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

Resources and assistance

Ramsey County basic need resources for COVID-19
Ideas for restaurant and grocery delivery
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 list of restaurants and programs offering food to families in need
A document from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) with answers to common questions, with a focus on mental health
Zoom training webinars (Zoom is becoming a common tool for online conversations and meetings)

Other local news

  • Lunds and Byerly’s is asking shoppers to please reserve 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. store hours for individuals most at risk of being compromised by COVID-19, for example, the elderly and people with respiratory issues or other immune system challenges. Learn more here.
  • 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 November 2020