COVID-19 Situation Summary
COVID-19 Vaccine Cultural Community Interest Form
Anoka County Public Health is committed to partnering with local organizations, cultural communities, and businesses to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to those who are eligible.
If you would like to share information about a cultural community that you belong to (such as a community of faith, immigrant/refugee community, diverse racial/ethnic group, disability, or LGBTQ+ community) please fill out the COVID-19 Vaccine Cultural Community Interest Form. Note that this form is intended for leaders to complete on behalf of a community.
- This form is intended for leaders to complete on behalf of a community.
- Completing this form does not guarantee access to the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Anoka County staff will review the information and reach out to contacts for community vaccination planning.
All Minnesotans are encouraged to complete the Minnesota Vaccine Connector, which will sign you up to be automatically notified when vaccine becomes available:
For information about Anoka County’s COVID-19 cases, please visit the
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. Walk-ins are accepted but we encourage all to 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, April 13 - Friday, April 16
- Tuesday, April 20 - Saturday, April 24
- Tuesday, April 27 - Friday, April 30
Anoka Armory Saliva Testing Event Flyers
- English (PDF)
- Hmong (PDF)
- Somali (PDF)
- Spanish (PDF)
- Vietnamese (PDF)
- Amharic (PDF)
- Oromo (PDF)
- Russian (PDF)
- Arabic (PDF)
Governor’s Executive Order 20-81 - Mask Requirement
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.
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.
What is Stay Safe MN? Read the latest overview of the state's plan to fight Covid-19.
Impacts on County ServicesOn 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
- 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)
Up-to-Date Health InformationTo receive up to date health information please follow the following links:
What you can do now:
Prevent the spread of COVID-19
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Practice good handwashing
- Disinfect surfaces
- Follow CDC recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19
- Follow CDC recommendations for travel
Put personal preparedness strategies in place for you and your family:
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
Avoid Scams Related to Coronavirus
- Online scam resource
Anoka County SHIP ResourcesAnoka 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
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