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Covid 19


CDC Situation Updates

New COVID-19 modeling: Social distancing is working in MN — but only if we keep it up

Apply for Unemployment Insurance

see if you qualify for SNAP: Online screening tool

For Kids

Rent and Mortgage:

  • Inquilinos Unidos (Spanish & English): Letter template to give your landlord if you can't pay rent (4/1/20)

  • Home Line MN: Free legal helpline for renters…Call 612-728-5767 (English) or 612-255-8870 (Español) (4/1/20)

  • City of Minneapolis: Gap funding plan details (4/16/20)

  • Law Help MN: FAQs on renter's rights during COVID-19 (English and

  • Spanish) (4/1/20)

  • Just Shelter: Strategic and legal community resources (4/16/20)

  • Mental Health: If you’re worried about a loved one, or if you want someone to talk to, know you can reach out. We have a website with mental health resources. You’re not alone in this challenge.

  • Child Care: We understand that the COVID-19 has disrupted child care plans for many families. The child care landscape has been greatly impacted by this pandemic. Find resources and information for child care providers and families here. 

  • Housing: We created this webpage to provide a centralized location for all Minnesota Housing updates and information related to COVID-19.

  • Emergency food support: Due to COVID-19 pandemic, many Minnesota families face difficult times. It may be hard to pay bills and find food to stay healthy. If you or someone you know has been laid off from work or seen work hours cut, help may be available. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can help you buy food while budgets are tight.

  • Employment & Small Business

  • MN Unemployment Insurance: Step-by-step COVID-19 unemployment benefits application (3/17/20)

  • Lake Street Council: Resources for (small) businesses during COVID-19 (4/1/20)

  • Small Business Administration (SBA): Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources (4/16/20)

  • WCCO: Companies that are hiring during COVID-19 (4/10/20)

  • MN DHS: Online board that helps workers and people with disabilities find each other: visit (5/5/20)

  • Health Insurance

  • MNsure’s special enrollment period (SEP) in response to the coronavirus health emergency ended April 21. However, there are still opportunities to enroll in coverage for those who have lost or will lose their employer-sponsored health insurance or experience another qualifying life event. Minnesotans who fall into certain income guidelines can apply for low- or no-cost coverage through the state at any time.

  • Free help:

  • MNsure-certified navigators and brokers are available by phone.

  • Call the MNsure Contact Center at 651-539-2099 (855-366-7873 outside the Twin Cities). Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Open until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21.

  • If you qualify for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare, or are a member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe, you can enroll through MNsure at any time of the year.

  • If you are a currently enrolled in MNsure, you must have a qualifying life event to change plans.

  • (updated 5/1/20)

  • Legal Aid: Health Insurance Fact Sheet (Multiple Languages) (3/17/20)

  • Spanish-Language

  • City of Minneapolis: Minneapolis crea un fondo COVID-19 de $5M para residentes indocumentados (4/5/20)

  • MN Council on Latino Affairs: Lista curada de recursos COVID-19 en español (4/16/20)

  • Departamento de Salud de Minnesota: Información en Español (4/16/20)

  • Recursos para personas indocumentadas en Minnesota (4/16/20)

  • Utilities

  • (All updated 4/16/20 unless otherwise noted).

  • Xcel Energy will not disconnect service due to late payments: Call 1-800-895-4999 to arrange a payment plan

  • CenturyLink– Will waive late fees and will not disconnect service for 60 days due to COVID-19 financial circumstances

  • Comcast Internet Essentials– Families with students call 1-855-846-8376 for free internet during COVID-19.

  • Comcast Xfinity–WiFi hotspots available to anyone who needs them for free, including non-Xfinity subscribers. Simply view available networks, select the “xfinitywifi” network name and launch a browser

  • Spectrum - Free broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college

  • T-Mobile - Current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers will have unlimited smartphone data for 60 days

  • AT&T - Waiving late fees and will not terminate service because of inability to pay due to COVID-19; Public Wi-Fi hotspots open. Contact 1-800-288-2020 if you are unable to pay your bill

  • Verizon - Waiving late fees and will not terminate service because of inability to pay due to COVID-19

  • Internet options for students with low incomes

  • Legal

  • Law Help MN: Legal self-help library (3/21/20)

  • Law Help MN: Updates on Court Changes for Housing, Family, and OFP Cases During COVID-19 (3/24/20)

  • Everyone can work to reduce the spread of COVID-19

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or sleeve, or a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands afterwards.

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom or before eating. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

  • Avoid touching your face – especially your eyes, nose and mouth – with unwashed hands.

  • Stay home if you have cold- or flu-like symptoms, for seven days after your illness onset and three days after your fever resolves without fever reducing medicine (whichever is longer), and avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Up-to-date guidance from the Department of Health on recommended community mitigation strategies can be found here.


  • Here is a link below for the Top 15 Educational TV Shows for kids


  • Crisis Intervention Center

  • Hennepin County Medical Center

    24 hours / 7 days

    Suicide Hotline
    (612) 873-2222

    Crisis Referral Line
    (612) 873-3161 


    For Twin Cities Metro Area for Residents Only

    24-hour Crisis Counseling

    Crisis Connection 

    24 hours / 7 days

    (612) 379-6363
    (612) 379-6377 TDD 


  • Suicide Crisis Hotline

  • Love Lines Crisis Center 

    24 hours / 7 days
    (612) 379-1199

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