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COVID-19 Updates

Please see the letters attached below for the most recent updates from Bishop Kettler regarding lifting COVID 19 related restrictions. As noted in the letter dated 5-14-21, all individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are no longer required to wear a mask for parish indoor events/gatherings, including Mass, effective immediately. Those who aren’t vaccinated are strongly encouraged to continue wearing masks indoors for their safety and the safety of others in line with the CDC and state guidance.

Benton-Stearns COVID-19 hotline

This hotline is available to answer any question residents may have- from questions about symptoms and testing, to questions about making a donation or what government services are available.

More local information can be found at:

Benton-Stearns hotline is staffed 8:30am-4:30pm

Monday-Friday: 320-656-6625 or toll free at 877-782-5683


The MN Department of Health also has a hotline which is staffed 7am-7pm, 7 days a week: 651- 201-3920 or toll free 800-657-3903

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