Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information


Learn more about COVID-19 Vaccination Information on the Public Health page HERE


_McLeod County COVID Hotlines (4)

For the latest State information on COVID-19 please visit the
Governor's COVID-19 Website.

For the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak in Minnesota, please visit the Minnesota Department of Health’s website.

Click here for link to the McLeod COVID19 dashboard

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McLeod County Resources

McLeod HotlineCOVID Info Line (1)

Stay up to date with COVID-19 information and how McLeod County is responding locally.
To support McLeod County residents in this time of need, McLeod County Public Health has established several resources for help with things like food, transportation, medication access, mental health care, or services for seniors. This is a local resource listing that is updated as often as possible.

Business Support
Family and Personal Support Find Testing Sites
Personal Protective Equipment
Schools
Vaccine Information
Veteran Support
Business SUPPORT
CDC
mINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
fOOD AND dRUG ADMINSTRATION
minnesota chamber of commerce
minnesota department of Employment and economic Development (DEED)
minnesota department of labor
minnesota department of health
osha
Federal OSHA:
COVID-19 information for workers and employers
Advice to help employers provide safe, healthful workplaces (OSHA publication 3990-03 2020, Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19)
MNOSHA Compliance:  If you have workplace safety or health questions or concerns, contact MNOSHA Compliance at 651-284-5050 or osha.compliance@state.mn.us.
MNOSHA Workplace Safety Consultation:  If you would like to request workplace safety or health assistance, contact MNOSHA Workplace Safety Consultation at 651-284-5060 or osha.consultation@state.mn.us.

MISC resources
Minnesota Safety Council Return to Work Framework

Agricultural Worker Resource:

Agricultural Worker Project / El Proyecto para Trabajadores Agrícolas 
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services / Servicios Legales del Sur de Minnesota
55 East Fifth Street, Suite 400
St. Paul, MN  55101
Office Phone:  800-652-9733
Hours: Monday to Thursday 9am to 9pm, Fridays 9am to 5pm
Email: lourdes.juarez@smrls.org
Website: www.smrls.org  

General Safety  Carpool Advice
Housekeeping www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2 
Library of Resources for EH Professionals Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources

SPECIALIZED AREAS:
Questions relating to Food, Pools and Lodging Services inspected businesses that is not answered within available guidance documents should be sent to the following web address for clarification:  https://mn.gov/covid19/contact-us/contact-us.jsp

Training
www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/about.pdf 
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-small-business.html 
www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf 

Family or Personal Support
Assistance
ENERGY ASSISTANCE:
Energy Assistance Facts
Energy Assistance Flyer English
Energy Assistance Flyer Spanish

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE


All Eligibility Teams continue to process applications and are responding to phone calls:
  • 320-864-1503    Health Care Eligibility Unit
  • 320-864-1504    Family Eligibility Unit
  • 320-864-1511    Adult Eligibility Unit
  • 320-864-1882    Long Term Care Eligibility Unit
Apply on-line for cash assistance, SNAP, child care or emergency assistance at ApplyMN
If you prefer to complete a paper application, please call 320-864-3144 and ask to have an application mailed to you.

However, if you have items to submit you may do so by emailing  mcleod.fw@co.mcleod.mn.us , Fax 320-864-5265, U.S. Postal Service or use our Drop Box located near the front entrance of the Health and Human Services building at 1805 Ford Av North, Glencoe.

HEALTH CARE ASSISTANCE
Get information and apply online or By phone: call 320-864-1503
Numerous policies have been amended and waived during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
MDH Resources to find low-cost health care or get health insurance

HOMEOWNER ASSISTANCE: Homeowner Assistance

CHILDCARE 
Childcare Providers in McLeod County
Emergency Childcare Grants
Questions related to childcare? Call (651) 297-1304
Interactive map of providers and other childcare info can be found here

general resources
State of Minnesota Get Help 
Site or Family-Based Assistance handout
McLeod County also works collaboratively to provide a Family Resource Guide that is put together collaboratively with many partners through PACT for Families.    
McLeod County Family Resource Guide

Food/Grocery Stores
State of Minnesota's Emergency Food Assistance Site

Food Pantries -McLeod Emergency Food Shelf
808 E 12th St Glencoe MN 55336 320-864-2088  or  498 Hwy 7 E Hutchinson MN 55350 320-587-4796

Mon 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tue  8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Thu 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Grocery Pick Up begins at 8:30 AM & 3:30 PM on the corresponding day. Please arrive at least 1/2 hour before closing to assure service. No appointment needed.

