Benton County COVID-19 Information

COVID Vaccine Eligibility and Appointment Scheduling

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

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:

Per the Governor's Executive Order, customers must wear a face covering to enter a County building. If you do not have a face covering, the County will provide one to you at no charge.

Health Questions

  • Questions about COVID-19 can be directed locally to the Stearns COVID-19 Hotline 1.320.656.6625 or 1.877.782.5683, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Statewide call the Minnesota Department of Health Hotline 1.651.297.1304 or 1.800.657.3504, open Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • CentraCare Connect: Please call before visiting the doctor at 1.320.200.3200


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 Businesses and Workers

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