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The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

TIPS FROM A COVID-19 CASE INVESTIGATOR By LINDSEY FENNER As I am writing this in late April, I have just gotten my first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. After doing pandemic response work for almost a year, it was an incredibly emotional moment for me, as I know it has been for many people. My tears of joy were matched by the broad [...]

Tips from a COVID-19 Case Investigator: I’m Vaccinated. Now What?

Tips from a COVID-19 Case Investigator: I’m Vaccinated. Now What?

By LINDSEY FENNER As more neighbors and loved ones are getting vaccinated, we’re entering a hopeful yet complicated time of the pandemic. If you’re like me, only some people in your household or social group are fully vaccinated (I’ll probably be last on the list!). This means while there are some things fully vaccinated people can do [...]

Community Wellness Center

Community Wellness Center

Vaccines and Variants

Tips from a COVID-19 Case Investigator By LINDSEY FENNER As I’m writing this in early February, COVID-19 news has seen rapid developments: hopeful, frustrating, and uncertain. The two biggest uncertainties have been how to get a vaccine and understanding how the different COVID variants will impact the pandemic in Minnesota. First [...]

Feeling Sick and Uncertain

Feeling Sick and Uncertain

Tales from a Covid-19 Case Investigator By LINDSEY FENNER More information on vaccines: https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/index.jsp  We recently had a COVID scare in our house. I wanted to share a little bit about that experience, because even though I have had hundreds of conversations about how to cope with COVID isolation, I [...]

Abbott Northwestern Hospital Campus Renewal Project is About to Begin

Abbott Northwestern Hospital Campus Renewal Project is About to Begin

By ALISON PENCE, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, ALLINA Plan for new promenade along the Greenway between Chicago Avenue and Elliot Avenue (courtesy Allina Health) Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital is about to kick-off a multi- year campus renewal project that will help us transform our facilitiesand prepare to provide patient [...]

Cultural Wellness Center

Cultural Wellness Center

Keeping Cool in the Heat of It

Phillips Neighborhood Clinic  By Harry Leeds There’s this joke about Minnesota: “We have a really incredible summer! You should come see it.  It’s on a Thursday.”  Yes, Minnesota is blessed with sunny skies, relatively low humidity, cool breezes, and some of the best parks in the country, all at our disposal to enjoy in July and [...]

Phillips Neighborhood Clinic: Things Open Up

By Harry Leeds Our lives have changed tremendously over the past few months, and as we very slowly move towards normalcy, it is important to remember your healthy habits. Perhaps the first thing to keep in mind is that we are not out of the woods yet. The State of Minnesota has done a better than average job of social distancing and preparing [...]

The Practice of Mutual Aid & Community Care

The Practice of Mutual Aid & Community Care

by Nicole Sara Simpkins, Sarah Jane Keavney, Cara Carlson, Minkara Tezet Photo: Minkara Tezet In mid-March, several community practitioners and elders began sharing concerns about our city’s collective response to Covid-19. In particular, we were concerned for our neighbors who depend on social services, health clinics, and community for [...]

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