COVID-19 Information

During this challenging time, we are trying to keep the community updated with ways to stay connected, how to lend a hand, and available resources.  This page will be updated continuously as information changes.  If you have a suggested update, please email it to info@thedmna.org.

Connecting with Community

The DMNA Board canceled their March 30, board meeting.  We will meet via Zoom on April 27, at 5:45 p.m.  Login information coming soon.

The DMNA Land Use Committee will meet via Zoom on Tuesday, April 7, at 6 p.m.  Login information coming soon.

Ways to Help 

Volunteer with or make a financial contribution to our local emergency service organizations such as: People Serving People, House of CharityCatholic Charities and St. Stephen’s

Support Hennepin Healthcare: check out the variety of options such as writing a thank you note to the healthcare providers, donating equipment, and making a financial donation.

Support our local businesses!  Check out our list of restaurants and coffee shops open for take out and/or delivery on the east side of downtown.

Government Resources

City of Minneapolis: contains a variety of information, including COVID-19 information, impacts to City services, and links to resources for residents and business owners

Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board: information on the MPRB’s response to COVID-19, including closure information

Hennepin County: information on the County’s response to COVID-19

MetroTransit: Information on reduced service and more

Minnesota Department of Health: state-level information about COVID-19

  • COVID-19 schools/child care/business information hotline: (651) 297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504 (7 a.m.-7p.m.)
  • COVID-19 health information hotline: (651) 201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903 (7 a.m-7 p.m.)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: federal-level information about COVID-19

Food

House of Charity (501 S 8th St): Free meals, public showers, housing, and chemical and mental health treatment.

Community Emergency Services (1900 11th Ave S): Neighborhood Food Shelf, M-Th, 1-4 pm:  If you are sick or considered high-risk, or have been in contact with someone who is sick, please do not visit the food shelf. Instead, call 612-870-1125 and leave a message with your name and number, and CES will contact you about options for getting food.

Catholic Charities Mary F. Frey Opportunity Center (740 E 17th Street): Meals, mail, lockers & showers, 7am – 3pm Monday – Friday and Saturday 7am-1pm.

Minneapolis Public Schools (closest distribution is at Brian Coyle Center or at Anderson): Meals for children under 18 years old, do not need to be students of MPS.

Meals on Wheels (delivery): Meal delivery service for seniors and people with disabilities. Sign up online or call 612-623-3363.

Emergency Assistance

If you need help paying for rent, food, or childcare, apply online for emergency and cash assistance, food benefits (SNAP), and child care assistance: https://applymn.dhs.mn.gov/  For one-time emergency financial assistance, call the county where you live.Hennepin County: 612-596-1300

Healthcare

Hennepin Healthcare: Healthcare and COVID-19 informational resources.

Sick Time & Unemployment

City of Minneapolis Sick & Safe Time: FAQ on COVID-19 and Minneapolis Sick & Safe Time

Minnesota Unemployment Insurance: The Governor’s office has made special accommodations for workers affected by the pandemic, suspending a waiting period for unemployment insurance and ensuring benefits are available to those quarantined or self-isolated as well as those impacted by loss of childcare.

Utilities 

Water: As of March 13, the City has suspended water meter shut-off for the next 30 days, and then will re-evaluate at that time

Electricity: Xcel Energy, the electricity provider for Minneapolis residents and business owners, announced over the weekend that it will indefinitely suspend service disconnections. The company also said it would work with customers who face difficulty paying their electricity bill to arrange payment plans to meet those circumstances. If you have questions about your electricity bill or service, call Xcel’s customer service line at 1-800-895-4999.

Gas: CenterPoint Energy, the gas provider in Minneapolis, also announced it will suspend service disconnections and work with customers who need payment assistance, extensions, or other help. If you have questions about your gas bill or service, contact CenterPoint Energy’s customer service line at 1-800-245-2377.

Internet Access: US Internet has opened their wifi network in Minneapolis for those that may need temporary Internet access. To use this tool: Select the “City of Minneapolis Public WiFi” or “USI Wireless” network on your device and you will be connected.