As we learn more about COVID-19, recommendations and guidance are updated frequently. Please check back often.
Health Care: COVID-19
Guidance for reporting, evaluating and testing, infection prevention and control, and specific to long-term care and facilities and systems.
- Reporting COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Infections
Required disease reporting for COVID-19.
- Evaluating and Testing: COVID-19
Minnesota guidance for evaluating and testing patients.
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- Infection Prevention and Control: COVID-19
Guidelines and recommendations related to infection prevention.
- Long-term Care: COVID-19
Guidance and resources for long-term care facilities.
- Health Care Facilities and Systems: COVID-19
Facilities and systems specific guidance.
- COVID-19 Vaccine
Planning details and vaccine provider pre-registration instructions, as well as data and phases.
- Surgeries and Procedures During COVID-19
Guidance and frequently asked questions about surgeries and medical procedures during COVID-19.
- Clinical Recommendations for Patients with Underlying Medical Conditions
High-risk conditions and clinical recommendations for health care providers.
- Waivers and Modifications
Current MDH waivers or modifications to regulatory requirements.
- Mental Health and Resiliency Tools for Health Care Workers: COVID-19
Tools and resources for health care leaders and workers to deal with common mental, emotional, and psychological concerns they have because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For all health care workers/settings
- COVID-19 Recommendations for Health Care Workers (PDF)
Recommendations for health care workers who are ill or living with a person suspected of having COVID-19 regarding self-quarantine and restriction from work.
- Staffing Options for Acute Care Facilities With Staff Shortages (PDF)
- Defining Crisis Staffing Shortage in Congregate Care Facilities
Crisis-level staffing criteria, strategies, and guidelines for congregate care facilities.
- Guidance for Temporary COVID-19 Beds in Large Common Spaces
- Guidance for Temporary Plastic Barriers in Health Care Settings
- Information for Providers Requesting Abbott BinaxNOW™ Antigen Tests
- Cue COVID-19 Test
Description, Provider Instructions, and Priority Distribution
- Interim Guidance for Discharge to Home or New/Re-Admission to Congregate Living Settings and Discontinuing Transmission-Based Precautions (PDF)
- Pulse Oximetry and COVID-19 (PDF)
How to use a pulse oximeter to measure a patient's oxygen saturation.
- Prescribing Antibiotics in Outpatient Settings during the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF)
Information and considerations for providers related to antibiotics.
- Best Practices for COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Sites: Disability-related Accessibility
- Minnesota Home Care Association (MHCA)
Includes a COVID-19 Home Care & Hospice Toolkit.
- CDC: Information For Healthcare Professionals
Interim CDC guidance for health care professionals on human cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Check the CDC guidance regularly as updates are posted when new information is available.
- CDC: Publications
List of references for publications on COVID-19.