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.
Go to the COVID-19 Vaccine page
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.
Quarantine and isolation guidelines
The CDC and Minnesota Department of Health suggest staying away from others and wearing a mask around people if you've been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or if you've tested positive.
Dakota County has created COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines.
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. Dakota County supports the use of this tool and has required masks be worn indoors by staff and visitors at county buildings.
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
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.
The Minnesota Department of Health also has public hotlines. Interpreters available.
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stay at Home violation complaints
Learn more about COVID-19