Home Delivered Food
Mom's Meals NourishCare

877-508-6667
www.momsmeals.com 

Homestyle Direct, LLC
866-735-0921
www.homestyledirect.com

Meals-on-Wheels
Hutchinson Community Hospital 320-484-4570
or
Lutheran Social Services Senior Nutrition Program 1-800-488-4146

Grocery Stores
ALDI
– Hutchinson -- (855) 955-2534 --  9am to 7pm
Hutchinson has the availability of Instacart. At checkout, customers can select a delivery time. Instacart can deliver in as little as one hour. A customer can also schedule for a later date up to seven days in advance. Instacart delivers beginning an hour after a retailer opens until an hour after close. Specific to ALDI, Instacart's shopping hours are restricted to ALDI store open hours. On holidays, Instacart's delivery hours are subject to our special store holiday hours. https://www.aldi.us/en/about-aldi/faqs/grocery-delivery-pickup/

CASHWISE – HUTCHINSON – 320-587-7655 open 6am to 8pm
Order online
Pay online – Debit/Credit/Checking account (EBT is not an option)
Curbside pickup – pull up to the door front; call the number above (but there’s apparently a sign there with the number)
Staff will bring the order out to the car

Coborn’s – GLENCOE – 320-864-6132 – 6am to 8pm
Order online
Pay online – Debit/Credit/checking account (EBT is not an option)
Curbside Pickup at doors
Sign with phone number at curbside to call when arrive

Glen’s Super Valu -Winsted --320-485-2123--7am-8pm Mon - Sat/8-6pm Sun
Would be able to do deliveries upon request and with a timely notice of grocery order.

WALMART – HUTCHINSON – 320-587-1020 -- Mon – Sun 7 am - 8:30 pm
Order online
Pay online – Debit/Credit/checking account OR EBT
Set pickup time online when ordering
Parking lot specific spots for online pickups
Arrive at designated time; Walmart employee will deliver to the car
Senior shopping event: Each Tuesday, those age 60 and older can shop the store and Pharmacy one hour before opening. 

Helplines

  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free: 1-800-799-7233 and through chat.
  • The National Sexual Assault Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free: 800.656.HOPE (4673) and through chat.
  • The StrongHearts Native Helpline for domestic/sexual violence is available 7am-10pm CT, confidential, and specifically for Native communities: 1−844-762-8483.
  • The Trans LifeLine for peer support for trans folks 9am-3am CT: 1-877-565-8860 This hotline is staffed exclusively by trans operators is the only crisis line with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.
  • MN Black Community COVID-19 Hotline:  (612) 254-1145. This hotline is fully staffed and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide callers with important info about virus testing sites and connects them to resources that support food security, physical and mental health, employment, housing, childcare, legal rights and other COVID-19 related challenges. As part of this new partnership, both organizations will also communicate with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and other partners to ensure that all other needs and resource gaps in the Black community stemming from the pandemic are addressed. The hotline will also help callers seeking information and/or resources to support COVID-19 mitigation efforts, such as reusable cloth masks, hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies. Competent, compassionate staff are on the line to answer your questions and connect you with the right services.


medical care

Adara Home Health-320-753-0936   Andrea.Anderson@adarahomehealth.com Nurses available to coordinate in-home telehealth visits with Primary Care Provider required to initiate home care services.

