coronavirus

     Rock County employees are conducting their usual business in very unusual ways under the governor’s shelter-in-place directive that began at midnight Friday.        No county layoffs are planned as each department provides “critical services” as defined by the state.        Commissioners...
I am a family medicine resident, currently working nights admitting sick patients to the hospital. Covid-19 is just starting to hit our area. I don’t know if it’s sleep deprivation or 26-week pregnancy hormones, but last night when I was getting ready for work I cried in the shower. I’m scared. I’m...
County commissioners will meet in an emergency meeting at 9 a.m. Monday to review plans on how Rock County will operate under Gov. Walz’s two-week Shelter in Place order.   The order begins midnight Friday and goes through Friday, April 10 and is intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus in...
The Sanford Luverne Emergency Room entrance shows visitor policies and serves as a mandatory screening station. There are three entrances facility-wide and all are mandatory stations to screen for potential coronavirus risk factors.
As Rock County and surrounding communities grasp new realities of the coronavirus pandemic, Sanford Luverne is taking its own measures as the local health care leader. “We are doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including social distancing and responsible event management,” said Tammy...
Art projects remain unfinished last week at Luverne Middle-High School after all Minnesota public schools were instructed to close no later than March 18. Students were sent home in order to stem the spread of the coronavirus, and teachers were instructed to plan lessons for distance learning by March 30.
In a matter of days, area school staff transformed from classroom educators to meal caterers, child care providers and distance learning professionals. Last week state officials mandated all Minnesota schools close to stop the potential spread of the coronavirus. Schools in Hills, Beaver Creek and...
Workers are taking advantage of no classes at Luverne Middle-High School with about a dozen more plumbers, electricians, dry wall applicators and demolition crews ascending on the school last week. The construction and remodeling project is now into its second year. According to site manager Dave...
Just days after announcing their doors would remain open, Rock County officials decided last week to restrict access to their offices in Luverne, due to coronavirus concerns. “This isn’t what we wanted, but we just weren’t able to accommodate social distancing,” said Rock County Administrator Kyle...
Jason Berghorst
‘So many things I never thought I’d see happening right in front of me.’        Seldom do the lyrics of a country song ring more true than those words do now.        The refrain of Brad Paisley’s 2009 song, “Welcome to the Future” includes that phrase.        The lyrics of the song highlight how...
What are Sanford Luverne’s resources in terms of bracing for local cases? Sanford Luverne, as well as Sanford Health, has been working to prepare for COVID-19 for several months. This is one of the advantages of being part of a larger health system. We are able to share knowledge and resources with...
Brenda Winter
The coronavirus isn’t all bad. It might take awhile, but here are 10 good things I think will come after the corona virus is no longer front page news. #1. The United States will end its insane reliance on foreign countries to produce our drugs and medical supplies. #2. Bringing those drug and...

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