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Guidance Library: COVID-19 - Minnesota Dept. of Health
CDC has updated their COVID-19 guidance to help you better understand how to protect yourself and others, and what to do if you test positive or are exposed. More information is available at CDC: How to Protect Yourself and Others. MDH is actively working on updating our website and materials.

Guidance Library: COVID-19

List of guidance documents available for COVID-19 response.

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Businesses / employers

  • Food Safety during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Compilation of resources from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), and other state and national agencies. Includes guidelines for the meatpacking industry.

Schools, child care, and higher education

Schools, child care, youth programs, and camps are strongly encouraged to develop policies and protocols around reporting of positive cases, management of case follow-up, and notification of exposed persons in alignment with public health guidance. Schools, child care, youth programs, and camps should implement these strategies to the extent possible while also considering educational needs, the social and emotional well-being of children, and the importance of children's access to learning and care.

The guide below reflects current CDC recommendations regarding when to isolate and for how long depending on a person's ability to wear a mask consistently.

While the CDC no longer recommends quarantine (staying home) after an exposure to someone with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people take precautions, including getting tested and wearing a mask, regardless of vaccination status or if they have had a previous infection.

Congregate settings and care facilities

Homeless service providers

Jails and correctional settings

DHS licensed residential and nonresidential settings

Adult day centers and day service facilities

Home and community based community residential settings

Intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ICF-IID)

Facemasks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Health Care

Infection prevention and control

Long-term care

Health care facilities and systems

Updated Wednesday, 09-Nov-2022 18:31:30 CST