Updates on Civil Unrest Emergency

A curfew will be in effect tonight, Thursday, June 4 at 10 p.m. until tomorrow, June 5 at 4 a.m. 

The curfew is imposed in all Saint Paul public places. During curfew, no travel is allowed in any public street or place.

Exemptions include all law enforcement, fire and medical personnel, members of the news media, and other personnel authorized by the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Minnesota State Patrol, or Minnesota National Guard. Other exemptions include individuals traveling directly to and from work, seeking emergency care, fleeing danger, or experiencing homelessness.

Violators of this Executive Order will be charged with a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days. Learn more about the order here.

  • El alcalde Carter declaró un toque de queda temporal para Minneapolis y Saint Paul desde las 10 pm. Durante el toque de queda , nadie puede transitar en  las calles Minneapolis y St Paul. Con excepcìon de socorristas, miembros de la prensa. Y personas que regresan de sus trabajos, o personas que necesitan ayuda de emergencia, o estan huyendo de algun peligro. Y personas desamparadas.
  • Mayor Carter guutummaa Minneapolis fi Saint Paul tti har’a sa’a 10:00 galgala  irraa kaasee hojii irra oolcheera. Yeroo ugura kanaatti karaa St. Paul fi Minneapolis irra nami kamuu deemuu hindanda’u namoota dirmannaa jalqabaa, warra meediyaa,  namoota warra gara hojii ykn hojiitii galan, namoota gargaarsa hatattamaa barbaadan ykn balaa irraa baqatan fi namoota man dhabeeyyii ta’an irraan kan hafe.
  • Duqa Magaalada Carter wuxuu hirgaliyay Bandowga Habeenkii oo ku meel gaar ah oo laga fulinayo Minneapolis iyo Saint Paul caawa 10da fiidnimo. Wakhtiga bandoowga, qofna kuma safri karo jidadka Minneapolis iyo Saint Paul ama goobaha dadweynaha, marka laga reebo gurmadka deg-degga ah, xubnaha warbaahinta, dadka u socda ama kasoo baxay shaqada, shaqsiyaadka raadsanaya daryeelka degdegga ah ama ka cararaya khatarta, iyo dadka ay haysato hoy la’aantu.
  • Loj Carter rhawv ib txoj kevcai uas Txwv Hmo Ntuj thoob plaws Minneapolis thiab Saint Paul uas pib hmo no thaum 10 moo tsaus ntuj. Rau lub sijhawm no, tsis pub leejtwg mus mus los los hauv Minneapolis thiab Saint Paul tej kev lossis lwm qhov chaw, tsuas pub cov tub ceev xwm tub tua hluavtaws, cov tub xov xwm, cov mus ua haujlwm thiab cov rov los tsev, cov cheem tsum kev pab ti tes ti taw lossis cov uas khiav vim muaj kev phom sij, thiab cov neeg tsis muaj vaj muaj tse xwb.

Resident Resources

Minnesota Department of Health Guidance
The Minnesota Department of Health recommends that any Minnesotan who has attended a protest, vigil, or community clean-up get tested for COVID-19. If you start to feel sick, get tested right away. If you do not feel sick, get tested as soon as you can, but no later than 5-7 days after the event. If the test is negative and you are worried you might have been exposed, get another test 12-14 days after the event, even if you do not feel sick. Talk to a doctor, local clinic, or find a testing location near you: https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/if-sick/testing-locations/index.jsp.

Food Access
Access to food continues to be a major concern for families during this emergency situation. These free services can help families in need.

  • City of Saint Paul: The City of Saint Paul is partnering with Youthprise, Arts-Us, and the Sanneh Foundation to provide free meal service to Saint Paul families in need. Families with a minor child in the home will be eligible to pick up one meal bag per child per week. Each meal bag contains 7 dinner meals and 7 snacks including fresh fruits and vegetables, juice, a variety of sandwiches, crackers, cheese, milk, and more. Schedule subject to change, visit Saint Paul Parks and Recreation page for the most updated information.
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-4 p.m.
      • Conway Recreation Center/Sanneh Foundation (2090 Conway St)
    • Tuesday and Thursday, 2-4 p.m.
      • El Rio Vista Community Center in partnership with Neighborhood House (179 Robie St)
      • McDonough Recreation Center (1544 Timberlake Rd)
      • Palace Recreation Center (781 Palace Ave)
    • Wednesdays and Fridays, 2-4 p.m.
      • Arlington Hills Community Center (1200 Payne Ave)
      • Rice Recreation Center (1021 Marion St)
      • Dunning Recreation Center/Arts-Us (1221 Marshall Ave)

