Covid-19 Resources

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources

The Minnesota Department of Health is leading the state and city preparedness and information dissemination. If you have health questions about COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health offers a specific COVID-19 hotline: 651-201-3920 (7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT).

Follow the CDC’s updates on cdc.gov or their social channels (FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube).

  • Electricity: Xcel Energy, the electricity provider for Minneapolis residents and business owners, announced over the weekend that it will indefinitely suspend service disconnections. The company also said it would work with customers who face difficulty paying their electricity bill to arrange payment plans to meet those circumstances. If you have questions about your electricity bill or service, call Xcel’s customer service line at 1-800-895-4999.
  • Gas: CenterPoint Energy, the gas provider in Minneapolis, also announced it will suspend service disconnections and work with customers who need payment assistance, extensions, or other help. If you have questions about your gas bill or service, contact CenterPoint Energy’s customer service line at 1-800-245-2377.
  • Internet: Comcast announced yesterday that it will open Xfinity WiFi network nationally for free, will be offering free unlimited data, and will not disconnect a customer’s internet service or assess late fees if they contact the company and let them know that they can’t pay their bills during this period. More information on what Comcast is doing to help make sure everyone has internet access, especially low-income families, can be found here.

Looking for information on coronavirus disease 19 in more languages? 
The Minnesota Department of Health has translated some of its coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) information and materials into several languages. Please share these links with your neighbors, colleagues and connections and help protect our communities:

Northern Metals Consent Decree Advisory Committee Vacancies

The Northern Metals Consent Decree Advisory Committee is being established to provide recommendations on how the funds from the Northern Metals Consent Decree will be spent in Minneapolis. The City of Minneapolis is asking for community input on how to identify and outreach residents with asthma or a potential for lead poisoning and how to utilize $200,000 a year for three years within the impacted neighborhoods of Sheridan, Bottineau, McKinley and Hawthorn with the four items allowed in the consent decree.

(1) Identify and educate at-risk residents on asthma triggers.

(2) Enroll families with children suffering from poorly controlled asthma in a new asthma trigger mitigation program.

(3) Implement community and block-by-block blood lead level screening events in cooperation with local clinics which will offer follow-up venous blood screening as needed.

(4) Identify and connect affected individuals with resources to help reduce environmental exposure to lead.

Vacancies

  • Seat 1: Council appointees must live or work in the Bottineau neighborhood.
  • Seat 2: Council appointees must live or work in the Bottineau neighborhood.
  • Seat 3: Council appointees must live or work in the Bottineau neighborhood.
  • Seat 4: Council appointees must live or work in the Sheridan neighborhood.
  • Seat 6: Council appointees must live or work in the Sheridan neighborhood.
  • Seat 16: Member at large; representative will be selected by the Health Commissioner.
  • Seat 17: Member at large; representative will be selected by the Health Commissioner.
  • Seat 18: Member at large; representative will be selected by the Health Commissioner.

Deadline: March 31, 2020.

Application Instructions

Complete the Application Form (pdf) and the Voluntary Demographic Questionnaire (pdf).

Send completed forms to [email protected], or by fax: 612-673-3812, or:

City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382

You can apply on your own behalf, nominate others for consideration, or inform the City Clerk’s Office of someone to whom you’d like application materials to be sent.

Contact

Committee Contact: Lisa Smestad, 612-673-3733, [email protected]

City Clerk’s Office, 612-673-2216, or email [email protected]

Selection Process

The City Council shall approve the appointment of all committee members.  

Additional Information

The Committee will be comprised of 18 members. 12 of the member positions will be recommended for appointment by council members from the 4 neighborhoods effected. Meeting dates, time and locations will be determined by Committee.

$25 gift card may be provided to each member attending each meeting if practicable and if grant funds are available.

Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact the Office of City Clerk at 612-673-2216 or [email protected]. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157.

Free Home Energy Squad visits for Bottineau residents!

The City of Minneapolis is helping residents save money and increase comfort in their homes. While funds last, the City is offering 0% financing on recommended energy-saving upgrades to all households (no income limit) and free Home Energy Squad visits to households with a family income less than $100,000.

All residents living in a Minneapolis Green Zone are eligible for the free energy visit regardless of income: Bottineau, Cedar-Riverside, East Phillips, Hawthorne, Marshall Terrace, McKinley, Midtown Phillips, Near North, Phillips West, Sheridan and Ventura Village.

 

TO SCHEDULE YOUR HOME ENERGY
SQUAD VISIT CALL 651-328-6220
OR VISIT MNCEE.ORG/HES-MPLS

Commonbond Groundbreaking January 16th, 2020

Commonbond Gateway Project broke ground on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 with special guests Mayor Jacob Frey, Council Member Steve Fletcher, and Council Member Kevin Reich.

The new Gateway Northeast housing community will bring 128 affordable, mixed-income apartment units to the Arts District.

Construction is estimated to be completed February, 2021. More information can be found at commonbond.org/gatewayne.

Photo Credit Mariam Slayhi

Photo credit Derek Madsen

Photo credit Derek Madsen

Photo credit Mariam Slayhi

Cancer and Asthma Prevalence Survey

University of Minnesota Division of Environmental Health Sciences Presents:

CANCER AND ASTHMA PREVALENCE STUDY

Randomly selected residents will receive a survey in the mail to measure the prevalence of cancer and asthma in the Lowry Bridge area.

You may complete and return the survey in one of three ways:

1. In person with a researcher at your door
2. By mail
3. Online, using the address on the survey

Questions or concerns?
Email [email protected] or Call (612) 460-0795

Para solicitar una copia de esta encuesta en español, envíe un email a [email protected], o envíe un mensaje de texto o llame al (612) 460-0795.

Hadii aad u baahantahay in laga caawiyo luquada soomaaliga fadlan soo wac telefankan (612) 460-0795.

Hu tu xovtooj no yog xav ib tug Hmong Txhias lus (612) 460-0795.

CANCER AND ASTHMA PREVALENCE STUDY

Family Pumpkin Carving!

Bottineau Park Recreation Center
Saturday, October 26th
1pm-3:30pm
Free

Need some Halloween decorations? Come down to Bottineau Park for an afternoon and carve some pumpkins with your family. Pumpkin Carving will be held in the multi-purpose room! Open gym will also be held in the gym.

Pumpkins and carving materials will be provided by the Bottineau Neighborhood Association, Sentyrz Market, and the Northeast Kiwanis.