Meeker County Public Health

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Phase III of the Meeker County COVID-19 Recovery Plan goes into effect on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. County buildings will be open to public traffic, with access limited to one unlocked entrance in each building. The public is encouraged to continue to do business remotely, if possible, or make appointments before coming in. Additionally, we ask that you limit the number of persons entering a County facility to only those that are necessary to conduct business. Public access within County facilities is limited to lobby areas and restrooms only unless escorted by an employee. Social distancing practices apply to the highest extent possible, and the public are encouraged to wear a mask when in County buildings.

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CORONAVIRUS

COVID-19, commonly referred to as the Novel Coronavirus, is a topic of concern around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States have declared COVID-19 a public health emergency. The situation is being taken very seriously by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Local Public Health (LPH) and Emergency Management (EM). However, the declaration is not an indication of alarm or fear but rather a time to stay informed. Below are credible, accurate sources for up to date information:


The MN Department of Health latest resources for facemasks & PPE: 

Donations of homemade masks can be dropped off at the Meeker Co Sheriff’s Department at:

326 N Ramsey Ave, Litchfield, MN 55355 Phone: 320-693-5400

Interim Guidance on Facemasks as a Source Control Measure, current 3/27/2020 

Document: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/hcp/maskssource.pdf

MDH Interim Guidance on Alternative Facemasks, current 3/27/2020

Document: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/hcp/masksalt.pdf

CDC Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment. This website also includes a PPE Burn Rate Calculator.

Website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/index.html

CDC MMWR Asymptomatic and Presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections in Residents of a Long-Term Care Skilled Nursing Facility — King County, Washington, March 2020, Early Release / March 27, 2020 / 69

Website: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6913e1.htm?s_cid=mm6913e1_&deliveryName=USCDC_921-DM24113

These resources and others can be found on the MDH COVID-19 LTC page: 

Website: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/hcp/ltc.html

 

Local Resources

Meeker County Resourse List

This list was developed by Meeker County Public Health in cooperation with community partners to provide a comprehensive list of resources available to our community members. This list is updated frequently. If you have suggestions for additional resources to be included, please contact Pam Bagley at pam.bagley@co.meeker.mn.us.


Meeker Memorial Hospital & Clinics

For complete information on Meeker Memorial’s response to COVID-19, please visit: https://meekermemorial.org/MMH_covid19/

COVID-19 Triage Line: (320) 373-1026

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Schools

For additional information on services Meeker County School Districts are providing including food programs, and childcare, please contact your district of residence.  School districts are providing free lunches for those birth to 18 years of age.  To participate in the food program, please go to the district website to complete online registration or call in advance to arrange service.    





Meeker Area Food Shelves

The Meeker County Food Shelves offer support for those in need of food. Please call the food shelf to arrange an appointment.  

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    Meeker County Resource Guide

                                                              To serve as a guide to assist Meeker    County professionals and families          in accessing needed services

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Good Health Is a Community Effort


The American Red Cross established Meeker County Public Health in 1920. Through the years services have been provided to people across the life span. We continue to work with newborns through the elderly. We actively promote healthy lifestyle choices for individuals and our entire community.
 
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MCPH CARSEAT PROGRAM


DO YOU CURRENTLY HAVE PRIMEWEST INSURANCE?


YOU MAY BE ELIGIBILE FOR A FREE CARSEAT
 
CONNECT WITH: 
CATHERINE
320.693.4631 
Rachel
320.693.5357

SHNFP


Supporting Hands Nurse-Family Partnership is a free source of support to eligible first-time moms. Your SHNFP Nurse with be able to provide you with the support you may need to have a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby, and be the best mom you want to be. 

For more information, please visit SHNFP


Emergency Preparedness


Reporting Public Health Emergencies


A public health emergency is anything that causes injuries or illness to a large number of people. If this is an emergency, call 911. 

To report a natural or man-made emergency that may have public health consequences for the community, call Meeker County Dispatch at 320-693-5400. 

Reporting for Physicians


For diseases that require immediate reporting, please visit  Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Prevention and Control Division  or call at 651-201-5414 or 877-676-5414.