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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

Minnesota’s COVID-19 hotlines

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

Health questions:
651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

School and child care questions:
651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Discrimination helpline
1-833-454-0148
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stay at Home violation complaints
651-793-3746

Minnesota's Stay Safe Plan

Minnesota has made good progress on slowing the spread of COVID-19. As we continue the process of reopening our economy and returning to work and activities we enjoy, we must continue social distancing practices to save lives and stay safe

For information on Minnesota's phased plan to reopening business and social settings, go to the Stay Safe Plan website

Plan ahead

Planning ahead and being prepared is a good way to keep you, your loved ones and your communities safe. Learn how to prepare:

Learn more about COVID-19



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.