CDC’s Coughing and Sneezing Etiquette 
Clean Hands  



The Minnesota Unemployment Insurance program is ready to assist workers who can’t work, workers who have had their hours reduced, and workers who have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If your employment has been affected by COVID-19, you can apply for unemployment benefits. After you apply, Minnesota Unemployment insurance will let you know if you are eligible.

Apply for unemployment benefits as soon as you can; waiting may result in you losing some benefits.

You can apply online, Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Greater Minnesota: 1-877-898-9090; TTY users: 1-866-814-1252


Effective Immediately:

The Minnesota State High School League is immediately cancelling the Girls Basketball State Tournament. Additionally, all Boys Section and State Basketball Tournaments have been cancelled. Section Speech Tournament events for the week of March 15-21 have been postponed indefinitely. 

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced – in accordance with guidance from state health officials – that the agency will indefinitely postpone all public meetings and project open houses statewide to prevent further spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and well-being of all Minnesotans. This includes all MnDOT-hosted events for at least the next 30 days.

Public engagement on transportation and construction projects remains a top priority for the agency. MnDOT is exploring alternatives, such as virtual and remote options for participation and/or relocating events, and will provide additional updates as they become available.


Chanhassen Dinner Theatres will be following the recommendation of Governor Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health by closing up shop until April 13th. This is just to let you know.

The City of Willmar is asking everyone who have returned from travel outside the US in the last 12 days to not conduct business in person at City buildings. Instead, call them at 235.4913 and they will make every effort to assist you.

Ridgewater College say spring break has been extended, they are suspending all classes Mar  16 – Mar 22. Classes will resume March 23.

The following measures are also in place:

All events or gatherings totaling more than 100 attendees are cancelled until May 1, and the situation will be re-evaluated.


Coronavirus Information and Updates
Stay Home. Stop The Spread. Save Lives. March 27th – April 10th
(OLIVIA, MN, April 6, 2020)  During this unprecedented time, it is really important that you follow the stay at home order of limiting your time outside your home to getting essential needs.  Feeling stuck inside your home can create a new level of anxiety that many of us have never felt before.  Remember to take care of yourself.  The stay at home order allows, and even encourages, people to get out of their homes to get fresh air while adhering to social distancing guidelines.  Take breaks from the news and social media and to find something about your day that is positive.
If you’re feeling the weight of grief right now, you’re not alone.  Grief is a normal reaction to losing something we care about, and much has been lost in the fallout from the coronavirus. Don’t forget to check in on the people you care about.  A simple idea is to connect with one friend, one family member, and one coworker daily during this time.  Take time to try a different way to take care of your mental health.
If you’re feeling sick and think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, STAY HOME.  About 80% of people will be able to manage their symptoms at home.  Patients who have respiratory illness symptoms and CAN NO LONGER MANAGE THEIR CARE AT HOME should seek care with their primary care provider or follow the steps below when or at RC Hospital & Clinics in Olivia, MN.

*       First, call 1-800-916-1836 and ask for the Triage Nurse.

*       If asked to come in for testing, report to the drive-thru screening station located near the ER entrance.

*       RC Hospital & Clinics staff will greet you when you arrive.
Thank you Renville County for doing your part!


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