COVID-19 Resource Hub

Testing and Questions – Specific Phone Number at Glacial Ridge:

Call the GRHS COVID-19 Hotline at 320.334.5481 for screening symptoms, to schedule a test, and further instructions. 

COVID-19 testing (and vaccinations) at Glacial Ridge Hospital/Glenwood Medical Center must be scheduled. Walk-in testing (and vaccination) are not available.

Our Hospital and Clinics are Safe

Routine and ongoing care shouldn’t wait. Our staff is committed to ensuring that Glacial Ridge Health System facilities continue to be safe places to work and receive medical care. We’ve implemented a number of safety protocols at Glacial Ridge clinics and hospital as well as additional safety measures for elective surgeries. We follow all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommendations for safe, optimal care.

All patients, guests, and employees are screened daily and required to wear a mask. A disposable mask will be provided for you to keep if you do not have one. Wearing a mask during your entire time within our buildings is necessary for source control.

COVID-19 Symptoms and Care

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

COVID-19 symptoms have ranged from mild (or no symptoms) to severe illness. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Diarrhea or loose stools
  • Abdominal cramping

How do I tell the difference between a cold, flu, and COVID-19?

The common cold, influenza (flu), and COVID-19 share many symptoms. Get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible where testing is available and quarantine until you are notified of your test results.

What should I do if I am experiencing COVID-19 symptoms?

If you are feeling ill with the COVID-19 symptoms below or have had exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, please call the 24-hour GRHS COVID Hotline at 320.334.5481 for screening, testing, and further instructions. Get tested as soon as you have symptoms and quarantine yourself from others while awaiting results.

COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Calculator

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation (Q&I) Calculator is an online, mobile-friendly tool to help people follow quarantine and isolation guidance and get customized information for their unique situation.

Emergency Warning Signs of COVID-19 *

If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

* This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify dispatch that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

How do I treat COVID-19?

Most people can recover at home and do not need medical attention. However, healthcare providers may recommend high-risk individuals receive an antibody treatment if they meet the criteria.

Monoclonal antibodies may also be available for high-risk people meeting specific criteria for close contact with someone positive for COVID-19.

Contact your primary provider for the most up-to-date information and availability.

COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation

The CDC’s new COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Calculator is an online, mobile-friendly tool to help people follow quarantine and isolation guidance and get customized information for their unique situation.

COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Calculator
Determine how long you need to isolate, quarantine, or take other prevention steps.

COVID-19 Testing

How can I get tested for COVID-19?

Call the GRHS COVID-19 Hotline at 320.334.5481 for screening, to schedule a test, and further instructions.

Can I test negative and later test positive for COVID-19?

Yes, it is possible due to several variables. You may test negative if the sample was collected early in your infection and test positive later during this illness (even if you have no symptoms). You could also be exposed to COVID-19 after the test and get infected then. Some tests are more sensitive and therefore more accurate than others.

Even if you test negative, you still should take steps to protect yourself and others. See Testing for COVID-19 for more information on the CDC’s website updated regularly.

Where can I find more information about testing?

Visit MDH’s Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Testing.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Visit our COVID-19 Vaccination Information page to learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations at Glacial Ridge.

For general inquiries, click on the Contact Us button below.