The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidance that shortens quarantine in certain situations. CDC: Options to Reduce Quarantine for Contacts of Persons with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Using Symptom Monitoring and Diagnostic Testing
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is reviewing the CDC guidance and will make recommendations over the next few days. We will update all documents to reflect any changes.
For the time being, people should continue to follow the current MDH guidelines, including to stay home (quarantine) for 14 days if exposed to COVID-19. Close Contacts and Tracing
COVID-19 Research Studies in Minnesota
Research efforts that are currently underway to improve our understanding of COVID-19. Including links to some clinical trials and other studies that are recruiting participants from Minnesota, as well as links to other studies being done in Minnesota to get a better picture of the trends and impact of COVID-19.
Organizations looking for study participants:
Note: MDH is providing links to help people find opportunities to be involved in research studies that may apply to them. MDH is not involved in these research studies.
- University of Minnesota: UMN Clinical Trials
Information on several clinical trials to determine if drugs used for malaria, high blood pressure, and Ebola can help people exposed to COVID-19.
- RedCross: Plasma Donations from Recovered COVID-19 Patients
- Mayo Clinic: Expanded Access to Convalescent Plasma for the Treatment of Patients With COVID-19
Click on "For patients and family" to learn more.
- Memorial Blood Centers: The fight against COVID-19
- NIH: ClinicalTrials.gov
Other studies can be found on the National Institutes of Health's website for clinical trials. Search for "COVID-19" under "Condition or disease."
- UMN School of Public Health: COVID-19 Science and Research
Summaries of research projects happening through the School of Public Health exploring different aspects of COVID-19, including information on Minnesota COVID-19 Modeling done in partnership with MDH.
- Mayo Clinic Researchers Double Down on COVID-19
Summaries of research projects happening at Mayo Clinic, including clinical trials and other studies, to find treatments for COVID-19 as well as a vaccine to prevent it.
- Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Healthy Blood Donors
Partnership with Innovative Blood Resources and the University of Minnesota to assess for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies among blood donors.
- Nobles County Serology Study
MDH and local officials in the Worthington area are partnering on a study seeking better understanding of how COVID-19 spreads through a community.