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National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 Information

State Resources

Minnesota Department of Public Health: Coronavirus Information

Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor

Minnesota State Legislature

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

View Information for employers, workers and businesses related to unemployment insurance, loans and more.

Minnesota Department of Commerce: Commerce COVID-19 Updates

  • Find information on fraud and scams, how to get help paying your energy bills, important information on lowering your health costs related to COVID-19, and more.

Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program

Health Insurance

  • Minnesota Health Plans to Waive COVID-19 Health Related Expenses 
  • 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.

Report Discrimination

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.

Local Resources

Ramsey County: COVID-19 Information

  • ***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.
  • Coronavirus Impacts on County Services
  • Ramsey County’s Customer Contact Center is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday at 651-266-8500 as a one-stop option for directing and resolving questions.
  • Courthouse drop boxes are 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.
  • For information on COVID-19 Testing Sites, please visit the County's website.

Ramsey County Employment Assistance

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.

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.

Veterans Services

  • 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

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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.

Volunteers
If you are interested in volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic, the following organizations have information on local and remote opportunities.