COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Minnesota: What to know

As the omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to surge in Minnesota, vaccine mandates in Minneapolis and St. Paul begin Wednesday, Jan. 19. But what does that mean? Here's a breakdown of what you need to know about the vaccine mandate and its impacts:

Rochester mayor issues mask mandate

Rochester has been added to the growing list of cities throughout Minnesota that are bringing back mask mandates in indoor spaces due to increasing infection rates of the omicron variant.

Doctors discuss natural immunity, post-COVID activities

At this point in the current COVID-19 surge, it seems everyone knows someone dealing with an infection. As people with mild cases start to feel better and come out of quarantines, many are wondering what omicron immunity actual means. FOX 9 spoke with two doctors about what they recommend.

Omicron keeps some Minnesota worshippers at home on Christmas

The omicron COVID-19 variant put a damper on the Christmas spirit this weekend, with smaller mass sizes at some churches. Home to one of the largest Catholic congregations in Minnesota, the Basilica of St. Mary spread its worshippers out across eight services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.