SEOC Supporting Local Emergency Managers
The State Emergency Operations Center
(SEOC) remains fully activated and staffed either physically or virtually by
all state agencies and several volunteer organizations to keep Minnesotans safe and coordinate efforts to provide essential services and information during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Updates and Actions
A complete list of updates and actions from state agencies and volunteer organizations is available online here.
Pay Attention to Your Mental Health and Reduce Stress By:
Reaching out if you need to talk to someone. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, help is available:
Call the warm line at 651-288-0400 or text “Support” to 85511 or call 1-877-404-3190.
Call the crisis team at **CRISIS (**274747) or click here for the county numbers. Crisis Text Line is available 24/7 by texting MN to 74174.
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990.
Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise.
Creating a regular routine.
Connecting with family and friends through calls, texts, or video chats.
Getting information from reliable sources.
Minnesota's Stay Safe Plan
Under Gov. Tim Walz’s statewide masking mandate face coverings are required in all indoor businesses and public indoor spaces, unless you are alone. Additionally, workers are required to wear a face covering when working outdoors in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained. Learn more about the masking requirement.
The governor's Stay Safe plan encourages Minnesotans to stay close to home, but has taken cautious steps forward to introduce more interaction between people over time.
On May 18, retail stores and main street businesses reopened with social distancing plans and 50 percent capacity. On June 1, bars and restaurants reopened for patio and outdoor service with social distancing and limited capacity.
On June 10, the dial was turned to continue to allow Minnesotans to visit the places they know and love. Restrictions were adjusted for restaurants, personal care services, gyms, entertainment venues and more. In all settings, people should adhere to social distancing requirements and follow capacity limitations to reduce risks of COVID-19 exposure to keep themselves and those around them safe.
Also starting June 10, Minnesotans could begin gathering outdoors with friends and family in groups of 25 or less, and indoors in groups of 10 or less with safe social distancing practices in place.
are encouraged to continue following these safe practices:
- Wash your hands often
- Get tested when sick
- Maintain social distance
- Wear a mask
- Stay home when able
Learn more about Stay
Safe MN and Minnesota’s Response to COVID-19.
Safely Adjusting the Dials - June 10 (PDF)
Five ways you can help
- Individuals who have small quantities of new, unopened and unused personal protective equipment (PPE) to donate to COVID-19 response efforts should contact their county or tribal emergency manager. Examples of recommended PPE items are gowns, masks, respirators, face shields and gloves. Find your local emergency manager using this interactive map. (Please note: Emergency managers cannot accept opened or used PPE.)
- Other than PPE items, donations of supplies and goods are discouraged. Cash donations to the non-profit of your choice IS THE BEST donation.
- Individuals who would like to volunteer should contact an organization registered with the Minnesota Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (MnVOAD).
- Many blood drives have been canceled, impacting the supply. Blood donation centers have the highest standards of safety and infection control. To find where you can donate blood, visit the Minnesota Red Cross.
- Businesses who would like to offer resources, supplies or personnel to COVID-19 response efforts should complete this distribution form or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions will be reviewed by personnel in the State Emergency Operations Center. Businesses will be contacted if there is a need for the identified resources.
Alternative facemask guidance materials
Minnesota Department of Health
Law Enforcement and First Responders