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Posted on: April 27, 2020

[ARCHIVED] PRESS RELEASE: Carlton County COVID-19 update 4/27/20

Carlton County COVID-19 update 4/27/20

General Updates:

For updated case counts around the state, please continue to reference the situation map, updated by MDH daily at 11am here. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) continues to do the main investigation of each case, and Carlton County Public Health staff will follow-up when needed.

Statewide, of the 3,816 lab-confirmed cases on MDH’s website, 292 are currently hospitalized and 1,842 no longer need isolation (recovered). The Moose Lake Correctional Facility has reported 27 lab-confirmed cases in inmates, with 31 presumed positive cases (these fall within the 52 total in Carlton County), 30 of which have recovered (MN Department of Corrections website).

MDH’s website includes tips and resources for children and parents during COVID-19 – check it out here.

Hotline Reminders:

School and child care questions
Daily 8am to 6pm

Health questions
Daily 7am to 7pm

Housing questions

For single-family residences:
For multi-family residences:
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Discrimination helpline

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm


Peer-to-peer telephone support (Wellness in the Woods):


Daily 5pm-9am.

 Volunteer staffed telephone support (Mental Health Minnesota):


Monday- Saturday 5pm-10pm


Crisis Text Line:

Text MN to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:


Both resources available 24/7

Find more information about testing information in MN, including locations here.

Additional Health Recommendations:

Glove Recommendations: At this point in time, the CDC recommends wearing gloves only when getting gasoline and when caregiving for someone with COVID-19. Practicing proper hand hygiene and not touching your face is the most important, even when wearing gloves. Currently, gloves are NOT necessary for workers who are not involved in food preparation within Grocery and Food Retail settings – please see recommendations here.

Minnesotans are doing a good job of staying at home and slowing the spread of COVID-19.
However, data shows that fewer people with stroke and heart attack symptoms are calling 911 or visiting emergency rooms. Our health care system is safe and prepared to treat patients experiencing any medical emergency. If you’re having a medical emergency, call 911 right away. See a video titled “Don’t delay care for medical emergencies” here.


Mental Wellbeing Tip of the Day:

Fostering personal wellness:

Strive to maintain a routine. When the world feel so out of order, maintaining a sense of control over your daily schedule can be very comforting.

The Northland Foundation no has a downloadable guide of web links and phone numbers to help you find information, resources, and assistance in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 4-page guide was created by the Office of Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan - Minnesota Children’s Cabinet. With this one document you can easily find available resources and where to access assistance with:

  • Mental Health & Special Health Needs
  • Cash & Economic Assistance
  • Healthcare Coverage
  • Housing, including help with utilities and suspension of evictions
  • Child Care
  • Food Resources
  • Financial Support for College Students
  • State and Federal Programs for Businesses
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Tax Information

Carlton County Public Health and Human Services is continuing to recommend that anyone with general health-related questions about COVID-19 call MDH’s hotline (7am-7pm): 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903.


Carlton County Updates:

Please continue to visit the County webpage for updated details on building/service availability:


Please continue to access the following websites for the most up to date and accurate information:

- Stay At Home Executive Order – MN

- (State) Minnesota Department of Health

- (National) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

- (International) World Health Organization

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