Mental Health Resources

  • If you are experiencing stress and mental health symptoms as a result of this situation, you can call Ramsey County's Children’s Mental Health Crisis Line at 651-266-7878 and the Adult Mental Health Crisis Line at 651-266-7900.
  • Saint Paul Public Library Social Worker offers phone support weekdays from 1-4 p.m. Get help with problem-solving, ask questions, find resources, or get support from a licensed social worker. Call 651-300-9305 or email ruby.rivera@wilder.org.Learn more at sppl.org.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Our community is facing unprecedented challenges. Serve Saint Paul: Neighbors Helping Neighbors is building a community of service in Saint Paul by connecting neighbors who could use a helping hand through this situation. In partnership with Cities of Service and AARP, this initiative engages volunteers to safely support community members who are experiencing barriers to meeting some basic needs due to age, mobility, income, or other factors. Working together as a community, our city will emerge stronger and more connected. Get started at stpaul.gov/neighbors.

COVID-19 Volunteer and Community Safety Guidelines

For volunteer actions that include physical interactions, we ask that all volunteers observe proper social distancing measures by maintain 6 feet of separation and wear masks. Learn more about proper social distancing measures on the CDC’s website.

To ensure your safety and that of our community, we ask that all volunteers consider the following questions before serving:

  • Have you experienced any respiratory symptoms such as congestion, cough, sore throat or fever in the last 72 hours?
  • Have you had any contact with someone who has recently been tested for novel coronavirus or is under investigation for novel coronavirus (COVID-19)?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we ask that you refrain from volunteering for at least 14 days. If you develop symptoms within that timeframe, please consult your health care provider.

For volunteer actions that require handling or packaging materials, we recommend following the CDC’s guidelines for disinfecting surfaces.

Businesses Resources

We recognize that this is an incredibly challenging time for our local businesses. We have compiled these resources to help you navigate this situation.

Tips for Filing Business Insurance Claims
Business and commercial property owners should have policies that cover riots, fire and civil unrest. Before filing an insurance claim, it's important that you document the damage incurred if it is safe to do so. 

The Minnesota Department of Commerce can assist business owners, property owners and renters in your community that experienced property damage or loss.  The Department of Commerce’s Consumer Services Center (CSC) can help consumers understand their rights, work with their insurer to settle a claim, and help Minnesotans make informed decisions. Contact the CSC at (651) 539-1600 or consumer.protection@state.mn.us.

Pay It Forward
The Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, SCORE Saint Paul, the City of Saint Paul, Ramsey County, African Economic Development Solutions, Hmong American Partnership, Latino Economic Development Center, Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers, Neighborhood Development Center, and other partners launched a business mentorship program that can assist small businesses. The Pay It Forward Business Mentor program helps businesses navigate grant and loan relief opportunities at no cost. Learn more and apply at saintpaulchamber.com/payitforward

Saint Paul Small Business Technical Assistance Providers
Find a list of contact information for local small business technical assistance providers.

Organization Contact Description Languages
City of Saint Paul Business Resource Center BusinessResources@ci.stpaul.mn.us General direct assistance, information, resources and referrals for doing business in Saint Paul.  English, Hmong, Spanish, Somali
African Development Center info@adcminnesota.org Guides African immigrants and refugees to economic prosperity English, Somali, Swahili
African Economic Development Solutions (AEDS) info@aeds-mn.org Builds wealth within communities of Black heritage through economic development activities English, Oromo, Somali, Swahili, Amharic, Tigrinya
Asian Economic Development Association (AEDA) info@aeda-mn.org Expands opportunities for economic success for low-income Asian Americans English, Hmong, Lao, Vietnamese, Thai, Spanish
Hmong American Partnership (HAP) ecd@hmong.org Reaches out to the world with profound social, economic and educational transformation. English, Hmong, Karen
Latino Economic Development Center 612-724-5332 Transforms community by creating economic opportunity for Latinos English, Spanish
Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) info@meda.net Business services for minority entrepreneurs English
Neighborhood Development Center (NDC) 651-291-2480 Provides training, lending, business services and incubator spaces to local entrepreneurs. English, Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Arabic, Oromo
Non-Profits Assistance Fund 612-278-7180 Invests capital and expertise in nonprofits English
SCORE Saint Paul stpaul.score.org Business development through free mentoring, workshops and business planning resources English
University of St. Thomas Small Business Development Center mpryan@stthomas.edu Free business consulting services for small businesses English
WomenVenture info@womenventure.org Provides women with tools to achieve economic success through small business ownership English