Glencoe Regional Health 320-864-3121
Satellite clinics in Lester Prairie and Stewart will be providing well-patient care for essential visits in pediatrics, internal medicine, family medicine, OB/GYN, general surgery, and DOT visits (schedules and locations vary). The Glencoe Clinic will continue to provide essential well-patient specialty care visits for orthopedics, podiatry, urology, ENT, and oncology.https://grhsonline.org/touching-lives/designated-well-clinics/
Telehealth visits for select appointment types.This secure, HIPAA-compliant online appointment service offers the convenience of visiting with a provider without leaving your home. To schedule a telehealth appointment, call 320-864-3121.

Hutchinson Health 320-234-3290 
Video visits are now available for most of our physicians, advanced practitioners, and clinics.  Video chat with our providers on any device to get your personalized care and treatment plan.  Call Hutchinson Health clinics to see if a video or phone visit is an option for you.  If you have an existing appointment, Hutchinson Health will call you and help you reschedule with what would be the best option for you.  To schedule your visit To schedule an appointment, call the clinic and ask for a video appointment. If you have a doctor or clinician you see regularly, you can request a video appointment with them. Otherwise, you can choose a doctor or clinician that’s available at a time that works for you.

Ridgeview Medical 952-442-2191 With Ridgeview eCare, you can get care at your convenience for most common conditions. No appointment needed. https://www.ridgeviewecare.org/  Telehealth information you can find more information here – guidelines to see if you need a clinic visit or telehealth visit click here

Mental Health
The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for many people. It’s important to remember that everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. Fear and anxiety about a disease can cause strong emotions in both adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Please use the resources below to help support your mental wellbeing, and your family's, during this challenging time. 

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, call 911
In crisis?

  • Call **CRISIS from a mobile phone or from a land line, call your county crisis team.
    • Call the McLeod Mental Health Crisis Line at (320) 253-5555
  • Help by text is also available, 24/7. Text MN to 741741.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990

Peer Support Connection Warmlines: Peer to peer telephone support line that’s safe and supportive. Hours: 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. Phone: 844-739-6369

Adara Home Health – 320-753-0936   Andrea.Anderson@adarahomehealth.com  Nurses available to coordinate in-home telehealth visits with mental health providers

Hutchinson Health Mental Health Line (320) 484-4585 or via telehealth services

Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Resources. https://fasttrackermn.org

Community Resources
Tips to Reduce COVID-19 Anxiety (PDF)
Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety
Managing Stress and the Threat of COVID-19 (PDF)
SAMHSA Behavioral Health Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation during an Infectious Disease Outbreak Psychological First Aid & COVID-19: A Minnesota Community Support Model (PDF)
Taking Care of Yourself in Isolation

Child and Family Resources
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus NPR education reporter Cory Turner's story about what kids want to know about coronavirus spurred creation of this comic.
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Fact sheet
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource provided by the National Association of School Psychologists

Mental illness support resources
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) COVID-19 Information and Resources
NHA: Living with Mental Illness during COVID-19 Outbreak– Preparing for your wellness

Online Support

  • “Pause A While” is hosting a free conference call for AA meetings – 2 p.m. every day, Dial-in number: (425) 436-6360…access code: 422932# *If any extra help is needed for the “Pause A While” AA meetings contact: pauldart@pausewhile.org
  • www.secularaa.org to find online secular and agnostic AA meetings (including men’s only and women’s only meetings)
  • www.smartrecovery.org/community/ to sign in or register for online community and online meetings.  Also to find online reading SMART materials (so you can view if you don’t have SMART material at home)
  • www.na.org for online NA meetings.  Form the “Home” page, hold mouse over “For Our Members” tab and click on “Virtual Meetings” and make your choice from that web page.  You may want to read the instructions and guidelines first.
  • www.virtual-na.org brings you right to other online and by phone NA meetings around the world.
  • www.intherooms.com is hosting both NA and AA meetings.  Go to site, scroll down on main page till you see list of different meetings, topics and schedules.
  • www.alanon.org at website go to drop box on right and pick “find a meeting”, then scroll down to “Electronic Meetings” and click the blue “Find and Electronic meeting” tab. Next click “Please click here to view Phone List Meetings”.
  • www.supportgroupcentral.com/nami-mn - choose Online Support Groups or Online Groups – may be a hard site to sort though.

