COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)

Stay At Home Order

On March 25, Governor Tim Walz announced a stay at home order effective March 27 to April 10. During this time, you can leave home to take care of essential needs, but will need to stop other unnecessary trips. By limiting social interactions, we decrease the chance of transmission of COVID-19 and help our health care sector prepare for increased demands.

View full guidance at Governor Tim Walz’s COVID-19 webpage.

Washington County Pandemic Response

Washington County public facing services are suspended through April 7. Many services continue to be available online, by phone, email, and U.S. mail. Click here for more information.

Washington County Public Health & Environment continues to work closely with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) on positive cases of COVID-19 in our community. For the latest information on cases of COVID-19 in Washington County, visit MDH: Situation Update or subscribe to COVID-19 email updates from the Minnesota Department of Health.

MDH COVID-19 Hotlines

  • Health questions: 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903 | 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • School and child care questions: 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504 | 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Washington County Contact Information

  • Questions about County services: 651-430-6000 ; 651-430-6246 (TTY)
  • COVID-19 health concerns and questions: 651-430-6655
  • Financial help (including food support, cash assistance, and emergency assistance): 651-430-6455
  • Housing/homelessness, transportation, social services, and more (including child protection and adult protection): 651-430-6455
  • Emergency social services and after hours child protection (after 4:30pm and on weekends): 651-275-7400
  • Property Records and Taxpayer Services (including license centers, recorder and registrar of titles, and vital records):  651-430-6175
  • Washington County Crisis Response Unit (mobile crisis mental health services for adults and children): 651-275-7400
  • In an emergency, dial 911

Watch For Symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

If you have symptoms and can manage those symptoms at home, you don’t have to seek health care or be tested for COVID-19. Just stay home while you are sick. If you are older or have underlying medical conditions, it may be helpful to let your health care provider know you are sick. They may have some specific advice for you. Some people with COVID-19 have worsened during the second week of illness.

Contact your health care provider before going to the clinic or emergency room if your symptoms worsen at any point or you feel you need to see a doctor.

For more information about managing symptoms and COVID-19 testing, visit MDH: About Coronavirus Disease 2019

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