Mille Lacs Health System News

MLHS COVID-19 Update July 13 2020

July 13, 2020

The Mille Lacs Health System COVID-19 Incident Command team met last Friday to discuss ongoing developments regarding the health system’s response to the Coronavirus.  As of July 10, 277 patients have been tested, with 3 positives. In Mille Lacs County, there have been 36 confirmed cases and two…

New LTC Visiting Guidelines

June 29, 2020

For the first time in months, Minnesotans who live in senior care facilities can meet face to face with their loved ones, provided their visits are outdoors. The Minnesota Department of Health released new guidance recently that allows outdoor visits at nursing homes and assisted living facilities…

Healthy summer tips for parents

June 24, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has put out some guidelines to help parents keep their children safe, especially during this “COVID” summer. The MDH cautions parents to be careful where they are getting their information. Currently, there is no guarantee of immunity, or a “cure” (many…

COVID-19 Update 6/17

June 17, 2020

“No matter what you read, the data shows that masks and distancing will help slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Dr. Tom Bracken, Mille Lacs Health System Infection Prevention Medical Director. “Restrictions weren’t relaxed because this virus is all over and done with. Restrictions were loosened…

Different tests for COVID-19 explained

June 15, 2020

Different tests for COVID-19 explained by Dr. Tom Bracken Mille Lacs Health System Like most aspects of our COVID virus epidemic, there has been a lot of confusion regarding COVID tests. There are three main tests for the COVID virus infection. The first test is the PCR test. PCR stands for…