Local, State & National Resources
- ***Ramsey County COVID-19 Resources and Assistance (PDF) in multiple languages format.
- Find the latest Ramsey County data about COVID-19 through a new digital dashboard with detailed demographic information on a range of data. The dashboard lists the number of COVID-19 cases by city.
- TechPak Initiative Pilot Launch - TechPak is a partnership between Tech Dump, Literacy Minnesota, Saint Paul Public Library and Ramsey County to bring computer, internet and digital literacy training into the homes of Ramsey County residents who have experienced economic impacts due to COVID 19. Apply by August 13.
- Impacts on services
- Ramsey County’s Customer Contact Center is available from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday at 651-266-8500 as a one-stop option for directing and resolving questions.
- Courthouse drop box now accepting city and court documents. Six secure document boxes are available at locations across the county for residents to drop off documents related to all service types.
- Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office COVID-19 Help Team
- The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office has formed a COVID-19 "Help Team" that will assist those in the community who are most at risk and vulnerable during this time. Help team functions will include the pick-up and delivery of essential items, coordination of the donated items and referrals to other organizations and services. For help, call or text 651-448-3874 or email for assistance Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Always call 9-1-1 for emergencies.
- Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor- View recent executive orders.
- State of the State Address April 5, 2020
- Governor’s Dashboard - COVID-19 dashboard that tracks the virus in Minnesota and provides the latest data on available ventilators, ICU beds, personal protective equipment (PPE), and testing. The website also contains links to a number of important resources for Minnesotans: employer and employee support, housing, child care, and much more.
Minnesota State Legislature
View Information for employers, workers and businesses related to unemployment insurance, loans and more.
- Find information on robocalls and scams, how to get help paying your energy bills, important information on lowering your health costs related to COVID-19 and more.
Unemployment and Employment Resources
- Apply for Unemployment Insurance
- Federal CARES Act authorizes additional $600 for unemployment compensation
- Ramsey County Employment Assistance
- Free employment services are available to all Ramsey County residents through our Workforce Solutions department and service partner, Career Force
Many Minnesotans who need health care coverage can apply for Medical Assistance and Minnesota Care at any time through MN sure or by calling 855-366-7873. Individuals who are 65 years or older, blind or have a disability and need Medical Assistance must submit a paper application through their county or tribal agency.
Local Food and Meal Resources
Meals are available for students who need breakfast or lunch.
Area food shelves are available. Check websites for hours and locations.
- Ralph Reeder Food Shelf
- White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf
- Keystone Community Services
- Centennial Community Food Shelter
Mental Health Resources
Ramsey County’s mental health crisis lines continue to be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When you find yourself or a loved one in the midst of a crisis, call: Adult Mental Health Crisis Line: 651-266-7900. Children’s Mental Health Crisis Line: 651-266-7878.
Emergency benefits are available to veterans experiencing housing or financial crisis as a result of COVID-19? Call 651-266-2545 to learn more.
Ramsey County veterans who have experienced negative financial impacts as a result of COVID-19 can apply for a one-time financial relief grant of $1,000 funded by the Minnesota Legislature. View relief grant information.
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has announced $6.2 million in COVID-19 grants are available.
Volunteer and Donation Information
Ramsey County is soliciting donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Donations will be used by staff in Public Health, Social Services, Correctional Health and other areas that work directly with the public and with vulnerable populations in particular. The donations will supplement the county’s existing supplies which are limited.
The drop-off site is located on the county’s Public Works campus at:1425 Paul Kirkwold Drive, Arden Hills, MN 55112
NOTE: donations of any homemade face coverings should accord with current from the Minnesota Department of Health.
If you are interested in volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic, the following organizations have information on local and remote opportunities.
The Minnesota Department of Human Rights has launched a discrimination hotline to reinforce the state’s efforts to protect the civil rights of Minnesotans during the pandemic. Anyone that experiences or witnesses acts of discrimination can call 833-454-0148 or complete an online form to report incidents.