Community Resources during the Coronavirus

Edina Chamber of Commerce

Information for businesses regarding covid-19

Small Business Association: Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources

Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance, SBA Debt Relief

Child Care for Emergency & Health Care Workers

As part of the state’s response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Governor Walz has directed school districts to provide school age care for children (ages 4-12) of healthcare and emergency workers (including grocery store personnel).  YMCA is also providing care for Tier 1 and Tier 2 employees. 

Edina Public Schools

Hopkins Public Schools

Richfield Public Schools

YMCA Twin Cities

Parent Aware MN

1-888-291-9811  (8am-4pm)
Child Care Provider availability and program ratings

Hennepin County Child Care Assistance Program

Financial Assistance available for qualifying families to help meet their child care needs.  Start by calling Hennepin County, 612-348-5937. Based on your answers to a few questions, Hennepin County will: Mail a child care application packet, or Add your name to a waiting list (PDF) (if funds are not available), or Tell you why you are not eligible at this time.

National Association for College Admission Counseling–publications/newsroom/college-admission-status-coronavirus/
NACAC is providing this online tool as a central resource for information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Day One the Call to Safety

Crisis Line 1-866.233.1111
MN Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Trafficking. Support available 24/7. Call, text or chat online. 

MN Crime Victim Support Line

text: 612-399-9977

Support available 24/7. Call or Text or chat online. Translators available. 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
TTY 1-800-787-3224

Expert advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone in the United States who is experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

Khan Academy

Non-profit organization with free educational resources for kids ages 4-18.

Scholastic – Learn At Home
Free resource with 20 days of learning for PreK-Grade 6+

E-learning for Kids
Free online lesson primarily for PreK-6th grade

Edina Community Education
Online programming options for youth

Edina Public Schools – Distance Learning

Twin Cities PBS
Educational resources broken down by age PreK-12.  Plus free and resources for parents.


Cash Assistance – complete Combined Application at ApplyMN or call 612-596-1300 for a form to be mailed to you.

Child Care Assistance- Call 612-348-5937 first. They will be able to determine if you are eligible to apply for the wait list. 

Health Care Assistance- apply and shop online for healthcare coverage by visiting or by calling 1-855-3-MNsure.  Computers for MNSure applications are also available at Hennepin County Human Service office locations.

Emergency Program – residents in a financial crisis that poses a direct threat to their physical health or safety, the county may be able to help by providing short-term aid. 1-844-803-8466


South suburban:
VEAP Community Service Center, 9600 Aldrich Avenue, Bloomington | Map
Hours:    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  (FREE CHILD CARE)

West suburban:
Wells Fargo building, 1011 – 1st Street South, Hopkins | Map
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Energy Assistance Program can help you pay energy costs– such as a heating bill– between Oct 1 and May 30 each year. If you qualify, you could receive a grant to cover some of your energy expenses. This grant is paid directly to your energy provider, to reduce your energy bill.   You can apply any time between Oct 1 and May 30 to assist with energy bills, until funds are exhausted.

Eligibility for Energy Assistance is calculated by looking at gross income (your income before taxes and other deductions) for a three month period. Your income must be at or below the following guidelines.  2019-20 Income Guidelines: family of four 3-month income maximum: $13,003

The Immigrant Family Fund

The Immigrant Family Fund is a grassroots fundraising effort to collect resources for immigrant families that don’t qualify for any state or federal support AND who because of COVID19 are pushed deeper into the shadows with little or few resources available to meet their immediate needs.  Navigate MN and 8 other organizations are organizing this fundraiser.  More information will be coming soon as to how to access this support from Navigate MN.  Learn more and donate on Go Fund Me page.

Modest Needs

Modest Needs provides Self-Sufficiency Grants in an effort to assist individuals and families who, because they are working and live just above the poverty level, are ineligible for most types of conventional social assistance but who, all the same, are living one or two lost paychecks away from the kind of financial catastrophe that eventually leads to homelessness

Breakfast & Lunches for Edina Public Schools Students on Free & Reduce Lunch Benefits and any child under 18 who needs meal support**

Curbside Pick-up  11:00am-1:00pm starting March 16, 2020
Go to the main entrance at:

Valley View Middle School                      South View Middle School
6750 Valley View Road                                 4725 South View Lane


9600 Aldrich Ave S, Bloomington MN 55420

Serves residents of Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and portion of S Minneapolis.

Food Pantry  monthly visits for fresh produce, frozen meats, shelf-stable items, household goods and more.   Additional visits may be available. Call for an appointment.  Starting March 23-April 6  Drive-thru Model will be used. Appointments required. Delivery available for eligible persons. 

Mobile Pantry come to any location to access fresh produce and other food items. No appointment necessary.  Yorktown Continental Apartments every 2nd Thursday from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
See website for additional times and locations.

