Mayo Clinic: 'We are well-prepared to meet the needs of our patients and communities'

Mayo Clinic sent a letter to its patients outlining how it is handling the Coronavirus.

Posted: Mar 16, 2020 2:13 PM

Below is a message Mayo Clinic sent its patients:

Thank you for trusting Mayo Clinic with your health care. Your trust is important to us.

We are all aware of the public health concerns due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease or COVID-19. COVID-19 is a newly identified respiratory virus that can spread easily. It shares several symptoms with influenza, but is treated differently.

We understand you may be worried, perhaps frightened, about COVID-19. Mayo Clinic is leading efforts to address this public health concern. We are well-prepared to meet the needs of our patients and communities. If you are scheduled for or need a Mayo Clinic appointment, hospital procedure or surgery, our facilities are safe, and we are available to serve your needs.

We are proud to be at the forefront of developing ways to identify COVID-19 for our patients as well as patients across the country. Our researchers and doctors have developed a COVID-19 diagnostic test that we will use to determine if patients have this virus. This work reflects our commitment to patient-centered care.

If you experience COVID-19 symptoms — fever, cough or shortness of breath — contact your regular provider before you arrive to determine if you should be seen. If you receive ongoing care at Mayo Clinic and are within driving distance of one of our locations, you should request an appointment through Patient Online Services or by calling the Mayo Clinic appointment office at your location. As always, we will treat your concerns with respect and ensure that you receive the best care in the safest way possible.

Remember to take steps to keep yourself healthy: Wash your hands; avoid touching your face; and practice appropriate self-care, including staying home when you are sick.

Our mission is to care for you and your family members. At Mayo Clinic, the needs of our patients come first. We are committed to meet your needs throughout the current situation and beyond.

Please rely on us for information about COVID-19. Visit the Mayo Clinic News Network for current, accurate information. Partner with us to stay safe, healthy and informed.

Thank you for choosing Mayo Clinic for your health care.

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 547101

Reported Deaths: 7056
CountyCasesDeaths
Hennepin1139831672
Ramsey47188850
Dakota41764418
Anoka37816415
Washington24550273
Stearns20738218
St. Louis16572296
Scott15682117
Wright14561125
Olmsted1264796
Sherburne1037380
Carver964944
Clay773889
Rice7506101
Blue Earth687340
Kandiyohi622679
Crow Wing603586
Chisago541549
Otter Tail537473
Benton524597
Mower448632
Douglas437270
Winona436649
Goodhue435371
Nobles397848
Morrison389159
McLeod385754
Beltrami369257
Isanti367559
Itasca362552
Polk359866
Steele354614
Becker349348
Lyon345048
Carlton325352
Freeborn323629
Pine307521
Nicollet303242
Brown292239
Mille Lacs274849
Le Sueur267622
Todd266430
Cass245926
Meeker230337
Waseca228720
Martin210729
Wabasha19903
Roseau194818
Hubbard169241
Dodge16914
Renville169143
Redwood164835
Houston162014
Cottonwood154120
Fillmore15109
Pennington149019
Chippewa144236
Faribault142419
Wadena142021
Sibley134010
Aitkin127536
Kanabec126821
Watonwan12509
Rock121818
Jackson115410
Yellow Medicine109819
Pipestone108825
Murray10189
Pope9946
Swift98018
Marshall84717
Stevens79910
Lake77919
Koochiching76412
Wilkin76312
Clearwater76114
Lac qui Parle73422
Big Stone5564
Lincoln5562
Grant5428
Norman5169
Mahnomen4898
Unassigned48278
Kittson46122
Red Lake3827
Traverse3595
Lake of the Woods2983
Cook1440

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 356437

Reported Deaths: 5797
CountyCasesDeaths
Polk55735598
Linn20229329
Scott18871234
Black Hawk15498306
Woodbury14858219
Johnson1395580
Dubuque13097202
Dallas1086796
Pottawattamie10668160
Story1027747
Warren552386
Clinton535489
Cerro Gordo520486
Webster507691
Sioux504873
Marshall476674
Muscatine456896
Des Moines440465
Wapello4250120
Buena Vista421440
Jasper407370
Plymouth395979
Lee367255
Marion354275
Jones292755
Henry286037
Bremer278560
Carroll278550
Crawford261739
Boone257231
Benton249555
Washington249149
Dickinson240443
Mahaska223849
Jackson217842
Kossuth212362
Clay209325
Tama206571
Delaware202039
Winneshiek193733
Page190320
Buchanan188131
Cedar183123
Fayette182841
Hardin179242
Wright179135
Hamilton177749
Harrison175273
Clayton166455
Butler162334
Mills158120
Cherokee156638
Floyd155042
Lyon154041
Madison153019
Poweshiek152333
Allamakee149051
Iowa145124
Hancock143334
Winnebago135731
Grundy135032
Cass134454
Calhoun133011
Jefferson130535
Emmet128240
Shelby127137
Sac126619
Appanoose126547
Louisa126349
Mitchell125241
Union123932
Chickasaw122515
Humboldt118026
Guthrie117328
Franklin112521
Palo Alto110121
Howard102622
Unassigned10010
Montgomery100037
Clarke98023
Keokuk94330
Monroe93428
Ida89233
Adair84232
Pocahontas83221
Monona80930
Davis79924
Greene76410
Lucas74922
Osceola74716
Worth7058
Taylor65112
Fremont61210
Decatur5899
Van Buren55518
Ringgold53522
Wayne51923
Audubon4949
Adams3274
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