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A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
 

Minnesota COVID-19 Data and Statistics

 
 
 

SEOC Actions

State agencies and volunteer organizations continue working from the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to keep Minnesotans safe and coordinate efforts to provide essential services and information during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

  • The SEOC received more than $1.7 million in supplemental emergency funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The SEOC is redistributing the funding to local emergency managers for their COVID-19 response expenses.
  • Logistics staff in the SEOC are working with FEMA to prepare for an anticipated push of more than 8,600 digital thermometers from the Strategic National Stockpile.
  • The SEOC continues to support Minnesota National Guard efforts to conduct testing at long-term care facilities in the state.
  • SEOC staff are working with the State Healthcare Coordination Center to monitor critical care capacities at hospitals across Minnesota.
  • The SEOC continues supporting the state hotline, which received 71 calls on May 27. Employees are answering calls at 651-297-1304 or 800-657-3504. The hotline is currently operating from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

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.

Stay Safe MN

Continue to follow safe practicesGov. Tim Walz’s Stay Safe Order encourages Minnesotans to stay close to home but allows gatherings of friends and family of 10 people or less, if proper social distancing measures—like staying 6 feet apart and wearing a mask—are taken. The order also further opens retail stores and other Main Street businesses if they have a preparedness plan and operate at 50 percent occupancy.

While taking these cautious steps forward, the governor is reminding Minnesotans that it is more important than ever to protect those most at risk, support workers, and all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Minnesotans 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 the Stay Safe Order and Minnesota’s Response to COVID-19.

Safely adjusting the dials for workplaces, social settings, school settings


Take Action

Five ways you can help

  1. 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.)
  2. Other than PPE items, donations of supplies and goods are discouraged. Cash donations to the non-profit of your choice IS THE BEST donation.
  3. Individuals who would like to volunteer should contact an organization registered with the Minnesota Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (MnVOAD).
  4. 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.
  5. Businesses who would like to offer resources, supplies or personnel to COVID-19 response efforts should complete this distribution form or email hsem.ppp@state.mn.us. 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 

Resources

Governor's Office

Minnesota Department of Health

Law Enforcement and First Responders

Federal Agencies

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COVID-19 Hotlines

Discrimination Helpline

1-833-454-0148
Bias and discrimination reports to the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

Health Questions

1-800-657-3903
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Seven days a week

Housing Questions

For single-family residences
651-296-8215
For multi-family residences
651-297-4455
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

School and Child Care Questions

651-297-1304
1-800-657-3504
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Business Re-Opening Information

Safely Returning to Work