Social Workers available to assist with one-time financial crisis to help with rent/mortgage, utility bills.  They can assist with additional food visits and more.  Housing specialists are available.

Hunger Solutions
Search by location to find the local food pantry, free meal site, farmers market, discount grocery,

SNAP- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Call for an application to be mailed to your home OR complete the form online at ApplyMN.  There is a combined from to help you apply for SNAP, healthcare, cash assistance and child care.  

FARE FOR ALL -temporarily closed


No appointment needed. Show up to any FARE FOR ALL event and buy the food packs of your choosing.  Each month the packs will change.  Packs are $10-$25 depending on what you choose.  Locations rotate around the metro area.  Verify on the website location is open for sales

Edina Meals on Wheels

6345 Xerxes Ave S, Richfield
Call to set up home delivery. 

Loaves & Fishes Meal Sites (Free Dinners To Go)

Woodlake Lutheran Church
Address: 2120 W. 76th Street, Richfield, MN 55423
Meals Served: Saturday & Sunday, 5:30 – 6:30 PM

St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church
Address: 1310 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343
Meals Served: Saturday – Tuesday, 5:30 – 6:30 PM (Social Time at 5 PM)
Special Closings: None known

Hope Presbyterian Church
Address: 7132 Portland Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423
Meals Served: Monday – Thursday, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Phone: 612-869-7700

Help At Your Door

Grocery assistance (phone or online) with home delivery and optional items put away. EBT and SNAP accepted. Other Services: Home Support Services, Transportation

Volunteers of America- Senior Nutrition Site

Yorktown Continental Apts
7151 York Ave. S., Edina
(952) 893-1448
Senior Nutrition offers a full, nutritionally balanced, sit-down style lunch with varied menu options, to people age 60 and up Monday-Friday. Diners are asked to contribute $4.00 per lunch, however they may contribute what they can afford. No one is ever denied a meal because of inability to pay.  

Local Restaurants providing meals for children

Metro Mobility- grocery store pick-up

West Zone (Transit Team)
Call 651-602-1100
Currently approved metro mobility rides can order groceries and metro mobility will pick them up and deliver them to home for no cost.

Grocery Delivery/Store Pickup

Cub Foods – Delivery  (No pickup option at Edina location)
Jerry’s Foods – Delivery or Store Pickup
Lunds & Byerlys – Delivery or Store Pickup
Target – Delivery or Store Pickup

Edina Restaurants open for Delivery/Take-out
Interactive Map of Restaurants in Edina

Restaurant Delivery Services

Bite Squad
Chow Now
Door Dash
Uber Eats


Governor Walz announced a 30-day special enrollment period for MNsure starting March 23 and running through April 21. Anyone who is currently uninsured and qualifies for the program is able to sign up.  Insurance will be retroactive to begin April 1 for those who sign up by April 21. 


All in-person appointments suspended. Phone appointments are available to help with MNSure signup and health systems navigation.

Call your provider to find out their procedures during the Coronavirus.

MN Department of Health

Information on the situation update, prepare & prevention, symptoms, when to stay home, seek treatment, guidance for businesses, schools and more. 

COVID-19 Health Hotline: 651-201-3920 

Community Clinics:

Serving underinsured and uninsured community members. 

Community-University Health Care Center -CUHCC


NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center

As of 3/23- reduced hours and service modifications.

St Mary’s Health Clinic


St Mary’s clinic offer free health care for those without insurance. Services are now reduced and clinic hours/days have been limited. See the website for specifics.

Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to anticipated emergency measures associated with the COVID-19 (coronavirus).

CenturyLink offers Lifeline, a low-cost internet service, to individuals who qualify.

Xfinity WiFi Public Hotspots are now open to everyone on the “xfinitywifi” SSID. 

Mobile Phone Hotspots

Many mobile providers are modifying their data use plans and offering hotspots during COVID-19.  Please check your carrier for details.

Boost Mobile/Virgin Mobile
Consumer Wireless

How to set-up a Hotspot
Android device

Hennepin County Library As Us Service

Hennepin County Library patrons will be able to reach the library by calling 612-543-KNOW (5669) to receive assistance from a librarian or associate librarian from Minneapolis Central Library. The hours of service are below.

  • Monday – Thursday 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday noon-5 p.m.

People can call and ask all kinds of questions. These librarians can access the internet for people without the internet.

Crisis Text Line

text: MN to 741-741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Hennepin County Mobile Crisis Teams

Children 17 and under
When a child is experiencing a mental health crisis, the Mobile Crisis Team will go where the child is located to provide a risk assessment, help to de-escalate crisis, develop a plan to keep the child safe at home, and offer resources and referrals. Call 911 if the child or someone else is in immediate physical danger.

Adults 18+
If you are experiencing as mental health crisis or know someone who is, the Cope  mobile crisis teams can come to where you are. The teams respond to anyone in the county who needs an urgent response. If the situation is life-threatening or an immediate response is needed call 911.

