COVID-19 has tested us like never before, but with everyone's hard work to stay safe we are seeing great results. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites.
Dakota County Public Health hosts free COVID-19 vaccine clinics. No documentation or insurance is required, and language interpreters are available.
Get a $100 VISA gift card
Go to the COVID-19 Vaccine page
Any person who receives a first dose from Dakota County Public Health after Sept. 16 will receive a $100 VISA pre-loaded gift card.
Testing for COVID-19
Dakota County is providing free COVID-19 testing at multiple locations.
The Minnesota Department of Health has information regarding testing locations and getting your test results.
COVID-19 Community and School Transmission
The CDC is tracking the transmission of COVID-19 in communities and schools with the
COVID-19 Integrated County View tool. The tool tracks COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people and ranks the level of community transmission (low, moderate, substantial and high). The CDC suggests that counties with substantial and high levels of transmission wear masks in all public indoor spaces. Dakota County supports the use of this tool and has required masks be worn indoors by staff and visitors at county buildings.
COVID-19 Integrated County View Tool
Minnesota Department of Health and the
CDC released best practices for schools. The Minnesota Department of Health recommended that all eligible students and teachers get the COVID-19 vaccination. The state also recommended universal masking for school teachers, staff, students and visitors regardless of vaccination status.
The county also has in-depth statistics for COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
Dakota County COVID-19 Statistics
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COVID-19 Statewide Transmission
The Minnesota Department of Health updates a situation report Mondays–Fridays at 11 a.m. The report contains high-level information on new cases, testing, likely exposure sources, demographics, and facility reports for school buildings and congregate care facilities.
COVID-19 Minnesota Daily Situation Report
The Minnesota Department of Health updates a weekly report every Thursday. The reports contains more detailed information on testing, demographics, surveillance and more.
COVID-19 Minnesota Weekly Report
Dakota County COVID-19 resources
Reporting COVID-19 complaints
All COVID-19 complaints can be filed at the state level for businesses not following COVID-19 guidelines:
- To report food, pool and lodging businesses, fill out this Minnesota Department of Health
online complaint form or call their compliance line at 651-201-4500.
- To report fraud, health-related scams, cybercrimes, hate crimes, or other civil and criminal law concerns, fill out this Minnesota Attorney General's
online complaint form or call 651-657-3787.
- For employees reporting workplace compliance or safety concerns, send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-284-5050.
- For all other COVID-19 violations, send an email to
email@example.com or call 651-793-3746.
Dakota County has a public hotline to answer COVID-19 questions. Interpreters available.
General COVID-19 health or resource questions:
Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
COVID-19 vaccination questions:
Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Minnesota Department of Health also has three public hotlines. Interpreters available.
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
School and child care questions:
651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stay at Home violation complaints
Learn more about COVID-19