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SWHHS COVID-19 Appeal for Community Action

November 19, 2020

Thursday, November 19, 2020 Southwest Health & Human Services (SWHHS) counties of Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood and Rock have dangerously high community transmission rates of COVID-19.  We remain deeply committed to the health and well-being of our residents, employees, and communities. SWHHS Board urges all community members to take personal responsibility for the health […]

State Launches Pilot of COVID-19 Test at Home Saliva Program

October 22, 2020

Pilot allows Minnesotans to remain in homes for free testing; initially only available in select areas The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today announced a pilot of the COVID-19 Test at Home saliva program. Beginning today, Minnesotans in two dozen counties or tribal nations will be able to order a saliva test online, to perform […]

Free COVID-19 Testing in Marshall

September 24, 2020

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

August 26, 2020

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

July 1, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 30, 2020Contact: Carol Biren, Southwest Health and Human Services Public Health Director, 507-532-4136 or [email protected] 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 against the spread […]

Community COVID-19 Testing Results

June 25, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 22, 2020For more information, contact Stacy Neubeck, Avera Marshall Communications, at [email protected] 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 for the […]

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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 support persons and […]

Community Partner Letter – COVID

March 18, 2020

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 […]

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