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Letter: Virus doesn’t care what you think

Jul 22, 2020
I am an essential health care worker. The persons with disabilities, whom I support, made serious sacrifices in adjusting to the current pandemic. With work and schools down, they missed their face-to-face contacts. They have done their best to implement physical distancing, to complete hygiene and...

Goodhue County commissioners decline to fund staff antibody tests

Jul 22, 2020
Goodhue County commissioners voted against paying for COVID-19 antibody tests for county employees as part of the county insurance program’s biometric testing program. The tests, according to the notes from an insurance committee meeting held July 8 and reported at the July 21 board meeting, cost...

Stay vigilant against the coronavirus

Jul 22, 2020
As a community, we all need to take actions to help reduce the chances of getting sick. When COVID-19 first appeared in Minnesota, many people were motivated to flatten the curve. Now, months in, the pandemic has left many people feeling drained. As motivation dips, people are growing more lax...

Questions about masks

Jul 22, 2020
How many who wear masks get the virus. How many who don’t wear masks don’t get the virus. Would all visitors be required to wear masks?

District formulating plans for uncertain school year

Jul 22, 2020
Lake City Public Schools is working on three plans for operating during the pandemic in the upcoming school year, and it might end up using all three. On Monday administrators previewed some of the issues and draft plans for members of the Lake City School Board at its July meeting. Lincoln High...

Charts shed light on COVID-19 infections in Wabasha County

Jul 22, 2020
To help ensure patient privacy, Wabasha County Public Health waited until there were at least 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county before releasing more specific data on where infected people live in the county, according to Wabasha County Public Health Director Tammy Fiedler. Last week the...

Letter: Make masks mandatory

Jul 15, 2020
Please join me in urging Mayor Mark Nichols to implement a mandatory mask order in Lake City. Winona Mayor Mark Peterson announced a citywide mask order to begin Friday, July 10, joining Rochester and Mankato. These orders require all residents and visitors to wear face coverings indoors in public...

County gives guidance for dining out, social gatherings

Jul 15, 2020
With the long holiday weekend and the reopening of restaurants, bars and businesses we have seen an increase in COVID-19 cases in Wabasha County and statewide. As a community, we all need to take action to help reduce the chances of getting sick. We need to make sure we are doing our best to slow...

Council discusses mask mandate

Jul 15, 2020
For now the Lake City City Council has adopted a wait-and-see approach to a potential ordinance mandating masks in some public spaces. At the July 13 council meeting, Mayor Mark Nichols said he has heard from advocates of a mask requirement and asked fellow councilmembers to weigh in. The Centers...

Public safety building requires masks

Jul 15, 2020
Members of the public who enter the Lake City public safety building are now required to wear masks. The Lake City Police Department announced the new policy Monday, July 13, on its Facebook Page. Due to the barrier between employee and public areas in the building, the public may see people in...


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