NAMI MN National Alliance of Mental Illness- Minnesota
Dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. Offering online support groups for families, parents, adults,young adults and more. 

Manage Anxiety

Alliana Health has information on helping with anxiety during this period of social isolation

Tips on Emotional Well-Being During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Hennepin County Sheriff

Activities at Home

Opportunities for Seniors

3/23/20:  Gov. Tim Walz’s Executive Order suspends evictions during a peacetime emergency.  Read more on orders here:

Housing  Discrimination & Eviction Protection


Free Tenant Hotline: 612-728-5767
Call For FREE Legal Help         Llame para información legal GRATUITA   Wac si aad u hesho caawin lacag la’aan ah xaga sharciyada

Providing legal, organizing, educational & advocacy services so Minnesota tenants can solve their rental housing problems.
Se habla español. Mándenos un email


Residents of Bloomington, Edina, Richfield and S. Minneapolis, call the VEAP Social Services line at (952) 888-9616 x 133 to complete an assessment over the phone. Social Services staff will determine eligibility for financial services and make a plan to help resolve or minimize the situation. Your phone call will be returned when social service staff is able, please be patient as we experience a higher number of calls than normal.


Emergency Program 1-844-803-8466
Residents in a financial crisis that poses a direct threat to their physical health or safety, the county may be able to help by providing short-term aid. 

Coronavirus Scams-  FTC
Learn what the FTC is doing and how to protect yourself from scams.  

Edina Senior Resource Hotline

Call and leave a message. Calls will be returned in 1-2 business days
Additional Resources:

Hennepin County Library As Us Service

Hennepin County Library patrons will be able to reach the library by calling 612-543-KNOW (5669) to receive assistance from a librarian or associate librarian from Minneapolis Central Library. The hours of service are below.

  • Monday – Thursday 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday noon-5 p.m.

People can call and ask all kinds of questions. These librarians can access the internet for people without the internet.

Senior Community Services


Normandale Center for Healing and Wholeness


For updated information on Tax Day deadline changes. 3/21/20  The IRS has officially extended the Federal tax day deadline to July 15, 2020. There is no need to complete any forms or or call the IRS for this extension.  The IRS is continuing to process tax returns and issue refunds. 

MN Department of Revenue
Minnesotans are now given extended time to file their Minnesota Individual Income Tax without penalty or payment.  The new deadline is July 15, 2020. Tax foms are being process and refunds are being issued at this time. 

Free Electronic Filing

Prepare + Prosper
Tax Clinics and Services are suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus,
Free tax preparation for individuals making $35,00 or less, families with a household income of $55,000 or less or self-employed* (no employees, exclusions apply) making $55,000 or less. 

AARP Tax Aide Sites are

Site are suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus


Pick-up Your Grocery Order  begins March 22
West Zone (Transit Team)
Call 651-602-1100

Please cancel all non-essential rides.

Starting March 25, Reduced service begins.  Bus routes and light rail is closed for overnight service (11pm-4am). Riders are asked to use service for essential travel only and maintain social distance (10 people per bus/ 15 per light rail car).

Transit Link -open for essential travel only

651-602-LINK (5465)



UNEMPLOYMENT- (layoffs, reduced hours, unpaid leave of absences)

Minnesota Unemployment Insurance

651-296-3644  (Language assistance available)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Update 3/17/20
Information about unemployment benefits for workers affected by COVID-19

Please use the online system to apply for benefits and request payments.
You don’t need to apply today. You can apply ANY DAY this week or even next week and get paid for this week. Call Customer Service Center only if you need help. Due to increased call volume wait times will be longer than usual.

Call if you don’t have a computer or can’t read English to complete the online application.   Translators are available.


If you are healthy and not showing any symptoms of the coronavirus, organizations are seeking volunteers to help keep operations open and serving our community members.



VEAP serves residents of Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and S. Minneapolis.   Over 150 families depend on VEAP  each day for food assistance. VEAP is also helping provide food to the Edina students in conjunction with Lunch pickups at Valley View and South View.

Volunteer for a shift in the warehouse to help sort food and fresh produce and stock the local food pantry.  Must be 12+.  Other 3 month volunteers opportunities may be available.
Donate: MN FoodShare Drive runs March 1-April 12.  Donate online  ($1.00= food for 6 meals) or bring food items to VEAP.

Meals on Wheels


Volunteer to help delivery meals to seniors during the lunch hour (Mon-Fri).

City of Edina/Edina Senior Center
The city’s Volunteer Edina program and the Edina Senior Center are working to develop a volunteer initiative to help isolated members in our community. Sign up to volunteer.

