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First case of COVID-19 in Faribault County – Click here for details

By Staff | Mar 27, 2020

First Case of COVID-19 in Faribault County

The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed one presumptive positive COVID-19 case in Faribault County. A person in their teens who is recovering at home.

Human Services of Faribault & Martin Counties affirm that this is an event they have been expecting, planning for, and are now ready to respond to as needed. Faribault County is a strong community, and has experience working together and caring for each other during stressful times. We, with our partners, will continue to support the community as we respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Public Health urges the community to continue implementing mitigation strategies to slow transmission of the disease using the guidance provided by Governor Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health.

These recommendations include social distancing and the cancelation of large gatherings. The stay home Minnesota executive order goes into effect at 11:59P.M. on Friday 3/27/2020. Information about these executive orders can be found here: mn.gov/governor/covid-19/

Community Health & Human Services of Faribault & Martin Counties provides daily updates on the local situation at their Facebook page – search @faribaultmartinchs

The Minnesota Department of Health website: www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html) is a great source of statewide information. Learn more about the virus and ways to protect yourself, your family, and your neighbors at the CDC website (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html)

To prevent the spread of these and other illnesses, stay home if you are ill, cover your cough, and wash

your hands frequently. MDH has set up a public hotline that is open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The hotline number is 1-800-657-3903.