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 […]

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 […]

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