COVID Dashboard

                                       

UPDATE-September 14, 2021

COVID cases during the previous week continue to accelerate with an estimated 78 active cases up from a low of 6 active cases in July. The State of Minnesota reported only 0.610% of people have a vaccine breakthrough case, 0.036% of fully vaccinated people were hospitalized, and 0.004% of fully vaccinated people died due to COVID.  City services continue to remain stable. The vaccine continues to be safe and effective against all known variants with the Pfizer vaccine receiving full FDA approval on August 23rd. Approximately 75.5% of Ramsey County residents aged 12 or older have received at least one vaccine (increase of .4%) and 63.4% of all Ramsey County residents have received their vaccination.  

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

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

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
  • 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.

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.

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

Main Street COVID Relief Grant Program - Available in grants for Minnesotan owned and operated businesses that can demonstrate financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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