Community Resources

State of Minnesota COVID-19 Data Dashboard

  • The dashboard provides the latest available data on available ventilators, ICU beds, personal protective equipment and testing. The dashboard will be updated daily. 

Stay at Home Orders

  • Governor Walz has issued a Stay-At-Home order in Minnesota to be in effect from Friday, March 27 at 11:59 p.m. and last until 5 p.m. Friday, April 10. The executive order outlines the jobs/business types that are considered essential during the two-week shutdown. It also lists reasons Minnesotans are allowed to leave their homes during the duration of the order. 
  • Read the Executive Order Directing Minnesotans to Stay at Home for more information. 
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Essential vs. Non-Essential Businesses/Industries  

MDH Hotlines

Health Questions

  • Call 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903
  • 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

School and Child Care Questions

  • Call 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504
  • 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Housing Questions

  • For single-family residences: 651-296-8215
  • For multi-family residences: 651-297-4455

Unemployment Assistance

Volunteer and Donation Needs

Response Grants

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation COVID-19 Responsive Grants 2020

  • The Foundation has created a $750,000 COVID-19 rapid response fund that will be open as of April 1, 2020. The Foundation invites applications for grants between $5,000–$25,000 aimed at addressing immediate needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants are for a six-month period from the date funding is awarded. Grant applications will be reviewed and funded every two weeks until available funds are depleted.
  • Priority focus areas include but are not limited to:
    • Child care for health care workers, emergency workers and other priority populations
    • Emergency food shelf and food delivery for vulnerable people
    • Support for people experiencing economic insecurity
    • Anti-xenophobia and anti-bias efforts related to COVID-19
    • Homelessness or housing insecurity exacerbated by the crisis
  • Learn more about the responsive grants by visiting the Blue Cross Blue Shield COVID-19 Responsive Grants web page

School Closure Information

Governor’s Executive Orders

A list of recent Executive Orders in response to  by Governor Tim Walz are below. To view a full list of Executive Orders, visit the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library’s website