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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

An update on Zika

Published in Infectious Diseases, For the Health of It Author: Thomas Math,MD

At the beginning of February, the World Health Organization declared Zika to be a global health emergency. There have been reports of travelers coming back to the mainland United States with Zika. But there has not been a case where someone contracted the illness within the United States.

As spring break travel begins and summer vacations are being planned, more Minnesotans will soon be traveling to places where the Zika virus is present and having to familiarize themselves with the condition.

To educate the public about Zika, the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) has provided the following information detailing what we know and what we don’t know about the condition.