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Information, Resources, and Ways to Help or Get Help
Union Park District Council is following the guidance of the Minnesota Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control to slow the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and help protect the health and safety of its staff, partners and the community.
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation facilities to the public, including recreation and community centers, municipal athletic facilities, Great River Water Park, and Como Zoo and Conservatory will be closed beginning March 16th through the 27th
The Minnesota Department of Health Coronavirus/COVID-19 information is available on their website and a hotline is available to take phone calls: 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3902 open 7 AM to 7 PM.
Ramsey County Public Health - local, updated information about Coronavirus
Programs and restaurants offering food to families in Minnesota
Self-care Resources for Healthcare Workers - ideas, tricks, and advice for any healthcare worker currently involved in fighting COVID-19
Housing and Utilities
Questions about your recycling collection during Covid-19? Visit staul.gov/recycle or use Eureka Recycling’s app to get the most up-to-date information about your recycling service. Search “Eureka Recycling” in your app store or use the app online at www.eurekarecycling.org.
Income, Food Support, Basic Needs
On March 16, 2020, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued an executive order to ensure workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have full access to unemployment benefits. The executive order makes applicants eligible for unemployment benefits if:
A healthcare professional or health authority recommended or ordered them to avoid contact with others.
They have been ordered not to come to their workplace due to an outbreak of a communicable disease.
They have received notification from a school district, daycare, or other childcare providers that either classes are canceled or the applicant’s ordinary childcare is unavailable, provided that the applicant made reasonable effort to obtain other childcare and requested time off or other accommodation from the employer and no reasonable accommodation was available.
MORE INFORMATION FOR WORKERS:
SPPS Bus Routes are now food drop-off locations. An adult needs to accompany kids to pick up food. Don’t need the food? Still, pick it up to share with neighbors who might.
Greater Twin Cities United Way’s 2-1-1 Resource Hotline: If you or someone you know is in need, dial 2-1-1 or text the letters MNCOVID to 898-211.
Their Certified Community Resource Specialists are trained to make appropriate referrals for people who believe they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. They also are available to provide local resources related to accessing food, paying housing bills and other essential services. Another helpful resource is our 2-1-1 website.