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Program: Miscellaneous Minnesota Statewide COVID-19 Information, Materials, and Resources

Agency: Coronavirus 2020


Resource Number: 67323150
Alternate name: Minnesota Programs and Services

Description
Executive Orders
Find the latest Executive Orders from Governor Walz here

Cities Requiring Face Masks
Find the cities that are requiring face masks in public places here

Hotlines
CLUES-Comunidades Latinas En Servicio COVID-19 Hotline: Call or text (651)768-0000 8:30 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday. Provides information about COVID-19 resources, how CLUES programs and services are being affected, and what additional community resources are available.

Minnesota Attorney General's Office: Call or submit an online complaint form to report COVID-19 fraud (651)296-3353 or (800)657-3787 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday

Minnesota Department of Agriculture: Minnesota Farm and Rural Helpline is open 24 hours/7 days a week for farmers and families. The service is free and confidential. Call the toll free number (833)600-2670.

Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Minnesota Helpline for Community Mitigation (Schools, Child Care, Business) Questions: Call (651)297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday

Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Minnesota Helpline for Health and Testing Questions: Call (651)297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday

Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline for Housing Questions: Single Family Residences: (651)296-8125 or Multi-Family Residences: (651)297-4455 8 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday

Minnesota Department of Health WIC Office: WIC Agency directory with COVID-19 specific information

Minnesota Department of Human Rights Discrimination Helpline: Call (833)454-0148 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday or Report Online. Translation/interpretation services available. 

Minnesota Department of Public Safety Stay At Home Order Concerns: (651)793-3746 sahviolations@state.mn.us

HOMELESSNESS/HOUSING

Home Ownership Support
Minnesota Homeownership Center
During these uncertain times, homeowners can turn to this resource to protect their investment and housing stability. The Minnesota Homeownership Center has a network of FREE homeownership advisors who provide guidance about homeowners’ options, including how to contact mortgage lenders and request relief options. These supports are provided in multiple languages.

31 Minnesota financial institutions have committed to provide mortgage-relief options for eligible Minnesota homeowners impacted by COVID-19 who do not have a federally-backed mortgage who are not covered by CARES Act. The participating credit unions and banks will offer a 9-day forbearance period. Those who qualify for forbearance will not have to make a lump-sum payment at the end of the period and instead work on creating repayment options with the institution. There will be no late fees or negative credit reporting for customers under this plan. The following financial institutions have agreed to offer the mortgage relief options provided by this framework:
  • Accentra Credit Union
  • Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union
  • Anoka Hennepin Credit Union
  • Bremer Bank
  • Central Minnesota Credit Union
  • City & County Credit Union
  • Dawson Co-op Credit Union
  • Embarrass Vermillion Federal Credit Union
  • Financial One Credit Union
  • First Alliance Credit Union
  • First Security Bank
  • Foresight Bank
  • HBI Employees Credit Union
  • Heartland Credit Union
  • Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union
  • Members Cooperative Federal Credit Union
  • MidMinnesota Federal Credit Union
  • Minnco Credit Union
  • Minnesota Valley Federal Credit Union
  • MN Catholic Credit Union
  • Mower County Employees Credit Union
  • North Memorial Federal Credit Union
  • NorthRidge Community Credit Union
  • Riverview Credit Union
  • South Metro Credit Union
  • TopLine Federal Credit Union
  • Two Harbors Federal Credit Union
  • US Bank
  • Virginia Co-Op Credit Union
  • Wakota Federal Credit Union
  • Wings Financial Credit Union
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Minnesota Eviction Process:
  • Governor Walz has declared multiple Peacetime Emergencies, issued an executive order on March 23rd that suspends evictions, and has issued several executive orders that direct Minnesotans to stay at home, until May 13.
  • 8/12/2020 UPDATE: On August 12, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-78 extending the peacetime emergency 30 days until September 11. This means the suspension of evictions (EO 20-14) currently remains in place until then.
  • 6/12/2020: On June 12, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-01 extending the peacetime emergency 30 days until July 13. This means the suspension of evictions (EO 20-14) currently remains in place until then.
  • 3/23/2020 Update: Governor Walz suspends all housing evictions, including rental. The order asks that tenants who can pay rent to continue to do so, but prohibits landlords and financial institutions from using state courts to begin eviction proceedings.
  • Hearings shall be held in the courtroom on an emergency basis in housing/eviction matters when there is a showing of individual, or public health or safety at risk. The parties and attorneys may appear remotely. In all other housing/eviction matters, the presiding judge is authorized to conduct the proceeding remotely or based on the parties' written submissions.
  • If a tenant has received an eviction notice or is being told by their landlord they need to move out for non-payment, they can complete the Tenant Eviction Complaint form located on the Minnesota Attorney General’s website
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency:
Note: This agency does not provide direct services or financial assistance to families or individuals. Provides resources and information only.
Information and resources on Minnesota Housing. This site offers a variety of resources and information that can help renters, homeowners, landlords, and lenders. This includes FAQs and information in multiple languages. Visit website

City of Minneapolis
Hygiene Stations: Four new hygiene stations that provide access to bathrooms and handwashing stations for people experiencing homelessness. Each hygiene station includes a porta-potty, handwashing station, sharps container and trash bin. Locations:
  • All Nations Church 1515 East 23rd Street
  • Bryant and Broadway Avenue North
  • Hope Church 707 10th Avenue South
  • Lake Street/Midtown LRT Station
Hennepin County has also opened its South Minneapolis service center at 2215 East Lake Street for additional restroom access 7 am - 9 pm/7 days a week.

