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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Local, State, National, and Hennepin Healthcare                              COVID-19 Resources

This resource page will be continuously updated as new information is received and additional resources become available. Check back for updates or follow us on social media or our Here for Life blog.

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Minnesota Department of Health

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)

MDH COVID-19 Helpline:  651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504 M-F, 9 am to 4 pm

Information about COVID-19 outbreak in Minnesota, with daily status updates and information about prevention, spread, what to do if you think you have COVID-19, and more.

When to Wear a Mask

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Race and Ethnicity
Confirmed COVID-19 Deaths by Race and Ethnicity

COVID-19 Overview Sheet

Centers for Disease Control

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

The National Centers for Disease Control website has a lot of great resources about symptoms, testing, prevention, daily life and coping, and much more. 

Symptoms

Testing

Prevent Getting Sick

If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone

Daily Life & Coping

Videos:

10 Things You Can Do to Manage COVID-19 at Home 

Are You at Higher Risk for Severe Illness? 

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Multilingual Resources

Resources in Spanish, Somali, Hmong, ASL, and other languages from local and national resources.

Food Resources

Visit our Food Resources page for more information on where to find food and food access support.

Meals for Kids During COVID-19 Closings an interactive map where you can search for places to find meals for kids

Additional Resources

Basic Needs Overview Sheet

A collection of basic resources for food, housing, employment, and other services available throughout the Twin Cities in a printable PDF.

Basic Needs Overview Sheet (English)

Ayuda Para Las Necesidades Básicas (Español)

Caawinta Baahida Asaagia Ah (Soomaali)

Mental Health Resources

Minnesota Warmline: call 877-404-3190 or text "Support" to 85511 

The Minnesota Warmline can assist anyone who is struggling with anxiety, loneliness, and social isolation, especially during this challenging time.

Available Monday-Saturday from 5-10 pm.

NAMI Minnesota Mental Health Resources for COVID-19

Resources from the National Alliance for Mental Health of Minnesota

“CONNECT” Initiative to Fight Social Isolation

An initiative aimed at fighting the social isolation many people in Minnesota are feeling as a result of social distancing/COVID-19. The CONNECT initiative provides social connections by phone between volunteers and people who may be struggling with social isolation, loneliness, stress, anxiety or worry during the social distancing related to COVID-19.

Anyone in Minnesota can sign up to receive phone calls from Mental Health Minnesota volunteers at www.mentalhealthmn.org.

Those interested in serving as volunteers can also sign up on the website.

Coping with Stress During COVID-19 a handout developed by our mental health professionals with behavior tips to help relieve stress. 

Domestic Violence Help

If you’re being hurt or feel unsafe, call for help. Our HART team is still here to support you. 

Information for People Living with HIV

COVID-19 Information for Persons Living with HIV in Minnesota
MATEC (Midwest AIDS Training & Education Center- Minnesota and Iowa site) has developed a resource for people living with HIV that addresses COVID-19 related health concerns. It includes advice from the CDC and other reputable sources on how to reduce the risk of acquisition and more severe complications of the virus. It also has suggestions from local HIV doctors and nurses in Minnesota, and Minnesota-specific information (such as local AIDS Service Organizations) is also linked in this resource. It will be updated frequently, so please continue to use the link to access the most up-to-date information.

Community Settings, Group Living, and Group Gatherings

Unemployment Help

Visit the State of Minnesota website at uimn.org. Click on “Applicant”.  Support in Spanish, Somali, and Hmong. Because of the COVID-19 virus, Minnesota has aid to help people that have:

  • Lost their jobs
  • Put on furlough
  • Work less hours

Legal Help

Visit https://www.lawhelpmn.org.

Support in Spanish, Hmong and Somali. They can help with questions about renters' rights, homeowners' rights, or immigration.

Health Care Costs & Coverage

Resources to Find Low-Cost Health Care or Get Health Insurance (MDH) Information on where to find low-cost healthcare, health insurance, and additional health services. Available in multiple languages. 

Local Resources

Hennepin County Community Resources

Information on food shelves and meals, financial assistance, mental health, domestic violence and housing and utilities for Hennepin County residents

City of Minneapolis Resources

Resources for residents in the City of Minneapolis

Housing - support and information related to housing needs during the COVID-19 outbreak. Per MN Executive Order 20-10 evictions and writs of recovery are suspended during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency.  

Gap Funds for Housing: information about financial support/gap funds to support renters, families, and businesses. Information is available in multiple languages. 

Community Resources - resources about job loss, housing, health, food, internet, schools and childcare, and information for immigrants, refugees, and senior citizens. 

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