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Fifth and sixth COVID-19 cases confirmed in Wabasha County

Mar 30, 2020
Wabasha County Public Health was notified on March 29, 2020 by the Minnesota Department of Health regarding a fifth and sixth lab confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wabasha County. Limited information indicates the confirmed cases are linked to community spread. Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)...

Goodhue County announces third confirmed case of COVID-19

Mar 30, 2020
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed a third positive case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Goodhue County.  This third case is of a resident in their 40s, who was in contact with a known positive case.  This patient is in isolation at home and recovering.   Minnesota is in its...

Playgrounds closed, open spaces open

Mar 30, 2020
The City of Lake City and Lake City Public Schools have closed their playground equipment to the public in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “For you and your children’s safety, please stay off these facilities,” read a posting on Lake City Public Works’ Facebook page. “However, please take...

Law enforcement agencies indicate stay-at-home order will be self-policed

Mar 27, 2020
Three area law enforcement agencies have announced they will not be actively enforcing Gov. Tim Walz’s “Stay at Home” executive order, but they are encouraging people to abide by the order. The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office in a news release and Lake City Police Department on Facebook announced...

Wabasha County reports first confirmed case of COVID-19

Mar 25, 2020
Wabasha County Public Health was notified late on March 20 by the Minnesota Department of Health of a lab confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wabasha County. Limited information indicates the confirmed case is linked to recent international travel and was seen on an outpatient basis. Minnesota...

Wabasha County Board talks COVID-19 plans

Mar 25, 2020
At the opening of the regular meeting of the Wabasha County Board on March 17 County Administrator Brian Buhmann outlined some of the measures that have been taken, or are in process, to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has found its way into the state of Minnesota. Buhmann...

School goes to children as distance learning begins March 30

Mar 25, 2020
All throughout Bluff View Elemtary School Tuesday were brown paper bags, about six hundred in all, all destined for the homes of elementary school students later this week. Inside are supplies to enable the students to do distance learning while the COVID-19 pandemic keeps them out of the school...

Parents, check your email: School district

Mar 25, 2020
Lake City Public Schools is asking parents and guardians to be diligent to checking their emails from the district and the school website, Supt. Erick Enger said Tuesday. The district is poised to embark on a distance learning model during the COVID-19 pandemic, and email will be used to deliver...

Mail delivery could be interrupted if an employee contracts COVID-19

Mar 25, 2020
Lake City Mayor Mark Nichols shared the following information about local postal service on Friday, March 20. It was still up-to-date as of Tuesday, March 24, according to Lake City Postmaster Darin Lundell. “Post office update. I have had a few questions about our U.S. mail asking for the outlook...

County limits in-person services

Mar 25, 2020
As of March 20 at noon, Wabasha County suspended public-facing non-essential services through April 7, 2020, at 8 a.m. Wabasha County offices providing public-facing services will be closed to in-person public contact, the county said in a news release. Employees will still attend work, providing...

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