Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed Minnesota Responds: Is a partnership that integrates local, regional, and statewide volunteer programs to assist our Public Health and healthcare systems during a disaster/emergency.  Local MN Responds Volunteer Coordinators mobilize health and “non-health” volunteers to respond to emergencies within the community.  Major emergencies can overwhelm the capabilities of hospitals and clinics. Volunteers during […]

COVID 19 Press Release – Lyon County – March 31, 2020

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

COVID Press Release – Lincoln County – March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020 Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS) was notified by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) of a person from Lincoln 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 […]

Community Partner Letter – COVID

To our community partners, We are writing with an update regarding COVID-19 and the ongoing health situation in our community. Right now, we are experiencing a Public Health Infectious Disease Emergency not only in Minnesota, but all over the world. We want to ensure the health and safety for not only our staff, but everyone […]

COVID-19 Press Release

Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS) Carol Biren, Public Health Director 507-532-4136 carol.biren@swmhhs.com March 13, 2020 Today Governor Tim Walz announced an Emergency Executive Order 20-01 Declaring a Peacetime Emergency and Coordinating Minnesota’s Strategy to Protect Minnesotans from COVID-19 (attached). Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. […]

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information

Below are resources to be prepared for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Centers for Disease Control Minnesota Department of Health Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Factsheet  Family Communication Plan – English / Spanish Emergency Supply List – English / Spanish COVID-19: Coronavirus Disease: Prepare now to protect yourself, your family and your business Viruses Don’t Discriminate MDH […]

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