Benton County COVID-19 Information

Accessing County Facilities and Services During Public Health Emergency

Access levels to County Facilities vary by Department, so please call before visiting. The following offices are open to public access:

Benton County encourages customers and clients to first inquire by telephone or visit us online. We request but do not require mask wearing. Wait times at DMV can be 20-30 minutes.

Health Questions

  • Questions about COVID-19 can be directed locally to the Benton/Stearns COVID-19 Hotline 1.877.782.5683, Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Statewide call the Minnesota Department of Health Hotline 1.800.657.3903, open every day including weekends, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Benton County requests donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for local health care workers and the County’s front-line employees whose jobs require direct public contact (such as law enforcement and corrections); the County needs the following: 

  • N95 Respirator masks
  • Surgical masks
  • Home-made face coverings or alternate masks
  • Medical grade disposable gloves
  • Disposable or re-useable isolation gowns
  • Hand sanitizer products

Call (320) 968-8146 or email to schedule a drop-off, or you can deliver donations anytime on Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to Benton County Property Management 321 6th Avenue in Foley

Resources for Your Health

External websites for information in Minnesota and the nation on COVID-19

Resources for Businesses and Workers

External websites with information on emergency assistance to businesses and workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic