Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information


For the latest State information on COVID-19 please visit
the Governor's COVID-19 Website.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak in Minnesota, please visit the Minnesota Department of Health’s website.


McLeod HotlineCOVID Info Line (1)
COVID-19 State Hotlines: 
Interpreters available
Health questions: 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends
Schools and child care questions: 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m weekdays
and 8 a.m. to 4p.m. weekends

McLeod County Resources

Stay up to date with COVID-19 information and how McLeod County is responding locally.
To support McLeod County residents in this time of need, McLeod County Public Health has established several resources for help with things like food, transportation, medication access, mental health care, or services for seniors. This is a local resource listing that is updated as often as possible.
Newly Added
Business Support
Childcare
Financial Assistance
Find Testing Sites
Food/Grocery Stores
Gatherings
Health Insurance Resources
Helplines
Medical Care
Mental Health
Pharmacies
Recreational Guidance
Seniors
Transportation
Veteran Support

State of Minnesota Get Help Site or Family-Based Assistance handout
McLeod County also works collaboratively to provide a Family Resource Guide that is put together collaboratively with many partners through PACT for Families.    
McLeod County Family Resource Guide

Newly Added

Business Support
General Resources from the State of MN

MN Chamber of Commerce Guidance

CDC's Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
CDC FAQ's for Businesses - Cases, Cleaning etc

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Updates

Minnesota Department of Labor Updates and Draft Business Plan

Minnesota Department of Health guidance

Fact sheet – Equipment for COVID-19, non-essential businesses (April 21, 2020)

Minnesota Safety Council Return to Work Framework

Labor Standards
 
Frequently asked questions for employers and employees related to COVID-19 (April 15, 2020)

Federal OSHA:
COVID-19 information for workers and employers
Advice to help employers provide safe, healthful workplaces (OSHA publication 3990-03 2020, Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19)

MNOSHA Compliance:  If you have workplace safety or health questions or concerns, contact MNOSHA Compliance at 651-284-5050 or osha.compliance@state.mn.us.
MNOSHA Workplace Safety Consultation:  If you would like to request workplace safety or health assistance, contact MNOSHA Workplace Safety Consultation at 651-284-5060 or osha.consultation@state.mn.us.

General Safety
Safe Re-opening practices -DEED
Carpool Advice
Safely returning to work - DEED

Employees with symptoms
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html 
www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/basics.html  
www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facilityhlthscreen.pdf    

Housekeeping
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html 
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/disinfecting-your-home.html 
www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2 
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html 

Training
www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/about.pdf 
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-small-business.html 
www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf 

SPECIALIZED AREAS:
Food and Lodging Businesses
Frequently Asked Questions about Executive Orders Related to Bars, Restaurants, and Other Places of Public Accommodation (PDF)
Reducing Food Waste through Donation (PDF)This is a resource document with an added statement about COVID-19 and donation of surplus food.
Lodging Establishment Cleaning Guidance for COVID-19 (PDF)This is guidance for operators of lodging facilities that are open for regular business, as well as those that are being used as temporary housing for people who have been infected with or exposed to COVID-19.
Fact sheet – COVID-19:  Protecting grocery store workers (April 16, 2020)

Food Safety 
Food Safety during the COVID-19 Pandemic (FDA) 
Guidance for Food Facility Operators during the COVID-19 Pandemic (FDA)  
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick-Up/Delivery Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic (FDA) 
Infographic: Summary of Best Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick-Up / Delivery Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic (FDA) 
Customers Best Practices For Reusable Bags and�€�Food Takeout Containers (MDA) 

Food Production / Agricultural Employers 
Preparing for Sick Agricultural Workers and COVID-19 (MDA) 
Production of Hand Sanitizer for Donation or Sale (MDA) 
COVID-19 health and safety guidelines for the meatpacking industry (April 19, 2020)

Environmental Health Practitioners 
Guidance for Environmental Health Practitioners (CDC) Includes disaster shelters, cooling centers, water safety, and solid waste (among food safety and other things) 
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources (NEHA) includes Rapid Needs Assessment report, and a library of resources for EH professionals

ChildCare
Childcare Providers in McLeod County
Emergency Childcare Grants
Questions related to childcare? Call (651) 297-1304
Interactive map of providers and other childcare info can be found here


Financial Assistance

All Eligibility Teams continue to process applications and are responding to phone calls:

  • 320-864-1503    Health Care Eligibility Unit
  • 320-864-1504    Family Eligibility Unit
  • 320-864-1511    Adult Eligibility Unit
  • 320-864-1882    Long Term Care Eligibility Unit

Apply on-line for cash assistance, SNAP, child care or emergency assistance at ApplyMN
If you prefer to complete a paper application, please call 320-864-3144 and ask to have an application mailed to you.

If you already receive cash, SNAP or health care you will be able to keep getting benefits with no additional paperwork. For now, Walmart and Amazon are the only online retailers approved by the United States Department of Agriculture for SNAP purchases and available in Minnesota.

However, if you have items to submit you may do so by emailing  mcleod.fw@co.mcleod.mn.us , Fax 320-864-5265, U.S. Postal Service or use our Drop Box located near the front entrance of the Health and Human Services building at 1805 Ford Av North, Glencoe.

Energy Assistance
Energy Assistance Facts
Energy Assistance Flyer English
Energy Assistance Flyer Spanish

Homeowner Assistance
Homeowner Assistance

Finding a testing Site

Should I Get Tested for COVID-19?
Find Testing Locations

Hutchinson Health- Hutchinson Health Web Information **Drive through is located on the north side of the building
1095 MN-15, Hutchinson, MN 55350Phone 320-234-3290

  • Appointments required. Call or schedule online at www.healthpartners.com/test 
  •  Weekday Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Weekend Hours: Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Sunday: Unavailable
  • Accepting any symptomatic patient

Glencoe Regional Health- GRH Web Information**Testing located at Glencoe Medical Clinic
1805 Hennepin Ave N. Glencoe, MN 55336  Phone 320-864-7168

  • Appointments required. Call ahead for screening and an appointment prior to arriving. 
  • Weekday Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
  • Weekend Hours: not available
  • Accepting any symptomatic patient
Carver County
Ridgeview Two Twelve Urgent Care 111 Hundertmark Rd Chaska, MN 55318  Phone 952-361-2451

  • Weekday Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Weekend Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
  • Accepting any symptomatic walk-in patient, ages 12 - 75 only
 
Food/Grocery Stores
State of Minnesota's Emergency Food Assistance Site

Food Pantries -McLeod Emergency Food Shelf
808 E 12th St Glencoe MN 55336 320-864-2088  or  498 Hwy 7 E Hutchinson MN 55350 320-587-4796

Mon 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tue  8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Thu 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Grocery Pick Up begins at 8:30 AM & 3:30 PM on the corresponding day. Please arrive at least 1/2 hour before closing to assure service. No appointment needed.

Home Delivered Food
Mom's Meals NourishCare

877-508-6667
www.momsmeals.com 

Homestyle Direct, LLC
866-735-0921
www.homestyledirect.com

Meals-on-Wheels
Hutchinson Community Hospital 320-484-4570
or
Lutheran Social Services Senior Nutrition Program 1-800-488-4146

Grocery Stores
ALDI
– Hutchinson -- (855) 955-2534 --  9am to 7pm
Hutchinson has the availability of Instacart. At checkout, customers can select a delivery time. Instacart can deliver in as little as one hour. A customer can also schedule for a later date up to seven days in advance. Instacart delivers beginning an hour after a retailer opens until an hour after close. Specific to ALDI, Instacart's shopping hours are restricted to ALDI store open hours. On holidays, Instacart's delivery hours are subject to our special store holiday hours. https://www.aldi.us/en/about-aldi/faqs/grocery-delivery-pickup/

CASHWISE – HUTCHINSON – 320-587-7655 open 6am to 8pm
Order online
Pay online – Debit/Credit/Checking account (EBT is not an option)
Curbside pickup – pull up to the door front; call the number above (but there’s apparently a sign there with the number)
Staff will bring the order out to the car

Coborn’s – GLENCOE – 320-864-6132 – 6am to 8pm
Order online
Pay online – Debit/Credit/checking account (EBT is not an option)
Curbside Pickup at doors
Sign with phone number at curbside to call when arrive

Glen’s Super Valu -Winsted --320-485-2123--7am-8pm Mon - Sat/8-6pm Sun
Would be able to do deliveries upon request and with a timely notice of grocery order.

