COVID-19 Resource Hub

Glacial Ridge is always here to care for you. Together, we’ll get through this.

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 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.

Any of these symptoms may indicate COVID-19 if they began or are worsening within the past 2 weeks:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Chills
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Congestion

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

The common cold, influenza (flu), and COVID-19 share many symptoms. If in doubt or symptoms get worse, call your doctor immediately.

Learn more about colds, flu, and COVID-19.

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-19 Hotline at 320.334.5481 for screening and further instructions.

Call 911 if you are experiencing any of these emergency warning signs:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Bluish lips or face
  • Not able to be woken or stay awake

How do I treat COVID-19?

Most people can recover at home and do not need medical attention. For those who test positive and are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19, healthcare providers may recommend an antibody treatment.

The FDA has issued EUAs for two monoclonal antibodies that can attach to parts of the virus. These antibodies could help the immune system recognize and respond more effectively to the virus. Bamlanivimabexternal and casirivimab plus imdevimabexternal are available for patients meeting the FDA criteria. This medication is available at GRHS and is given to patients during a scheduled visit. Contact your provider for more information.

Where can I find more information about COVID-19 symptoms and care?

For the latest information on COVID-19 call the MDH COVID-19 Hotline at 651-201-3920 OR visit the MDH website.

COVID-19 Testing

How can I get tested for COVID-19?

COVID-19 testing is available for symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. Call the GRHS COVID-19 Hotline at 320.334.5481 for screening and further instructions.

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

Yes, it is possible. You may test negative if the sample was collected early in your infection and test positive later during this illness. You could also be exposed to COVID-19 after the test and get infected then. Even if you test negative, you still should take steps to protect yourself and others. See Testing for Current Infection for more information.

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.