A patient from Crow Wing County cared for at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 31.
This person did seek health care at CRMC, is isolated and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by public health officials. The Minnesota Department of Health is working closely with the patient, their close contacts and health care providers to monitor persons who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and follow guidelines regarding follow up and isolation.
CRMC is well prepared and is continuing to take every precaution to ensure the health and safety of all patients, providers and staff. All people entering CRMC’s facilities are being screened, visitors are restricted and a special Respiratory Clinic with a separate entrance was developed to treat patients with COVID-19 symptoms. Virtual visits are being offered as well as a free phone visits with a nurse. Nurses will screen and evaluate respiratory symptoms and concerns related to COVID-19. No appointment is necessary, and all are welcome to call 218-546-7000.
“CRMC recognizes and is grateful for the commitment and compassion our staff are showing in caring for all patients,” said CEO Kyle Bauer. “I just want to thank all of them, not just for the current situation, but the dedication and compassion they demonstrate every single day and I know we will get through this together.”