Onamia MN

Onamia is located in central Minnesota, near Mille Lacs Lake and other lakes and Rum River. See more at general info There are businesses in the area including a hospital, schools grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, drug store, and industry- see our biz listings There are also plenty of recreational opportunities.

Covid-19 basics

More information at:
https://mn.gov/covid19/
https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water
  • Keep at least 6 to 12 foot distance from other people when possible. wearing masks is not a substitute for this.
  • Stay at home when sick
  • avoid unnecessary travel and avoid large groups
  • cover your cough/sneeze - wash hands
  • Don't touch your face, since that moves germs in your hands go to your face
  • Governor Walz has mentioned although traffic is down, fatal traffic crashes are up for this time of year. This is most likely due to speeding. People are reminded to be safe for essential travel.
  • Medical Problems/needs: When possible call first or use telemedicine/ online visits when being treated for anything that isn't an emergency/urgent
  • Do whatever you can from home - classes, work, virtual support groups if these help you, video/online religious services if this is suitable for you, etc.
  • Remember basic things to stay healthy-
    • Stay hydrated - drinking enough water
    • eat healthy foods
    • get plenty of rest/sleep
    • get exercise and fresh air
    • exercising every day -- walking, running, or biking can help build lung capacity
    • Don't be sedentary. Sitting or laying in place too long can cause blood clots. Most people have stopped sitting in cars or planes so this solves one problem. Avoid sitting too long doing distance learning, telecommuting, watching tv and avoid laying too long recovering from an illness. Blood clots are associated with people ill from the coronavirus.
    • avoid drinking alcohol since this will make you dehydrated and make it harder for your body to fight off infections
    • avoid smoking and avoid vaping since it will make you and others more susceptible to getting ill.
    • good oral hygiene- brushing teeth and flossing and rinsing
    • stay up to date with vaccinations for other illnesses and wellness checks including for children.
    • Keep things clean and sanitary -clean surfaces, wash dishes, rinse and take out recycling, take out garbage(This does NOT mean leaving big items that you have been waiting to get rid of at the curb), wash clothes, shower/bathe(this is not a substitute for frequent hand washing)
  • masks are suggested by CDC in public such as grocery shopping.This is suggested since some since some people may not have symptoms and can still spread. It is for the person wearing the mask not to spread to others. Wear protective gear when necessary including masks and gloves
  • people with breathing trouble, or other problems caused by wearing it, or under age 2 should not wear masks
  • If wearing cloth masks be sure to keep it clean/laundered as germs are likely to build up on it.
  • Medical masks are asked to be saved for for care providers/medical professionals and those that are sick, or when it is required for your work(dust). Since these are limited in supply if you do not need it for these reasons cloth masks or other masks that are not in short supply can be used.

More information at:
https://mn.gov/covid19/
https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
originally published March 30 2020. Several updates after.

protest in Minneapolis

Twin Cities MN-protest have happened in response to the death of George Floyd in the hands of police officers.
light rail is shut down, several post offices are closed
city leaders have called for protests to be peaceful.
A police station had been burned down. businesses on fire in Minneapolis and St Paul
A full deployment of Minnesota National Guard, full deployment of Minnesota state patrol and with support of the local police are patrolling streets, many closed.
An officer has been arrested and charged in this case.
An 8pm -6am curfew imposed in Minneapolis St Paul by Gov Walz Richfield Edina and other suburbs following
for updates please check other media sources.
It had been reported by St Paul mayor Carter and Gov Walz that much of the destruction was from people from other states and no longer a response to the initial incident.
Community members helped clean up the destruction
other sources such as www.kstp.com https://minnesota.cbslocal.com www.fox9.com www.kare11.com
and others

Earlier Snow

at 11:42 am snow was reducing visibility to less than .5 miles in Brainerd MN near Missippippi river on Saturday May 9 2020

snow at 11:43 laurel st bridge can be seen but not Washinton st bridge

message

3/26/2020 from Nurse Cat Stowers, Health Service Coordinator at Onamia Public Schools.

Stay safe Minnesota No classes at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, school closures, coronavirus preparedness

Minnesota Governor Walz has issued Stay safe Minnesota order
https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/stay-safe-mn/stay-safe-mn.jsp

(tribal nations, other states, and other countries have their own rules and laws)

Governor Walz has mentioned although traffic is down, fatal traffic crashes are up for this time of year. This is most likely due to speeding. People are reminded to be safe for essential travel.

Restaurants, bars, health clubs, movie theaters, amusement parks ordered to close
https://mn.gov/governor/assets/EO%2020-04%20%28Gov%20Signed%29_tcm1055-4...
No Classes at all Minnesota State colleges and Universities March 16-29 after that time classes will be delivered by alternative method.
https://minnstate.edu/coronavirus/index.html
University of MN closed 16-17 after that time classes will be delivered by alternative method.
https://safe-campus.umn.edu/public-health-alerts
Schools closed to in person classes through end of school year
Distance Learning March 30 - through end of school year
https://mn.gov/governor/assets/EO%2020-02%20Final_tcm1055-423084.pdf
All sports events are cancelled by Minnesota State High School League
https://drive.google.com/file/d/11soudc5io88aZnsjNq2rYXlhmkcvnfB8/view?u...
There is a peacetime emergency declared by Gov Walz due to Coronavirus containment.
https://mn.gov/governor/assets/EO%2020-01_tcm1055-422957.pdf
Learn more about Coronavirus at Minnesota department of health web site
https://www.health.state.mn.us
In addition to avoiding large gatherings, proper hand-washing is emphasized.

Onamia Days 5k results

1 Melissa Agnew 22:05 F25-45
2 Jennifer Agnew 22:06 F25-45
1 Nathan Steffenson 22.55 M25-45
1 Adam Cotter 27:29 M<25
1 Denise Iamoreaux 27:48 F46+
2 Cathy Donovan 30:01 F46+
3 Kayla Moeller 33:15 F25-45
4 Kelly McCready 47:58 F25-45
2 Silva Oscar 1:16:00 M<25
3 Katie Coster 1:16:00 46+

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