Like health officials around the world, St. Louis County Public Health continues to closely monitor the situation and review information as it comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). We are also maintaining close communications with cities/townships, school districts, the medical community, and community service providers.
Our role is to help educate people by providing accurate information about the risk, signs or symptoms to watch for, and how best to protect yourself and your family. Additionally, we are working with our Emergency Management team on preparations to best serve citizens in the event of a large scale outbreak in St. Louis County.
- If you’re sick, stay home
- Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer
- Cover coughs and sneezes using a tissue or elbow
- Avoid touching face and mouth
- Practice social distancing
- Clean frequently touched surfaces often using a regular household detergent and water. This includes countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles.
- Additional recommendations from MDH.