COVID 19- Resources

Saint Paul Public Schools has officially announced that in addition to being closed March 18-27th as announced by Governor Tim Walz, SPPS classes and activities are canceled Monday, March 16th and Tuesday March 17th to identify strategies to help slow the spread of the Corona Virus Disease. With all of the media, event and school closures, and call for social distancing a lot of anxiety and unsureness can become overwhelming for both young people and adult caregivers.  

Saint Paul-specific Resources
**If English is not your preferred language or want to share resources with others, please check for resources translated in several of Saint Paul's most common languages.

  • Saint Paul Public Schools will deliver a week's worth of lunches to anyone who is 18 years or younger (or older, if you have disabilities and enrolled in SPPS programming) who live within the SPPS district, regardless of school choices.  Lunches will be delivered via bus routes.  Check out the schedule of what day delivers in your area.
  • Also note that basic health and wellness support can still be acccessed at Como Park, Harding, Highland Park, Johnson, and Gordon Parks Health Start clinics
  • Saint Paul Public Libraries has a full time social worker who is available by phone to patrons every day from 1:00-4:00 Monday through friday.  Patrons can call Ruby at 651-300-9305.
  • With distance learning in students' future, (SPPS will start after Spring Break on April 6) students will have access to heavily discounted chromebooks here.  (Unsure which one is best for you?  This infographic may help!)
  • As a reminder, United Way has continual support for human services.  Call 211 or visit www.211unitedway.org for local resources.

As part of Ramsey County, Saint Paul residents should reference the County website in order to learn more about County Services Impact as well as Community Services.  Please check to see what county services are closed in both Saint Paul and surrounding areas.

Social isolation and physical distancing from others also means that there is an isolation for family members who may experience violence.  Please check in with your youth and coworkers, and help point them to the right resources.  Do not encourage isolation for these individuals, but instead a place to be healthy.

Resources to consider from the World Health Organization.

Internet Access Resource 2 Months Free Internet through Comcast for qualifying customers and updated information about current XFinity customer service, included waived fees

As families begin making plans for their kids to be at home, here are some resources for learning outside of the classroom shared by CommonSense Media.

Media recommendations for entertainment
Hand-picked, age-appropriate media suggestions to keep the whole family engaged.

Resources for at-home learning
Tools to help parents and caregivers keep kids focused and learning at home.

Stress-management resources