Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) COVID-19 Hotlines

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Questions about school, childcare, business

(651) 297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504

Questions about health

(651) 201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903

Link: MDH Website

MDH Email (school questions):

Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

(651) 297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504

Link: MDE Website

MDE Email:

Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Questions from parents and childcare providers related to school closures and/or childcare needs

(651) 297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504

Link: MN DHS Website


Carver County Public Health

(952) 361-1329

Link: Carver County Public Health

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Link: CDC Main

Link: CDC Keeping Children Healthy

CDC: Handwashing Questions Answered


The most important things that we all can do are the exact same things that are recommended to prevent the spread of any illness:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water
  • Make sure children wash their hands well, especially after using the restroom, before eating and after blowing their nose
  • Use your arm to cover your nose and mouth (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing
  • Keep kids home from school and activities when they are sick
  • Do not return to school or work until your fever is gone for a full 24-hour period without the use of fever-reducing medications
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has flu-like symptoms (fever, coughing, sore throat, etc.)