WALMART – HUTCHINSON – 320-587-1020 -- Mon – Sun 7 am - 8:30 pm
Order online
Pay online – Debit/Credit/checking account OR EBT
Set pickup time online when ordering
Parking lot specific spots for online pickups
Arrive at designated time; Walmart employee will deliver to the car
Senior shopping event: Each Tuesday, those age 60 and older can shop the store and Pharmacy one hour before opening. Mar 24–Apr 28 

Gatherings
Guidance for hosting community or faith based events


Health Insurance Resources 
Health Care Assistance

Get information and apply online or By phone: call 320-864-1503
Numerous policies have been amended and waived during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

MDH Resources to find low-cost health care or get health insurance

MNsure To Open Up Special 30-Day Enrollment Period Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Helplines
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free: 1-800-799-7233 and through chat.
  • The National Sexual Assault Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free: 800.656.HOPE (4673) and through chat.
  • The StrongHearts Native Helpline for domestic/sexual violence is available 7am-10pm CT, confidential, and specifically for Native communities: 1−844-762-8483.
  • The Trans LifeLine for peer support for trans folks 9am-3am CT: 1-877-565-8860 This hotline is staffed exclusively by trans operators is the only crisis line with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.
  • National Parent Helpline Monday -Friday 12pm-9am CT emotional support and advocacy for parents: 1-855-2736.
medical care

Adara Home Health-320-753-0936   Andrea.Anderson@adarahomehealth.com Nurses available to coordinate in-home telehealth visits with Primary Care Provider required to initiate home care services.

Glencoe Regional Health 320-864-3121
Satellite clinics in Lester Prairie and Stewart will be providing well-patient care for essential visits in pediatrics, internal medicine, family medicine, OB/GYN, general surgery, and DOT visits (schedules and locations vary). The Glencoe Clinic will continue to provide essential well-patient specialty care visits for orthopedics, podiatry, urology, ENT, and oncology.https://grhsonline.org/touching-lives/designated-well-clinics/
Telehealth visits for select appointment types.This secure, HIPAA-compliant online appointment service offers the convenience of visiting with a provider without leaving your home. To schedule a telehealth appointment, call 320-864-3121.

Hutchinson Health 320-234-3290 
Video visits are now available for most of our physicians, advanced practitioners, and clinics.  Video chat with our providers on any device to get your personalized care and treatment plan.  Call Hutchinson Health clinics to see if a video or phone visit is an option for you.  If you have an existing appointment, Hutchinson Health will call you and help you reschedule with what would be the best option for you.  To schedule your visit To schedule an appointment, call the clinic and ask for a video appointment. If you have a doctor or clinician you see regularly, you can request a video appointment with them. Otherwise, you can choose a doctor or clinician that’s available at a time that works for you.

Ridgeview Medical 952-442-2191 With Ridgeview eCare, you can get care at your convenience for most common conditions. No appointment needed. https://www.ridgeviewecare.org/  Telehealth information you can find more information here – guidelines to see if you need a clinic visit or telehealth visit click here

Mental Health

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 911
In crisis?

    • Call **CRISIS from a mobile phone or from a land line, call your county crisis team.
      • Call the McLeod Mental Health Crisis Line at (320) 253-5555
    • Help by text is also available, 24/7. Text MN to 741741.
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990
Peer Support Connection Warmlines: Peer to peer telephone support line that’s safe and supportive. Hours: 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. Phone: 844-739-6369

Adara Home Health – 320-753-0936   Andrea.Anderson@adarahomehealth.com  Nurses available to coordinate in-home telehealth visits with mental health providers

Hutchinson Health Mental Health Line (320) 484-4585 or via telehealth services

Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Resources. https://fasttrackermn.org

Community Resources
Tips to Reduce COVID-19 Anxiety (PDF)
Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety
Managing Stress and the Threat of COVID-19 (PDF)
SAMHSA Behavioral Health Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation during an Infectious Disease Outbreak Psychological First Aid & COVID-19: A Minnesota Community Support Model (PDF)
Taking Care of Yourself in Isolation

Child and Family Resources
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus NPR education reporter Cory Turner's story about what kids want to know about coronavirus spurred creation of this comic.
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Fact sheet
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource provided by the National Association of School Psychologists

Mental illness support resources
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) COVID-19 Information and Resources
NHA: Living with Mental Illness during COVID-19 Outbreak– Preparing for your wellness

