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COVID-19 Impact Study Olmsted County, MN

In early 2021, Olmsted County Public Health Services partnered with Mayo Clinic and the Community Health Assessment and Planning (CHAP) process to administer both mailed and convenience COVID-19 Impact Survey questionnaires. The goal of the survey was to assess the impacts of COVID-19, with a focus on the three previously identified Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) priorities of financial stress, mental health, and substance use. The Olmsted County COVID-19 Impact survey provides a glimpse of the toll that the pandemic has taken on our community. Much like the entire nation, more adults are reporting being financially stressed and having poor mental health. Here in Olmsted County, we see these changes connected to an increase in substance use. Additionally, the survey data provides insight into disparities that have been exacerbated by the pandemic. This glimpse should be used in accompaniment with community experience and data to best identify steps in recovery.

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Project Information

About the project


Lead Organization: Olmsted County Public Health Services; Mayo Clinic

Contact: Derrick Fritz ; Email: ; Phone: 507.990.4969

Known/Likely Collaborators: Mayo Clinic ; Olmsted County Public Health Services ; Olmsted Medical Center

Potential Collaborators: Community Mobilization Resource Coalition (CMRC)

Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive) 

Available Phase

Project Type

  Special; No  


PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Health, Pandemic, TBD

Level 2:

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Related Projects

Olmsted County Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP)



Detailed Description


Covid Impact Survey Report





COVID-19 Related Events => LINK

Key Beam Reports on:

Health, Pandemic, TBD  
September 14, 2021: Olmsted County Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP)

Status reports: September 2021, March 2021 from CHAP quarterly meetings

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September 10, 2021: Age-Friendly Olmsted County (AFOC) Meetings Log

9/10/2021 message from Dave Beal, August 2021 kickoff and inventory meeting

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September 09, 2021: Racism and the Economy -- Federal Reserve Series

Understanding the implications of structural racism in America's economy. 

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August 20, 2021: Press Release: $ 1M grant from HRSA

"The Diversity Council, a nonprofit based in Rochester MN, has received $1 million in grant funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through its “Local Community-Based Workforce to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Access” Initiative for Covid-19 Vaccine promotion and awareness."

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June 27, 2021: AARP Age Friendly Community

(1) 2021-06-27 Status Community Report;  (2) 2020-01-15:Olmsted County joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.


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June 17, 2021: Sustainable, Resilient Rochester

Sustainability Task Force: Presentations to CMRC, Housing and Feedback from survey and action plan

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February 20, 2021: CHAP Covid Survey

  Olmsted County Community Health Assessment & Planning (CHAP) Covid Impact Survey

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January 14, 2021: 2021 - 2023 Community Health Improvement Plan Document and Sections

Coalition of Community Health Improvement (CHIP) releasing 2021-2023 health improvement plan. 

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December 10, 2020: Co-designing of Discovery Walk Concept

Summary of Co-design of Discovery Walk and Codify the co-design process. 

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November 20, 2020: DMC Transportation Plan - Circular

DMC EDA Webinar October, 2020 and DMCC Board Voted in favor of staff recommendations 2019

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November 19, 2020: Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan 5 Year Update

November Newsletter, 5 Year Plan Update draft, webinars on land investments, DMC status and Covid impacts. Reminder to comment on 5 year plan update 

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May 11, 2020: Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce - back to work info series

Topics include: 5 Steps to Reopening your business safely, Liability Concerns for Reopening Your Business

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May 09, 2020: look at DMC


Beam up some questions and suggestions on DMC going forward in the COVID-19 era. 

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Last modified by support on 2021/09/05
Created by support on 2021/07/02




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