The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector is a tool that helps Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine. After you fill out a simple form, the Vaccine Connector will:
- alert you when you are eligible to receive a vaccine;
- connect you to resources to schedule a vaccine appointment; and
- notify you if there are vaccine opportunities in your area.
If you have questions about the Vaccine Connector or need assistance filling it out, please call our Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector Hotline at 833-431-2053.
With COVID numbers continuing to climb it’s getting harder to find open COVID testing appointments.
Here are some options if you or your family needs to be tested:
- Online through Vault Health
- Roy Wilkins Auditorium and MSP Airport
- CVS pharmacies
- Walgreens pharmacies
- Other community locations
INTERNET ACCESS RESOURCES
BrightSide Produce — a 501(3)c non-profit that seeks to improve access to healthy foods in the Twin Cities — has recently launched a weekly fruit and veggie home delivery service in St. Paul. It’s a win-win! You receive an assortment of our high-quality, fresh produce right at your doorstep each week AND you help advance BrightSide’s mission of eliminating food insecurity in urban areas.
BrightSide Home Deliveries consist of bundles of conventional fruits (e.g., banana bunch, mangos, oranges, apples, grapes, cherries, pears, lemons, limes) and vegetables (e.g. avocados, green peppers). The exact number of items each week depends on the bundle size you choose (Large or Small) and current product costs. You can indicate item preferences, and
issue a “vacation hold” for any weeks you will be out of town. BrightSide also offers tiered pricing: those who can contribute to a more equitable local food system pay a food justice surcharge, and those who experience food insecurity receive a lower price option.
Help folks get fresh produce!
Mental Health Resources
The attached information is from the National Alliance on Mental Health, please share.
COVID-19 Updated Guide
Ramsey County residents who are experiencing stress and mental health symptoms as a result of COVID-19 are encouraged to call the county’s Crisis Team for support and resources. The county’s two crisis lines continue to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Children’s Mental Health Crisis Line: 651-266-7878.
- Adult Mental Health Crisis Line: 651-266-7900.
CDC: Helping Children Cope During and After a Crisis
CDC – Printable Coping Strategies Activity and Coloring Book
PBS – How You and Your Kids Can De-Stress During Coronavirus
How to Help Our Community Members Who Use Drugs:
What is Harm Reduction? “Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs.“- Harm Reduction Coalition
Never Use Alone is an organization to help folks who want or need to use drugs and don’t want to be alone when doing it. There is a hotline to call so you can be on the phone with someone during the time that you use- 1(800)484-3731
Resources for Artists
Public Art Saint Paul has compiled a comprehensive, easy to navigate list of resources for artists who will be hit especially hard.
Check it out, share with your friends who make art!
Support Black, Trans, Indigenous, Two-Spirit Artists Especially when it comes to black trans women/femmes/and indigenous two spirit people, artists are equally the most impacted by this and the most capable of envisioning a holistic and effective response to it. You need only to look at the two black trans legends on Minneapolis City Council and the work of Little Earth of United Tribes to know that.
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