Carlton County COVID-19 update 4/8/20
Carlton County officials were notified by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) of one additional lab-confirmed COVID-19 case in a Carlton County resident. No additional details were shared at this time and the case is being investigated by MDH. The lab-confirmed case total for Carlton County is 14. Please find the situation map, updated by MDH daily at 11am here.
Of the 1,154 lab-confirmed cases on MDH’s website, 135 are currently hospitalized and 632 no longer need isolation. The Moose Lake Correctional Facility has reported 9 lab-confirmed cases in inmates (these fall within the 14 total in Carlton County), 7 of which have recovered.
The Minnesota House and Senate (with strong bipartisan support) passed a $330 million package to address a second wave of COVID-19 concerns (HF4531). The bill provides emergency funding for several purposes: support for stable housing, support to food shelves, grants to veterans and surviving spouses, grants for child care providers, funding for temporary staff to administer and issue driver’s licenses and IDs, small business loans, and for emergency services such as immediate housing needs for the homeless. It also provides an extension to driver’s licenses, permits or disability parking permits that will expire during the peacetime emergency.
Additional Health Recommendations:
Two warmlines are available to Minnesota residents who may be experiencing increased anxiety, depression, or other distress during this stressful time.
- Wellness in the Woods provides peer-to-peer telephone support every day from 5pm-9am. This can be accessed by calling 1-844-739-6369.
- Mental Health Minnesota provides volunteer staffed telephone support Monday through Saturday from 5pm-10pm. This can be accessed by calling 651-288-0400.
The Crisis Text Line is also available for text support 24/7. It can be accessed by texting MN to 741741.
The Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition has put together a webpage titled “COVID-19 and Lactation: Resources”. Check it out here!
Carlton County Public Health and Human Services is continuing to recommend that anyone with general health-related questions about COVID-19 call MDH’s hotline (7am-7pm): 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903.
Carlton County Updates:
With the continued closer of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Carlton County, residents are currently being directed to the Department of Public Safety’s website for answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding license renewals, tab expirations, etc.
Please continue to visit the County webpage for updated details on building/service availability: http://www.co.carlton.mn.us/.
Please continue to access the following websites for the most up to date and accurate information:
Stay At Home Executive Order – MN: www.mn.gov/stayhomemn
(State) Minnesota Department of Health - MDH: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
(National) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
(International) World Health Organization - WHO: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Press releases will continue to be added to Carlton County’s website homepage (www.co.carlton.mn.us), under the Newsflash Section. They will also be added to Carlton County’s Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/CarltonCountyMN/), along with other community resources.