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March 23, 2020 Public Report On Olmsted County Public Health Services

In collaboration with Olmsted Medical Center and Mayo ClinicOlmsted County Public Health is opening a community #COVID19 specimen collection site after a successful two-day pilot. The site will be open Monday, March 23rd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Beginning Tuesday, March 24th, the collection site will be operational from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.

Individuals are required to call their primary care provider to have a phone screening first to determine if testing is appropriate and meet criteria for a COVID-19 test including those individuals without insurance or a dedicated healthcare provider. If approved, patients will be directed to a specimen collection site and will receive further instructions at the site. Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center staff will collect the specimen and the specimen testing is being done through Mayo Clinic Medical Labs.




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March 23, 2020 Public Report On Olmsted County Public Health Services



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PlanScape(s): Children & Youth ; Health

Community Health Impact(s): Comprehensive ; Diabetes ; Mental Health ; Obesity ; Substance Use ; Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Date: 2020/03/23

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  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community,'s  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. could be an interesting first step.

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