COVID Dashboard




During the first two weeks of January there have been more COVID cases than during any month during the duration of this pandemic.  There are an estimated 459 reported active cases in the City and during the previous week there were no additional deaths.  The total number of cases is higher than reported due to availability of home testing   Approximately 78.5% of Ramsey County residents aged 5 and up, and 73.0% of all Ramsey County residents have received at least one vaccination.   There have been no changes to City service levels. 


The data continues to indicate the vaccine is highly effective at preventing severe illness or death.   All adults and those over 12 should receive a third vaccine dose if it has been more than 5 months since your second dose.  Initial studies indicate two doses over 6 months old may not provide neutralizing antibody protection from the Omicron variant. 

The CDC has recommended utilizing N95 or KN-95 masks when in large groups of people or high risk settings.  Due to the infectiousness of the Omicron variant those not masked who unknowingly have the virus have a high probability of infecting those around them.  

Frequent testing, especially prior to gathering with people from different households is important to avoid impacting those around you.  On Wednesday the Federal government will make available home testing kits.   

Face coverings are required in all City of New Brighton facilities regardless of vaccination status due to substantial community transmission of COVID-19 in Ramsey County.

  • All visitors over two years old and employees are required to wear cloth face coverings regardless of whether they are vaccinated or not.
  • This policy applies to all indoor buildings and facilities operated by the City of New Brighton, including the New Brighton Community Center and License Bureau/Passport Office.
  • Free masks are available at city buildings for visitors who need them.
  • You can find further information and updates at our COVID Dashboard page as they become available

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COVID-19 Testing

Starting January 19th to request at home tests CLICK HERE

COVID Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

When to seek emergency medical attention

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

To find a testing location near you CLICK HERE


Resident Resources


  • Home Line has posted info about free legal help for renters.  CLICK HERE
  • Rental Assistance CLICK HERE
  • Housing Link provides info designed to assist landlords and renters with issues related to COVID-19.  CLICK HERE 
  • The Family Housing Fund has compiled a list of resources for household impacted by COVID-19.  CLICK HERE
  • This site provides info on homeownership from how to buy a home, financial advice and mortgage assistance. CLICK HERE
  • The Office of the Attorney General has info on how to file complaints on price gouging, evictions and fraud.  CLICK HERE
  • Housing Support.  The State of MN has resources on paying rent, mortgage assistance and utilities just to name a few.


  • Meal bags provided by Every Meal are now available at the New Brighton Community Center.  Meal bags are free for all families, there are no qualification requirements and no information will be collected.   Each meal bag contains 4-5 pounds of nutritious, non perishable food including fruits, vegetables, proteins, grains, and entrees.
  • Local resident relief programs are managed by Ramsey County.  Information about those programs can be obtained by CLICKING HERE.
  • For information about Food Access resources CLICK HERE.
  • Information about services provided by the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf can be found by CLICKING HERE


  • Information about mental health clinics, school based therapy, Senior chore program, or the Community Advocate Program can be obtained by CLICKING HERE
  • For information about the Community Partners with Youth Distance Learning Center CLICK HERE 

A COVID-19 care hotline for refugees and immigrants is now available through the Minnesota Department of Human Services’ Resettlement Network. Residents can call 651-318-0989 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday to get accurate, timely information about the COVID-19 pandemic and other services offered through the Resettlement Network. Hotline staff speak Amharic, Anuak, Arabic, French, Hindi, Karen, Lingala, Luganda, Mashi, Oromo, Somali, Spanish and Swahili. Language line help is available for callers needing any other language.

Business Resources

Local Resources

You can apply for or renew business licenses by mail or email.  You can find contact info here.

County Resources

Ramsey County Job Board - For job seekers and employers.

Ramsey County has created a Recovery Relief Dashboard that layers available resources by jurisdiction.

Engagement opportunities through Ramsey County: 
Housing Analysis recorded presentation and slides  

Pay It Forward - Economic First Responders - This program is for individuals who have expertise in various business assistance areas to become a Pay It Forward volunteer as well as for our business community who is in need of additional support.  All Ramsey County businesses are eligible for this program. 

State Resources

League of Minnesota Cities COVID News and Resources

MN Chamber Vaccine Resources for Businesses

Federal Resources

The American Rescue Plan, which Congress passed recently, included several provisions for small and medium size businesses.  LEARN MORE

U.S. Small Business Administration COVID Relief Options