State Resources

MNsure: All four medical insurance companies that sell private health insurance plans through MNsure are waiving co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles related to COVID-19 diagnostic testing, and cost sharing for in-network COVID-19 hospitalization. More info here

Gov. Walz's Stay at Home order should never mean you stay somewhere unsafe. There are places of sanctuary open for anyone facing abuse or violence. Please call Minnesota's statewide crisis hotline - available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - at 1.866.223.1111 or text 612.399.9995.

Minnesotans can call the Discrimination Helpline at 1-833-454-0148 or complete and submit this online form. Translation and interpretation services are available. Minnesotans who experience or witness bias and discrimination for any reason should call the toll-free Discrimination Helpline.

Health questions? Call 1-800-657-3903.

Housing questions? Call 651-296-8215 (single family residence) or 651-297-4455 (multi-family residences)

School and childcare questions? Call 651-297-1304

COVID-19 State Resource Document

A comprehensive list of resources at DEED, MDE, DHS, MDH, DHS, MHFA, the Courts, and the Attorney General’s office can be accessed here.

MMB: Paid COVID-19 Leave Policy re: EO 20-07 REVISED

This document provides guidance for state employees who need to use Paid COVID-19 Leave to take care of themselves or their loved ones.

Click here for the PAID COVID leave request form

FAQ: Paid COVID-19 Leave for State Employees

AFSCME Council 5 created a fact sheet to answer state employees' most pressing questions about the new Paid COVID-19 Leave policy. Find it here.

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Materials and Resources on COVID-19

Video PSAs, print materials, and translated documents to assist with preparing for and responding to COVID-19 from MDH can be found here. For health guidance and materials in languages other than English and ASL, click here. 

MDH: Strategies to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota

MDH provides general guidance for mitigation strategies. To protect the public's health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, events as described here should be postponed or canceled across the state of Minnesota until further notice.

Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) School Closure Guidance

Following the Governor’s Executive Order, MDE has established a hotline for questions around application of the order as it relates specifically to school closures, continuation of school food service, and childcare for first responders and healthcare workers.

The hotline is 651-297-1304. More details can be found here.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Unemployment Benefits

The Unemployment Insurance program is ready to assist workers who can’t work, workers who have had their hours reduced, and workers who have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. If your employment has been affected by COVID-19, you can apply for unemployment benefits here.

ICU Beds Availability: How Prepared is Your County?

More than half of counties have no hospital ICU beds, a growing concern as the novel coronavirus spreads throughout the nation. This map shows counties with no hospitals, counties with hospitals but no ICU beds, and counties that do have ICU beds. Find out how prepared your area is for a COVID-19 outbreak.

Price gouging of essential products by individuals and corporations has been banned through Governor Walz's Executive Order 20-10.

Minnesotans can report instances of price gouging by calling 651-296-3353 or 800-657-3787. Callers can ask for a translator at these numbers as well. Complaints can be made online here.