Horizon Public Health is a fully integrated local public health organization that serves the residents and communities in Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens and Traverse Counties. With offices located in all five counties, you will find the staff of approximately 85 individuals out in your community working with local individuals, community partners, community events, and community organizations who share a goal of promoting and improving health for all.
2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
We know there are a lot of questions about the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The available information we have right now still suggests that the immediate health risk to the public is low. However, we consider any new infectious disease a serious concern.
Finding cases quickly and responding to them effectively is key. Fortunately, Minnesota has a strong disease surveillance system in place that includes partnerships with our hospital and clinic systems as well as local health departments.
For all Minnesotans, the best protective recommendation we can give is to take the same precautions you use to avoid colds and flu: Stay home when you are sick, cover your cough, and practice good hand washing.
Please visit this MDH website for the latest information on the outbreak and what you can do: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Coronavirus video provided by the World Health Organization https://youtu.be/mOV1aBVYKGA