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Free Meals and Snacks for Kids

Free Meals and Snacks for Kids

En la escuela y en otros sitios Comidas escolares nutritivas gratuitas/Iskuulada iyo meelo kaleba  For more free meals for kids, download the “Free Meals for Kids” app on your smartphone!  East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center 2307 17th Ave S  •Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 15-August 12 •Meal Bags [...]

Reflections From a Former COVID-19 Case Investigator

Reflections From a Former COVID-19 Case Investigator

By LINDSEY FENNER  After over a year working in public health as a pandemic responder, I am back doing my pre-pandemic work. And although this doesn’t mean the pandemic is over, it does mean this column is at an end. I started writing it because I wanted people to have something to hold onto within the swirl of pandemic uncertainty and [...]

How We Get to the End (because we’re not there yet)

TIPS FROM A COVID-19 CASE INVESTIGATOR By LINDSEY FENNER Now that COVID vaccines are much more easily available in Minnesota, we have reached what is perhaps the hardest part of this enormous vaccination task: reaching the folks who waited or haven’t quite made up their minds or still have questions. And as much information as any [...]

Vaccination Facts, Datos Sobre La Vacuna, Xaqiiqooyinka Tallaalka

Vaccination Facts, Datos Sobre La Vacuna, Xaqiiqooyinka Tallaalka

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 [...]

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