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COVID-19

This page and related pages are continuously updated with new community resources and information related to COVID-19. Check back often to stay informed!

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City Services

No-Contact Services

The city will have staff available to answer phone calls and questions. Residents and customers may conduct business by phone or online, including utility billing (can use dropbox), recreation registration and some online building permits. We have a list of city services and numbers you can call on our COVID-19 resources webpage

Learn how to use city services during COVID-19 >

Community Relief Grant Waitlist

COVID-19 Community Relief Grant Program waitlist applications are being accepted for residents, businesses, schools and nonprofits. Waitlist applications are due September 30 and will be reviewed if funding is left over after the first round of applications are processed.

Learn more and complete the waitlist application >

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Red Cross Blood Drive

Blood donation is a safe process, and people should not hesitate to give and receive blood. At each blood drive, Red Cross employees follow thorough extensive safety protocols. In addition to our standard procedures, you will notice the following at your local blood drive:

  • Increased Educational Materials
  • Pre-Donation Donor Temperature Screening
  • Enhanced Disinfecting
  • Social Distancing
  • Staff Wellness and Protection
  • Blood Donor Deferrals Individuals are asked to postpone their donation for 28 days following:
    • Travel to China and its special administrative regions, Hong Kong and Macau, Iran, Italy and South Korea.
    • Diagnosis of COVID-19, contact with a person who has or suspected to have the virus.

Click here to sign up!

Sew masks for hospitals

One critical need that has emerged over the past several days is the need for more personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks and gowns, in hospitals and other health care settings.

Volunteer sewers need to use a CDC-compliant pattern, approved by Allina, to create the masks. Tightly woven 100 percent cotton fabric should be used for the front of the mask while soft, high quality, tightly woven 100 percent cotton flannel should be used for the backing.

Once you get the hang of it, it’s estimated to take about 15 minutes to make one mask.

Click here to learn more about sewing masks >

Community Emergency Assistance Programs

CEAP is providing food, resources, and hope to your neighbors during COVID-19, and we need your help to do it! CEAP’s ability to adjust nimbly and meet community needs in the face of this emergency is dependent on the financial support we receive.

Your donations will provide over fresh produce, protein, and shelf-stable foods to keep families in your community!

Tax-deductible financial contributions can be made online via credit card below or by mailing a check, made out to CEAP and mailed to:

7051 Brooklyn Blvd
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429.

Click here to donate today!

Panera Meals for Heroes

Panera Bread has set up a program to buys lunches for front line workers on their website. Simply select the medical facility you wish to donate to and the amount of meals you want to provide and Panera will deliver meals.

Learn more and purchase meals >