In an effort to help you stay informed about the COVID-19 virus, the BMNA is providing links to some useful websites.

The City of Minneapolis

In Minneapolis and around the globe, the Coronavirus pandemic presents an extraordinary public health crisis. We are also moving quickly to respond to the questions and needs of our residents and businesses.

The City has a dedicated Coronavirus page.

The state of Minnesota also has two dedicated COVID-19 hotlines:
Community mitigation (schools, child care, business) questions:
651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504 | 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Health questions:
651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903 | 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Minnesota Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC
Free testing is available to people who have been at mass gatherings like protests and distribution sites.
As restaurants and other businesses re-open please check the laws about wearing masks, they are required in all indoor places in Minneapolis.
Assistance is available for businesses that were damaged and need to rebuild or have been affected by COVID-19.
Evictions have been suspended through July 13.
Rent assistance is available through Hennepin County.
Free food pick up every Wednesday, at the Anwatin parking lot from 10am – 2 pm. Look for the school bus. Any child age 18 and under living in Minneapolis is eligible. You do not have to be enrolled in Minneapolis Public Schools. You do not have to qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch. These boxes are meant to replace the school breakfast and lunch that most kids eat at school. This is also a way of keeping school employees, farmers, and vendors employed through the reimbursement the district receives for each box distributed. If your child cannot accompany you, bring their school ID card, report card, child care record or birth certificate.  Contact your school if you are unable to pick up food and require delivery. Gluten free boxes can be requested in advance. You can also pick up a Sheridan Story box of canned goods. More information here
There are many ways to help people with food insecurity. Donate food or write a check to NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center 1835 Penn Ave N. Grab a few cans from your kitchen, bring a pack of toilet paper/paper towels, diapers, toothpaste, etc. or other personal care products. Donate food to the NoMi Free Pantry at 501 Queen Ave N,  pay for one of the 100,000 weekly meals being distributed to school kids by The Sheridan Story, or fund a Second Harvest emergency food box. If you’re healthy and able to donate time, consider signing up to pack boxes at Second Harvest.
The Northside Emergency Resources Pop Up has events every week at different locations around the Northside and they need volunteers to help distribute items, set up and clean up.
Donate Blood
Many things have changed but the need for blood has not. Please consider donating blood through the American Red Cross or Memorial Blood Center. The closest donation center is downtown at 706 2nd Ave. South with ample parking. Donation centers are taking extra safety precautions at this time. Schedule your donation here.