2019 Novel Coronavirus Situation Summary
For information about Anoka County’s COVID-19 cases, please visit the
COVID-19 Vaccination Inquiry Form for Organizations
Anoka County Public Health is planning for and administering COVID-19 vaccination of individuals identified in the Minnesota Department of Health allocation and prioritization guidance.
At this time, Anoka County is not vaccinating anyone other than healthcare workers and people living or working in long-term care.
Minnesota currently has a very limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine. See if your clinic or facility qualifies as a priority group on the Minnesota Department of Health Guidance for Allocating and Prioritizing COVID-19 Vaccine- Phase 1a.
Information is being collected from clinics and facilities within the priority groups identified by the Minnesota Department of Health.
- This form is intended for completion by organizations and not individuals.
- Completing this form does not guarantee access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Information submitted is reviewed by the vaccine planning team. Facilities receive an email with vaccination opportunities when the facility type is identified as a priority group by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and vaccine is available for administration.
FREE Saliva Testing Available at Anoka Armory
The Minnesota Dept. of Health (MDH) opened a community saliva testing location at the Anoka Armory, 408 E. Main Street. This no-barrier testing is open to everyone, symptoms or no symptoms, and no insurance needed. Please sign up for an appointment to help keep wait times short and give people plenty of space. Register online here. If you are not able to sign up online or need a translator, call 1-800-800-5698. This saliva testing site is open noon - 6 p.m. on the dates listed below. For more information about Covid-19 testing, please go to the MDH testing site page.
- Tuesday, February 2 - Friday, February 5
- Tuesday, Feb. 9 - Saturday, Feb. 13
- Tuesday, Feb. 16 - Friday Feb. 19
- Tuesday, Feb. 23 - Saturday, Feb. 27
- Tuesday, March 2 - Friday, March 5
- Tuesday, March 9 - Saturday, March 19
Anoka Armory Saliva Testing Event Flyers
- English (PDF)
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- Spanish (PDF)
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- Amharic (PDF)
- Oromo (PDF)
- Russian (PDF)
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Governor’s Executive Order 20-81 - Mask Requirement
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Anoka County Public Health is actively working in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to maintain the most up to date information on identified COVID-19 cases in the county, along with coordinating ongoing prevention efforts. Click here for the situation update on COVID-19 from the Minnesota Department of Health including the number of cases in Minnesota.
Governor Issues Minnesota’s Stay Safe Plan
As we continue the process of reopening our economy and returning to work and activities we enjoy, we must continue social distancing practices to save lives and stay safe. Minnesota will date a phased-in approach to reopening various business and social settings.
The State of Minnesota's Covid-19 Response site provides detailed guidance about the current vaccine rollout, adjusting the dials to reopen, staying safe, and getting tested.
What is Stay Safe MN? Read the latest overview of the state's plan to fight Covid-19.
Impacts on County ServicesOn March 17, 2020, board chair Commissioner Scott Schulte declared a Local State of Emergency in Anoka County. The full board ratified the declaration March 18, 2020.
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and to protect our customers and employees, Anoka County closed all its non-emergency, in-person services, including but not limited to:
- Government Center (5/20/20 UPDATE: THE PUBLIC CAN NOW ACCESS THE FIRST FLOOR. PROPERTY RECORDS & TAXATION, AND ELECTIONS & VOTER REGISTRATIONS COUNTERS ARE OPEN)
- Human Services Centers (Blaine/Eastern/Southern Neighborhood)
- License and Passport Centers
- Parks buildings
All other Anoka County facilities will remain closed until further notice.
Even though face-to-face visits have been eliminated for now, we are still available to help you via email, phone and online.
If you know the department you need to speak with, please navigate to their page or click the link below to see a list of specific closures, service delivery modifications, contact information, and instructions. Otherwise, please call our main number, 763-324-4000 and someone will direct your call.
Document Drop Off Locations (Effective April 10)
Up-to-Date Health InformationTo receive up to date health information please follow the following links:
What you can do now:
Prevent the spread of COVID-19
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Practice good handwashing
- Disinfect surfaces
- Follow CDC recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19
- Follow CDC recommendations for travel
Put personal preparedness strategies in place for you and your family:
Resources for Senior Citizens
- ACCAP 763-783-4707
- Senior Linkage Line 800-333-2433
- Additional Senior Resources
- PDF of phone numbers, please be aware some listed resources have limited to no available service due to closures.
Assistance for Small Business
MDH Materials and Resources
- MDH Materials and Resources
- Video PSA, print materials, and translated documents to assist with preparing for and responding to COVID-19
Interim Guidance on Alternative Facemasks
- Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Avoid Scams Related to Coronavirus
- Online scam resource
Anoka County SHIP ResourcesAnoka County SHIP has compiled a variety of resources to support the community during this time. Resources are organized by topic area and include food access, physical activity, tobacco cessation, mental well-being, and violence prevention. There are also resources specific to youth/families, seniors, food shelves, schools, and workplaces. View SHIP resources here.
Anoka County Printable PDF Health Posters
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