Community Settings: COVID-19 - Minnesota Dept. of Health
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Community Settings: COVID-19

By taking these actions, community organizations can help slow the spread and reduce demands on the health care sector so the most seriously ill people get the supportive care they need.

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Sports activities
Music, camp, and youth programs
Community- and faith-based organizations
Congregate living and care facilities
     Homeless service providers
     Jails and correctional settings
     DHS licensed residential and non-residential settings
     Intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ICF-IID)



Sports activities

The decision to participate in sports is not without risk. Team activities mean interacting with many people. In general, the more people you interact with, the more closely you interact with them, and the longer that interaction, the higher your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. People with symptoms and without symptoms can spread COVID-19. This guidance is intended to reduce the risk of transmission but does not eliminate it.

Music, camps, and youth programs

Community- and faith-based organizations

Congregate living and care facilities

Homeless service providers

Jails and correctional settings

DHS licensed residential and non-residential settings

  • Recommended Protective Actions in Residential and Non-Residential Settings Licensed by DHS (PDF)
    This document outlines recommendations for additional testing and protective actions that settings licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) can take in light of the Delta variant.
    8/4/21
    DHS-licensed settings that this guidance applies to includes: adult foster care, chemical dependency residential treatment facilities, children's residential facilities, children's residential facilities with a mental health certification and/or chemical dependency certification, community residential settings, intensive residential treatment services, mental health residential treatment facilities, psychiatric residential treatment facilities, withdrawal management and detox services facilities, adult day centers, and day service facilities.

Adult day centers and day service facilities

Home and community based community residential settings

Intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ICF-IID)

Must continue to follow federal guidance and infection prevention and control recommendations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

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Updated Friday, 08-Oct-2021 15:18:10 CDT