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St. Paul Provides More COVID Resources

Like communities across our nation, we’ve been closely monitoring the unfolding of the situation around the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The City is working diligently in responding to the unique needs of our residents, business owners, and key partners and is coordinating closely with public health officials. Learn more about the City’s response at stpaul.gov/coronavirus.  


CITY OF SAINT PAUL UPDATES

  • NEW – Important deadline for Federal Economic Impact Payments. Individuals who receive Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability insurance (i.e. SSDI) benefits must visit the IRS’ website and submit payment information by TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 22, in order to receive $500 checks for their dependent or qualifying children.
    • Individuals who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) need to take this action by later this month; a specific date will be available soon.
  • NEW – With Saint Paul Public Library closed due to COVID-19, some library staff members have been redeployed to help with the city’s pandemic response. Read the story in the Star Tribune.
  • NEW – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has compiled guidelines for outdoor recreational activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, based upon Governor Walz’s Executive Order 20-38 Allowing for Safe Outdoor Recreation. The guidelines address public health protection measures for both authorized outdoor recreational facilities and the general public. For more information, visit DNR: COVID-19 Outdoor Recreation, Facilities and Public Guidelines.
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Help Is On The Way

As the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths rises across Minnesota, state and volunteer agencies continue working together to address issues like food shelf staffing, feeding school-age children and collecting plasma to help treat critically ill patients.     State officials continue to support vulnerable populations The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) remains fully activated and staffed either physically or virtually by all state agencies and several volunteer organizations. Officials in the SEOC are working with … Read more

Statewide Mask Drive

April 21, 2020Minnesota News and OutreachGovernor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan launched a statewide homemade mask drive to encourage Minnesotans to create homemade masks for donation and highlight the importance of workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.On Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Minnesotans can deliver homemade masks to their local fire department. Fire departments will then deliver the masks to local congregate living facilities for their employees and residents … Read more

PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO DEFEAT COVID-19

Governor Walz and Ecolab CEO Doug Baker highlighted how public-private partnerships are strengthening Minnesota’s response to COVID-19.  As the pandemic spreads across the globe, Minnesota’s health care professionals are competing with other states and countries for personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical care supplies like ventilators. Governor Walz today shared updates on his Administration’s work to leverage public-private partnerships to ensure that when the COVID-19 surge hits Minnesota, the state has the PPE and medical supplies needed to … Read more

PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO DEFEAT COVID-19

Governor Walz and Ecolab CEO Doug Baker highlighted how public-private partnerships are strengthening Minnesota’s response to COVID-19.  As the pandemic spreads across the globe, Minnesota’s health care professionals are competing with other states and countries for personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical care supplies like ventilators. Governor Walz today shared updates on his Administration’s work to leverage public-private partnerships to ensure that when the COVID-19 surge hits Minnesota, the state has the PPE and medical supplies needed to … Read more

Senator Klobuchar Fighting For Payroll Protection Program Funding Minority-Owned Businesses

 U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) joined U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-07) and Gregory Meeks (D-NY-05) in calling for the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury Department to ensure that minority-owned businesses are not shut out of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The lawmakers also called for the Administration to amend guidance on PPP, to reaffirm lending institutions’ obligation to comply with fair lending laws and … Read more

Steps Taken To Open The Midwest Economy

Governor Tim Walz joined the governors of Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky in announcing that they will work in close coordination to reopen the economy in the Midwest. “Here in the Midwest, we are bound by our commitment to our people and the community. We recognize that our economies are all reliant on each other, and we must work together to safely reopen them so hardworking people can get back to work and businesses can … Read more

Twin Cities News Update

Later today, Minneapolis Mayor  Jacob Frey will talking aboutThe Housing Gap Funds that establishes an Emergency Housing Assistance fund. Details will be released before noon today. And a protest is planned outside the Governor’s mansion today in defiance of his executive Stay at Home Order. Two robbery suspects are in custody after a police chase ended with a crash in Minneapolis’ Fulton neighborhood.  No serious injuries were reported. The parkways at Bde Maka Ska are … Read more

Woe is You

by Minneapolis Councilmember Jeremiah Ellision MINNEAPOLIS — The 12-hour drive to Detroit is always a chore, but on the last day of March, the pandemic gave a sinister hue to even the most banal elements of a Midwest road trip. Every time we used a bathroom, grabbed a gas pump or bought a snack was an opportunity to get infected. Making things worse, Detroit was seeing an explosion of coronavirus cases. My grandmother had just … Read more

Steps Taken To Open The Midwest Economy

Governor Tim Walz joined the governors of Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky in announcing that they will work in close coordination to reopen the economy in the Midwest. “Here in the Midwest, we are bound by our commitment to our people and the community. We recognize that our economies are all reliant on each other, and we must work together to safely reopen them so hardworking people can get back to work and businesses can … Read more