Public Health

COVID-19 Information

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, please call your healthcare provider. Your provider will determine if you should be tested.

Guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health:

For weekly video updates from Clay County Public Health, Click Here

For COVID-19 data in Clay County, Click Here

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Red River Valley COVID-19 Task Force

The goal of the Red River Valley COVID-19 Taskforce is the prevention and mitigation of community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the metro community.

Focus areas of the task force include:

  • Implementation of a locally-developed, focused testing strategy
  • Dissemination of educational materials and resources
  • Providing wrap-around services to support those who are directed to self-isolate after a positive COVID-19 test result

Click Here to visit the official Red River Valley COVID-19 Taskforce webpage and to submit questions and comments

For the Most Up to Date

 COVID-19 Information

Minnesota COVID-19 Response 

Guidance for Safely Reopening Minnesota with Reopening Chart

Minnesota Department of Health 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For Businesses

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

CDC Resuming Business Toolkit (PDF)

COVID-19 Hotlines

Minnesota Helpline

651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm

First Link Local Hotline

Dial 2-1-1 or text your zipcode to 898-211

Available anytime

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The Mission of Clay County Public Health is to assure optimal health of all Clay County residents through effective community planning, services, and partnerships.Clay County Public Health has provided services to Clay County residents since 1969.


Our vision is healthy people and healthy communities.


There may be fees for services, but some fees can be adjusted according to the person’s ability to pay. Clay County Public Health is financed through client fees, Clay County tax dollars, State and Federal funding, insurance reimbursements and grants.

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Contaminants of Emerging Concern Program

"Through this program, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is investigating and communicating the health and exposure potential of contaminants of emerging concern in drinking water. The program supports the Clean Water Fund mission to protect drinking water sources and the MDH mission to protect, maintain, and improve the health of all Minnesotans."

-- From the MDH Website.

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