Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information for Employees

All county employees are encouraged to share this information in response to questions they may receive from clients or the general public. You may also proactively promote these health messages, as appropriate, within the scope of your work. This page will be updated on a regular basis with new information and resources. Please check back for the latest information.

View COVID-19/Coronavirus FAQs

March 15, 2020 message from County Manager Ryan O'Connor


The CDC believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 after exposure. Symptoms can include:

  • Fever.
  • Cough.
  • Shortness of breath.

Learn more about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19):


The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) on March 13 announced new recommendations on community level strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19:

The CDC provides guidance for employers, communities and individuals about what they can do to help slow or stop the spread of COVID-19.

Policies and procedures

Twin Cities Public Television COVID-19 broadcasts

HealthPartners information

Public Health guidance