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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Information
Countryside Public Health has plans in place and is actively working with area partners in response to CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19). We encourage you to visit the Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control websites (links below) for the most reliable and up-to-date information.
Anyone having respiratory illness symptoms are encouraged to CALL AHEAD before going into your local healthcare facility or Countryside Public Health office location to protect other patients and the staff. By calling ahead, you allow the staff to take pre-cautionary measures to protect themselves and others and best be able to treat you.
UPDATE ON COVID-19 TESTING & WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IF YOU ARE ILL:
Currently, there is LIMITED lab testing for COVID-19 Specimens. Highest priority specimens ONLY are being tested, which include: hospitalized patients, long-term care residents, and healthcare workers.
If a patient has a cough, fever, or upper respiratory symptoms but is NOT hospitalized, follow these steps:
As of now, YOU WILL NOT BE TESTED, your SELF-ISOLATION is IMPORTANT!
COVID-19 Information and Resources:
Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline
1-800-657-3903 for Health questions, staffed from 7am to 7pm
1-800-657-3504 for School and child care questions, staffed from 7am to 7pm
Countryside Public Health
Countryside Public Health is a five county Community Health service agency serving the counties of Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift and Yellow Medicine in western Minnesota. There are offices located in Ortonville, Montevideo, Madison, Benson and Granite Falls.
Facilitating a safe and healthy future for the residents of Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift and Yellow Medicine counties.
Call one of our offices