The Minnesota Department of Health has established two public hotlines about the COVID-19 virus. Both lines are available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • For health questions, call 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903.
  • For community mitigation questions (schools, child care, business), call 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Minnesota Department of Health
Ramsey County
Unemployment information


All Minnesotans 12 years and older are now eligible for the COVID vaccine (only the Pfizer vaccine is being given to youths 12-17). In Ramsey County, vaccine is widely available at locations throughout the community. Saint Paul-Ramsey County Public Health continues to work with community partners and has also opened its clinics to the general public. Schedule your vaccine at
You can also go to the state’s vaccine-finding website,


As of March 2021, the state of Minnesota is recommending that schoolchildren and their families get tested for COVID-19 every two weeks as more students return to the classroom. This recommendation applies to children that leave home for learning, youth sports or extracurricular activities.

Testing sites in Ramsey County

Job search resources

Community Career Labs in Ramsey County now offer virtual job seeker services for those who prefer to connect remotely. Six in-person labs also provide reservation-based computer access, printing and copying, digital literacy programs, job search and resume assistance, and other workforce support programs. Info and reservations

Other resources and assistance

Ramsey County services and assistance
United Way (Referrals and emergency assistance)
A map of local food shelves and other food resources
A map of places for children to get a free meal
A document from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) with answers to common questions, with a focus on mental health
Zoom training webinars

Other local news

Both Roseville and St. Paul School Districts will be providing breakfast and lunch for students who need meals. Students and families should be receiving an email regarding this, but if you are aware of families who may not have access to this information, please spread the word. Each district has specific information on their websites regarding meal locations and deliveries. We thank the school districts and our partner, Every Meal (formerly The Sheridan Story), for working to ensure kids still have access to healthy meals during this time.

Inspiration and other activities

Ideas to keep kids entertained during the outbreak

If you know of any more resources that you’d like to share, please send them to [email protected].

Updated 5/20/2021