2019 Novel Coronavirus Situation Summary

For information about Anoka County’s COVID-19 cases, please visit the

Covid Stats Anoka County COVID-19 Statistics Dashboard.


COVID-19 Vaccination Inquiry Form for Organizations

Anoka County Public Health is planning for and administering COVID-19 vaccination of individuals identified in the Minnesota Department of Health allocation and prioritization guidance.

At this time, Anoka County is not vaccinating anyone other than healthcare workers and people living or working in long-term care.

Minnesota currently has a very limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine. See if your clinic or facility qualifies as a priority group on the Minnesota Department of Health Guidance for Allocating and Prioritizing COVID-19 Vaccine- Phase 1a.

Information is being collected from clinics and facilities within the priority groups identified by the Minnesota Department of Health. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Inquire Form

Note:

  • This form is intended for completion by organizations and not individuals.
  • Completing this form does not guarantee access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Information submitted is reviewed by the vaccine planning team. Facilities receive an email with vaccination opportunities when the facility type is identified as a priority group by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and vaccine is available for administration.

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FREE Saliva Testing Available at Anoka Armory

The Minnesota Dept. of Health (MDH) opened a community saliva testing location at the Anoka Armory, 408 E. Main Street. This no-barrier testing is open to everyone, symptoms or no symptoms, and no insurance needed. Please sign up for an appointment to help keep wait times short and give people plenty of space. Register online here. If you are not able to sign up online or need a translator, call 1-800-800-5698. This saliva testing site is open noon - 6 p.m. on the dates listed below. For more information about Covid-19 testing, please go to the MDH testing site page.

  • Tuesday, February 2 - Friday, February 5
  • Tuesday, Feb. 9 - Saturday, Feb. 13
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16 - Friday Feb. 19
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23 - Saturday, Feb. 27
  • Tuesday, March 2 - Friday, March 5
  • Tuesday, March 9 - Saturday, March 19

Anoka Armory Saliva Testing Event Flyers

Governor’s Executive Order 20-81 - Mask Requirement

People are required to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces. The State of Minnesota compiled a comprehensive list of FAQs about this new requirement.

Minnesota COVID-19 Resources


2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Anoka County Public Health is actively working in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to maintain the most up to date information on identified COVID-19 cases in the county, along with coordinating ongoing prevention efforts. Click here for the situation update on COVID-19 from the Minnesota Department of Health including the number of cases in Minnesota.

Governor Issues Minnesota’s Stay Safe Plan

As we continue the process of reopening our economy and returning to work and activities we enjoy, we must continue social distancing practices to save lives and stay safe. Minnesota will date a phased-in approach to reopening various business and social settings.

Stay Safe MN

The State of Minnesota's Covid-19 Response site provides detailed guidance about the current vaccine rollout, adjusting the dials to reopen, staying safe, and getting tested. 

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What is Stay Safe MN? Read the latest overview of the state's plan to fight Covid-19.

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  1. Impacts on County Services

    On March 17, 2020, board chair Commissioner Scott Schulte declared a Local State of Emergency in Anoka County. The full board ratified the declaration March 18, 2020.

    In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and to protect our customers and employees, Anoka County closed all its non-emergency, in-person services, including but not limited to:

    • Government Center (5/20/20 UPDATE: THE PUBLIC CAN NOW ACCESS THE FIRST FLOOR. PROPERTY RECORDS & TAXATION, AND ELECTIONS & VOTER REGISTRATIONS COUNTERS ARE OPEN)
    • Human Services Centers (Blaine/Eastern/Southern Neighborhood)
    • License and Passport Centers
    • Libraries
    • Parks buildings

    All other Anoka County facilities will remain closed until further notice.

    Even though face-to-face visits have been eliminated for now, we are still available to help you via email, phone and online.

    If you know the department you need to speak with, please navigate to their page or click the link below to see a list of specific closures, service delivery modifications, contact information, and instructions. Otherwise, please call our main number, 763-324-4000 and someone will direct your call.

    Document Drop Off Locations (Effective April 10)

    Anoka County is now accepting a variety of paperwork at three county locations and only vehicle tab renewals at two others. Please click the link below for more information.


    View complete listing of impacts on county services

  2. Up-to-Date Health Information

    To receive up to date health information please follow the following links:
  3. What you can do now: 


    Prevent the spread of COVID-19


    Put personal preparedness strategies in place for you and your family:

  4. Resource Library


    Resources for Senior Citizens 

    • ACCAP 763-783-4707
    • Senior Linkage Line 800-333-2433 
    • Additional Senior Resources 
      • PDF of phone numbers, please be aware some listed resources have limited to no available service due to closures.

    Assistance for Small Business


    MDH Materials and Resources

    • MDH Materials and Resources
      • Video PSA, print materials, and translated documents to assist with preparing for and responding to COVID-19

    Interim Guidance on Alternative Facemasks

    • Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

    CDC Resources

    Avoid Scams Related to Coronavirus

    • Online scam resource

    Anoka County SHIP Resources

    Anoka County SHIP has compiled a variety of resources to support the community during this time. Resources are organized by topic area and include food access, physical activity, tobacco cessation, mental well-being, and violence prevention. There are also resources specific to youth/families, seniors, food shelves, schools, and workplaces. View SHIP resources here.

     

    Anoka County Printable PDF Health Posters

Minnesota confirms its first case (March 6, 2020)

Video of medical experts answering questions on the day of Minnesota’s first confirmed COVID-19 case. Available in multiple languages below: