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COVID-19

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases, such as MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). Coronaviruses are transmitted between animals and people. The new strain is called COVID-19 acute respiratory disease (novel coronavirus),

In The News

Patients encouraged to call their local clinic first; respiratory clinic space now designated in Southeast Minnesota

Patients are encouraged to call first before before coming to any clinic or hospital. You will be triaged to the right setting of care based on your symptoms.

March 27, 2020
Menomonie offers drive-through COVID-19 testing to prescreened current patients

Beginning March 25, Mayo Clinic Health System added a drive-through screening process in Menomonie for current patients who meet criteria for COVID-19 and are referred for testing,

March 25, 2020
Curbside prescription pickup begins in Northwest Wisconsin

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic Health System encourages you to have prescriptions mailed to your home at no cost and also begins curbside pickup.

March 24, 2020
Cameron to offer drive-through COVID-19 testing to prescreened current patients

Beginning March 23, Mayo Clinic Health System added a drive-through screening process in Cameron for current patients who meet criteria for COVID-19 and are referred for testing,

March 23, 2020
Operations temporarily suspended at Armstrong, Sherburn, Trimont and Truman clinics to support COVID-19 response

In light of deferring elective care appointments, Mayo Clinic Health System will temporarily suspend operations at four regional part-time clinics in Trimont, Truman, Sherburn and Armstrong, Iowa, eff...

March 23, 2020
Northwest Wisconsin implements no-visitor policy effective March 21 due to COVID-19

The restrictions begin at 7 p.m. The ongoing safety of patients, staff and communities remains our primary focus.

March 21, 2020
Mayo Clinic Health System implements no-visitors policy in Southwest Minnesota in response to COVID-19

To protect the safety of Mayo Clinic Health System patients and staff, hospitalized patients at all Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Southwest Minnes...

March 21, 2020
Express Care locations in Albert Lea and Austin to close temporarily due to COVID-19; visitor restrictions updated

For the safety of patients and shoppers at Hy-Vee locations during the COVID-19 virus outbreak, Mayo Clinic is temporarily closing the Express Care sites in Albert Lea and Austin HyVee locations ef...

March 20, 2020
Eau Claire to offer drive-through COVID-19 testing to prescreened current patients

Beginning March 18, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire will begin offering a drive-through screening process for current patients who meet criteria for COVID-19 and are referred for testing,

March 18, 2020
Temporary clinic closures due to COVID-19

Temporary closures in Blooming Prairie and Kenyon are necessary to reallocate staffing resources to other critical care needs deployed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

March 18, 2020
Local COVID-19 testing sites offered to pre-screened patients in Southeast Minnesota

Patients must call their Mayo Clinic Health System primary care clinic, which will determine if patients meet criteria for a drive-through test.

March 17, 2020
Southwest Minnesota announces new visitor policy in response to COVID-19

To protect the safety of Mayo Clinic Health System patients and staff during this ever-changing situation with COVID-19, new visitor restrictions are being put into place for all of our facilities in ...

March 16, 2020

From The Blog

6 tips for making the most of your health care video appointment

During this time of social distancing, learn how video appointments are changing the way you receive care and how you can make the most of your visit using technology.

Zachary Merten, M.D. By Zachary Merten March 31, 2020

5 tips for setting up your home workspace

If you recently moved to a new office space, it's important for you to assess the ergonomics so you are comfortable while working. Here are five things you can do to keep productive.

Kevin Hardesty By Kevin Hardesty March 29, 2020

Help kids unplug while school is closed

Our kids are using technology to keep up with schoolwork and their friends. But it's also important to help them unplug. Here are some ideas of things you can try today.

March 27, 2020

Convenient health care delivered to your home

You and your family can continue to receive the care you need while practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how Patient Online Services can work for you.

March 27, 2020

Helping your teen with social distancing

How do you help teens cope with cancellation of activities due to COVID-19? We'll show you ways to acknowledge feelings and give you 10 coping strategies.

Lisa Hardesty PhDLP By Lisa Hardesty March 24, 2020

Maintaining human connection in time of social distancing

Connection with people is an important part of our society. Today, we are faced with a community test in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic, which challenges us to be creative in how we maintain our social connections. Here are some tips.

Jennifer Wickham, L.P.C. By Jennifer Wickham March 23, 2020

Connect to the care you need with Patient Online Services

Staying engaged in your health care is important. Patient Online Services is a free, secure and convenient online resource that connects you to your health care team and helps you manage your health from the comfort of your home.

March 22, 2020

15-minute workouts you can do at home

Many gyms and fitness facilities likely are closed due to social distancing requirements. However, staying active is important not only for your body, but for your mind. Here are three 15-minute workouts you can do at home.

Andrew Jagim PhD By Andrew Jagim March 18, 2020

Deferral of elective appointments, surgeries due to COVID-19

As part of our response to COVID-19, we will defer elective surgeries, procedures and clinic visits beginning March 23.

March 18, 2020

COVID-19: Partnering to stay safe, healthy, informed

You may be worried or even frightened about the rapidly unfolding COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. We have resources for your care and keeping abreast of information you need.

March 13, 2020

COVID-19: What it is, what you need to know

The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus, called COVID-19, from China a global health emergency. Learn about what it is, its symptoms and what you can do to prevent the spread of infection.

February 7, 2020