Cultural, Faith, and Disability Communities COVID-19-Related Update

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Cultural, Faith, and Disability Communities COVID-19-Related Update

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Minnesota Department of Health

March 31, 2021

The Cultural, Faith, and Disability Communities COVID-19 Update is being sent to the following three MDH mailing lists to reduce duplication:

  • Cultural, Faith, and Disability Communities COVID-19 Updates
  • MN Immigrant and Refugee Health Announcements
  • The Center for Health Equity

Change in the Rental Assistance Information Session Happening Today

The way to access this meetings has changed.

The session date and time remain the same, but please use the updated link to access the conversation.

Wednesday, March 31 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
You can join via phone by calling 1.312.626.6799 and entering code 991 3179 2159 or you can join online at the live RentHelpMN information session YouTube page.

Participants who join online will be able to submit questions in the chat. The speakers will respond to as many questions as they can during the presentation. Participants who join by phone are invited to submit questions to The information sessions will have ASL interpretation and closed captioning. Spanish, Hmong, and Somali webinar translations, as well as the recorded webinars and PowerPoint slides, will be available soon at Minnesota Housing Webpage.

As a reminder, the State of Minnesota’s rental assistance program is called COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance, which is operating under the banner of RentHelpMN.


Discrimination helpline

Discrimination Helpline

Report Discrimination and Bias

COVID-19 does not discriminate based on race, where you come from, your immigration status, or anything else. 

If you have experienced or witnessed an incident of discrimination or bias call Minnesota's Discrimination Helpline at 1-833-454-0148 or submit this online form. The helpline is staffed by investigators from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. Translation/interpretation services are available.

If you are the victim of a crime, including a hate crime, or fear for your safety, call 911 immediately.

Click here to get this information in multiple languages. 

MDH COVID-19 Public Hotline:

For questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, call 1-833-431-2053
Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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