COVID Dashboard

UPDATED-May 16th, 2022


STATUS UPDATE

The current CDC COVID-19 Community Level for Ramsey County is MEDIUMThe current COVID-19 Metro Wastewater tracking, a leading indicator of infections, indicates levels of COVID activity consistent with levels last detected in mid-November.  Wastewater COVID levels were stable over the the levels seen the previous week. The rising levels in wastewater are consistent with an increase in COVID cases in the State.

Vaccines for those under 5 may be available late June/early July if approved.  Tentative meeting dates for the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) are scheduled for June 8, 21, and 22 where authorization will be considered based upon the data received.

Current reported active cases in the City of New Brighton are a moderate increase over the previous week.  There were no additional deaths in the City during the previous week.  Due to the availability of home testing as well as case reporting delays the current case count may not represent the actual level of virus activity in the community. COVID reporting requirements were recently changed where negative antigen test results were not required to be reported, therefore the positivity rate is no longer an indicator of COVID levels.

Approximately 81.7% of Ramsey County residents aged 5 and up, and 76.0% of all Ramsey County residents have received at least one vaccination.  Approximately 67.42% of Ramsey County residents have received at least one booster dose.  City service levels remain stable. 

MITIGATION MEASURES

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, immunocompromised individuals should consider a booster 3 months following your second dose. 

The CDC has recommended utilizing N95 or KN-95 masks when in high risk settings.  





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COVID-19 Testing

To request free at home tests from the Federal Government CLICK HERE

To request free at home tests from the State of Minnesota 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 2-5 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

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html 

Resident Resources

HOUSING SUPPORT

  • Home Line has posted info about free legal help for renters.  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
  • The Office of the Attorney General has info on how to file complaints on price gouging, evictions and fraud.  CLICK HERE

ESSENTIAL LIVING NEEDS SUPPORT

  • 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

MENTAL HEALTH/FAMILY SUPPORT

  • 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.

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

MN Chamber Vaccine Resources for Businesses

Federal Resources

The American Rescue Plan includes several provisions for small and medium size businesses.  LEARN MORE

U.S. Small Business Administration COVID Relief Options