COVID-19 Information

Know Your Community COVID Level: COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area. Find your community COVID level here.

*Close Contact and Quarantine Guidelines*

*If You Are Sick/Test Positive Guidelines*

Vaccine Opportunities:

If you are interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, please see below for more information and to schedule an appointment through local providers.  


  • Minnesota Department of Health's Vaccine Connector: click here to schedule an appointment.

  • CentraCare Health COVID-19 Vaccination: click here to schedule an appointment.

  • Fairview Health COVID-19 Vaccination: click here to schedule an appointment.

Click here to view Minnesota's vaccine dashboard to see COVID-19 vaccination rates statewide and in each county. 

Click here to see how Minnesota compares to other states in COVID-19 vaccination rates.

  1. Types of COVID-19 Vaccines
  2. COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects
  3. Obtaining Vaccine Records
  4. COVID-19 Testing

There are three COVID-19 vaccines that are authorized or approved for use in the United States to prevent COVID-19 including the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and the Moderna vaccine, which are mRNA vaccines, as well as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine which is a viral vector vaccine. Talk to your health care provider to decide which vaccine type is best for you. For more information on each of these vaccines including manufacturer, number of shots, who is eligible to receive each type, and any information on booster or additional doses, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Many children missed check-ups and recommended childhood vaccinations over the past few years. CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend children catch up on routine childhood vaccinations and get back on track for school, childcare, and beyond.

Making sure that your child sees their doctor for well-child visits and recommended vaccines is one of the best things you can do to protect your child and community from serious diseases that are easily spread.

Well-child visits and recommended vaccinations are essential and help make sure children stay healthy. Children who are not protected by vaccines are more likely to get diseases like measles and whooping cough. These diseases are extremely contagious and can be very serious, especially for babies and young children. In recent years, there have been outbreaks of these diseases, especially in communities with low vaccination rates.

Well-child visits are essential for many reasons, including:

  • Tracking growth and developmental milestones
  • Discussing any concerns about your child’s health
  • Getting scheduled vaccinations to prevent illnesses like measles and whooping cough (pertussis) and other serious diseases

To view the current recommended immunization schedules for different age groups, visit the CDC's Immunization Schedules Website.

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