County is 341, with 74 active cases and 4 currently hospitalized. The number of confirmed cases in Faribault County is 132, with 4 active cases and no hospitalizations. WATONWAN COUNTY IS REPORTING 526 CONFIRMED CASES. 6 NEW. 30 [...]
Only days after all public high schools in Martin County announced a switch to hybrid learning, Fairmont Area Schools on Tuesday opted to go to full distance learning immediately and elementary students will move to an alternate hybrid learning model on Monday. They will still come to school every day but sixth-graders will be moved to the high school, where there is a plan for dedicated learning space. School officials say parents are encouraged to stay in close contact with their child’s school for details on how students will be affected. The moves came after the Martin County Public Schools had [...]
MARTIN COUNTY HAS 329 CONFIRMED CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS UP 10 FROM THE LAST REPORT. 64 ACTIVE CASES. 4 HOSPITALIZED. 256 RECOVERED. FARIBAULT COUNTY HAS 133 CONFIRMED CASES. 5 ACTIVE. 128 RECOVERED. WATONWAN COUNTY HAS 506 CONFIRMED CASES. UP 11 FROM THE LAST REPORT. 24 ACTIVE. 1 CURRENTLY KNOWN HOSPITALIZED. 478 RECOVERED. The Minnesota Department of Health reported Monday 937 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases in Minnesota is 90,942. There have been 4 additional deaths associated with COVID-19, putting the state’s death total at 1,969. Deaths among cases that resided in long term care [...]
Due to an increase in testing demand, Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont will relocate the COVID-19 testing location from Urgent Care to the main hospital entrance, effective 10 a.m. today. The testing location is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. "We will continue to evaluate the testing volumes to determine where testing will take place in the future," says Amy Long, administrator of Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. "As we move into fall and winter, weather conditions also may affect the testing location." The hospital entrance is on the south side of the medical center. Patients referred for [...]
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AND VOLLEYBALL REINSTATED FOR FALL SEASON IN MINNESOTA. WORD CAME DOWN FROM THE MINNESOTA STATE HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE ON MONDAY. OFFICIAL START FOR PRACTICES FOR BOTH WILL BE MON. SEPT. 28. THE FIRST FOOTBALL GAMES CAN BE PLAYED ON OCT. 9 AND 10. THE REINSTATEMENT COMES WITH RESTRICTIONS AND STRICT ADHERENCE TO COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR SAFETY. The League’s Board, in a virtual meeting that had more than 400 people listening in, voted 14-4 to start the Volleyball season next Monday, September 28th. An 11 week season was approved, with 14 matches starting October 8th. A vote on restarting [...]
FARIBAULT/ MARTIN COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH REPORTS :We have 17 new laboratory confirmed cases to report . 2 cases in Faribault County and 15 in Martin County. That follows reports of 11 Friday, 13 Saturday in Martin County . 3 day total of 39 new cases. 65 now active cases. 319 total confirmed cases now. The last report from Watonwan County is 495 confirmed cases. 33 active. 458 cases out of isolation. Minnesota health officials on Sunday reported that the state has topped more than 90,000 positive COVID-19 tests since the pandemic began. The state confirmed 1,318 new cases in the last [...]
All public high schools in Martin County are switching to hybrid learning. Elementary schools will remain with in person learning for now. On Thursday, administrators from 4 school districts, Fairmont Area, Truman, Martin County West and Granada-Huntley-East Chain, heard from local public health officials, who recommended they switch to hybrid model. All four districts agreed. With coronavirus numbers increasing, the hybrid learning is expected to last for a few weeks at least. At last report there are currently 65 active COVID-19 cases in Martin County. For Fairmont Area, a hybrid model means half of the students in grades 7-12 will be in [...]
Faribault-Martin County Community Health reports 8 new laboratory confirmed cases .Faribault County: 1 case Case 129 - 25 year old, not currently hospitalized. Martin County: 7 cases Case 274: 83 year old, not currently hospitalized. Case 275: 19 year old, not currently hospitalized. Case 276: 57 year old, not currently hospitalized. Case 277: 73 year old, not currently hospitalized. Case 278: 80 year old, not currently hospitalized. Case 279: 44 year old, not currently hospitalized. Case 280: 73 year old, not currently hospitalized. Three Martin County cases remain hospitalized. MARTIN COUNTY HAS 280 CONFIRMED CASES. 27 ACTIVE AND 244 RECOVERED. FARIBAULT [...]