Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
625 Robert St N, St. Paul, MN, 55155-0975
Distance: 1033 Miles
Provides information and guidance on the Coronavirus pandemic:
* COVID vaccine information, data and guidance
* Vaccine locations and the Vaccine Connector tool to alert when you are eligible and where the vaccine is available in your area
* Testing locations and how to get tested
* Daily updates on data related to testing and positive cases
* What to do if you are sick
* Guidance on contact tracing and how to protect from the virus
Questions should be directed to the MDH COVID Helpline: (651) 297-1304 or (800) 657-3504
|Toll Free||(888) 345-0823|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
- Certificates and Records
- Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (CYSHN)
- Diseases and Conditions
- Emergency Preparedness & Response
- Find a Funeral Home
- Find Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support
- Follow Along Program Online Enrollment Form
- Health Care and Coverage
- Health Care Facility and Service Complaints
- Health Regulation
- HIV/AIDS Testing
- Immunizations and Vaccine Information
- Infectious Disease, Epidemiology, Prevention and Control
- Injury, Violence and Safety
- Medical Cannabis Program
- Minnesota Health Information Clearinghouse
- Prevention and Healthy Living
- Stroke Designated Hospitals
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JP-1500.1700-150COVID-19 Control Definition
Programs that attempt to control the occurrence and spread of the virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in 2019 that causes the respiratory illness COVID-19, which probably originally emerged from an animal source but has spread from person-to-person in many locales as well as to other countries around the world and has been identified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among animals, including camels, cats and bats. SARS, another coronavirus that emerged to infect people, came from civet cats, while MERS (the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), another coronavirus that emerged to infect people, came from camels. Symptoms of the current infection include mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Those most at risk from the virus are older adults and people with preexisting health conditions. Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread most often by respiratory droplets. There is no evidence of transmission of the virus associated with imported goods. Strategies for controlling the spread of the virus include testing individuals who have had contact with people with active cases, tracing people who have had contact with people who have tested positively or have contracted the virus, quarantining individuals who have the illness and, in areas that have experienced community transmission, asking residents to engage in social distancing (avoiding large parties, sporting events and other venues where large crowds typically gather). Local authorities may ask that special events like conferences, festivals and concerts be cancelled or rescheduled or may ban large gatherings altogether, for example having sports events take place without on-site spectators.
LF-4900.1565COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests Definition
Public health laboratories that conduct diagnostic testing for people who have symptoms of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. People who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 or are a resident in a community where there is ongoing spread of the virus and develop symptoms are being advised to call their health care provider and tell them about their symptoms and exposure, at which point a decision will be made as to whether they need to be tested. Patients who require a test will have a swab inserted through their nose to reach what is known as the nasopharyngeal region where cells are collected. If the patient is calm, the swabbing takes 10 seconds or so and is not painful. A jittery patient can make things more difficult. Once the sample is taken, it is put into a sterile container and sent to a lab where a chemical pulls the cells off the swab and turn the sample into a liquid form, which is put into a machine that makes multiple copies of the virus' RNA. The machine attempts to match the person's RNA with the coronavirus RNA to determine a positive or negative result.
LH-2700.9000Vaccine Information Definition
Programs that provide information about vaccines and the illnesses they prevent, laws related to vaccines and exemptions (i.e., immunization requirements for schools, colleges/universities, preschools and child care facilities as well as the conditions under which individuals can request exemptions, usually medical contraindications and reasons of conscience including a philosophical or religious belief), recommended immunization schedules for people of different ages, vaccine safety concerns (e.g., potential side effects), statistics on immunization coverage and disease incidence and/or access to official vaccine information statements that explain to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives both the benefits and risks of a vaccine which are handed out whenever certain vaccinations are given. Information may also be available about groups that advocate for reform of policies relating to vaccination requirements and their agenda; and topics of special interest such as travel vaccines, bioterrorism, vaccinations and pregnancy, and immunization recommendations for health care workers.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
A respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in 2019 which likely originally emerged from an animal source, has spread person-to-person in many locales as well as to other countries around the world and has been identified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Symptoms include mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Those most at risk from the virus are older adults and people with pre-existing health conditions.
YZ-6910Public Health Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topics of environmental health, communicable disease control, immunizations and other public health issues.