Free COVID-19 Testing in Marshall

Health officials offering free COVID-19 testing in Marshall September 29-Oct. 1 Testing is free and open to all, with or without symptoms The Minnesota Department of Health is partnering with local public health officials to give people a chance to get a COVID-19 test if they would like to get tested. Over the next several […]

Wedding attendees, close contacts asked to quarantine, watch for symptoms, get tested

The Minnesota Department of Health and Southwest Health and Human Services are investigating a cluster of COVID-19 cases linked to a large wedding, reception and dance that took place in Ghent in Lyon County on Aug. 22. Several people in attendance at the wedding have symptoms and have tested positive for COVID-19, but it is […]

COVID Contact Tracing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2020 Contact: Carol Biren, Southwest Health and Human Services Public Health Director, 507-532-4136 or carol.biren@swmhhs.com MARSHALL, MINN. (June 30, 2020) – Contact tracing is an important step in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Contact tracing is a disease-control measure and a patient support system used by Public Health to fight […]

Community COVID-19 Testing Results

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2020 For more information, contact Stacy Neubeck, Avera Marshall Communications, at stacy.neubeck@avera.org or 507-537-9024. Community COVID-19 Testing Results MARSHALL, MINN. – (June 22, 2020) – A total of 1,019 COVID-19 tests were performed as part of a three-day community testing June 17-19 in Marshall, Minn. Of those, 32 tested positive […]

Lyon County Joint Information Center Announces Community COVID-19 Testing June 17-19

June 12, 2020 For more information, contact Stacy Neubeck, Avera Marshall Communications, at stacy.neubeck@avera.org or 507-537-9024. Lyon County Joint Information Center Announces Community COVID-19 Testing June 17-19 MARSHALL, MINN. (June 12, 2020) – Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center, Southwest Health and Human Services and the Minnesota Department of Health are collaborating to conduct community testing […]

COVID-19 Press Release – June 2, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2020 Contact: Carol Biren, Southwest Health and Human Services Public Health Director, 507-532-4136 or carol.biren@swmhhs.com. Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS) was notified by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) on 6-1-2020 of the first death due to COVID-19 of a resident in Lyon County. SWHHS expresses our deepest sympathies […]

COVID-19 Press Release – Rock County – April 12, 2020

Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS) was notified by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) of 2 people from Rock County that tested positive for COVID-19.  Both people are following all recommendations set by MDH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  State and local public health work together to support persons and […]

COVID-19 Press Release – Murray County – April 6, 2020

Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS) was notified by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) of a person from Murray County that tested positive for COVID-19. This person is following all recommendations set by MDH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). State and local public health work together to support persons and […]

COVID-19 Press Release – Redwood County – April 6, 2020

Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS) was notified by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) of a person from Redwood County that tested positive for COVID-19. This person is following all recommendations set by MDH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). State and local public health work together to support persons and […]

COVID-19 Press Release – Pipestone County -April 5, 2020

Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS) was notified by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) of a person from Pipestone County that tested positive for COVID-19. This person is following all recommendations set by MDH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). State and local public health work together to support persons and […]

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