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COVID-19: Staying healthy and informed

With coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Minnesota, it’s a good time to review ways you can protect yourself from sickness and the stress that comes with uncertainty. 

As you follow the news, remember the best methods of preventing respiratory infections are simple: stay home when you’re sick, cover your cough, wash your hands and don’t touch your face. Taking these steps can help reduce stress and the chances that you or your loved ones will get sick. 

“Living through the threat of a pandemic can cause feelings of anxiety,” Assistant Public Health Administrator Nick Kelley said. “It’s critical to take care of your health during this time, which includes paying attention to your stress levels and mental health.”

To help keep you healthy, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommends maintaining your usual day-to-day activities and routine where possible. Eat healthy foods, stay hydrated, exercise and get plenty of sleep. 

Public Health Emergency Preparedness staff continue to monitor the situation closely and work with local partners, such as MDH, to assess and take appropriate next steps. City staff are working with the City’s leadership team to update infectious disease emergency operation plans.

Visit blm.mn/coronavirus for the most up-to-date information from MDH.