Reminder and update for our community:
Unless you meet strict criteria, CHI St. Joseph’s Health cannot test you for COVID-19 per Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines.
- If you are ill with respiratory symptoms that can be managed at home, or any illness that you would normally manage at home, please do not come in to the emergency room. If you have questions about your symptoms, please call your health care provider or the emergency room for guidance.
- If you are ill enough to require medical intervention (shortness of breath, difficulty breathing) or other symptoms that require health care, please call ahead if possible prior to presenting at the hospital or clinic, but do not delay medical care for urgent situations.
- Please continue community mitigation measures, including social distancing and staying home when you are ill.
- The MDH COVID-19 hotline number is 651-201-3920