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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:

  • Self-isolate for 7 days or 72 hours FEVER FREE (without fever-reducing medicine) whichever is longer.
  • STAY HOME!
  • Treat yourself as you would other illnesses.
    • REST
    • FLUIDS
    • FEVER-REDUCING MEDICINES

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

See the latest from the Minnesota Department of Health 

See the latest from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Governor Walz Stay at Home Information & FAQ

Minnesota Criticial Business List

WIC Appointments at Countryside during COVID-19 pandemic

Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program Website

COVID-19 Contact Guidelines from CPHS

Self-Isolation Information

Social Distancing Information 

 

 


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.

 

Mission

Facilitating a safe and healthy future for the residents of Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift and Yellow Medicine counties.


Organizational chart

 

Patient privacy notice

 

Required Local Public Health Activities

This document is intended to respond to requests for clarity about the mandated activities that community health boards must undertake in order to meet statutory obligations under the Local Public Health Act (Minn. Stat. § 145A).     Required Local Public Health Activities

 

Local Area Farmer's Markets:

 

Questions?

Call one of our offices
Monday-Friday
8:30 am to 4 pm

Ortonville Office:                    (320) 839-6135                    1-800-657-3291

Montevideo Office:
(320) 269-2174                     1-800-657-3291

Madison Office:
(320) 598-7313                  1-800-255-0736

Benson Office:
(320) 843-4546                    1-800-657-3291

Granite Falls Office:              (320) 564-3010                  1-800-407-3628

 

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