COVID-19 (coronavirus) Resources

Coronavirus updates

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak started in China in December 2019, and was labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. To date, over 97,000,000 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed and over 2,100,000 deaths have been reported in 190 countries/regions. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) continues to test for COVID-19. We have over 450,000 COVID-19 positive cases in our state and over 6,000 deaths.

A significant number of deaths in the United States have been at long-term care facilities. This highlights the serious threat the diseases poses to the elderly and infirm. COVID-19 is currently believed to be spread from person-to-person through droplets in the air, very similar to how influenza spreads. The following links and resources are provided in an effort to help you protect your clients/residents, staff, and communities.

Helpful resources
Resources & Tools

Stay informed & stay well

You asked and we answered! Check out the latest version of the FAQ document on COVID-19. Also, check out these great tips on self care during times of stress & uncertainty in the Wellness Toolkit below!

 View the FAQ
UPDATED October 13


You are welcome to call MDH with any questions regarding infection control:

Karen Martin, MPH
Minnesota Department of Health
P: 651-201-5537  |  F: 651-201-4820

Of course, you can also contact us for questions or help. Our toll-free number is 1-800-462-0024.

Doug Beardsley
Doug Beardsley
Vice President of Member Services
Jill Schewe
Jill Schewe
Director of Assisted Living, Housing & Home Care
Nicole Mattson
Nicole Mattson
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Patti Cullen
Patti Cullen, CAE