Updated: June 11, 2020
In this time of great uncertainty, it is important that you stay informed. We have compiled a list of sources of information to help you through the COVID-19 outbreak.
Data about the spread of COVID-19 is also available in an accessible format.
For the latest news and resources, visit the Governor’s COVID-19 Response and Preparation page.
If you are planning on taking a trip–or have just returned from one–please refer to the travel guidance offered by the CDC.
The use of masks may be a barrier for some people with disabilities, particularly for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, because masks eliminate lip reading as an effective form of communication. For the safety of everyone, the Minnesota Dept. of Health provides Best Practices for Masks: Considerations for People with Disabilities and Special Health Needs (PDF).
Additional information for Facemasks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Several hotlines are available to provide you with information:
- Health questions: 1-800-657-3903. The hotline is staffed from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily.
- School, childcare, and business questions: 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504. The hotline is staffed from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily.
- Housing questions—Housing hotlines are staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Single Family Residences: 651-296-8215
- Multi-Family Residences: 651-297-4455
- Discrimination Helpline: 1-833-454-0148 or use the online form. The helpline is staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
COVID-19 and Reasonable Accommodations
Safeguarding the right to request reasonable accommodations in the workplace during COVID-19 means safeguarding the right to current and future employment for people with disabilities. A message from MDHR.
Make a Plan
Ready.gov offers tools to help you make and practice a preparedness plan.