COVID-19 Situation Summary
COVID-19 Testing Information
CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older and boosters for everyone 5 years and older, if eligible. Learn more about the vaccine on the MN state About COVID-19 page or the CDC Children and Teen information page.
COVID-19 testing options in the community can be found by clicking the link below and following the directions:
Minnesota offers free vaccination through the COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program where you can make an appointment or walk in. Insurance and identification are not needed.
At-home rapid COVID-19 tests are available to all Minnesotans at no cost through the following website: MN FREE COVID-19 rapid tests from the state of Minnesota
Other COVID-19 testing resources are listed below:
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.
Prescription medication is available for Minnesotans who test positive for COVID-19 and are at high risk of getting very sick because of older age or underlying health conditions.
These medications, also called treatments, can help prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. If you are at high risk and test positive, it is important to get medication right away to prevent serious illness.
A way to access COVID-19 medication, especially if you do not have a health care provider, is by visiting pharmacies or health care providers participating in the nationwide Test to Treat program. There, you can take a COVID-19 test and, if positive, be assessed by a provider on-site. If you are eligible for treatment, you can receive and fill a prescription for pills at the same time.
One-stop Test to Treat sites are available at many locations across Minnesota, including pharmacies and federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs). Some of Minnesota’s community testing sites are now test-to-treat sites offering COVID-19 pills to patients. Find a location near you at COVID-19 Community Testing sites.
People can continue to be tested and treated by their own health care providers who can appropriately prescribe these antiviral pills at locations where the medicines are distributed.
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 Services
On 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.
Up-to-Date Health InformationTo receive up to date health information please follow the following links:
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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