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COVID-19 Health Information
COVID-19 Testing
Contact Tracing
Guidances
Face Masks
Mental Health Resources
Multilingual Health Information
Safety
COVID-19 Pregnancy and Postpartum Resources
Disability-focused COVID-19 Resources
Health Insurance


COVID-19 Health Information

  • Symptom self-checker from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Protecting Yourself and Protecting Your Family – click here
  • How COVID-19 Can Spread in a Community – Video
  • Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease: click here
  • Prevent the spread of COVID-19 while you shop – click here
  • COVID-19 & MN LGBTQ Community – click here
  • How to Clean and Disinfect Your Home if Someone Has COVID-19 – Video
  • Visiting Friends and Family with Higher Risk for Severe Illness – Video
  • Vaccinations during COVID-19 – Video
  • Look out for these COVID-19 Symptoms – Video
  • Learn about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on your farm – English Video, Hmong Video, Spanish Video
  • Updated FDA Banned Sanitizer List – click here
  • Serious Adverse Health Events Associated with Methanol-based Hand Sanitizers – click here
  • Make a Plan, Minnesota – planning for alternate short-term care for children in the event that guardians become ill – English, Spanish, Hmong, Somali
  • Look out for these COVID-19 Symptoms – Video
  • Managing Chronic Conditions during COVID-19. Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Learn about basic steps older adults can take to protect themselves – click here

COVID-19 Testing

Contact Tracing

  • Contact Tracing – click here
  • Contract Tracing in Minnesota – click here
  • Contact Tracing: Do your part to keep your family, friends, and community safe – click here
  • Overview of Case Investigation and Contact Tracing – click here

Guidances

  • Guidance for Safe Celebrations and Events – click here
  • Vehicle Gatherings/Parades Guidance  – click here
  • Funeral Guidance – click here
  • Guidance for Faith-Based Communities Considering In-Person Services – click here
  • Industry Guidance for Safely Reopening: Faith-Based Communities, Places of Worship, Weddings, and Funerals – click here
  • Industry Guidance for Safely Reopening: Restaurants and Bars – click here

Face Masks

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Mental Health Resources

Adult resourses

  • Supporting Mental Well-being During COVID-19 – click here
  • Behavioral Health and Emergency Preparedness: click here
  • Coping Strategies for COVID-19 Stress – click here
  • Ramsey County Crisis Outreach – Call 651-266-7900 for 24/7 assessment, referral and mobile outreach for adults in Ramsey County experiencing a mental health crisis
  • Crisis Text Line: The 24/7 emergency service is available if you or someone you know is experiencing a psychiatric or mental health crisis. Text MN to 741741
  • County Crisis Contacts – access a directory of mental health crisis phone numbers by county here:
  • Minnesota Warmline: Are you an adult needing support? Talk to a specialist who has firsthand experience living with a mental health condition. Call 651-288-0400 or text “Support” to 85511
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The 24/7 lifeline provides support when in distress, has prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and resources for professionals. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Disaster Distress Helpline: Offers crisis counseling and support if you or a family member is experiencing emotional distress related to a disaster. Call: 1-800-985-5990
  • Peer Support Connection Warmlines: Peer-to-peer telephone support that’s safe and supportive. Open 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. Call or text 844-739-6369
  • Support for People with Mental Illness Who Are Sick with COVID-19 – click here
  • Mental Health and Resiliency Tools for Health Care Workers – click here
  • Saint Paul Public Library Social Worker offers phone support weekdays from 1-4 p.m. Get help with problem-solving, ask questions, find resources, or get support from a licensed social worker. Call 651-300-9305 or email ruby.rivera@wilder.org. Learn more at sppl.org.
  • Disaster Mental/Behavioral Health and Emergency Preparedness – click here
  • Centering Breathing Techniques – click here
  • Practicing Self-Compassion – click here
  • Resources in the Wake of Community Trauma and Beyond – click here

Children and Youth resources

Multilingual Health Information

Safety

Sexual Violence Prevention

COVID-19 Pregnancy and Postpartum Resources

  • Breastfeeding during the current health crisis – click here
  • If You Are Pregnant, Breastfeeding, or Caring for Young Children – click here
  • Things to Know if You’re Pregnant During COVID-19 – click here

Disability-focused COVID-19 Resources

  • Disability Hub MN: one-stop shop for disability-focused coronavirus resources – click here
  • Disability Community and COVID-19 Related Resources compiled by the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies – click here
  • DHS Guidance: Disability Services COVID-19 FAQ – click here
  • Access to Support for Patients with Disabilities and Pediatric Patients in Hospital Settings – click here
  • Best Practices for Masks: Considerations for People with Disabilities and Special Health Needs – click here
  • FAQs Regarding Disabilities and Special Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic – click here

Health Insurance

  • MNsure Health Insurance. You may qualify for MNsure’s special enrollment period (SEP) if you lost or will lose “minimum essential coverage” because of any of the following:
    • You or your dependent loses employer-sponsored coverage (includes end of continuation coverage such as COBRA and retiree coverage)
    • There’s been a change to a dependent’s status, such as turning 26 years old and losing coverage through a parent’s plan
    • An employer ends your coverageYou or your spouse lose employer-sponsored coverage when you lose or leave a job
    • You’ve reached the end of your non-calendar year plan
    • You lose coverage in Medical Assistance (MA) or MinnesotaCare
    • You lose other government-sponsored coverage such as most types of TRICARE
  • Community Health Centers. If you don’t have a health care provider or are uninsured, contact a federally qualified Community Health Center.
  • Minnesota Health plans: State leaders have partnered with local nonprofit health plans to remove barriers to care and coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic. Refer to your health plan for a better understanding of changes specific to your coverage.
    Some of the changes for commercially insured members include:
    • No costs for COVID-19 testing. Minnesotans will not be charged for any costs related to COVID-19 testing. 
    • No costs for hospitalizations related to COVID-19. Most plans will not charge members if they need to be hospitalized due to COVID-19 and use an in-network hospital. 
    • Access to telemedicine. Most plans and providers have increased access to telemedicine services, allowing Minnesotans to get the care they need from the safety of their homes.
      Employer coverage may vary. Many Minnesotans are covered through their employers, who offer their own benefit structure. The State of Minnesota cannot mandate these benefits to these plans but is encouraging employers to offer similar COVID-19 coverage.
  • COVID-19 Medical Assistance for Uninsured or to access the application – click here

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