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March 15, 2020 Public Report On Olmsted County Public Health Services


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 March 15, 2020

Today, Olmsted County Public Health was notified of a second case of COVID-19 in an Olmsted County resident. This individual has a known history of travel to a high-risk area and did not require hospitalization. The individual is isolating at home and recovering. The Minnesota Department of Health also announced an additional 13 cases, bringing the total number of cases in Minnesota to 35. Three of the new cases did not have recent travel out of the state or any known exposures to a COVID-19 case, indicating community transmission. These cases are in Ramsey, Hennepin and Dakota counties.  Community transmission means we now have evidence that COVID-19 is circulating in certain MN communities (those identified) and likely others. As cases continue to emerge, it is even more important for people who are 70 and older, or people of any age who have underlying health conditions that put them at a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, should stay at home and avoid gatherings or other situations of potential exposures, including travel. As we learn more about this case and others that may be identified, we will update the media, our partners and our community.


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March 15, 2020 Public Report On Olmsted County Public Health Services


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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.

The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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