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Covid-19

DIDHD: 286 new virus positives in Dickinson in past week

Dickinson and Iron counties have had another week of high COVID-19 activity, with local data Thursday showing Dickinson County in the past seven days has added 286 new confirmed COVID-19 positives plus a death blamed on the virus, while Iron County had 140 more cases. This appears to be the ...

On-site boosters to be required at nursing facilities

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s health director on Thursday ordered nursing homes to offer on-site booster shots to residents who are not up to date on the COVID-19 vaccine in a state that lags others in vaccinating people in long-term care facilities. The facilities must comply within ...

State: 200 more virus positives in Dickinson, 93 in Iron in five days

State data Wednesday showed 200 new confirmed COVID-19 positives in Dickinson County — along with a new death blamed on the virus — and 93 in Iron County since Friday, as the Upper Peninsula added 2,655 new cases for the five-day period. Figures on the Michigan Department of Health and ...

Forest Park, North Central girls BB game postponed

CRYSTAL FALLS — Due to COVID-19 concerns, tonight's North Central at Forest Park girls basketball game has been postponed, said Lisa Olson, Forest Park School District athletic director. The game will be rescheduled, Olson said.

Virus cases rising; health officials urge vaccinations

KINGSFORD — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services notified the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department that the MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories identified the COVID-19 omicron variant within the district, health officials said Tuesday. The Dickinson-Iron District Health ...

White House soft-launches COVID-19 test request site

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday quietly launched its website for Americans to request free at-home COVID-19 tests, a day before the site was scheduled to officially go online. The website, COVIDTests.gov, now includes a link for Americans to access an order form run ...