Coronavirus 2020

On Behalf of Graham Briggs, Director of Public Health, I am attaching a letter that provides general information about the continuing novel coronavirus outbreak. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information changes daily.  Olmsted County Public Health will continue to carefully monitor the situation and share information to our partners as needed to keep our residents healthy and safe.  Please share this information with others as appropriate.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 507-328-7500.


School Specific Information: At this time, students who have traveled to China and have already returned to the U.S. (including this past weekend) are clear to attend school and work . CDC is hoping to release new guidance later tonight based on the new presidential declaration, which is not retroactive. Minnesota Department of Health officials will review the information and guidance tomorrow. We will follow up with our school partners regarding changes.


If you have any additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact me directly via the information below.


Thank you,



Tanya Harder, MSN, PHN, CCM

Public Health Nurse Manager

School Based Services

Olmsted County Public Health Services

2100 Campus Drive SE

Rochester, MN 55904

Office 507-328-7486