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COVID-19 Resources

By YWCA Minneapolis
March 19, 2020
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Updated Friday, May 8, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic touches every aspect of our lives, we want you to know you’re not alone. To help our community get through this challenging time, we are collecting a list of articles, activities and community resources. We’ll keep updating this list to keep it current. Please share these with your friends, family and neighbors.

Children and Youth

Child Care Openings for Essential Workers and Low-Income Families

How To Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

Child Care for Emergency Workers (pdf)

Tips for Keeping Young People Engaged Without School

Helping Children Cope with Emergencies

An Activity Page for Younger Children to Learn How to Cope with a Disaster

How You and Your Child Can De-Stress During Coronavirus


What you need to know about Minnesota’s ‘stay-at-home’ order

Some Ways To Help Others During the Pandemic

Minnesota Discrimination Helpline

Health and Wellness

Live, Virtual Fitness Classes

On Demand Fitness Videos

Protecting You and Your Family

Multilingual Resources for COVID-19

Facts and Myths About Boosting Your Immune System

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

Food Access

Find Your Local Food Shelf and Learn about SNAP via Hunger Solutions Minnesota

Sign Up for SNAP and Other Resources 

Meal Access while Minneapolis and Saint Paul Public Schools are Closed

Minneapolis Public Schools Meal Pickups

Financial Stability

F.A.Q. on Stimulus Checks, Unemployment and the Coronavirus Bill

Calculate how much you’ll get from the $1,200 (or more) coronavirus checks

What the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Could Mean for You

Financial Support for those Whose Employment is Impacted by COVID-19

COVID-19 Resources from LegalHelpMN

Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters

Unemployment Insurance Benefits Application Information in SpanishHmong, and Somali. None of this is specific to eligibility based on COVID-19, but it is the process for applying.

Virtual Services available at CareerForce for job-seekers