According to CBS3 county officials have set up sources designed to "help people access accurate and up-to-date information about COVID-19 (coronavirus)."  Amy Westbrook, St. Louis County Public Health Division Director, said to CBS3 "We want people to be informed so they can make educated decisions about how best to prepare and protect themselves and those around them. While COVID-19 is a new virus, and there are many unknowns, it is not a reason to panic."

As of today county officials had stated that there have been no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Minnesota, however the situation can change very rapidly and they want to make sure people are informed and prepared.

County Officials have offered these tips to help you stay healthy:

  • Wash hands frequently using soap and water; and use hand sanitizer that's at least 60% alcohol.
  • Stay home if sick to avoid spreading germs.
  • Avoid touching one's eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces such as counter tops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles.

It is recommended that people prepare in case they or a family member become sick which would mean they need to stay home for at least 2 weeks. Also make sure you are stocked up on any medications and have plenty of food. If you have questions The phone number is 218-625-3600. Public health professionals will answer and return calls during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or click here for website.

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