COVID-19 Resource Hub
If you're interested in a COVID-19 vaccine or looking for a COVID-19 test, please schedule an appointment.
Please note: COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available at this time.
Grand Itasca is currently offering vaccines to everyone over the age of 12.
Please note: COVID-19 testing is available 7 days/week, but appointments are required.
Grand Itasca is offering testing to all symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested.
Symptoms common with COVID-19 include:
Fever or chills
Cough (new or worsened)
Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
New muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
New and unexplained nausea or vomiting (throwing up)
Diarrhea (loose stools)
New and unexplained feeling of being tired or weak
Most people with COVID-19 experience a mild illness and will recover at home. Our care team will evaluate your symptoms and provide you with a care plan.
If you are experiencing severe respiratory symptoms or any other emergency, please do not delay care. We are prepared to care for you safely. However, if possible, we ask you to call our main line at 218-326-3401 in advance, so we can be prepared for your arrival.
Due to the spread of COVID-19 in Itasca County, we have taken additional steps to ensure the health of our patients, including limiting visitors in our buildings.
Here are our current visitor restrictions:
- One (1) visitor is allowed for adult patients in the hospital, surgery, emergency department, intensive care, clinic and infusion patients.
- Two (2) visitors are allowed for labor & delivery patients.
- Two (2) visitors are allowed for pediatric patients in the emergency room and clinic.
- Two (2) visitors are allowed for patients in end-of-life care.
- No (0) visitors are allowed for COVID-positive or COVID-suspected patients.
Other important notes about visiting a loved one at Grand Itasca:
- People who are sick or showing symptoms of COVID-19 are not allowed to visit patients. Those with a history of COVID-19 can visit if they pass screening criteria.
- All visitors must be 12 years or older and high-risk individuals are discouraged from coming on site.
- All visitors are to remain in patient rooms with masks on during the duration of their visit.
- The cafeteria is closed to visitors. Please plan accordingly.
- Visitors will be screened at the front entrance between the hours of 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM with unrestricted visiting hours.
If you have any questions about whether you should visit, please call us at 218-326-3401. All approved visitors will be screened before entry, each time they visit.
During this time, we encourage alternate means for visiting with loved ones, such as video chat or phone calls. Flower deliveries can also be accepted. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
The most important thing you can do right now to help in the fight against COVID-19 is to follow these steps:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, after coughing or sneezing, or before eating. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve and throw used tissues in the trash right away.
- Stay home if you have cold or flu-like symptoms and avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Wear a homemade mask when you must go out in public, including if you come to Grand Itasca for care.