The Local Public Health goal is to prevent and control infectious diseases.
We ensure surveillance, monitoring, reporting, and response with community partners. We work to decrease tuberculosis, vaccine preventable diseases, Chlamydia, and HIV infections. We encourage immunizations throughout the age span and provide education on methods to preventing and decreasing disease spread.
Please visit the Minnesota Department of Health’s Minnesota Department of Health’s website for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 cases in Minnesota or the CDC website CDC website here. You can also view the Governor’s Dashboard for COVID-19 here.
MDH COVID-19 Public Hotline Hours
Hotline hours start Jan. 2, 2023:
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Sunday: Closed
For questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, call: 1-833-431-2053
To connect directly to a representative in American Sign Language, click the “ASL Now” button on Contact Us: COVID-19 Questions.
COVID-19 Resources for Counties can be found here:
Find influenza shot clinics in your area, how to prevent the spread of influenza, what to have in a personal preparedness kit.
Importance of Vaccinations
Immunizations, vaccinations, or shots are one of the best weapons we have against a number of serious diseases.
Learn about the Top Ten Reasons to become vacciated.
Children and Adolescents
Immunizations protect children from many serious diseases. Review the information below to find out what vaccines your children need. It’s never too late to catch up on immunizations.
Resource: Top Ten Reasons to Protect Your Child by Vaccinating
Resource: Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child
Information on any infectious disease, type in search area the disease you want information on.
Report Public Health Emergencies
A public health emergency is anything that causes, or could cause injuries or illness to a large number of people. Please use the following guidelines to determine how to respond.
List of reportable diseases A-Z at Minnesota Department of Health.
How to Report a Disease
If you have a disease to report contact the Minnesota Department of Health.
Poisoning or Foodbone Illness
Natural or Man-made Emergencies
To report a natural or man-made emergency that may have public health consequences for the community, call your local Sheriff’s Department Dispatch.
Physical Contact with a Bat
If you have had physical contact with a bat, call your healthcare provider. If you find a bat in your home, capture it. Wait until regular business hours to call the Minnesota Department of Health at 651-201-5414 for advice.
Food, Pool and Lodging Licensing Information
Contact Minnesota Department of Health for Licensing Jurisdiction regarding Food, Pool, and Lodging (FPL) Licensing.
Please use the map and/or licensing contacts document below to determine who will license your establishment.