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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new viral respiratory illness that can spread from person-to-person. There is no vaccine for the virus, so people should take steps to protect themselves by stopping the spread of germs. For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19, visit the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites.
Symptoms- The CDC believes that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2–14 days after being exposed to the virus. Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness.
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Is it COVID-19?
Is it COVID-19? (Somali)
Is it COVID-19? (Spanish)
Who should get tested?
Minnesota Testing Sites
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Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children
Current Situation/Press Releases
Slowing the Spread
Hotlines and Other Resources
Changes to Rice County Services
Resources for Food
Resources for Child Care
Resources for Veterans
Resources for Businesses
Resources for Farmers
Resources for Housing
PPE Donation Request