Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information


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.


McLeod HotlineCOVID Info Line (1)
COVID-19 State Hotlines: 
Interpreters available
Health questions: 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Schools and child care questions: 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m 

McLeod County Resources

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.
Newly Added
Childcare
Financial Assistance
Food/Grocery Stores
Health Insurance Resources
Helplines
Mental Health
Pharmacies
Seniors
Transportation

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

Newly Added
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.

If you already receive cash, SNAP or health care you will be able to keep getting benefits with no additional paperwork. 

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.

Veterans Transportation through Trailblazers  Due to the diminishing transportation options for veterans resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Trailblazer Transit will be adding the following locations to its approved service area on a temporary basis effective immediately:

  • Minneapolis VA Medical Center
  • St. Cloud VA Medical Center
  • Mankato Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
  • Ramsey Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
  • Shakopee Community-Based Outpatient Clinic

The general public is invited to ride the bus to these locations on a space-available basis. With any questions about the program or for veterans to schedule rides, contact Trailblazer Transit at 1-888-743-3828.

ChildCare
Childcare Providers in McLeod County
Emergency Childcare Grants
Questions related to childcare? Call (651) 297-1304

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.

If you already receive cash, SNAP or health care you will be able to keep getting benefits with no additional paperwork. 

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.

Food/Grocery Stores
Common Cup:

WEEKEND BACKPACK FOOD PROGRAM
Common Cup Ministry will also be distributing Weekend Backpack Food Monday - Thursday at the Common Cup Office to those CURRENTLY ENROLLED in the program.
Details:
  •  Weekend Backpack Food Bags will be available at the COMMON CUP OFFICE (105 2ND AVE SW) MONDAY - THURSDAY 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Look for a "mailbox" type box in the back parking lot of the building with a sign that says “WEEKEND BACKPACK FOOD AVAILABLE HERE.” The weekend bags will be inside the door on the back of the box.
  • Please only take if your child has been receiving bags throughout the school year.
  • Your child can take ONE bag per week.
  • Common Cup asks that you use the honor system, as we want you to remain anonymous to our volunteers and we want to be able to continue to serve all of the families who currently participate and rely on the program.
If you have any questions please call the Common Cup office here in Hutchinson at 320-587-2213.

Emergency Feeding Program (Children 0-18)
Glencoe Silver Lake Schools
-320-864-2491 Info
New stops will start on Monday, April 6, 2020.  The van will be stationed at the stop for 15 min.  Please arrive at the time below to assure the delivery of the meals. Please make note of the change in times.
11:15--Glenn Knoll Park streets of Park Street and Fir in Glencoe
11:35--Glencoe Country Club Parking Lot
11:55--City of Plato at the Plato Hall
12:25--City of New Auburn at the C-Store
12:55--City of Brownton at the former school
There will be no stop in Biscay starting on Monday, April 6, 2020 due to nobody showing up……if there is a need in Biscay, please send me an email and we can add this stop back in. 

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted:HLWW Public schools will be providing FREE breakfast and lunch meals for all children ages 1 – 18 through our food service department beginning on March 30, 2020.
There is also a consent form that must be completed if you are requesting delivery. The form can be found at this link https://www.hlww.k12.mn.us/district
Parents/guardians should call or email our food service department to request this service 320-543-4615 or foodservice@hlww.k12.mn.us

Hutchinson School:
Starting March 30, meal deliveries will take place twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays. An order form will need to be completed for each delivery date so an adequate number of meals can be prepared. A new email and link will be sent on Tuesdays and Fridays.
To order meals for April 1-3, 2020 – Click Here. Order by 10:00 pm on 3/31/20.
Forma de Almuerzo Para Abril 1-3
Please contact Kristin Nelson if you have any questions by calling 320-234-2603 or emailing kristin.nelson@isd423.org.

Lester Prairie:
Breakfast and lunch meals will be done in a take-out style from Door F by the flagpole on the West side of the school for all school age students that attend Lester Prairie Schools.
They will need you to fill out a Food Service Request Form located on the main page of the District website.  Pick up times will be between 9:00am and 11:00am.
PLEASE FILL OUT FOOD SERVICE REQUEST FORM
If the form is not available on your device you may email the following information to fiecke@lp.k12.mn.ushttps://www.lp.k12.mn.us/

New Century:Staff have been in contact with families and have been delivering meals via a bus company to those wanting meals.

New Discoveries Montessori Academy:Vans and couriers will be leaving NDMA by 9:15am. They will be delivering door-to-door to EVERY NDMA STUDENT. This is at no cost to you. Several vans and couriers will be doing this important work. Please note that some of the meals might not make it to their destination before 11am as there are 225 students. They will deliver two meals per student per day, one breakfast and on lunch. The lunch will be for the day of delivery, while the breakfast is intended for the next morning. Daily updates being posted on website. https://newdiscoveries.org/

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. Mar 24–Apr 28 

Health Insurance Resources 
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

MNsure To Open Up Special 30-Day Enrollment Period Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
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.
  • National Parent Helpline Monday -Friday 12pm-9am CT emotional support and advocacy for parents: 1-855-2736.
Mental Health
Mental health concerns? Call the McLeod Mental Health Crisis Line at (320) 253-5555

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.
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.

 

Seniors

Senior LinkAge (1-800-333-2433)The Senior LinkAge will continue to be the resource to call during the COVID-19 emergency situation. They have suspended face-to-face assistance, but are fully functioning with telephone-based assistance. We can assist older adults and those providing services with alternative services if the current support network has changed. The Senior LinkAge Line team is also working closely with DHS to provide feedback on any areas in the state where more resources are needed

transportation

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.

Veterans Transportation through Trailblazers
Due to the diminishing transportation options for veterans resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Trailblazer Transit will be adding the following locations to its approved service area on a temporary basis effective immediately:

  • Minneapolis VA Medical Center
  • St. Cloud VA Medical Center
  • Mankato Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
  • Ramsey Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
  • Shakopee Community-Based Outpatient Clinic

The general public is invited to ride the bus to these locations on a space-available basis. With any questions about the program or for veterans to schedule rides, contact Trailblazer Transit at 1-888-743-3828.