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:
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
MDH Interim Guidance on Alternative Facemasks, current 3/27/2020
CDC Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment. This website also includes a PPE Burn Rate Calculator.
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
These resources and others can be found on the MDH COVID-19 LTC page:
The Meeker Memorial Hospital and Clinics COVID 19 Nurse Triage Line is now open. If you are experiencing symptoms – FEVER, COUGH, and SHORTNESS OF BREATH- please call the nurse triage line at (320) 373-1026. The triage nurse will work with callers to ensure they are directed to the correct source of care. The triage line is open as follows :
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.
The Meeker County Food Shelves offer support for those in need of food. Please call the food shelf to arrange an appointment.