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Minneapolis-St. Paul Quarantine Station


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) operates a quarantine station in Minneapolis. The station’s jurisdiction includes all U.S.-Canada land border crossings in North Dakota and Minnesota and all ports in Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota.

Quarantine Station Activities

  • Respond to reports of illness or death on airplanes, maritime vessels (cargo), and other conveyances at international ports of entry within jurisdiction, including the water port of Duluth, Minnesota.
  • Partner with other federal agencies, local and state health departments, private medical providers, and hospitals in preparedness activities related to quarantine and isolation at U.S. ports of entry.
  • Review medical records of migrants who will reside permanently in the United States. Notify state and local health departments of any migrants with specific medical conditions.
  • Screen and enforce entry requirements for animals, etiologic agents, and vectors of public health significance.
  • Establish planning logistics, along with public health partners, for emergency public health and bioterrorism response.
  • Participate in Minnesota health committees: Refugee Health, Tuberculosis Advisory, and Pest Risk Assessment.

Ports of Entry Statistics 2009

Major Airport Arrivals

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Total arriving international passengers: 975,663

Land Border Crossings

Minnesota/North Dakota
Total land border crossings: 3,932,661

Contact Information

(612) 725-3005 24-hour access

On call: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Office Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m CT

CDC Minneapolis-St. Paul Quarantine Station

4300 Glumack Drive, Suite G-2256
St. Paul, MN 55111

Fax: (612) 725-3006