Rural and Farm Support

Coping with rural stress University of MN Extension page https://extension.umn.edu/rural-stress
Stress and Crisis: Get Help Now – MN Department of Agriculture page https://www.mda.state.mn.us/about/mnfarmerstress/copingstress

Statewide Mental Health Resources

Pharmacies

Pharmacy

In-Store Pickup

Drive-Thru

Delivery

Mail

Notes

Cash Wise

X

 

 

X

 

CVS (Target)

X

 

X (see note)

X (see note)

Delivery is via USPS and must be ordered via the app.

 

Mail orders are available through the CVS corporation (not local store) and refills/orders must be placed through the website.

Thrifty White

X

X

X (see note)

X

Delivery in Hutchinson only.

Walgreen’s

X

X

X (see note)

 

Delivery via FedEx if order is placed through the Walgreen’s app or website only (not available for refills that are called in).

Walmart

X

 

 

 

 

Coborn’s

X

X

X (see note)

X

Delivery within Glencoe city limits only.

Keaveny (Winsted)

X

X (see note)

X (see note)

X

Temporary drive-through available by going to the back door.

 

Delivery is available to Winsted and surrounding areas that do not have delivery available through another pharmacy.

 
Recreational Guidance
COVID-19 Outdoor Recreation, Facilities and Public Guidelines
CDC guidance
National Recreation and Park Association guidance

transportation

Medical Transportation
ACC Transportation and A2B Transportation can provide transportation for those who need non emergency transportation to medical appointments. Call them to set up services today.

ACC Transportation (320) 455-9200
A2B Transportation (320) 753-6035 -currently transporting COVID positive clients

Trailblazer Transit

Trailblazer Transit remains fully operational during its normal hours of operation from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm on weekdays. The public transit system operates in Sibley, McLeod, and Wright Counties providing dial-a-ride service.
Customers seeking immediate medical attention for any sudden illness should utilize emergency medical transportation instead of public transit. Those presenting with COVID-19 like symptoms will not be transported and will be referred to the other transportation agencies.

However, Trailblazer Transit continues to provide transportation to medical appointments for most other purposes. Transportation is also available to almost any destination within the three counties for almost any reason. Rides can be scheduled by calling 1-888-743-3828 between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm on weekdays.

Vaccination Clinic Transportation:
Trailblazer Transit is offering transportation at no cost to customers for any rides related to a COVID-19 vaccination.  Caretakers and children may also ride along at no cost.  Customers will need to coordinate with their health care providers or the vaccination clinics to schedule the appointments for the vaccines and then contact Trailblazer to schedule the transportation.  Rides for vaccinations are scheduled subject to bus availability and are coordinated with other rides in normal fashion.  Trailblazer Transit may extend hours into the evening or add hours on Saturdays for the purpose of providing COVID-19 vaccination transportation.  Please call toll-free 1-888-743-3828 to ask any questions and to schedule your transportation.  The buses are clean, safe, and comfortable.  Masks are required on the bus and social distancing polices are in effect. 


FINDING A TESTING SITE
Should I Get Tested for COVID-19?
Find Testing Locations

McLeod County
Glencoe Regional Health1805 Hennepin Ave N. Glencoe, MN 55336
Glencoe Regional Health Service’s drive up COVID-19 testing site will be closing, and all COVID-19 tests will be done through their Urgent Care or by appointment.
Additional message from GRH:
If you're experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call our COVID-19 Hotline at 320-864-7168, and our staff will screen you to determine if you should be tested or seen by one of our providers. If you are told to visit our Urgent Care or our team schedules a testing appointment for you, please enter through our hospital entrance.


