June 2021 newsletter: Information on COVID-19 vaccine, Summer Break with the Library, 2022-23 budget community conversations

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June 2021 Newsletter

In this issue:

- Coronavirus/COVID-19 updates.
- Summer Break with the Library.
- 2022-23 budget community conversations.
- Transit projects, Parks vision feedback.
- County beaches and Waterworks set to open.
- Landmark Center expanded hours.
- Upcoming events.
- In the news.

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COVID-19 updates

How to get your COVID-19 shot

Resident receiving the COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine is available at locations throughout the community. The vaccine is free, no insurance or ID required.

Sign up for updates on additional opportunities to get the vaccine


Your Shot to Summer - Vaccine incentive offered

The State of Minnesota has launched a summer vaccine reward program. The first 100,000 Minnesotans, aged 12 and older, who get their first COVID-19 vaccine between May 27 through June 30, 2021, will be eligible for a special reward.

Learn more about Summer Vaccine Rewards


Update to Minnesota Stay Safe Plan

As of May 28, nearly all state COVID-19 restrictions have ended, including all capacity limits and distancing requirements. Learn more about these changes by visiting Minnesota's Stay Safe Plan.

Federal and state guidance provides organizations, businesses and local governments with the authority and flexibility to maintain their own masking requirements. Based on public health guidance now available, Ramsey County has joined several other local governments to generally continue with masking and social distancing requirements at this time:

  • Face coverings will no longer be required of staff and visitors while outdoors at county facilities (unless otherwise signed).
  • Face coverings and social distancing will continue to be required of all visitors while indoors at Ramsey County facilities and of staff while indoors in a shared space with others.

Learn more about the county's decision to continue masking requirements. 

Landlord assistance available soon

Are you a landlord in Ramsey County with tenants who have been unable to make rent payments as a result of COVID-19? The Zero Balance Project will soon offer landlords an opportunity to apply for rental assistance on behalf of their renters.

Learn more about eligibility and the application process

Summer Learning program

Summer Break with Ramsey County Library is happening now! Kids and teens can pick up a participation bag and be entered for chance to win a gift card.

Lean more about Summer Break

Attend an upcoming community conversation on the 2022-23 budget

2022-23 budget community conversations

Ramsey County is hosting a series of virtual community conversations about its 2022-23 budget to build transparency and awareness and engage community members in the budgeting process. The county's goal is to make community feedback a significant determining factor in future budget and spending decisions.

Attend the June 3 or 10 community conversations

Help shape the future of transit and parks

Transit projects

We’re seeking resident and community feedback on two future transit projects planned for the east metro. Please share your comments online or through other ways now through June 25:

The 21st Century Parks Vision provides opportunities for our ever-changing community to engage with inclusive and welcoming parks and recreation sites and programming. Help us realize this vision by sharing your feedback through a survey by June 4.

Ramsey County Parks & Recreation Vision Implementation

Make a splash this summer

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Plan a trip to the beach! Ramsey County beaches are now open. Buoys have been set out at the nine beach locations to designate swim areas.

Lifeguard services will start June 12 at Lake McCarrons County Park. Lifeguards will be on duty noon–8 p.m. Thursdays–Sundays through Aug. 15, weather permitting. Battle Creek Waterworks is set to open on June 12.

Learn more about COVID-19 and safety information

Landmark Center

Browse exhibits, explore history and enjoy community programs this summer at Landmark Center. The building has returned to pre-pandemic hours as of June 1 and will resume weekly free building tours in July.

Learn more about Landmark Center

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Upcoming events

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Board of Commissioners Meeting
Tuesdays, June 1, 8, 15 and 22.

2022-23 Budget Community Conversations
Thursdays, June 3 and 10

Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Site - Roseville
Fridays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25.
Saturdays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Rush Line Open Houses
Wednesday, June 2 and Thursday, June 3 (virtual).
Thursday, June 17 (in-person).

Metro Region Interactive Online Construction Career Fair
Wednesday, June 9.

Virtual New Foster Care Parent Orientation
Thursday, June 10.

Metro Region Interactive Online Career Fair
Tuesday, June 22.

Riverview Corridor Virtual Open House
Wednesday, June 23.

Saint Paul Midway Job Fair
Tuesday, June 29.
Wednesday, June 30.

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