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FDL Human Services COVID-19 Updates

This page will be used by the FDL Human Services Division to post updates for community members during the COVID 19 pandemic. Additional resources are linked below.

U.S. CDC website - COVID-19 information; symptoms, treatment, etc.

Minnesota Dept. of Health website - COVID-19 situation update page.

FDL Human Services Division Facebook Page

Fond du Lac Band Facebook Page

Current Updates

FDL Pharmacies Expanding Curbside Pickup Hours: The Pharmacies at MNAW, CAIR, and Mashkiki Waakaaigan have expanded their curbside pickup hours. Click here for full details.
Car Seat Clinics: Clinics are back and will be held on the same days as usual, but times and locations have changed. Also, clinics will be held by appointment only, and have other COVID related safety measures in place. Click here to see the 2020 schedule.
FDL Dental Soft Opening: The HSD Dental Department has had as soft opening as of June 3rd. Click here for full details and safety procedures.
Expanded and updated COVID-19 testing update: On May 19, 2020 Fond du Lac Human Services made the decision to stop the use of the Abbott ID NOW point-of-care COVID-19 testing due to concerns about the accuracy of results. As discussed, we continued to evaluate the machine’s test result accuracy from new evidence and research and feel confident in resuming this as a test option here at Fond du Lac. Abbott ID NOW is a point-of-care test that provides us test results within 20-minutes (Min No Aya Win only). Mayo Clinic Laboratory is our second testing and they provide us test results in 1-5 days and is being done at each clinic site. Both of these testing methods have been authorized for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use during this public health emergency under their Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) authority. The medical care we provide to the Fond du Lac Community is our highest priority and we will continue to evaluate all testing options during this time. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 please contact our triage team at 218-878-2120 or after hours at 218-879-1227 to talk with the on-call physician. Christine Davis, FNP Medical Clinic Coordinator.
COVID-19 Testing Update from MN Dept. of Health: We recommend that any Minnesotan who has attended a protest, vigil, or community clean-up get tested for COVID-19. If you start to feel sick, get tested right away. If you do not feel sick, try to get tested 5-7 days after the event. If the test is negative and you are worried you might have been exposed, get another test 12-14 days after the event, even if you do not feel sick. Talk to a doctor, local clinic, or find a testing location near you: Click here
Fond du Lac Social Services is here to support the Community, and reminds us to Love Your Family, Praise Your Child!
Fond du Lac Human Services has produced a video PSA about how to safely administer CPR to an adult or child/infant with COVID-19. Click here to see the video.
Curbside testing for COVID-19 has started at Min No Aya Win for symptomatic patients! This is by appointment only. Please call (218) 878-2120 to schedule a visit with a medical provider if you are experiencing symptoms. We are offering a variety of visit types including: video visits, telephone visits, and limited in-office visits.
FDL Human Services Essential Services Update: The Human Services Division has issued updated flyers of Essential Services they will provide the community, by department. Click here to see the flyers in a multi-page document.
COVID-19 TESTING AVAILABLE – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Starting April 28, 2020, FDL Human Services will be offering COVID-19 curbside testing at Min No Aya Win Human Services Center. Because of the limited number of tests available, we are unable to provide universal screening at this time. Testing will be limited to those who are experiencing symptoms and who have had a telehealth visit with their Fond du Lac medical provider. Testing will be by appointment only. Please contact our triage staff at (218) 878-2120 to schedule a visit with your medical provider if you are experiencing symptoms.
Move Your Way! Physical activity will help you stay healthy! Click here for full details.
Telehealth and Telephone visits are now available! Click here for full details.
Due to new recommendations from the CDC, additional cloth face masks are needed for Fond du Lac Human Services Division staff to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Adult sizes (large and medium) with elastic around the ears are preferred. If you’re not using elastic, the cording needs to 40” with a toggle. Please remember to wash the fabric prior to constructing the mask, this will help keep them true to size. As a reminder, fabric masks are NOT being used IN PLACE of N95s or surgical masks; they are also being used as covers over existing masks to help extend the life of the N95s and surgical masks we are currently using. Face masks can be delivered to Min No Aya Win Clinic at 927 Trettel Lane, Cloquet Minnesota inside the main entrance from 10:00AM- 3:00PM, Monday-Friday and will be distributed other Human Services Division sites as needed. Please see instructions by clicking here.
April 1 Notice: The Human Services Division has promoted social distancing within the Fond du Lac Community for the past several weeks. Unfortunately, we still need to continue to do our part to “flatten the curve” on COVID-19. As of today, all Human Services Division Community Events are CANCELLED until June 30, 2020. This includes the Annual Health Fair scheduled for June 11, 2020 at the FDL Ojibwe School. Please know the division understands how important these events are to the community and we look forward to resuming our events in the future. Thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times.
March 25 COVID-19 Testing Guidelines: Fond du Lac Human Services Division would like to pass along the following message from the Minnesota Department of Health: Most cases of COVID-19 are mild with symptoms like fever and coughing. If you have symptoms and can manage them at home, you don’t need to seek health care or be tested for COVID-19. We are currently prioritizing testing for health care workers (or their ill household contacts), people who are hospitalized, and people living in congregate settings (i.e. Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities). If you are sick with respiratory symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, etc.) stay home for at least 7 days, and for 3 days with no fever or improvement of other symptoms, whichever is longer. If you know you were exposed to COVID-19 and feel healthy, stay home for 14 days. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. If your symptoms worsen, please call your health care provider before seeking in-person care, and as always please remember to wash your hands, cover your cough, and stay home if you are sick!
March 23 HSD UPDATE: In an attempt to reduce traffic within the Human Services Division, beginning tomorrow 3/24/20, our office hours will be limited to 9:00AM to 3:00 PM. NO WALK-IN APPOINTMENTS will be allowed. Patients will only be seen for scheduled appointments. Guests will not be allowed to accompany patients to appointments unless medically necessary. CHRs will continue to deliver medications as they have previously.
Appointments are limited to the following appointment types:
  • Acute/urgent medical appointments (218) 879-1227
  • Emergency dental care (218) 879-1227
If you are in crisis and need urgent assistance please call:
  • Social Services (218) 878-2145
  • Substance Use Disorder Services (218) 878-3858
  • Behavioral Health: MNAW (218) 878-3729 | CAIR (218) 279-4104
March 19: At this time FDL Human Services is not supplying items such as gloves, masks, and toothbrushes for patient use at home. We will continue to use personal protective equipment within the Human Services Division as recommended by the CDC.