Get the medical background on COVID-19

What you can do to protect yourself and when might you need medical attention

How COVID-19 has affected the Hmong community

Find the latest scientific and political updates on the COVID-19 situation

Answers to the most frequently asked questions relevant to the Hmong community

Information and links to helpful community resources

List of Community Resources

What is the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)

Hmong: COVID 19 Information and Materials

COVID-19 Hotlines

Health questions:

651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Schools and child care questions:

651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Ramsey County is opening temporary quarantine/isolation facilities for individuals experiencing homelessness who are symptomatic for COVID-19. There are 16-hours of nursing coverage (8a-12a) in these facilities (initially, Mary Hall at 438 Dorothy Day Place, 55102). Additionally, there will be screening and triage for shelters in Ramsey County, namely at Higher Ground, Union Gospel Mission, and Safe Space, as resources allow.

 

General Information about COVID-19

MN Asian Pacific Caucus

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)

Additional Resources and Materials(multiple languages)

Social Distancing Poster

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

            Resources for Large Community Events & Mass Gatherings

Travel - Travelers Returning from High Risk Countriesand Recommendations by Country

Groups at higher risk

World Health Organization

TPT Twin Cities PBS

https://covid19.who.int/

Health Partners Flyers:

https://intranet.healthpartners.com/Coronavirus/Documents/20-691403-719700-Flyer-PatientHandout-R2-proof.pdf

https://intranet.healthpartners.com/Coronavirus/Documents/20-691403_IsolationHandout.pdf      

https://intranet.healthpartners.com/Coronavirus/Documents/HMONG%20Home%20Isolation%20for%20possible%20Coronavirus.pdf

 

Hmong Materials

MDH: Cheem Tus Mob COVID-19 KomTsisTxhobKisNthuavDav (Prevention PDF Poster)

MDH: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/materials/basicshmong.pdf

Hmong Innovating Politics -Posters in Hmong

Sahan Journal: KOJ YUAV TSUM PAUB DABTSI TXOG COV KABMOB CORONAVIRUS

TPT Twin Cities PBS: FAQs in Hmong

 

Employment and Benefits

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Unemployment Benefits:

Twin Cities area: 651-296-3644

Greater Minnesota: 1-877-898-9090;

TTY users: 1-866-814-1252

Questions answered about Unemployment Benefits

MN Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

MNSure Special Enrollment Opens March 23- April 21, 2020 - COVID-19 Information

Hmong Navigators  - Assister Finder

 

Tax Filing and IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief

MN Department of Revenue: Individual Income Tax  https://www.revenue.state.mn.us/press-release/2020-03-23/additional-time-file-and-pay-minnesota-2019-individual-income-tax

 

MN Department of Revenue:COVID-19 General information: https://www.revenue.state.mn.us/our-response-covid-19

 

IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

Family and Children

MN Department of Education - Schools Closure and Guidance

Federal Student Aid - Coronavirus and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents

MN Department of Human Services - Executive order for Childcare providers

            Hotline specifically for child care providers: 1-888-234-1268

Hey Sigmund -How to Help Children Feel Calm During a Global Crisis – (Talking to Kids & Teens About COVID-19 and other Global Trauma) and Help Kids Feel Calm Tips

Learn at Home - Free online courses

MPR - Tips for staying resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic

National Public Radio (NPR): Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

TPT Twin Cities PBS: How to talk to you kids about coronavirus

 

Virtual Education and Experiences for everyone!

Schoology

Google Arts and Culture Virtual Tours- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en

National Park Service Virtual Tours - https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/parks

 

Responding to Hate Crimes and Xenophobia

Ramsey County Reporting Hate Crimes - Guidelines for Reporting a Crime Believed to be Motivated by Bias or Hate

MDH - Viruses Don’t Discriminate Poster

Actor Daniel Dae Kim Shares His Coronavirus Diagnosis and Calls for an End to 'Cowardly' Anti-Asian Racism

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Sharing your stories

Asian American Leaders discussing Xenophobia and hate towards AAPI communities - Video

Hmong Leaders discussion on COVID-19 and Impact on Hmong Americans - March 25th, 2020 8-9pm CT. - (FB Video)

Coalition of Asian American Leaders - Countering Xenophobia and Anti-Asian Discrimination During COVID-19 Webinar Friday, April 10, 2020 10:30 AM -  11:30 AM CT
https://www.napaba.org/page/HateCrimeResources
https://stopaapihate.org/

Resources For Specific Counties

Ramsey County, Minnesota 

Click here to get help with housing, food, employment, mental health, and other needs:
https://www.ramseycounty.us/covid-19-info/help-people-during-coronavirus
https://hmong.org/hap411/community-resources/ 

 

Covid-19 Testing Sites:
https://www.ramseycounty.us/covid-19-info/health-information/covid-19-testing-sites

 

COVID-19 Racial Equity & Community Engagement
https://www.ramseycounty.us/covid-19-info/covid-19-racial-equity-community-engagement

 

Business Resources:
https://www.ramseycounty.us/covid-19-info/coronavirus-business-resources

 

Translated Materials:
https://www.ramseycounty.us/covid-19-info/translated-materials

 

Other local COVID-19 resources
HAP Covid-19 Care Coordinators (CCC)
651-304-6236
AskHAP@hmong.org

Dane County, Wisconsin 

Community Resources:
https://publichealthmdc.com/health-services

https://www.publichealthmdc.com/health-services/women-infants-children-wic-program/community-resources

 

Business Resources:
https://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/economicdevelopment/coronavirus-covid-19/173/

 

Coronavirus:
https://www.publichealthmdc.com/coronavirus

 

Sacramento County, California

Community Resources:
https://www.saccounty.net/COVID-19/Pages/ContactInformation.aspx

 

Coronavirus:
https://www.saccounty.net/COVID-19/Pages/default.aspx
https://www.saccounty.net/COVID-19/Pages/CoronavirusVaccine.aspx

 

Business Resources:
https://economic.saccounty.net/Pages/CoronavirusBusinessResources.aspx

 

Sacramento Emergency Rental Assistance (SERA2) Program:
https://www.shra.org/sera/

 

Schools, Childcare, and Colleges:
https://www.saccounty.net/COVID-19/Pages/ChildCare_Schools_Colleges.aspx

Mental Health Resources

 

Mental Health and Self-Care Resource:

Blog post on self-care tips for Asian Americans during COVID pandemic: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/self-care-advice-asian-americans_l_5e83a656c5b6a1bb764f0e45

Headspace (www.headspace.com) offers a free trial for meditation (https://www.headspace.com/health-covid-19

Active online guide of free meditation resources: https://www.theawakenetwork.com/free-online-meditation-resources-for-the-time-of-social-distancing

 

Resources to support health providers’ mental health from UCSF: https://psychiatry.ucsf.edu/coronavirus

Psychology Today blog post: Radical healing in times of fear and uncertainty:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/healing-through-social-justice/202003/radical-healing-in-times-fear-and-uncertainty

 

NAMI blog posts

Coronavirus: Mental health coping strategies: https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/March-2020/Coronavirus-Mental-Health-Coping-Strategies

How to protect your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak:

https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/March-2020/How-to-Protect-Your-Mental-Health-during-the-Coronavirus-Outbreak

Dr. Anatasia Kim’s post: How Do I Manage My Fear in the Era of COVID-19?

 

Coping with Stress:
https://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/stress-coping/cope-with-stress/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fdaily-life-coping%2Fmanaging-stress-anxiety.html