COVID-19

The Coalition is working with healthcare and public health partners across the Metro region to respond to the COVID19 pandemic. If you have a PPE request, need for PPE education, or request for COVID testing at your facility, see below for further information.

COVID19 resources

Because this situation is changing so rapidly we recommend that you reference guidance on the MDH and CDC Websites.

MDH Crisis Standards of Care

MDH has an excellent website for self-care and behavioral health resources

Self-Care and applying Psychological First Aid for COVID-19 Responders (YouTube: 13:56 minutes)
Provides the healthcare responder with just-in-time training on responder stress during COVID-19, and provides stress management strategies that should be implemented now to protect our healthcare workforce.

Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation during an Infectious Disease Outbreak (PDF)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Request

If you are unable to obtain PPE through your typical supply chain channels, you may submit a request for supplies below. The supplies are being distributed by the State Emergency Operations Center from a cache of State Supplies.

Report a Resource Request 

PPE Education Request

If your facility is in need of a PPE education team to come on site or if you need PPE guidance such as posters, door signs, area set, CDC guidelines, etc. please complete the link below. A member of the RHRC will reach out to you and conduct a Pre-Visit Assessment to determine the scope of your PPE training needs.

Report a PPE EducationNeed

COVID19 Testing at Congregate Care Settings

As the State begins to roll out comprehensive testing in congregate care settings across Minnesota, you may complete a survey that will provide additional insight into your testing needs.

Who should complete this survey:

  • Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living facilities
  • If you are in need of testing supplies or a mobile testing team
  • If you are testing in-house or bringing

Report a Site Testing Request