State-level resources for Minnesotans during the COVID-19 pandemic

With daily changes in how we as Minnesotans are responding to the ongoing pandemic, here are some resources to help you stay up to date on the latest COVID-related news. If you need help looking for a resource not included below, please reach out to your state senator and state representative.

Health and Human Services:

  • Hotline for Health Questions:

651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903 (7am-7pm daily)


  • If you need help finding alternative services, the Senior LinkAge Line is 1-800-333-2433. Senior LinkAge Line specialists assist seniors in finding the resources and services they need.
  • Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota-North Dakota
    • 24/7 helpline: 800-272-3900
    • Online resources, virtual community programs, and caregiver tips are available HERE.
  • Leading Age Minnesota has a number of tools & resources for caregivers to utilize, including visitation guidance, information on state and federal funding, and other resources for prevention and monitoring, all of which can be found HERE.

K-12 Education and Childcare:

  • Hotline for School and Childcare questions:
    Call 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504 (7am-7pm daily)
  • Hotline for Childcare Providers with questions: 1-888-234-1268
  • Updates about K-12 education from the Minnesota Department of Education can be found online HERE
  • Information on childcare for families and providers can be found online HERE

Meals for kids: MDE announced a new app/website that can be used to locate free meals for kids, in addition to what districts are doing:

Housing and Employment:

  • Hotline for workers and employers: 651-259-7114 or 800-657-3858, or visit 
  • Hotlines for housing questions:
    • For single-family residences: 651-296-8215
    • For multi-family residences: 651-297-4455
    • Available Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Apply for unemployment insurance at this website.

Metro Transit: stay up to date on transit changes due to COVID by visiting their website.

Governor Walz’s Stay-At-Home Executive Order:

  • Governor Walz issued a Stay-At-Home order on March 27, lasting until April 10, which can be read HERE.
  • Guidance on the Order, including information on critical workers exempted from the Order, can be found HERE.
  • The governor’s office has compiled an FAQ page about the Order, which can be accessed online HERE.

There is now a hotline and email for residents to report violations: 651-793-3746 or