WRIGHT COUNTY INFORMATION
Posted: March 29, 2020
Wright County Resources Summary
Wright County Resources During COVID-19 Outbreak
Wright County Public Health maintains a list of resources to help residents
To support Wright County residents in this time of need, Wright County Public Health has established several resource listings accessible by the public.
For help with things like food, transportation, medication access, mental health care, or services for seniors, visit co.wright.mn.us/948/Resources. This is a local resource listing that is updated as often as possible. If you cannot find the information you need, text or call the Wright County coronavirus hotline at (763) 682-7607.
The Wright County coronavirus hotline is monitored Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The hotline is for non-emergencies; if you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.
Questions specific to COVID-19, such as those about symptoms or getting tested, should be directed to the Minnesota Department of Health at (651) 201-3920.
Questions about community mitigation (i.e. schools, child cares, businesses) should be directed to the State of Minnesota at (651) 297-1304.
Public Health staff are working diligently to identify local resources and continue to update the website as more information becomes available. If anyone is aware of additional resources that are not listed on the website, call or text the
LOOKING TO HELP?
Local food shelves and health care facilities are accepting donations
Many Wright County residents are facing a new normal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Changes in income, transportation access, and social support have left people needing assistance in ways they may have never experienced.
Community members interested in helping can donate food and supplies at several Wright County locations.
Although the statewide Stay at Home order is in place, leaving home to donate items is acceptable. Call the location ahead of time; most locations have a box outside to drop off donations, which promotes physical distancing.
Food, household items, baby care products, and cleaning supplies can be donated to local food shelves, who will distribute them to people in need. As always, cash donations are welcome.
Food shelves are located in Annandale, Buffalo, Clearwater, Cokato, Delano, Elk River, Hanover, Monticello, Rogers, Rockford, and Waverly. Call ahead to check on the capacity of each food shelf prior to donating.
Local hospitals are requesting donations of personal protective equipment, such as masks.
• Buffalo Hospital – part of Allina Health (303 Catlin St, Buffalo, MN) accepts donations on weekdays from 9:00-1:00 pm
• St. Henry’s Catholic Church (1001 E 7th St, Monticello, MN) is accepting donations for CentraCare – Monticello on weekdays from 7:00-4:00 pm
• Ridgeview Medical Center is also accepting donations; email email@example.com for more information.
Visit www.co.wright.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/19094/Local-Donation-Sites for donation site information.
For further information about what and where to donate, please email COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
People in need of food or other household items should visit www.co.wright.mn.us/948/Resources or text or
call (763) 682-7607.