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Please do not call Law Enforcement for non-emergency COVID-19 Information


March 27, 2020

Good Morning Media Partners in the Greater Bemidji Area,

The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office Emergency Communications Center has been processing numerous non-emergency calls from the public with questions regarding COVID-19 and what permissible activity is under the latest Governor's Executive Order. Please relay to the public NOT to call the Emergency Communications Center with inquiries on what people can and cannot do, but rather view information available at numerous websites including: the Beltrami County Webiste click on COVID-19 Response Hub, the Minnesota Department of Health website, or the State of Minnesota website at which lists an extensive list of essential workers and permissible activity.

Law Enforcement is NOT issuing permission passes for people to travel. There have been requests for that today. There are considerable permissible reasons to travel, please review the websites and news releases.

If people want to inquire if their job is classified as essential, they can email:

Additionally, if you get questions... the MDH website provides accurate information for the status of COVID-19 in Minnesota. There was a reporting anomaly with the delivery of information to MDH. The confirmed case announced in Beltrami County yesterday will not be reflected in the update being posted today (3/26/2020), it will likely be on there tomorrow.

If people do not have access to the internet and want more information on COVID-19, the MDH COVID-19 Health Questions hotline is 1-800-657-3903.


-Chris S. Muller


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