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has opened four park restroom buildings, at Bryn Mawr, Marshall Terrace, Mueller and Willard Parks for people experiencing homelessness. The following restroom buildings will be open 8 am - 8 pm daily starting April 24:
  • Bryn Mawr Meadows Park, 601 Morgan Avenue South
  • Marshall Terrace Park, 2740 Marshall Street NE
  • Mueller Park, 2509 Colfax Avenue South
  • Willard Park, 1626 Queen Avenue North
Additional handwashing stations

The Salvation Army Harbor Lights Center, DID, MAD DADS, the City and Hennepin County have partnered to open a safe space at Currie Avenue and 10th Street designed to help people experiencing homelessness safely comply with the state stay-at-home order.

City of Minneapolis Polling Places
To help keep voters safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, 50 of 125 polling places in Minneapolis are moving for the 2020 primary and general election. The changes will help protect people living in residential facilities and provide more space to keep voters a safe distance from elections staff and each other. Registered voters will receive a postcard in the mail indicating their new polling locations. The Minnesota Secretary of State’s polling place finder can also provide voters their new polling places. These locations will be the same for the August 11 primary and November 3 general elections.

Rochester Homeless Day Center: A day center has been created for people facing homelessness amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Rochester, Olmsted County and local nonprofits have created the temporary center which is open 8 am - 8 pm/7 days a week in the Mayo Civic Center Exhibition Hall 30 Civic Center Drive SW Rochester, MN 55904. Enter building on Center Street, door #36. Individuals and families have access to the space and also food, water and bathrooms. Food is being provided by Channel One, Salvation Army, The Landing and local restaurants. Staff from throughout city government will be working at the day center.

Minnesota Department of Human Services
  • Under the Governor's Emergency Executive Order 20-12, the Minnesota Department of Human Services has temporary authority to waive or modify requirements so that the agency and its partners can continue to provide essential programs and services safely and without undue delay. List of Waivers and Modifications
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP: Beginning Thursday, May 28, participants will be able to use their benefits to purchase food through approved retailers. So far, these retailers include Amazon and Walmart. Customers do not need a credit or debit card on file to place orders with a SNAP EBT card. A different payment method (in addition to an EBT card) will be required to pay for items not eligible for SNAP purchase or to pay for any shipping fees and taxes. In addition, customers who are not able to leave their homes can authorize a representative to use their benefits to shop for groceries on their behalf. Apply for assistance and find more information at COVID-19 Emergency Food Support
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Camp grounds, group camps, and remote campsite at all state parks, state forests, and state recreation area are closed. This includes, camper cabins, yurts, overnight lodging facilities, group centers, trail centers, and other ancillary buildings, visitor centers, and state park contact stations. Campgrounds at state parks, state forests and recreation areas will reopen in a phased approach beginning Monday, June 1. The Minnesota waters, hunting season, state parks, public land, and public water accesses will remain open. For additional information visit website.

Minnesota Department of Revenue
Information on tax filing deadlines: Click here for information.

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Recipients of state financial aid will see increased flexibilities and benefits. Click here for information.

MNsure
MNsure has a new special enrollment period option that allows Minnesotans to enroll in private coverage. Individuals may qualify if:Contact MNsure Contact Center. Individuals need to apply within 60 days after the income decrease.

State of Minnesota COVID-19 Website
Provides the latest information on COVID-19 for the state including what to do if an individual is sick, most recent data, state response, resources, FAQs and how individuals can protect themselves. Visit website.

City of Minneapolis COVID-19 Website/Dashboard
Provides the latest information on daily and cumulative COVID-19 cases for the City of Minneapolis. Visit website.

University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)
CIDRAP is tracking and analyzing the rapidly evolving worldwide outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease that originated in China. The CIDRAP COVID-19 Resource Center provides a deep well of information for public health experts, business preparedness leaders, government officials, and the public.

FARMERS/RANCHERS/AGRICULTURE

Farm Bureau
  • The Farm Bureau has information for farmers and those in agriculture regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on business. They also have updates that individuals can subscribe to read.
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
  • Minnesota Farm and Rural Helpline is open 24 hours/7 days a week for farmers and families. The service is free and confidential. Call the toll free number (833)600-2670.​
National Farmers UnionU.S. Department of Agriculture



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