Compared to people who walked 4,000 steps per day (the equivalent of about 2 miles), those who walked 8,000 steps per day were half as likely to die within the decade, a study found.
Under the coronavirus aid package passed by the Minnesota Legislature Thursday, child care providers can apply for a $4,500 monthly grant, with larger centers eligible for an additional monthly grant of up to $15,500, based on capacity.
It wasn’t fringy conspiracy theory bloggers who were sounding the pandemic alarm. It was some of the best and brightest people on the planet, including Bill Gates.
Even if restrictions on gatherings subside in the wake of COVID-19, having voters come into voting precincts to cast ballots this fall — not to mention having poll workers staff election sites — might not be a wise option.
The bill provides money for child care centers, homeless services, food banks and small business loans. It also establishes the COVID-19 Minnesota Fund, which will receive $200 million to “protect Minnesota citizens” and “maintain state government operations.”
The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota rose to 346.
Under the legislation’s guidelines, grants from the emergency fund can cover supplies and space but also staff overtime, hiring or training.
The state’s continuity of operations plan calls for the governor and lieutenant governor to stay away from each other as a means of preventing both from becoming sick with COVID-19 at the same time.
The AAP’s recommendations are strictest for younger children: No screen exposure before age 18 months, and no more than an hour for children aged 1 to 5 years.
Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm also said the supply chain continues to be a problem when it comes to COVID-19 testing, especially when it comes to collecting samples.
What Minnesota’s stay-at-home order restricts (and doesn’t) — and how it will be enforced.
“It doesn’t mean you don’t step out of your house,” the governor said of the executive order. “This does not mean that you can’t do some of the things that keep life functioning on. But it does mean that we’re getting more restrictive.”
The synchronization — or “inter-brain coherence” — is even stronger when the listener enjoys the music, the study found.
By splitting up the conference calls by party, lawmakers were able to avoid triggering rules on open meetings.
The state reported 262 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, an increase of 27 over Monday’s count.
The upsurge in such “copycat” suicides is particularly strong when news stories describe the suicide method used by the celebrity, the review found.
Four confirmed cases are in long-term care, assisted living and memory care units, but not more than one confirmed case in any one facility.
COVID-19 has hit the families of Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan. Then, on Monday morning, Gov. Tim Walz announced he was self-quarantining after a member of his security detail tested positive for the virus.
The moves come in response to shortages nationwide. Health care workers say they do not have enough respiratory masks to protect staff, while hospitals say there’s a critical need for more mechanical ventilators.
Klobuchar wrote that Bessler started to feel sick when Klobuchar was in Minnesota and he was still in Washington.