How to practice social distancing

Social distancing can help stop the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Here are some things that are safe for you and your family to continue and other activities that require caution or should stop altogether.

Remember: The goal of social distancing is to prevent close contact with others.

It's safe to:
  • Go for a hike or walk
  • Read a book
  • Take a bike ride
  • Cook a meal as a family
  • Watch a movie
  • Meditate
  • Play a board game
  • Video chat or call friends and family
  • Clean your house
  • Or enjoy other similar activities in your home or outside that don't require close contact with others
Use caution to:
  • Shop in stores
  • Eat or get takeout at restaurants
  • Or visit other spaces where there is the potential to come into close contact with others or where germs likely live on surfaces you may touch
It's not safe to:
  • Travel for nonessential reasons
  • Go to group events (concerts, sports, etc.)
  • Host play dates
  • Socialize in groups
  • Attend birthday parties and other gatherings
  • Visit people if they (or you) are sick
  • Or partake in other group activities where it's difficult to avoid close contact with others

COVID-19 evaluation and testing available at six Ridgeview locations

Ridgeview is offering COVID-19 evaluation and testing for any symptomatic persons age 12 and older (testing for patients under age 12 may be performed if considered appropriate by the provider) at the following designated locations:

Ridgeview Belle Plaine Clinic
Call 952-777-5661 to schedule COVID-19 evaluation and testing.
Testing hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ridgeview Delano Clinic
Call 952-442-7800 to schedule COVID-19 evaluation and testing.
Testing hours: Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ridgeview Excelsior Clinic
Call 952-906-7855 to schedule COVID-19 evaluation and testing.
Testing hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Urgent Care at Ridgeview Le Sueur Medical Center
Call 507-665-3375 to schedule COVID-19 evaluation and testing.
Testing hours: Seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Urgent Care at Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center
Call 507-964-8415 to schedule COVID-19 evaluation and testing.
Testing hours: Seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ridgeview Urgent Care at Two Twelve Medical Center
Walk-ins accepted. No appointment required.
Phone: 952-361-2451
Testing hours: Seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 6 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.