COVID-19 Resources

BNC has compiled an extensive list of all resources available from the departments of: Administration, Corrections, Education, Employment and Economic Development, Health, Human Services, Labor and Industry, Management and Budget, Natural Resources, Public Safety (Driver & Vehicle Services, State Emergency Operations Center, Homeland Security), Revenue, Housing Finance Agency, and the Governor’s office, the Courts, the Attorney General’s office, the federal government (SBA and IRS), and others.

COVID-19 Dashboard via Governor Walz and State of MN

Working Docs

Twin Cities / MN Mutual Aid Resources

Local – State – National Resources

COVID-19 MN Hotlines 

  • Health questions (7 am to 7 pm):  651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903
  • Business, school and child care questions (7 am to 7 pm):  651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504
  • DHS hotline for child care providers with COVID-19-related questions: 1-888-234-1268


  • Child Care 
    • Parents/Guardians needing child care resources can call Child Care Aware of MN at 1-888- 291-9811 or go to to search on-line for child care options
    • Six Minnesota Initiative Foundations have launched an Emergency Child Care Grant Program to provide support for Greater Minnesota licensed child care providers serving families of essential workers needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Think Small” has launched an effort to issue grants to family child care programs in the metro area. 
    • Communications from state to child care providers on COVID-19 are here and here
  • Housing 
    • Need help finding or paying for housing? See this resource page from MN Housing
  • How can I help?
    • Suggestions for how you can help from the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC)
    • Guidance on how to donate or procure Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from MN Management and Budget
    • If you are a business that has a service, equipment, or other capability that could be of value in fighting the COVID-19 virus, please fill out this form
    • To offer assistance of some type email the specifics of your offer to:  This “public private partnership” email inbox is monitored by staff at Minnesota’s “Department of Homeland Security, State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC)”.  
  • Personal Protective Equipment: face masks, goggles, shields, isolation/disposable gowns, gloves, N95 respirators
  • Donate, procure or request PPE.  Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from MN Management and Budget
  • Request.  Work through your Regional Health Care Preparedness Coordinator (RHPCs) (PDF)
  • Request.  Work through your county emergency manager
  • Prisons
    • COVID-19 updates for staff and inmates of the MN Department of Corrections
  • Scams and Price Gouging
    • Attorney General’s Office Information on potential COVID-19 scams 
      • If you believe you have been the victim of a COVID-19 scam, please contact (651) 296-3353 (Metro) or (800) 657-3787 (Greater Minnesota) or use this link to File a Complaint 
  • Schools 
    • Children of health care or emergency workers – school districts are directed to provide care for your children age 12 and under. See list of emergency workers and full guidance to school districts here