Quarantine, Office Closure, Online Meetings, and Resources

As your Community Council, built and sustained on the mission of serving the people who live in this neighborhood, we are urging all human contact be suspended. This is a call for a quarantine. 

Though we personally serve and represent folks in St. Anthony Park, we are undeniably a part of a local ecosystem of our immediate City. Everyone must do their part to slow the spread. With that in mind, SAPCC is cancelling all upcoming events and moving our Board and Committee meetings online. Our office will be closed, though staff will continue to work remotely. Details on joining meetings will follow shortly.

Minnesota COVID-19 Response
A People-Centered Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

***Immediate Actionable Items***

PETITION TO SUSPEND RENT, MORTGAGE, AND UTILITY PAYMENTS
Sign Here Immediately!

Inquilinxs Unidxs Por Justicia is organizing/providing resources for a Rent Strike in MN. Click here for more information on how to file a Rental Non-Payment Letter and more. This is for folks who are unable to pay rent next month AND for those who stand in solidarity.

ST. ANTHONY PARK LOCAL BUSINESSES/RESTAURANTS

This is a current list of our local businesses and restaurants that are open for takeout/online ordering.
This is NOT an encouragement to leave your home or eat out if you have the ability to cook at home, this is so that if you need the option of ordering food or if you are an essential worker, you can look to this resource to support your neighbors!

Most recent update from City of St. Paul:

***Gov. Walz ANNOUNCES STAY-AT-HOME ORDER FOR MINNESOTA***

*(3/24/20)- Gov. Walz enacts a 30-day suspension of EVICTIONS and FORECLOSURES


(03/16/20) Mayor Carter today declared a State of Local Emergency amid the spread of coronavirus COIVD-19.  Beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27, all Saint Paul Public Libraries, Parks, and Recreation Center facilities — including the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory — will close to the public.

Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

City of Saint Paul Information Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Information from Ramsey County Public Health 
Information from the Minnesota Department of Public Health 

New Language Resource Line to Call- The City of Saint Paul has a new phone line and email address to answer questions about the City’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Interpreters are available to answer questions in Hmong, Karen, Oromo, Somali, and Spanish. Learn more at stpaul.gov/coronavirus.
Phone Number: 651-266-6000
Email: LanguageResources@ci.stpaul.mn.us

St. Paul Public Schools:

SPPS will provide meals from its food truck every weekday during spring break, March 30-April 3. Unlike the last two weeks, the truck will provide one meal per person, per day. The six locations are the same as this week (Battle Creek, Cherokee Heights, Como Senior, Harding Senior, Highland Park Senior and Johnson Senior), but the times are different. Please visit spps.org/Page/38722 for the full schedule.

**Meal Access During the COVID-19 School Closure**
SAP Elementary School
Murray Middle School

Avalon School:
Stay up to date on Avalon School announcements on their Facebook page.

Jennings Community School Response

Announcements from State/Nation:

Trump announces no more gatherings of over 10 people, for at least next 15 days and things may continue till June/July.

Click for President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 webpage

Resources for Unemployment:

Multiple languages listed below.

COVID-19 and Unemployment(English)- this link provides information on how to apply for unemployment if your job has been affected by businesses needing to close, it also can be applicable if your hours have been cut or if you have decided (admirably so) to take a voluntary unpaid leave because of COVID-19. Read through for more FAQs 

Ku soo Dhawaada Barnaamijka Caymiska Shaqo la’aanta ee Minnesota (Somali)

Bienvenido al programa del Seguro de Desempleo del estado de Minnesota (Espanol)

Minnesota Unemployment Insurance – Xeev MN Pob Nyiaj Thov Pab Thaum Poob Haujlwm (Hmoob)

Extended time for FILING TAXES! Information available here! – In line with the state’s continued peacetime emergency response to COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Revenue has announced that taxpayers filing their annual Minnesota Individual Income Tax return for tax year 2019 now have until Wednesday, July 15, 2020, to file and make their payments without any penalties or interest.

Free Community Meals Update

From the Suburban Ramsey Family Collaborative

Due to COVID-19 outbreak, most of the sites on our Free Community Meals Calendar are canceling meals for the foreseeable future.  Two Loaves and Fishes sites will provide a “to go” meal this week (this is subject to change so please advise families to call ahead).  

In the meantime, here is a great resource of restaurants that are offering a free box lunch for children

More information

Peggy Huot Hansen, Project Manager
Suburban Ramsey Family Collaborative
651-604-3585

Eastside Elders:

First Lutheran:
463 Maria in St. Paul has free to go meals on Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:30

Mental Health during Coronavirus

The attached information is from the National Alliance on Mental Health, please share.
COVID-19 Updated Guide 1

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

 NEW FROM THE CITY
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 

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!