COVID-19 Minnesota Department of Health Hotlines
Carver County Help Line: (952) 361-1559
Call for help or resources needed due to COVID-19
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How the latest Executive Order to stay at home affects you: #StayHomeMN
Carver County Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: 10 (updated Saturday, March 28)
March 20: Physical Access Limited, Access to Justice Maintained (from MN District Courts)
How it spreads:
- Most often, person-to-person spread is thought to happen among people in close contact (about 6 feet) with each other.
- Person-to-person spread is thought to occur mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- How easily a virus spreads person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so.
- It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
- Typically, with most respiratory viruses, people are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (sickest).
What to do to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- 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.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for many people. It’s important to remember that everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. Fear and anxiety about a disease can cause strong emotions in both adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Please use the resources below to help support your mental wellbeing, and your family's, during this challenging time.
- If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, call:
- Carver County Public Health Posters (including COVID-19)
- Minnesota Department of Health Print Resources (Video PSAs, print materials, and translated documents)
- CDC Print Resources (Fact Sheets, Posters, in multiple languages)
- Strategies to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota (pdf)
- Carver County Stay At Home Challenge
- Infographic on Social Distancing in Parks and Trails (from National Recreation and Park Association, scroll down)
- Stay at Home MN
Resources are available in the Carver County community to help residents find access to food, transportation, childcare and more.
Carver County has consolidated a variety of local, state and federal resources for local businesses and partners, related to the COVID-19 pandemic.