COVID-19 Information

The City of Faribault is working to compile up-to-date information on the COVID-19 outbreak. Below you find resources available to the public about the outbreak. Additionally, there is also information issued by the City that is now all compiled in one site. For questions about any of the information posted here, contact Communications Coordinator Brad Phenow at A COVID-19 picture encouraging people to stay home.

Health officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) are monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness, called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.

More information about coronavirus can be found on the Minnesota Department of Health’s Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) website, or the CDC’s website. MDH has set up a COVID-19 public hotline that is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The hotline number is 651-201-3920.

Click this link, Protecting Yourself and Your Family: COVID-19, for more information on what you can do to prepare, what to do if you or a family member gets ill, and who is at a higher risk for severe illness for COVID-19.

Thanks to our partners at Rice County, find here a description of Coronavirus Basics:

Additionally, the MDH has provided much of its information regarding COVID-19 on its website in 20-plus languages. That information can be found here

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there have been a number of City activities and facilities that have needed to make changes, including:

As we continue to plan and monitor the #COVID-19 outbreak, we wanted to take a minute to provide some options before folks travel to a City facility, in an effort to limit person-to-person contact. These include calling before arriving to see if we can assist over the phone, or visiting our website for online options, like:

Paying your utility bill, here:

Reserving park shelters, here:

Checking out a digital book, here:

Submitting a concern, here: