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Dodge County Covid-19 Status - Updated 01/25/2021
Total Positive Cases  -  1,400
New Cases Over the weekend  - 15
Total Deaths - 4
Hospitalizations - ** see below
Approximate Cases Out of Isolation - 926

Age Range - Under 1 year to 90's
 **Due to changes at the state level for data collection, we are unable to provide updates regarding current hospitalization status.  Please refer to the State's website for hospitalization information: http://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/situation.html

1/26/2021:  Governor Walz Directs Changes to Minnesota’s Community Vaccination Efforts.  For the latest updates on the registration process for Adults 65 Years of Age and Older, click here

January 22 Message for Phase 1a3 Health Care Workers
In order to help local public health departments identify health care workers who have not yet been vaccinated, we have developed the following registration forms.  If you are a health care worker in Phase 1a who has not been vaccinated, here’s what you should do.
Businesses/clinics
If you run a health care business or clinic prioritized in Phase 1a and have not yet made arrangements for vaccination of your staff with a health care provider or local public health department, please provide your information by clicking on Health Care Vaccination Connection Form. We will share the information you enter with your local health department. They will reach out to you when there are vaccines and appointments available.
Individual health care workers
Please check with your employer regarding arrangements for staff vaccinations. If they do not have any information, you can provide your information by clicking on Health Care Vaccination Connection Form. We will share the information you enter with your local health department. They will reach out to you when there are vaccines and appointments available.
Self-employed or other health care workers
Please provide your information by clicking on Health Care Vaccination Connection Form. We will share the information you enter with your local health department. They will reach out to you when there are vaccines and appointments available.  Vaccine availability continues to be very limited. The State of Minnesota is committed to providing you with vaccine as soon as possible.
1/19/2021:  MDH has launched a Vaccine Reservation Call Center. People in the following groups are currently eligible to make appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine:

  •  Minnesotans aged 65 and over
  • Pre-k through grade 12 educators
  • Child care workers

*Educators and child care workers will be notified by their employer if they’ve been selected to receive a vaccine and are eligible to make an appointment.

For more information, please call the Vaccine Reservation Call Center at:

 Minnesota launches dashboard to track statewide COVID-19 vaccine.  Data updated daily to reflect number of Minnesotans vaccinated against COVID-19.  Minnesotans can find more information on the dashboard, as well as the allocation and distribution process, on the state’s COVID-19 Response website.


1/15/2021 - Vaccine Distribution Updates:
We are working through our Vaccine Distribution Plan and continue to vaccinate those that are in Phase 1A. We realize the guidelines have widened for those who are eligible to receive the vaccine, however, we are receiving a very small amount of vaccine here at Dodge County Public Health. We will continue to work through our priority groups. 
Please be patient with us and check our Dodge County Public Health web page for updates. We will notify groups that are eligible through this page.


1/11/2021 - COVID-19 Vaccine Planning and Distribution in Dodge County:
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odge County Public Health has received the initial doses of the Moderna Vaccine.  At this time there is a very limited supply of vaccine available. Public Health is moving through the vaccine distribution phases with directive from Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health. In Dodge County, those included in Phase 1a (healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents) are currently being vaccinated in drive-thru clinics organized by staff members of Public Health and Emergency Management. The goal is to be able to offer vaccine to the general public in April/May.  Please continue to check the Dodge County Public Health Facebook page and here on the website for the most up-to-date information. 

12/07/2020 - Updated Quarantine Guidance

Click here for information on Covid-19 testing options, locations, when you should get tested and more

MN Face Covering Requirements and Recommendations


What you need to know about Covid-19 testing flyer - English  Version          Spanish Version

If you have question regarding Covid-19 symptoms, click here for the "Is it Covid-19" flyer that shows symptoms that may also be caused by another health condition, and how likely the symptoms are.

*UPDATED 4/23/2020**  For Information regarding available resources during the State of Emergency, including: School Lunch Programs, Food Banks, Restaurant Options, Transportation Information, as well as other essential services, click here.

4/08/2020:  To watch an informational video regarding the Covid-19 Virus from our Dodge County Public Health Director, Amy Caron, click here.

For an overview of the data tracked by the Governor’s COVID response team/Minnesota's COVID-19 Response and Preparation Capacity, click here.

For detailed information on departmental services, click on buttons below or contact our offices:Dodge County Public Health

  • Disease Prevention  *Click on this link to view  information regarding the Coronavirus, as well as the schedule for immunization clinics.  Immunizations, education and investigation, Web Information-Severe Lung Injuries Associated with Vaping.
  • Senior Home and Community Based Services
    Assessment and Case Management services to keep the elderly in their home
  • Family Health -
    Services for children, pregnant women and families
  • Environmental Health  (See for flooding cleanup information)
    Public health nuisances, water testing and lead education
  • Health Promotion  
    Educational programs, health maintenance clinics and speakers

Dodge County Public Health has been serving the public since 1922.  Our mission is to promote and foster a healthy community by delivering the highest quality of services to the greatest number of Dodge County residents in the most efficient manner.

Public Health Department Responsibilities include the prevention of epidemics and spread of disease, protect against environmental hazards, prevent injuries, promote and encourage healthy behaviors and mental health and respond to disaster and assist communities in recovery.  



Contact us:
Dodge County Public Health
42 E. Main St., P.O. Box 129
Dodge Center, MN 55927

Phone: 507-635-6150
Fax: 507-633-9601

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm