COVID-19 (coronavirus) Resources

Coronavirus updates

Stay informed & stay well

We have a lot of resources available on COVID-19, but have you seen these latest news and resources pertaining to COVID-19?
  • MDH released a document on COVID-19 testing information and test ordering links on August 8, 2022
  • BA.5 is the dominant variant making up 75% of the variants (up from 64% last week), BA.4 is contributing 14%, slightly down from 15%
  • Keep up to date by checking the “Vaccine Data Dashboard”, which tracks Minnesota's progress on the following: distribution of COVID-19 vaccine throughout the state; doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered; and who's getting vaccinated
  • Community transmissions continue to be very high across most of Minnesota right now—with high community transmission rates it is assumed that asymptomatic staff/residents/visitors are present in your building, which is why a higher level of PPE is still the best practice. See the MDH PPE grid, which has not been changed since April, and we don’t anticipate a change anytime soon. 
  • Congrats to our members who have reach 75% of higher staff vaccination rate! Check out the list here

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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

Michaun Shetler
Michaun Shetler
Director of Assisted Living

Nicole Mattson
Nicole Mattson
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Patti Cullen
Patti Cullen, CAE