COVID-19 What is Being Done?
The City of Le Center is actively engaged with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and local and regional partners with regard to the state and local response to the COVID-19 virus. Please review the following information for complete details.
Minnesota's Stay Safe Plan
Masks are now required according to Executive Order 20-81. The emergency order requires the wearing of a face covering that covers the mouth and nose and applies to both residents of and visitors in Le Center.
This order is intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the interest of public health and economic recovery.
Children under age of five (5) and Individuals unable to wear a face covering due to medical, disability, or developmental reasons are exempt from the order.
Persons with questions about the emergency order can call the City of Le Center Administration office at 507-357-4450 or visit the State's COVID-19 Reponse Page
The CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has spread internationally and is now in the United States. The virus has been named "SARS-CoV-2" and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated "COVID-19").
The MDH has a website that contains updated information on COVID-19 which can be accessed at www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
MDH is in close contact with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and maintains links on its website to the CDC’s most recent information on the virus which can also be found at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline
MDH has set up a public hotline that is open every day 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The hotline number is 651-201-3920.
If you are sick: Prevent the spread of COVID-19
Follow CDC recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19
What you can do now:
Put personal preparedness strategies in place for you and your family. Information can be found at:
Personal and Family Preparedness
The best protective recommendation is to avoid being exposed to the COVID-19 virus by following CDC travel recommendations and following recommendations for colds and flu:
Stay home when you are sick
Cover your coughs and sneezes