COVID-19 Resources

Community update regarding the #StayHomeMN order signed by Governor Walz. Please do not call 911 with questions. Links and phone numbers provided below.

The order begins, March 27, 2020 at 11:59pm and continues through April 10, 2020 at 5:00pm. There are exceptions for specific reasons such as getting necessary supplies and services. It is not a travel ban, it is not a lock down order, and it does not invoke martial law. Law Enforcement will not make random stops to ensure those traveling are doing so in accordance with the order. There is no need to have a letter from your employer, ID Card, or placard indicating your status as essential. In fact, you are not required to have any written proof of why you are outside of your home. The executive order does not authorize law enforcement to stop a person for simply being out of their home.

For the health and welfare of everyone, please follow the order and recommendations of the CDC / MN Dept of Heath and stay home unless it is necessary. This link provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Questions about the order may directed to: 651-297-1304 or toll free at 800-657-3504

Beginning Thursday, March 26, 2020, Kanabec County will staff a COVID-19 Public Information Hotline. Residents are encouraged to call with questions related to COVID-19 and essential services provided to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kanabec County Public Information Hotline: 320-679-6417
Available Daily 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Remember! The best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are to practice:

  • Healthy hygiene
    • Wash your hands often and thoroughly
    • Cover your cough and sneezes
    • Toss the tissue and wash your hands again
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • By staying home when you’re sick
  • Social distancing:
    • Keeping at least 6 feet (2 meters) from others.
    • Postpone or cancel gatherings of 10 or more people
    • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Being a good community member:
    • Identify family, friends, and neighbors who may be feeling alone and contact them by phone to provide some companionship or ask if they have their needs met to safely stay in their home.

*More information about coronavirus can be found on Minnesota Department of Health's Coronavirus website. MDH has set up a COVID-19 public hotline that is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
The hotline number is 651-201-3920.

What you need to know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 PDF

For more information about COVID-19:

Coronavirus Prevention Resources
Basic information on how to prevent the spread of COVID- 19

Other resource links: