The City of Northfield is planning and monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

The City of Northfield emergency management officials are working with local, state and federal health officials in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that has infected people worldwide. There are currently no confirmed outbreaks in Minnesota.

Despite not having any cases in Minnesota, health officials recommend individuals and families make a plan in case someone gets sick. They also suggest following the same steps for avoiding the flu:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer for times when your hands are not visibly dirty
  • Cover your cough with your sleeve or tissue
  • Stay home from work or school when you're sick

Health care providers are screening patients for signs and symptoms of the virus. All suspected virus specimens are sent to the state Health Department and the CDC for testing. Should you have any personal illness concerns please contact your medical provider. 

Visit www.cdc.gov and www.health.state.mn.us for more information about COVID-19.