COVID-19 Resources

Minnesota Employment Resources:

Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program

This is the official website of the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program. Here you can see eligibility requirements, apply or request payment.

Minnesota Shared Work Program

Shared Work is offered by the MN Unemployment Insurance Program to help employers avoid a layoff. Here you can learn more about to program, see who qualifies, how the program works and apply.

Your Unemployment Insurance Questions, Answered (MN-DEED)

This is a COVID-19 specific frequently asked questions page about Minnesota’s Unemployment Insurance program. They are experiencing very high call volumes, which is resulting is long hold times. See if you can find an answer here to avoid sitting on hold for hours.

Additional Employment Resources:


Here you can find information on services that meet your needs. There is information on the community services individuals and communities need to sustain and improve their daily lives–health care and childcare, job training, education and recreation, retirement, disability and social service information. This directory contains information on nonprofit and public health and human service programs and some for-profit programs such as housing. Their information on unemployment can be found here Minnesota Help/Unemployment.

COVID-19 Phone Resources:

Health Questions- Minnesota Department of Health
651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903
Available from 7a.m. to 7p.m.

Community mitigation (schools, child care, business) questions:
651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Child Care Providers – Minnesota Department of Human Services
8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m. Monday to Friday

COVID-19 Resources Online:

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Minnesota Department of Health Services


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