Today the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed an additional positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nicollet County. The case is a 26-year-old who was exposed to an individual who previously tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is at home and has been asked to quarantine themselves for 14 days from their exposure and will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms. MDH is working with the infected person to identify and contact all potentially exposed individuals.

While this is the third confirmed positive case in Nicollet County, we know testing to be limited. We are asking Nicollet County residents to take protective measures like staying home and avoiding social gatherings. The goal is to slow the spread of COVID-19 so we don’t overwhelm the healthcare system.  It’s important for all of us to do our part to protect the people in our lives who are at higher risk for serious illness.