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 […]

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 – 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 […]

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 […]

Public Comment period open for an amendment to the Elderly Waiver plan

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) requests public comments on a proposed amendment to Minnesota’s Elderly Waiver Plan (PDF) before submitting the amendment to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services (CMS) for approval. For information on how to access the full versions of Minnesota’s approved waiver plans, see Community Based Services Manual (CBSM) […]

Clean-Up Resource from MDH

Another resource from the Minnesota Department of Health regarding basic clean-up tips after a flood.  cleaningup

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