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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 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 […]

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Community COVID-19 Testing Results

June 25, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 22, 2020For 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 […]

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Lyon County Joint Information Center Announces Community COVID-19 Testing June 17-19

June 13, 2020

June 12, 2020For 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Volunteers Needed

April 3, 2020

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 […]

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