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Olmsted County Public Health Services

 

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Organization: Olmsted County Public Health Services

Sector: Government Agency

Organization Mission: Olmsted County Public Health Services provides a broad range of services to individuals, families and communities to promote and protect the health of those who live and work in Olmsted County. The focus is on promoting healthy families and communities; supporting disabled, mentally ill and elderly persons to live independently; preventing and responding to emerging diseases and health threats; and identifying and preventing environmental health risks. Our department fosters partnerships with many organizations, businesses and community groups to address and resolve health issues and concerns.

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Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Pandemic, Children & Youth, Health

May 01, 2020 openBeam.net: COVID Communication Survey

Survey results on COVID communication resources and challenges. The Olmsted County Incident Command Safety Officer is the point of contact for engaging Public Health Technical Specialists in community outreach efforts: COVIDSafetyOfficer@co.olmsted.mn.us

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March 26, 2020 TBD: Rochester Community Warming Center & "Stay at Home" Compliance

(1) Rochester Community Warming Center relocates to Mayo Civic Center Exhibition Hall effective immediately 

(2) Olmsted County will comply with Governor Walz’s Executive Order directing all Minnesotans to stay at home to help contain the spread of COVID-19 from Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. to Friday, April 10, 2020. This means that Olmsted County residents, and all Minnesotans, should only leave home when absolutely necessary for essential needs and to maintain essential services. This new order follows similar actions from our neighboring state of Wisconsin. 

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March 24, 2020 openBeam.net: Food Response

Olmsted County partners with Channel One to help residents with food insecurity during COVID-19

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March 23, 2020 TBD: COVID19 Specimen Collection Olmsted Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, Olmsted County Public Health

In collaboration with Olmsted Medical Center and Mayo Clinic, Olmsted County Public Health is opening a community #COVID19 specimen collection site after a successful two-day pilot. The site will be open Monday, March 23rd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Beginning Tuesday, March 24th, the collection site will be operational from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.

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March 15, 2020 Public Health: Second Case Warning

Today, Olmsted County Public Health was notified of a second case of COVID-19 in an Olmsted County resident. This individual has a known history of travel to a high-risk area and did not require hospitalization. The individual is isolating at home and recovering. 

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May 14, 2020: Governor Tim Walz announced the next phase of the COVID-19 response
In conjunction with this announcement, the Governor signed Executive Orders to protect Minnesotans most at risk from the virus and safeguard workers. The first Executive Order strongly encourages Minnesotans at greatest risk of serious illness to continue staying home. The second Executive Order
ensures workers can raise concerns regarding the safety of their work environments without fear of discrimination or retaliation. It also protects workers from loss of income if they refuse to work under unsafe or unhealthy conditions.
Following the guidance of public health officials, the Governor today announced a preliminary set of health indicators that could trigger a decision to re-impose restrictions to slow the spread of the virus. These indicators will be refined over time as we learn more about the virus and the course of the
pandemic in Minnesota.  
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May 12, 2020: Diversity Council Newsletters with COVID-19 Info

In light of all that is going on throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Diversity Council wants to remain a connector and convener for all those in need throughout our community. If you are aware of valuable information and resources, please email info@diversitycouncil.org and we will do our best to increase awareness.

If you have needs to express as an individual or member of a particular community, please reach out to info@diversitycouncil.org. Diversity Council is willing and happy to hear your concerns and connect you with the correct resources.

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May 11, 2020: Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce - back to work info series

Topics include: 5 Steps to Reopening your business safely, Liability Concerns for Reopening Your Business

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May 03, 2020: DMC Webinar Series - Road to Recovery

Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency (DMC EDA) hosted a week-long webinar series titled “Road to Recovery – Navigating the Path to Economic Recovery,” April 27 – May 1 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM.

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April 29, 2020: Techsoap news: Zoom, Teams, COVID-19 forum, Slack,

Techsoap newsletter with information on better usage of collaboration technologies. 

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April 17, 2020: Request for Services: Diverse Media Vendors for COVID-19 Communications

4/17/2020 Updates 

Request for Services: Diverse Media Vendors for COVID-19 Communications

4/10/2020 Updates Include:

  • Status of COVID-19
  • Extended Stay at Homer Order
  • Work protections
  • Making Recommendations in Childcare
  • Funding Grants
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April 13, 2020: Process Chart for CARES Act

A process flow chart to work through the CARES Act: Does Pandemic Relief Impact Me As A Refugee?

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April 10, 2020: Community Face Masks Collection

As the demands from our non-medical essential service staff and volunteers continue to increase, government and healthcare partners have come together to help collect and distribute masks to organizations in need.

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April 07, 2020: Nonprofits needs townhalls with MN Gov. Leaders

There will be two Town Halls with House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler and Senate HHS Chair and Deputy Majority Leader Michelle Benson on issues facing non-profits Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

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April 07, 2020: City COVID19 Information Sources in Khmer

Rochester Cambodian Association's Kim Sin has arranged to have a number of City of Rochester PSAs into Khmer. 

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April 02, 2020: Resilient Option - finding strength and connection

Living with angry brains The next few weeks will challenge your emotional and social skills.

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Community Anchor Participation: CNG

 

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Impacts

The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Children & Youth ; Health ; Pandemic

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DMC Impact:

Community Health Impact area: Comprehensive ; Diabetes ; Mental Health ; Obesity ; Substance Use ; Vaccine Preventable Diseases

 


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Potential Collaborators

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Organization Life Cycle Assessment (Pause, Startup, Steady, Isolated Impact, Collective Impact  Unknown)

Collective Impact

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  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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