COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update Learn More

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

Who Do You Mask For?

Wearing a face covering protects the people around you. It helps you keep germs to yourself — protecting the most vulnerable.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many individuals don’t have symptoms of COVID-19, but can still be infected and transmit the virus. By wearing a face covering, you can help reduce exposures spread by coughing, sneezing and talking.

CentraCare encourages community members to wear a face covering while out in public in unpredictable situations. Practicing social distancing and good hand hygiene are also important. Face coverings can be inexpensive and made from materials inside your home like T-shirts and bandanas. Learn more about face coverings from the CDC

Masking Information

What to Know About Wearing Masks in Public by Ulrika Wigert, MD

How to Make Your Own Homemade Mask

Donation Information

How to Make Homemade Masks, Surgical Caps, Bouffant Caps and Ear Protectors

Mask and Bouffant Cap Donation Locations in Central Minnesota