Hutchinson Health 1095 Hwy 15 S. Hutchinson, MN 55350
 **Drive through is located on the north side of the building
320-234-3290 24 hour nurse lines HealthPartners CareLine at 800-551-0859 or the Park Nicollet Nurse Line at 952-993-4665.
• Appointments required. Call or schedule online at www.healthpartners.com/test 
• Weekday Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
• Weekend Hours: Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Sunday: Unavailable
• Accepting any symptomatic patient
• Accepting the following asymptomatic patients: Pre-procedural

Total Compliance Solutions-Glencoe
2081 10th St E, Glencoe, MN 55336
320-455-9300
• By appointment only
• Weekday Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
• Cost $35
• Results 24-48 hours after lab receives sample

Total Compliance Solutions-Hutchinson
40 Main St S, Hutchinson, MN 55350
320-455-9300
• By appointment; Walk-in’s welcome
• Weekday Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
• Cost $35
• Results 24-48 hours after lab receives sample

Hutchinson Armory - visit registration site for dates/times of testing
1200 Adams Street Southeast
Hutchinson, MN 55350
mncovidtestingappt.as.me/schedule.php

COVID-19 Test at Home option
• Minnesota and Vault Medical Services have teamed up to offer at-home saliva testing for everyone, at no cost. Go to Vault: No-Cost COVID Testing For All Minnesotans to order a test.

You can find other testing locations here: 
https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/if-sick/testing-locations/community-testing.jsp
https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/if-sick/testing-locations/ 
https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/ 
https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing?ban=covid_vanity_testing 
https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing?icid=covid_testing_dt_banner 


 

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
MASKS
Minnesota Department of Health guidance on face coverings 
https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/facecoverfaq.html


SCHOOL SUPPORT
Safe Learning Plan for 2020-21 School Year https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/safe-learning-plan/overview.jsp

Data for K-12 Schools: 14-day COVID-19 Case Rate by County (PDF) includes data that can be used by schools in making decisions about their safe learning model. It shows the number of cases by county of residence in Minnesota over 14 days, per 10,000 people by the date of specimen collection (when a person was tested). **Updated weekly on Thursdays**


Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccination Resources

Transportation available to get a vaccine:
Trailblazer Transit is offering transportation at no cost to customers for any rides related to a COVID-19 vaccination.  Caretakers and children may also ride along at no cost.  Customers will need to coordinate with their health care providers or the vaccination clinics to schedule the appointments for the vaccines and then contact Trailblazer to schedule the transportation.  Rides for vaccinations are scheduled subject to bus availability and are coordinated with other rides in normal fashion.  Trailblazer Transit may extend hours into the evening or add hours on Saturdays for the purpose of providing COVID-19 vaccination transportation.  Please call toll-free 1-888-743-3828 to ask any questions and to schedule your transportation.  The buses are clean, safe, and comfortable.  Masks are required on the bus and social distancing polices are in effect. 

Information about vaccine prioritization:

      • We understand how urgently Minnesotans want the vaccine distributed and administered.
      • The national supply is limited, therefore COVID-19 vaccination will happen in phases.
      • At this time there is not a list Minnesotans need to get on to receive COVID-19 vaccine. We will provide updates when vaccine is available to more people and how they can get it for future phases.
      • The first phase of vaccination has begun for people working in health care settings and residents of long-term care facilities. We know that especially in the earliest weeks of vaccine distribution there will not be nearly enough vaccine to meet demand for the groups identified as top priorities in Phase 1a, not to mention the many other groups and individuals that we know have legitimate arguments for deserving early vaccines.
      • Details for future phases of the vaccine are still being finalized. CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) did recommend frontline essential workers, adults 75 years and older and people with high-risk medical conditions as early recipients in the next phases of vaccine distribution. 
      • Minnesota's Vaccine Allocation Advisory Group is meeting in the weeks to come to discuss the next phases of distribution to tailor a plan that meets Minnesota’s needs. Due to the limited vaccine supply, it is difficult to give the exact timing of when we’ll move from phase 1a to phase 1b. Ultimately, all Minnesotans will have an opportunity to be vaccinated, though it will take several months. 
      • We appreciate everyone’s patience in this process and in the meantime, please visit COVID-19 Vaccine for more information. Any news about future phases of the vaccine will be posted on this website, so please check back often for updates.
      • CDC guidance about prioritization can be found here

VETERANS SUPPORT
COVID-19 Disaster Relief Overview
COVID-19 Special Needs Grant Overview
COVID-19 Resources - Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
Veterans transportation information can be found on the Veteran's Services page