The Sheridan Story

2723 Patton Road, Roseville, MN 55113

Additional food support is being provided to students while school is closed due to the coronavirus.  The Sheridan Story is anticipating to provide over 330,000 meals to school children in districts across the state.  These are packaged meals for families to prepare at home.
Sign up for immediate shifts available!
Donate:  $100 serves 25 children

Loaves and Fishes


Loaves and Fishes is now providing meals to go.  Volunteers are needed across the metro to help prepare meals and distribute to community members at a local Loaves and Fishes sites.  Go online and select the location and click on Volunteer Sign-up.
Donate$25  provides 10 meals

Hands on Twin Cities

Hands on Twin Cities offers a volunteer database with urgent volunteer needs around the metro

United Way Twin Cities

(612) 340-7400

Edina Community Foundation- Coronavirus Relief Fund
The Edina Community Foundation has created a Coronavirus Relief Fund to receive donations and give grants to community organizations working to meet the needs of individuals and families in our community who have been especially impacted by the virus.

Edina Meal Fund for Edina Public Schools COVID-19 Response Fund

School districts, including Edina, have put in place daily meal distribution for students in need. But it is not enough. While any student 18 and under is provided breakfast and lunch, district parents tell us overall food insecurity is a growing concern for their entire family, as businesses and organization shut down.

That’s why we have created the MealFund for Edina Public Schools COVID19 Response Fund. Working in partnership with Edina Education Fund, and Edina Give and Go, we have a goal to collect $75,000. We will use these donations to purchase and distribute evening meals, as quickly as possible, to families in need.

You can donate online or text COVID19 to 508-433-386

MN Immigrant Families COVID-19 Fund

The Immigrant Family Fund is a grassroots fundraising effort to collect resources for immigrant families that don’t qualify for any state or federal support AND who because of COVID19 are pushed deeper into the shadows with little or few resources available to meet their immediate needs.  Navigate MN and 8 other organizations are organizing this fundraiser.

Learn more and donate on Go Fund Me page.

American Red Cross


Donate Blood, Platelets

Memorial Blood Center

Donate Blood, platelets

Face Masks are needed in our medical community:

Allina Health

Items Needed: 

Donate:  March 22-April 5  9am-1pm at an Allina Health Clinic below.  Be sure you remain in your car and look for the “mask” donation signs.

    • Abbott Northwestern Hospital, 800 E 28th St, Minneapolis, MN
    • Abbott Northwestern Hospital – West Health, 2805 Campus Dr, Plymouth, MN
    • Buffalo Hospital, 303 Catlin St, Buffalo, MN
    • Cambridge Medical Center, 701 S Dellwood St, Cambridge, MN
    • District One Hospital, 200 State Ave, Faribault, MN
    • Mercy Hospital – Mercy Campus, Coon Rapids, 4050 Coon Rapids Blvd, Coon Rapids, MN
    • Mercy Hospital – Unity Campus, Fridley, 550 Osborne Rd, Fridley, MN
    • New Ulm Medical Center, 1324 5th St N, New Ulm, MN
    • Owatonna Hospital, 2250 NW 26th St, Owatonna, MN
    • Regina Medical Center, 1175 Nininger Rd, Hastings, MN
    • River Falls Area Hospital, Wisconsin, 1629 E Division St, River Falls, WI
    • St. Francis Regional Medical Center, 1455 St. Francis Ave, Shakopee, MN
    • United Hospital, 333 Smith Ave N, St. Paul, MN
    • Courage Kenny Rehabilitation, Golden Valley, 3915 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Hennepin County

Hennepin county is collecting items for to help responders, in public health, clinics and hospitals. Donations may be dropped off starting March 23 at   Southdale Library, HC Department of Corrections, HC Adult Correctional Facility.  All items must be new and unopened. Priority items needed include:

    • Protective face wear – N95 or N100 respirators, PAPRs and surgical masks
    • Nitrile gloves
    • Tyvek Coveralls
    • Tyvek Foot covers
    • Eye protection (wrap arounds or chemical splash

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19)

The best way to keep COVID-19 out of our community and avoid respiratory infections is to practice good hygiene:

  • Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds using soap and hot water. Be sure to also wash your fingertips
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands or into the air. Try to cough or sneeze into a tissue and then throw the tissue away. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your arm.
  • Avoid touching your face, particularly the eyes, mouth and nose.
  • Stay home if you aren’t feeling well

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Bloomington Public Health

Serving residents of Bloomington, Edina and Richfield. 

CDC Travel Notices

Center for Disease Control provides Travel Health Notices and offers information on what the CDC is doing.

City of Edina- Closures 

City of Edina Closures (as of 3/13/20 )
• Braemar Arena        • Braemar Field       • Braemar Golf Course     • Braemar Golf Dome
• Centennial Lakes Park     • Edina Senior Center     • Edina Art Center   • Edinborough Park
• Edina Liquor Stores

City of Edina

Information on Coronavirus

City of Edina Covid-19 Resources