The Minnesota Department of Health has launched an Ebola Information Line as a service to state residents with questions and concerns about the virus and related protections against the disease.

Officials say the hotline will provide Minnesotans with a reliable point of contact for information about Ebola. The hotline will operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The toll-free number is 800-657-3903.

The purpose of the information line is to provide an easy, reliable source of Ebola information to Minnesota residents. Information about Ebola is available also on the Minnesota Department of Health website at http://www.health.state.mn.us/index.html.