Tools and information COVID-19

February 9th, 2021


Supply is still very limited.

The State of Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health is currently offering vaccines to people 65 and older.

    • People sign up and then are randomly chosen. Note that the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination page says new pre-registrations are not being accepted at the moment (but will be again in the future).
    • Residents without internet access can call the Minnesota Help Line at 651-297-1304 (during business hours) for live assistance.
    • The state has a Find My Vaccine page.
    • They’ve posted a Frequently Asked Questions document.

The vaccines are being distributed through private providers and mass vaccine sites.

This page has data on the current status of vaccinations in Minnesota.

Ramsey County

    • Ramsey County is vaccinating people as quickly as we can. Again, supply continues to be limited.
    • Our website includes a recording of a community conversation earlier this month focused on the COVID-19 vaccine. It covers distribution phases, the science behind the vaccine, and its safety and effectiveness. It was followed by open discussion and questions.
    • People are encouraged to sign up for Ramsey County news updates.



            Ramsey County is no longer hosting testing events.

Nasal swab testing is being provided by the state at Roy Wilkins Auditorium. The MDH site says these hours are current until February 13.

These are just a few of the things we are doing at the North End Neighborhood Organization. If there is something missing or information/support you are looking for please contact us via email: There are 17 district councils in the city of St Paul who are all working to engage and support their neighborhoods in varied capacities during these challenging times. If you would like more information on how to get involved with your neighborhood organization, check out the city website at to identify your district council.

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Census Help:

Help with the Census

County Resources:


Map of North End Resources:

North End Map


Governor Walz has UPDATED the stay at home order. Here is what that means.

Governor Walz Issues Stay at home order.

Metro Transit Information

Metro Transit COVID-19 Information


Note: with constant changes and updates, you should call the business or check their websites for the most recent information.

Local Restaurant Delivery/Pick-up 

 Grocery Stores:

For a map of grocery stores, see this map: North End Area Grocery Stores

Please support our local grocers and local grocery stores! They have fresh food and they need our business! And they’re close to home. You don’t even need to leave the neighborhood. Better yet, some of them have or are starting to set up delivery or curbside pick-up.

Plan ahead, but don’t horde. Many delivery services for chain stores, are already booked a couple of weeks out. You may have what you need for this week but think ahead for what you may need two or three weeks from now – especially if you’re not feeling well. Consider placing an online order now, one that you can pick up from a local grocer in a couple of weeks. Many delivery services are already booked a couple of weeks out – so your local grocer may be willing to help you out if you give them plenty of advance notice.

Whichever way you get your groceries, when you bring them home:

  • Don’t put them away immediately.
  • Wear clean, washable gloves and then…
  • Wipe down all boxes, cans, and other packaging with hand sanitizers
  • Wipe off fruits and vegetables with a solution of one-part vinegar and 9 parts warm water.
  • Wipe off your countertops afterward.
  • Many grocery stores are changing hours to allow for re-stocking shelves and cleaning. They are also setting aside certain hours for elderly shoppers or shoppers at higher risk of COVID-19.
  • Buy what you need. Leave some on the shelves for others too.

For a map of grocery stores, see this map: North End Area Grocery Stores

Available delivery hours may vary. Delivery times are chosen at checkout. Delivery is free for the first Instacart order. After the first Instacart order, delivery costs start at just $3.99 + 5% service fee for a two hour or scheduled delivery with a purchase of $35 or more. For one-hour delivery or orders under $35, the delivery fee is $7.99 + 5% service fee. The service fee is not a tip and will not go directly to the shopper or delivery driver. Customers have the option of adding a tip to their order. There is a $10 order minimum on all orders. Customers also have the option to purchase an “Express Membership” for $99 annually or $9.99/month which includes free delivery for all orders over $35. There is no service fee for Express Membership Customers.

Cub Foods Offers Curbside pick-up as well


City of Saint Paul

Saint Paul Bridge Fund

Ramsey County

Metro Mobility

MN Department of Health

MN Unemployment

Parks & Recreation

Saint Paul Water Department

Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Xcel Energy


Century Link

Keystone Food Shelf 651-486-9860 – please note: The Keystone Intake Form is required. If you would like someone besides yourself to pick up food, please complete pages 3-4 at the minimum.

Neighborhood House 651-793-7340

MN Community Care House Calls: 651-266-1290

North End South Como Block Nurse Program has volunteers in place to assist seniors 651-487-5135

Email: contact@nescbnp.0rg

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