Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease that was first detected in December 2019, and has now been detected in almost 70 locations internationally, including in the United States.  While many cases may be mild to moderate with symptoms similar to colds and flu, some cases may be more severe. The risk of severe illness seems to be higher for older people and those with underlying health conditions.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

In an effort to help you find resources faster, we have included a number of different ones from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) below.

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health will provide the most up-to-date information on specific numbers and spread of this disease.

What you need to know about Coronavirus disease 2019 (PDF)

For more information about COVID-19:

Basic information on how to prevent the spread of COVID - 19

  1. Minnesota COVID-19 Model (PDF)
  2. Symptoms of COVID-19 (PDF)
  3. Stay Home if You’re Sick (PDF)
  4. Cover your Cough (PDF)
  5. Stop the Spread of Germs (PDF)
  6. Germ-Buster Wash Hands (PDF)
  7. How To Use Waterless Hand Sanitizer (PDF)
  8. Don’t spread germs-work employers (PDF)
  9. The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America: 15 Days to Slow the Spread (PDF)
  10. Community Mitigation: Strategies to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota (PDF)

Community Mitigation

State of Minnesota: Executive Orders regarding COVID-19

View all Executive Orders online at the Office of Governor Tim Walz & Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan’s website.

Small Business Resources

  1. Princeton Public Schools collaborates with County for COVID-19 vaccine clinic

    About 300 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were dispensed at clinic at a Princeton elementary school Thursday night as part of creative effort by community leaders in greater Minnesota to make sure the vaccine is given out efficiently... Read on...
  2. Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector - Vaccination Opportunity Notifications

    A new tool launched on February 18th helps all Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector connects residents to vaccine opportunities once it’s their turn to get a shot. Read on...
  3. New Mille Lacs County Plat Books are Available for Purchase

    Mille Lacs County, with Mapping Solutions, has announced the release of the recently published Mille Lacs County Plat Book. This spiral-bound book features the standard landownership map pages showing townships and ranges... Read on...
  4. Mille Lacs County COVID-19 Vaccine Wait List

    Mille Lacs County residents and individuals that work within Mille Lacs County may register to be placed on the County's COVID-19 vaccine wait list. Currently, the Phase 1a vaccination group includes daycare providers, teachers, and those that are age 65 Read on...
  5. COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1a Health Care Employers and Workers

    The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is searching for any remaining health care employers or workers in COVID-19 vaccination priority group 1a who have not yet been vaccinated and have had no contact with the planning groups about getting a vaccine... Read on...
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