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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, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell. Other less common symptoms include gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Not everyone with COVID-19 has all of these symptoms, and some people may not have any symptoms.

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

Additional Steps to Take

  • Stay home and separate yourself from others in your home if possible.
  • 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.
  • Wear a mask or cloth face covering around other people

If you have symptoms of COVID-19,
you should get tested. Talk to your health care provider.

Find COVID-19 Testing Locations

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How to Protect Yourself

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Cover Your Cough

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Wear a Mask

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Wash Your Hands

Protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19:

  • Stay home when sick.
  • Keep 6 feet of space between yourself and others.
  • Wear a facemask or cloth face covering when keeping space between people is difficult, such as at the grocery store or pharmacy.
  • Wash your hands often. 
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Get guidance for staying safe in specific situations at

Tips for wearing facemasks or cloth face coverings:

Wearing a facemask or cloth face covering helps protect others in case you’re infected but don’t have symptoms.

  • Wash your hands before putting on your mask and after taking it off.
  • Cover your nose and mouth and try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face.
  • Keep the mask on your face the whole time you are out. Don’t put the mask around your neck or on your forehead.
  • Make sure you can breathe easily. Children younger than 2 years or anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unable to remove the mask without assistance should not wear a mask.
  • Wash your mask after each time you wear it.
  • Don’t buy or wear surgical or N95 masks.

Learn more about COVID-19 from MN Dept. of Health

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