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 […]

January 2020 Years of Service

The following individuals were recognized for their Years of Service at the Southwest Health and Human Services Board meeting on January 15, 2020. Commissioner Les Nath from Pipestone County presented the recipients their certificates. Pictured (L to R): Juanita Guetter, 45 years, Redwood Office Shandra Bavier, 10 years, Redwood Office Les Nath, Pipestone County Commissioner

December 2019 Years of Service

The following individual was recognized for their Years of Service at the Southwest Health and Human Services Board meeting on December 18, 2019. Commissioner Mic VanDeVere from Lincoln County presented the recipient with her certificate. Pictured (L to R): Mic VanDeVere, Lincoln County Commissioner Kristi Bergeron, 5 years, Marshall Office

November 2019 Years of Service

The following individuals were recognized for their Years of Service at the Southwest Health and Human Services Board meeting on November 20, 2019. Commissioner Jim Salfer from Redwood County presented the recipients with their certificates. Pictured (L to R): Cindy Johnson, 30 years, Redwood Office Dawn Popowski, 5 years, Ivanhoe Office Amy Lueck, 25 years, […]

October 2019 Years of Service

The following individuals were recognized for their Years of Service at the Southwest Health and Human Services Board meeting on October 16, 2019. Commissioner Dan Wildermuth from Pipestone County presented the recipients with their certificates. Pictured (L to R): Carol Biren, 10 years, Marshall Office Stephanie Byers, 1 year, Redwood Office Diane Spanier, 15 years, […]

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