Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

2/25/21 - VACCINE UPDATE 65+ RESIDENTS: Wabasha County Public Health does not currently have vaccine appointments available. Please continue to watch our Facebook page, and the county website for additional information.

State Launches New Tool to Connect All Minnesotans to COVID-19 Vaccines: 
Please use this link for the Minnesota Vaccine Connector tool:  VaccineConnector.MN.GOV

Wabasha County Public Health wants to remind the public about the importance of receiving COVID-19 vaccines according to how they’ve been authorized by the FDA. Getting a 2nd dose is key for individuals to get the level of protection observed in the large randomized trials supporting their effectiveness.
When we set up a vaccine clinic we have already calculated when a 2nd dose is due. It is 28 days after the first dose. During our clinics we must closely monitor vaccine for temperature control, and because there are no preservatives we must use all the vaccine from a vial within 6 hours of it being punctured. This means if you miss day 28 we will not be able to accommodate one person the next day because 9 doses would go to waste.
Individuals must take personal responsibility to be available on the 28th day to receive their 2nd dose. If the 2nd dose is missed, we cannot guarantee if or when we would have that 2nd dose available for those who missed their appointments.

Wabasha County Wabasha Public Health COVID-19 Hotline: 651-565-8103
The hotline is for residents or the general public looking for information regarding COVID-19 and will be staffed Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
A COVID resource hotline for Spanish speakers in greater Minnesota has now been launched. The number to call is 651-304-6145.

Situation Update for Wabasha County as of March 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
Wabasha County: Confirmed Cases: 1,865  Deaths: 3  (Estimated Number of Active Cases in Isolation: 11).
Wabasha County COVID -19 Case Graphs as of 02/26/21 - will be updated every two weeks (dependent on our case count).

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COVID-19 Community Testing Site Locations

All Minnesotans are now able to order an at-home saliva test at no cost. For more information, visit COVID-19 Test at Home.
Remember each one of us can stop the spread of COVID-19 by following the simple guidelines below:

-Please, wear a face covering in all indoor businesses and public indoor spaces.
-Please, wash your hands and use hand sanitizer frequently, and physically distance by staying 6 feet away from people you do not live with.
-If you do become ill, call your health care provider before you go in to be tested. If you are ill with any COVID-19 symptoms or test positive, you must stay home until you are fever-free for 24 hours and have improvement of respiratory symptoms OR 10 days--whichever is longer.
-And, if you are in close contact of a case you must remain home for the full 14 days, regardless of whether you test negative.
Spanish Speaking Resources
Be sure to follow Wabasha County Public Health on Facebook for important updates!
Community Resource Booklet for Wabasha County

Please refer to the following links for the most current and upated information relating to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):
Minnesota Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control
Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 (PDF) (Also available in Chinese, Hmong, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese)