Carlton County COVID-19 update 4/10/20
Carlton County officials were notified by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) of three additional lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Carlton County residents. 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 18. Please find the situation map, updated by MDH daily at 11am here.
Of the 1,336 lab-confirmed cases on MDH’s website, 143 are currently hospitalized and 732 no longer need isolation (recovered). The Moose Lake Correctional Facility has reported 9 lab-confirmed cases in inmates (these fall within the 18 total in Carlton County), 7 of which have recovered (MN Department of Corrections website).
In response to COVID-19, the public has been urged to make fewer trips to the grocery store, but meal planning and grocery shopping for two weeks’ worth of food can be challenging. UMN Extension has designed a Two Week Menu Kit that provides a meal plan, shopping list, and recipes that is available here. The kit has been designed and approved by registered dietitians, assuring that the basic nutrient needs are met by the food contents. Please share with your family, friends, and co-workers to minimize traffic at the grocery store, and to reduce stress levels.
- Volunteer Services of Carlton County, Inc. is offering “Groceries-To-Go for people 60+ years old. Please call 218-879-9238 to register. Participants will place their order over the phone, volunteers will deliver groceries and other products to your door wearing protective gloves and will not have contact when dropping off the groceries.
- Age Well Arrowhead has a similar service for Groceries to Go. Please call 218-623-7800, or visit their website for more details.
- The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Inc. provides homebound seniors with delivered meals. Please find more information by calling 218-735-6899/1-800-662-5711 ext. 6899, or by visiting their website.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent population health research center at UW Medicine, part of the University of Washington, which provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world’s most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them. IHME makes this information freely available so that policymakers have the evidence they need to make informed decisions about how to allocate resources to best improve population health. Please find their COVID-19 projections for Minnesota here. Please note: this is only one resource, and not the final authority that our state is using to make decisions.
Additional Health Recommendations:
Please visit the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s website to find “Resources to Support Mental Health and Coping with the Coronavirus (COVID-19)”.
There is a potential increased risk for smokers or e-cigarette users who contract COVID-19. Find more information on MDH’s website here. If you, or someone you know is ready to quit smoking, vaping or other tobacco use, check out a new FREE resource called Quit Partner. One-on-One coaching and many other free tools are available on their website.
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:
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.