Published on March 20, 2020

Update on COVID-19 Cases Tested at Altru

Altru has received notification from the North Dakota Department of Health of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in our region. The Ramsey County patient is receiving care at home. While this is not cause for panic, it is a reminder that everyone has a role to play in keeping our families and friends healthy and safe. Now is the time to be extra-vigilant about hand washing, avoiding touching your mouth, nose and eyes with unwashed hands, covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow and staying home when you are ill. If patients who test positive for coronavirus do require hospital care in the future, Altru team members are well prepared to care for them.

About Altru Health System

Rated the number one hospital in North Dakota in 2019 by U.S. News and World Report, Altru Health System is now in its second century of serving the communities of northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Altru Health System is a physician-led, multispecialty group practice with an acute care hospital, Level II trauma center, specialty hospital, more than two dozen Grand Forks and regional practice locations, and a large home care network. As the region’s largest private employer, Altru Health System employs more than 300 physicians and advanced practice providers and 3,800 staff. Altru Health System was the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, extending Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to the patients we serve. For more information, visit altru.org.