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Fond du Lac band preps for a coronavirus surge

Native Americans have higher rates of health conditions that can worsen COVID-19 infections


Alex Kormann – Star Tribune

Lisa Hollinday, the lab manager at the Min No Aya Win clinic on the Fond Du Lac reservation posed for a portrait in the drive thru testing site on Friday May 1, 2020.

CLOQUET – Photos of community members gaze down the empty hallways they adorn as the Min No Aya Win clinic quietly waits, like so many health care providers.

The clinic, which is the primary source of care for many of the 4,200 members of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, started preparing for the virus in January and last week started offering drive-through testing. Providers haven't confirmed a case yet, but odds are they will.


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