COVID-19 Response Plan

Hennepin County Services for Families - During the coronavirus pandemic, Hennepin County is offering many social services to help families right now. Please help spread the word out to families or students who might be struggling or need mental health or county services. The phone number is: 612-348-4111.

The MPS COVID-19 Response Plan provides essential information to students, families and staff to help everyone adjust to living and learning under these challenging times. Updates to this resource page will be made as students take part in Distance Learning and new information is made available.  Click here for the MPS COVID-19 Response Plan.

Below is a list of resources available to help Minnesotans through the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19. Governor Walz and Minnesota's Department of Health continue to encourage Minnesotans who have participated in large gatherings to get a test for the virus.

COVID-19 testing resources: Families who need to get tested for COVID-19 can visit the Minnesota Department of Health website to find a location for free COVID-19 testing. It’s important to check with your insurance provider before making an appointment to make sure the office visit fee will be covered. The website offers other resources for uninsured Minnesotans along with low-cost healthcare options. If you need help, contact your school nurse or social worker.

Safety at Home: Stay At Home should never mean you stay somewhere unsafe. There are places of sanctuary open for anyone facing abuse or violence. Please call Minnesota's statewide crisis hotline - available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - at 1.866.223.1111 or text 612.399.9995.

Unemployment Support: Minnesota is one of the first states in the nation to implement both the $600 per week additional compensation and the 13 week extension of benefits available under the CARES Act. Find these and answers to other unemployment questions here.

Mental Health: If you’re worried about a loved one, or if you want someone to talk to, know you can reach out. We have a website with mental health resources. You’re not alone in this challenge.

Child Care: We understand that the COVID-19 has disrupted child care plans for many families. The child care landscape has been greatly impacted by this pandemic. Find resources and information for child care providers and families here.

Housing: We created this webpage to provide a centralized location for all Minnesota Housing updates and information related to COVID-19.

Emergency food support: Due to COVID-19 pandemic, many Minnesota families face difficult times. It may be hard to pay bills and find food to stay healthy. If you or someone you know has been laid off from work or seen work hours cut, help may be available. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can help you buy food while budgets are tight.

You can find links to these resources and additional help for employers and employees, volunteer opportunities, and information about donating personal protective equipment on our COVID-19 website. Resources and information for individuals and families on staying safe while Minnesota slowly re-opens society are available here.