Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

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Your local guide to staying healthy and informed during the coronavirus pandemic

We're here for you, today and every day

No matter what’s going on around us, you're the reason we're here. We want you to know that taking care of your health is as important now as it ever was. We are here to support and guide you along the way. 

COVID-19 testing

(as of 9/29/20)

To assess your situation and see if testing is the right option for you, schedule a virtual or in-person visit with a primary care provider.

Virtual care:

In-person visit:

Our Safe Care Commitment

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With our enhanced precautions and virtual care options, take comfort in knowing that we’re ready to safely care for you whenever you need us. Learn more about what we're doing to keep you safe.

Do You Have COVID-19, Influenza, or a Cold?

Respiratory illnesses like COVID-19, influenza (flu) and the common cold, are spread by:

  • droplets released into the air by coughing or sneezing
  • having unclean hands and touching your face, mouth, eyes or nose

COVID-19 symptoms can include fever, cough and shortness of breath. They can be similar to other illnesses such as influenza or a cold. Use the chart below to help you tell the difference.

cold vs COVID vs flu side by side comparison chart

View the "Do You Have COVID-19, Influenza or a Cold" graphic in an alternative format.

To view all your options—virtual care, in-person care, online screenings and more—go to get care now.

Managing your stress and anxiety

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing stress and anxiety for many. However, there are things you can do to help care for yourself during this time.

When to get help

Talk with your health care provider if stress or anxiety interfere with your everyday life or if you are having physical problems.

The latest COVID-19 news

To get more news from Allina Health providers about COVID-19 and other health care topics, go to our Allina Health in the News blog.

How to Wear a Fabric Mask Safely

Watch this video on mask-wearing best practices. You will learn how to keep yourself healthy while doing your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Explore other COVID-19 videos.