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Cook County health coordinator talks local planning for coronavirus

Responding to the spread of coronavirus, WTIP is following this story on a local, regional, state and national level.

WTIP will share updates frequently on the airwaves, including during Daybreak from 7-8 a.m. Monday through Friday, North Shore Morning between 8-10 a.m. Monday through Friday, the North Shore News Hour at noon and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at noon on Friday.

We will also share updates periodically throughout the day every day of the week between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.

The stories below are links to our most recent news coverage about COVID-19, the new strain of coronavirus:

From March 12
Responding to the spread of coronavirus, North Shore Health in Grand Marais is actively preparing to prevent and contain cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus.

Effective immediately, all visitors – including family members, contractors and volunteers – will be screened before they visit residents at North Shore Health.

The doors into North Shore Living will be locked. Visitors will be asked several questions about health status and travel history and they will have their temperature taken. Based upon those results, North Shore Living and Hospital visitors may be restricted from visiting.

Full story here

For a video update hosted by the local business community, click here

If you have any questions about the coronavirus, including how to schedule an appointment at a local healthcare facility, proper steps regarding scheduling appointments related to the coronavirus or any questions at all related to COVID-19 in the state of Minnesota, call the COVID-19 hotline at 651-201-3920 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more on the coronavirus in Minnesota, click here.

To visit the Centers for Disease Control website, click here.