Responding to COVID-19, the Novel Coronavirus
As the impact of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, JustUs Health is monitoring and responding to developments as they occur. This page includes links and the latest information about how COVID-19 is affecting our programs and services.
If you are in a medical emergency, please call 911. If you are in need of immediate emotional support please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Our first priority is to do our part to reduce risk in our community to COVID-19. We are absolutely committed to doing whatever it takes to keep our community healthy and safe. We also are committed to providing as many of our critical services as possible. We know that many people, including those with compromised health, rely on us and we will do our best to help them through this challenging time.
We are following guidance provided though the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) as well as other national sources. MDH has a website which is updated daily at noon with the most current information about how COVID-19 is impacting Minnesotans.
Our clinical staff are currently taking appointments and seeing clients. We are working to provide as much support as possible to our communities during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Behavioral Health Services strongly encourage our existing and new clients to utilize tele-health services for meetings with us. Telehealth can be accessed with a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone. We will continue to enroll new clients in services. In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1. If you are in need of immediate emotional support, please contact the Nation Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-6255.
Governor Walz has declared a peacetime state of emergency for the State of Minnesota and MDH continues to offer updated guidance on social distancing procedures for the public.
It is important to remember what we have learned from the history of working with virus transmission: Viruses don’t discriminate. Each of us has a responsibility to our community to ensure we share factual, science-based information that doesn’t pre-judge any demographic or people. Let’s care for each other, with the best information and intention.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Pay attention for potential COVID-19 symptoms including, fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you feel like you are developing symptoms, call your doctor. For more information on COVID-19 symptoms, check out the information on the MDH About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page.
Impacts to JustUs Health STAFF:
We continue to monitor this fluid situation and will adhere to recommendations provided by MDH and other health professionals. Our staff have been asked to work from home as part of the state's social distancing recommendations. We continue to evaluate alternative options for providing services to clients over the phone, through the internet and other methods which limit person to person contact. Pease refer to our Status of Our Services and Programs page for more information on how this may affect clients.
Here are some credible resources that you can use in your own decision-making process.
- World Health Organization (WHO) - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19
- Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Interim Guidance for COVID-19 and Persons with HIV
This page was last updated on Friday, March 27, 2020.