COVID-19 Information and Resources
Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association acknowledges the difficulties that our residents and businesses are facing in the wake of the COVID-19 virus. As circumstances continue to change, we continue to develop our response and the best way we can play a role in offering support to the neighborhood.
MNHA is taking the following actions in response to the COVID-19 crisis
• Until the pandemic subsides, we will continue to prioritize the immediate health and safety of neighborhood residents and MHNA staff, board, and volunteers by ensuring we are operating within the current CDC and Minnesota Department of Health guidelines on "social distancing" to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
• The MHNA office is closed as of March 23, 2020, but our critical work will continue remotely, until further notice.
• See Events for our revised calendar of meetings and events for updates on virtual meetings and other meeting and event postponements.
• Community engagement with our various projects and initiatives continues in alternative ways. Watch for updates and new interactive features on our forthcoming community engagement page, currently under construction.
What do I need to know about COVID-19?
• City of Minneapolis: Click HERE to see Mayor Frey's "Declaration of Local Public Health Emergency" and links to Minneapolis-specific Impacts to Services, Community Support, general COVID-19 FAQs, and FAQs for Local Business
— Sign up HERE for the City's new COVID-19 newsletter to receive important resource and updates.
— The City of Minneapolis will answer questions during business hours in English, Spanish and Chinese at email@example.com.
• Hennepin County: COVID-19 Updates and Announcements
The Minnesota Department of Health is leading the statewide response to COVID-19:
— Click HERE for basic information prepared by the Minnesota Department of Health:
— Click for Situation Update for COVID-19
— Call the COVID-19 Hotline from 7 am to 7 pm: 651.201.3920 or 800.657.3903 - interpreters available if needed.
— Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Get information about "how to protect yourself" and what to do "if you think you are sick"
— Coronavirus.gov: Provides comprehensive information about the federal government's response to COVID-19.
• World Health Organization: Get information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
• Watch: City of Minneapolis video, The virus doesn't discriminate, and neither should we.
What can I do to protect myself and my family?
• Read: Minnesota Department of Health guidance, Strategies to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota
• Watch: World Health Organization Video, How is COVID-19 spread and how do you protect yourself against it
What kinds of local help and resources are available?
• Click HERE to review the COVID-19 State Resource Document with resource information compiled by the following State of Minnesota Departments: Economic & Employment Development (Unemployment), Education, Health, Human Services, Housing & Finance Agency, the Courts & Attorney General's Office
• Food Resources
— Visit Minnesota Food HelpLine or call Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 5:00 pm: 1-888-711-1151
— Minneapolis Public Schools is providing access to meals for MPS students while schools are closed
— Click HERE for a listing and map of Minneapolis food shelf resources and locations
— Click HERE for a growing list of programs and restaurants offering food to families in Minnesota
• Job loss and Unemployment
— Click HERE to learn more about new, expanded COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits available
• Housing and Tenant's Services
— Click HERE to see Governor Walz's March 23, 2020 Order to put a temporary moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the current peacetime COVID-19 state of emergency.
— Tenant Resource Center (TRC): will continue to operate and provide resources virtually until the pandemic has subsided. Residents can call 612.302.3180 and leave a message on the voicemail. These calls will be returned within 24 hours and service partners will assist them as needed. They can also visit www.TRC2020.com for the most current information on the TRC.
• Emergency Funds, Services and Programs
— Hennepin County Emergency Programs and Services (including emergency assistance and shelter)
— New Small Business Emergency Loans (interest-free and 50%) through Department of Employment & Economic Assistance
• Mental Health Resources
— 24-Hour Metro Crisis Line: 612.379.6363
— City of Minneapolis ReCast Minneapolis COVID-19 Emergency Mental Health Fund
• Domestic/Family Violence
— Hennepin County Domestic Abuse Service Center: "remote services, including advocacy, Orders for Protection, and safety planning, can be accessed by calling 612.348.5073."
— 24-Hour Domestic Violence Line for Counseling & Shelter: 866.223.1111
— Tubman 24-hour crisis resource hotline: 612.825.0000
Contact us with questions or if you'd like to share your ideas for how we best work together with our neighbors to be part of the supportive response:
• Jessica Focht-Perlberg, MHNA Community Organizer: firstname.lastname@example.org | 612.623.7633
If you are looking for ways to help your community now, check out the recent Minnesota Public Radio news article, Coronavirus resources: Ways Minnesotans can help others during pandemic