Public Health



The COVID community level continues to fluctuate. Here’s what to know when visiting a County building: COVID-19 ( People at high risk for severe illness should talk to their healthcare provider about whether to wear a mask and take other precautions.


The Public Health Division works to promote and protect the health of all residents in St. Louis County. Our work is done through assessing the health and environments of individuals and communities, implementing educational programs, conducting research, and recommending policies that promote health.

Public health professionals work in a variety of programs, services, and initiatives to:

  • Prevent the spread of disease, including COVID-19, HIV, Monkeypox, Tuberculosis and more
  • Support community-based systems that promote health
  • Protect against environmental hazards
  • Promote and encourage healthy behaviors
  • Plan and respond to health emergencies
  • Ensure the quality and accessibility of health services

St Louis County is part of the Carlton-Cook-Lake-St Louis Community Health Board (CHB) which is the governing public health authority for the four counties. The CHB functions under Minnesota Statute Chapter 145A


Advancing prevention strategies that promote healthy people and healthy communities.


The St. Louis County Public Health Division leads in public health practice through strategic partnering, data-driven decision-making, and results-based accountability. We work to assure that all residents of St. Louis County have the opportunity to thrive in a healthy, equitable, and safe community. 

Community Health Priorities

Assessment and Planning

Public Health Data