Online Support

  • “Pause A While” is hosting a free conference call for AA meetings – 2 p.m. every day, Dial-in number: (425) 436-6360…access code: 422932# *If any extra help is needed for the “Pause A While” AA meetings contact: pauldart@pausewhile.org
  • www.secularaa.org to find online secular and agnostic AA meetings (including men’s only and women’s only meetings)
  • www.smartrecovery.org/community/ to sign in or register for online community and online meetings.  Also to find online reading SMART materials (so you can view if you don’t have SMART material at home)
  • www.na.org for online NA meetings.  Form the “Home” page, hold mouse over “For Our Members” tab and click on “Virtual Meetings” and make your choice from that web page.  You may want to read the instructions and guidelines first.
  • www.virtual-na.org brings you right to other online and by phone NA meetings around the world.
  • www.intherooms.com is hosting both NA and AA meetings.  Go to site, scroll down on main page till you see list of different meetings, topics and schedules.
  • www.alanon.org at website go to drop box on right and pick “find a meeting”, then scroll down to “Electronic Meetings” and click the blue “Find and Electronic meeting” tab. Next click “Please click here to view Phone List Meetings”.
  • www.supportgroupcentral.com/nami-mn - choose Online Support Groups or Online Groups – may be a hard site to sort though.
Rural and Farm Support

Coping with rural stress University of MN Extension page https://extension.umn.edu/rural-stress
Stress and Crisis: Get Help Now – MN Department of Agriculture page https://www.mda.state.mn.us/about/mnfarmerstress/copingstress

Statewide Mental Health Resources



Pharmacies

Pharmacy

In-Store Pickup

Drive-Thru

Delivery

Mail

Notes

Cash Wise

X

 

 

X

 

CVS (Target)

X

 

X (see note)

X (see note)

Delivery is via USPS and must be ordered via the app.

 

Mail orders are available through the CVS corporation (not local store) and refills/orders must be placed through the website.

Thrifty White

X

X

X (see note)

X

Delivery in Hutchinson only.

Walgreen’s

X

X

X (see note)

 

Delivery via FedEx if order is placed through the Walgreen’s app or website only (not available for refills that are called in).

Walmart

X

 

 

 

 

Coborn’s

X

X

X (see note)

X

Delivery within Glencoe city limits only.

Keaveny (Winsted)

X

X (see note)

X (see note)

X

Temporary drive-through available by going to the back door.

 

Delivery is available to Winsted and surrounding areas that do not have delivery available through another pharmacy.

 
Recreational Guidance
COVID-19 Outdoor Recreation, Facilities and Public Guidelines
CDC guidance
DNR: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/aboutdnr/covid-19-outdoor-recreation-guidelines.html
National Recreation and Park Association guidance

Seniors

Senior LinkAge (1-800-333-2433)The Senior LinkAge will continue to be the resource to call during the COVID-19 emergency situation. They have suspended face-to-face assistance, but are fully functioning with telephone-based assistance. We can assist older adults and those providing services with alternative services if the current support network has changed. The Senior LinkAge Line team is also working closely with DHS to provide feedback on any areas in the state where more resources are needed

transportation


Medical Transportation
ACC Transportation and A2B Transportation can provide transportation for those who need non emergency transportation to medical appointments. Call them to set up services today.

ACC Transportation (320) 455-9200
A2B Transportation (320) 753-6035 -currently transporting COVID positive clients

Trailblazer Transit

Trailblazer Transit remains fully operational during its normal hours of operation from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm on weekdays. The public transit system operates in Sibley, McLeod, and Wright Counties providing dial-a-ride service.
Customers seeking immediate medical attention for any sudden illness should utilize emergency medical transportation instead of public transit. Those presenting with COVID-19 like symptoms will not be transported and will be referred to the other transportation agencies.

However, Trailblazer Transit continues to provide transportation to medical appointments for most other purposes. Transportation is also available to almost any destination within the three counties for almost any reason.Rides can be scheduled by calling 1-888-743-3828 between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm on weekdays.

Veteran support

COVID-19 Disaster Relief Overview
COVID-19 Special Needs Grant Overview
COVID-19 Resources - Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

Veterans Transportation through Trailblazers
Due to the diminishing transportation options for veterans resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Trailblazer Transit will be adding the following locations to its approved service area on a temporary basis effective immediately:

  • Minneapolis VA Medical Center
  • St. Cloud VA Medical Center
  • Mankato Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
  • Ramsey Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
  • Shakopee Community-Based Outpatient Clinic

The general public is invited to ride the bus to these locations on a space-available basis. With any questions about the program or for veterans to schedule rides, contact Trailblazer Transit at 1-888-743-3828.