What's On Today - Monday

FORMER POLICE OFFICER WILL NOT GET JOB BACK

A now-former Minneapolis police officer who the department tried to fire twice over his long history of excessive force cases will now remain fired.

An arbitration ruling — which was decided in November of 2019, but only made public on Thursday — found that the Minneapolis Police Department was justified to fire Blayne Lehner for kicking an 18-year-old handcuffed man in the face, breaking his jaw and nose and knocking out two teeth in December 2013.

The department’s internal affairs investigation [Read more]

COVID-19 Claims 9 More People in MN

Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 365 new cases that have tested positive for COVID-19, pushing the total number of cases in the state to 34,123.

MDH reports there are 1,406 total deaths, with nine additional deaths reported Thursday. Of the entire total, 1,107 have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, MDH reported.

The department stated, as of Thursday, 542,696 tests have been completed.

According to MDH, 3,943 total [Read more]

GET TESTED FOR COVID TODAY AND WED., NO COST!!

Testing Flyer

Get Tested for COVID-19 

If you were involved in protests, vigils, or neighborhood events

COVID-19 can spread easily and quickly in large groups of people who are close together for long periods of time. Some people do not have symptoms but can still spread the virus to others. If you participated in a protest, vigil, or other neighborhood event, you should get tested.

These community sites are specifically designed to serve those who live in most impacted neighborhoods and the immediate surrounding community.

The State [Read more]

MN COVID Deaths By Race and Ethnicity

RaceNumber of CasesNumber of Deaths
White12,352992
Black7,047101
Asian2,44644
American Indian/ Alaska Native28921
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander831
Multiple races6777
Other4,30620
Unknown/missing5,720194
EthnicityNumber of CasesNumber of Deaths
Hispanic7,44743
Non-Hispanic19,2401,081
Unknown/missing6,233256

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATIONS TODAY

Blackout Bike Ride

The bike ride will start at the UROC and stop for rests at the Walker Art Center and the George Floyd memorial site at 38th Street and Chicago Avenue before circling back to the UROC. Please bring water, snacks and your mask. If you need a bike or have accessibility needs, email freeblackdirt@gmail.com

The event is hosted by Slow Roll, Free Black Dirt and Paige Ingram.

When: Saturday

Where: Starting at the UROC, 2001 Plymouth Avenue N. in Minneapolis

Time: 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Caravan ParadeDecorate your vehicles and bring the family out. The route will be East on Plymouth Ave N, right on West Lyndale Ave N, right on Olson Memorial Hwy, turn left on N Bryant Ave, right on Penn Ave, right on Plymouth Ave and it will end back on the UROC parking lot for a community prayer. Contact Lee Jordan for more information.

When: Saturday

Where: Starting at the UROC parking lot, 2001 Plymouth Avenue N in Minneapolis

Time:11 a.m.



URGENT: FREE COVID-19 TESTING

If you were involved in protests, vigils, or neighborhood events

COVID-19 can spread easily and quickly in large groups of people who are close together for long periods of time. Some people do not have symptoms but can still spread the virus to others. If you participated in a protest, vigil, or other neighborhood event, you should get tested.

These community sites are specifically designed to serve those who live in most impacted neighborhoods and the immediate surrounding community.

The State [Read more]

COVID-19 MN Deaths By Ethnicity

RaceNumber of CasesNumber of Deaths
White11,828955
Black6,87298
Asian2,30142
American Indian/ Alaska Native27519
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander751
Multiple races6558
Other4,14520
Unknown/missing5,524201
EthnicityNumber of CasesNumber of Deaths
Hispanic7,16041
Non-Hispanic18,4671,036
Unknown/missing6,048267

Likely Exposure

Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Stay Safe and Prevent the Spread of COVID-19Each person or family has their own unique risk when it comes to COVID-19. The Stay Safe MN website offers resources and tips for staying safe as we begin to reopen Minnesota as safely as possible.Stay Safe MN: Individuals and Families As more businesses, organizations, and recreational areas open up, it is very important for all Minnesotans to continue taking


steps to slow the spread of COVID-19.Wash your hands. Get tested when sick. Stay 6 feet away from others. Wear a mask. Stay home when able. Work from home when able.
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) MaterialsWe are adding new videos, print materials, and translated documents often.

Check out the pages below to view, download, or print these resources.Materials and Resources for COVID-19 ResponseVideos for COVID-19 Response
The situation is changing rapidly. Visit Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for the most up-to-date information and follow MDH on FacebookTwitter, & Instagram to stay informed.
What’s NewGuidance and ResourcesNEW:COVID-19 Prevention Guidance for Overnight Camps (PDF)

Supplemental guidance for overnight camp operations. Overnight camps can start planning to operate beginning in July.Guidance for Providing Food and Beverages for On-site Consumption at Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings (PDF)

Outlines guidance for food and beverage consumption at gatherings taking place in indoor and outdoor venues such as event centers, faith-based buildings, community centers, rental halls, or at similar outdoor spaces.Guidance for Gatherings: Faith-based Communities, Places of Worship, and Ceremonies (PDF)Guidance for Window Visits at Long-Term Care Facilities (PDF)Outdoor Visitation Guidance for Long-term Care Facilities (PDF)COVID-19 Employee Screening and Testing Recommendations for Industry (PDF)UPDATED:COVID-19 Prevention Guidance for Youth, Student, and Child Care Programs (PDF)

Guidance for youth programs, K-12 schools, colleges, universities, and camps.Guidance for Social Distancing in Adult Sports (PDF)Guidance for Social Distancing in Youth Sports (PDF)Frequently Asked Questions About Organized Youth Sports (PDF)NOTE: As new Executive Orders and recommendations are issued, we will review and update the guidance and resources on our website accordingly. Look for an “Updated” date below guidance links to know when the resource was last revised.Health Equity and COVID-19Health equity means everyone has the same chance to be as healthy as possible. Minnesota on average is one of the healthiest states in the country.

However, not everyone in Minnesota has the same chance to be healthy.The general health of Minnesotans of color and American Indians is very different from those who are white.General health is also very different in LGBTQ and other communities: people with disabilities; those who live in rural communities; and people who are homeless or have unstable housing.

Some Minnesotans are part of more than one of these communities.Things that can get in the way of being healthy also play a part in the unequal way that COVID-19 is affecting some Minnesota communities.For more information, tools, and resources, visit Health Equity and COVID-19.

TREATMENT BREAKTHROUGH IN COVID-19 FIGHT?

Scientists are hailing a steroid treatment as a major breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19.  Trial results show Dexamethasone is the first drug to reduce death rates by about a third in the most severely ill coronavirus patients.  The cheap and widely used steroid reduces inflammation.  Researchers say it should be immediately used as standard care in patients who have severe cases.  To date, more than 438-thousand people have died during the pandemic worldwide, including [Read more]