Minnesota mayor disputes harassment of COVID-19 survey team

Grant Boone
September 28, 2020

"Given the uncertainty of the situation and the impact the incidents had on team members, CDC made a decision to demobilize their field staff".

It's possible the survey team "misinterpreted a large fire department communication radio in a holster for a firearm", Adamson said in his post.

"A door-to-door Covid-19 testing survey has been halted due to multiple incidents in outstate Minnesota of residents intimidating and shouting racial and ethnic slurs at state and federal public health survey team", the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) tweeted Friday. MDH says a CDC team was surrounded by three men who refused to accept when members offered their identification as public health workers.

Altogether, 97,638 COVID-19 cases have been detected in the state. "The enemy is the virus, not each other".

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario reach highest mark ever
Public Health Ontario revealed that as of 10:30 this morning, Sunday September 27, there are 491 new COVID-19 cases in Ontario. Sixty per cent of today's cases are in people under the age of 40 with 41 thousand tests completed over the last day.

While the total hospitalizations total will still remain public, the total of COVID-19 related hospitalizations will no longer be available.

- Improve health messaging and help stop COVID-19 spread.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pulled field crews from Minnesota last week in Eitzen.

A Minnesota public health survey of the impact of COVID-19 has been halted after several incidents in which surveyors of color were intimidated or called racial slurs, state health officials confirm to TIME. The Houston County Sheriff's Office is now aware that allegations have been made, but at this point can not confirm or deny the allegations. We have requested additional information from MDH but have not yet received the requested information. "Obviously the allegations are concerning and wish the surveyors would have immediately reported the incident to law enforcement".

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