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March 27 - extended to May 4
About the order

Coronavirus Disease in Minnesota

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Minnesotans should take action to protect themselves and others from infection. This website provides the latest information on COVID-19 for the State of Minnesota.

If You Are Sick

Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, or diarrhea.

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after you are exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.

What To Do If You Are Sick

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and you can manage them at home, you do not need to go to the doctor or get tested. You should:

  • Stay home.
  • Wash your hands often. 
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. 
  • Avoid sharing personal household items like dishes, towels, bedding, etc. 
  • Clean surfaces that you touch often.

When To Seek Medical Attention

If your illness is getting worse or you notice any of these emergency warning signs, call your health care provider right away. Emergency warning signs can include:

  • Trouble breathing. 
  • Ongoing pain or pressure in the chest. 
  • New confusion or not being able to wake up. 
  • Bluish lips or face. 

Call your doctor or clinic before going in. Tell them about your symptoms and they will give you instructions to help protect you and other patients.

More on COVID-19 from MN Dept. of Health

Minnesota COVID-19 Data and Statistics

State Response

Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan are committed to protecting the health, safety, and well-being of Minnesotans during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have taken decisive action to curb the spread of COVID-19, support our health care providers and facilities, and mitigate the impact on Minnesota communities.

 

How to Protect Yourself

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Cover Your Cough

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Stay Home

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Wash Your Hands

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones From COVID-19:

  • Stay home and avoid gatherings with people outside of your household.
  • Keep 6 feet of space between yourself and other people when you do go out.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Clean surfaces that you touch often.

Pay Attention To Your Mental Health and Reduce Stress By:

  • Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise.
  • Creating a regular routine.
  • Connecting with family and friends through calls, texts, or video chats.
  • Getting information from reliable sources.
  • Reaching out if you need to talk to someone.
    • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
    • "TalkWithUs" Text 66746

Have a Question? We're Here to Help.

Health Questions

1-800-657-3903
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Seven days a week

Housing Questions

For single-family residences
651-296-8215
For multi-family residences
651-297-4455
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

School and Childcare Questions

651-297-1304
1-800-657-3504
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Seven days a week

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National Updates

Visit the Centers for Disease Control for national updates on COVID-19.

Public-Private Partnerships

Are you a private company interested in assisting the COVID-19 response? Email HSEM.PPP@state.mn.us and share how you can help.