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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an illness that spreads from person-to-person. There is no vaccine for the virus, so people should take steps to protect themselves by stopping the spread of germs. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites. Health officials have confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Norman County.

Viruses don't discriminate, and neither should we. Stigma will not fight the virus, sharing accurate information will.

Testing for COVID-19

Polk-Norman-Mahnomen Community Health Services has provided a handout on Local Testing Sites
The Minnesota Department of Health has information regarding free community testing locations and getting your test results.

Norman County COVID-19 resources

  • Public Health Social Media

Minnesota’s COVID-19 hotlines

The Minnesota Department of Health also has three public hotlines. Interpreters available.

MDH COVID-19 Public Helpline, for questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including school and child care questions:
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Discrimination helpline
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mental Health Support
For Adults: 1-888-626-4435
For Children: 1-800-528-4511
Additional resources are available on MDH's 
Mental Health Support page.

For single-family residences
For multi-family residences
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Minnesota's Stay Safe Plan

"COVID-19 has tested us like never before. We have worked hard to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities safe, all while balancing our personal wellbeing and our livelihoods. As of May 28, 2021, nearly all state COVID-19 restrictions have come to an end, including all capacity limits and distancing requirements – both indoors and outdoors.

Today, cases are falling as more Minnesotans get their vaccine. With more of our community protected than ever, we can now confidently and safely begin to get back to the things we miss and the people we love.

While we have ended the capacity and distancing restrictions that made Minnesota’s COVID-19 mitigation strategy so effective, the state will continue emergency efforts to get Minnesotans tested and vaccinated, and will continue to monitor the virus and the growth of variants in the months to come. 

Our path forward relies on Minnesotans getting the vaccine. These vaccines are safe and effective. They are how we end this pandemic. Find a vaccine location near you on our COVID-19 vaccination page."

Report Discrimination and Bias

COVID-19 does not discriminate based on race, where you come from, your immigration status, or anything else.
If you have experienced or witnessed an incident of discrimination or bias call Minnesota's Discrimination Helpline at 1-833-454-0148 or submit this online form. The helpline is staffed by investigators from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. Translation/interpretation services are available.
If you are the victim of a crime, including a hate crime, or fear for your safety, call 911 immediately.

Updated: 01.12.21