Rice County Public Health has opened a COVID-19 helpline today, to answer COVID-19 related questions and to help connect residents to local resources during the pandemic.
The Rice County COVID-19 Helpline number is 507.384. 6459. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Messages may be left on the helpline, and calls will be returned the following business day.
If you have been placed in quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19, call the helpline if you need essential needs assistance in order to maintain isolation or quarantine.
As a reminder, community resource information is available on the Rice County website at: https://www.co.rice.mn.us/495/Hotlines-and-Other-Resources
The Minnesota Department of Health also has COVID-19 hotlines:
- School and child care questions: 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504
- Health questions: 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903
As of today, Rice County has had 10 lab confirmed cases of COVID-19, ranging in age from 20 years of age to 89 years of age. Rice County COVID-19 data is updated regularly on the Rice County COVID-19 web page: https://www.co.rice.mn.us/494/Current-SituationPress-Releases
Rice County continues to collect donations of personal protective equipment and homemade face masks which will be distributed throughout Rice County. More information can be found at: https://www.co.rice.mn.us/499/PPE-Donation-Request.
Together we can help reduce the spread of COVID-19!
Deb Purfeerst, Rice County Public Health Director (507) 332-5914
Sara Folsted, Rice County Administrator (507) 332-6100