Ten days into new COVID-19 restrictions and health officials say it will take two or three more weeks for us to fully understand the impact it will have on the fight against Minnesota’s surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
Wearing a face covering in public has been a requirement for quite some time. By this point, putting them on has become second nature, but little guidance has been given on how to safely dispose of them.
After a day off of reporting new numbers for Thanksgiving, the Minnesota Department of Health reports 5,704 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. There have been 101 additional deaths tied to COVID-19.
Amy Spitzner, a St. James native who is working on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19 at St. Mary’s in Rochester, has seen the gruesome toll COVID-19 can take on patients. Now she’s on a mission to brighten their spirits this holiday season.