Help reduce the spread of COVID-19

For several weeks, we've seen and heard reports of the spread of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) across the world, the United States, the Midwest and now in our area. With no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, at this time, it is now more important than ever to take these steps to prevent the spread of this virus.

Protect yourself
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Protect others
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash right away and wash your hands.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people since COVID-19 is spreading in our community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
    Stay home when you are sick.

For a list of all testing locations available in Minnesota, please visit:

Minnesota COVID-19 Response Testing Locations

COVID-19 evaluation and testing available at five Ridgeview locations

Ridgeview is offering COVID-19 evaluation and testing for any symptomatic persons. To schedule an appointment, call Ridgeview's COVID-19 Call Center at 952-442-7811. Patients requesting evaluation and testing will be referred to one of the designated testing locations listed below. Established patients seeking Antibody testing should contact their regular provider. You should receive communication regarding your test results by text message or phone in three to seven days.

Ridgeview Belle Plaine Clinic
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ridgeview Delano Clinic
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ridgeview Excelsior Clinic
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Urgent Care at Ridgeview Le Sueur Medical Center
Call to schedule: 507-665-3375.
Testing hours: 7 days a week, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Urgent Care at Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center
7 days a week, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Ridgeview eCare

Free online COVID-19 screening available on Ridgeview eCare.

Ways you can help

MDH

Minnesota Department of Health

CDC

Centers for Disease Control

Minnesota Helpline

Questions about COVID-19? Call the Minnesota Helpline at 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.