COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

If you think you are sick or have questions, you can call the Minnesota Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline at 651-201-3920, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

If you or someone you know needs help accessing food, paying housing bills or other essential services, dial 2-1-1 or text the letters MNCOVID to 898-2110




  • One Fair Wage Emergency Fund
    Fund providing cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers and more who need the money they aren’t getting to survive.
  • Get Connected
    A listing of free and reduced-cost resources for internet and computer access. Covers Metro area
  • Internet Essentials from Comcast
    Free or low-cost resources for accessing and using the internet.




  • COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
    Policy updated 3/18: All currently serving VISTA members are eligible to teleserve (work remotely), including full-time, regardless of when their service began. Members will each decide for themselves what option is most appropriate for them at this time. Members need to communicate their decision to their supervisor and to Literacy Minnesota National Service staff.

    Policy updated 3/30: As a temporary exception, current VISTA members are now allowed to change their End-of-Service selection from Education Award to the Cash Stipend. You must submit a request to change your End-of-Service Award to the VISTA Member Support Unit (VMSU) at least one week prior to your end of service.

  • AmeriCorps members can earn their full Segal AmeriCorps Education Award even if their service is disrupted due to COVID-19. 
  • VISTAs may request one-time emergency funds or emergency travel support. Contact Literacy Minnesota national service staff for more details. 
  • Visit the national AmeriCorps VISTA website for more FAQ regarding COVID-19 and AmeriCorps VISTA policies and resources.
  • Literacy Action Network Legislative Platform COVID-19 Response
    The COVID 19 crisis has placed a strain on our ABE students and teaching community.  LAN is concerned about the impact of school closures due to COVID 19 on Adult Basic Education programs.  In order to hold programs harmless from this unprecedented disruption in service, we propose an amendment to the LAN 2020 legislative platform
  • Hands-on Twin Cities 
    Current volunteer opportunities in the Twin Cities area.
  • United Way
    Coronavirus-related volunteer opportunities.