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Language Support Services

If you have questions related to COVID-19 and require language support services, please contact 651-201-3920 and a representative from the Minnesota Department of Health can assist you.

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All Minnesotans 16 years of age and older now eligible for vaccine

All Minnesotans 16 years of age and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. 

Federal Community Vaccination Clinic at Minnesota State Fairgrounds

The Minnesota State Fairgrounds vaccination site is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations through May 4 for anyone ages 16 years and older, regardless of your zip code. Minnesotans from anywhere can walk-in or make an appointment by going online or calling 833-431-2053. Those who live in targeted zip codes closest to the State Fairgrounds site can still make appointments anytime through June 9. Vaccines are free and no insurance or government ID is required.

Saint Paul-Ramsey County Public Health Vaccination Clinics

Saint Paul-Ramsey County Public Health has opened its large COVID-19 vaccination clinics to the general public. Public Health is now offering the two-dose Moderna vaccine for those 18 years and older at three clinics each week including, Oxford Community Center, Wellstone Community Center, and New Brighton Community Center. Registration is available online or individuals can call Ramsey County Public Health’s vaccine phone line at 651-266-1190 (Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) with questions or to get help.

In addition to the Saint Paul-Ramsey County Public Health clinics, COVID vaccine is available at several sites operated by the state and federal government, health care clinics and pharmacies. Vaccines are free and no insurance or government ID is required. 

Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector

Governor Walz announced the launch of the Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector, a tool that helps all Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get their COVID-19 vaccine. When a Minnesotan becomes eligible to receive a vaccine under state guidelines, the Vaccine Connector will: 

  • Alert them when they're eligible.
  • Connect them to appointment scheduling resources.
  • Notify them of vaccination opportunities in their area.

There will be no cost and no restricted time period for signing up. Minnesotans unable to sign up online can call 833-431-2053 for assistance signing up over the phone. Translation service is available by phone

We must continue to wear masks, socially distance, wash our hands frequently and stay home if we are sick to make sure as few people as possible get COVID-19 until a vaccine is widely available.

Additional Tools

The tools below are intended to help Minnesotans connect with vaccine providers, view key vaccination data for our state, and learn more about the state's vaccine distribution plan.

  • Minnesota’s new COVID-19 vaccine locator map connects people age 65+ to vaccination opportunities. There is still a limited amount of vaccine, so appointments may not be available everywhere. 
  • The State of Minnesota has launched a public vaccine data dashboard to detail the progress of COVID-19 vaccine allocation, distribution, and administration across Minnesota. 

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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COVID-19 Testing Options in Saint Paul

The State of Minnesota and Ramsey County have opened COVID-19 testing sites that are free and open to everyone who believes they need to be tested, with or without symptoms. 

The COVID-19 Test at Home program is now available to all Minnesotans across the state. 

The State offers saliva testing at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium. Appointments can be made through the Vault Health registration site. For more information about saliva testing available in Saint Paul, please visit COVID-19 Community Saliva Testing.

Free nasal swab testing is available in Saint Paul. No insurance and no ID is required. Drive-thru and walk-thru testing will be available with interpreters onsite. Appointments are strongly encouraged, and in some cases, required. More details at ramseycounty.us/testingsitesAdditional testing locations are open throughout the state. 

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City of Saint Paul Updates

The City of Saint Paul government continues to provide services and respond to the needs of our community in alignment with both the Governor's Stay Safe MN plan and guidance from public health officials. We’ll be sending regular email updates about the City’s response to COVID-19. Subscribe to our COVID-19 bulletin.​ 

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Department Updates

Some departments may offer limited or modified services during the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with public health guidelines.

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State of Minnesota Updates

On May 6, 2021 Governor Tim Walz announced a three-step timeline to end nearly all state COVID-19 restrictions by May 28, and end the statewide masking requirement once 70% of Minnesotans age 16 years and older get their vaccine, or by July 1. Step one began on May 7 at 12 p.m. and removed limits for outdoor dining, events, and other get-togethers, and ends the mask requirement outdoors except at large venues with over 500 people. It also eliminates the state-established mandatory closing time for bars and restaurants. Additional steps and continued health guidelines are outlined in the latest StaySafeMN plan.

Governor Walz's Face Covering Order

Governor Walz’s face covering order is now effect. Wearing a face covering is a simple way to prevent the spread of COVID-19, allowing everyone to safely leave their homes more frequently. Click here to watch a video about mask do's and don'ts from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).  

Minnesotans will be required to wear a face covering in all indoor public spaces and businesses (including waiting outdoors to enter), unless alone. Exceptions include medical/mental health concerns, children under 5, and workers for whom a mask would create a job hazard. View the MDH FAQ on Governor Walz’s order.

Business owners must take reasonable steps to enforce the Governor's face covering requirement for workers, customers, and visitors. Other business requirements can be found under the "Businesses' obligations under the Executive Order" headline on the Minnesota Department of Health’s website. #MaskUpMN materials for business owners are also available for download.

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COVID-19 Scams

Be aware of scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding COVID-19 vaccines. Help protect yourself from threats and be on the lookout for phishing emails and fraud:

  • COVID antibody tests: The FBI says con artists are advertising fake COVID-19 antibody tests in hopes of harvesting personal information they can use in identity theft or health insurance scams.
  • COVID vaccine registration scams: Be suspect of emails requesting information in order to register for vaccine trials or other related programs. 
  • Contact tracing: Messages from actual contact tracers working for public health agencies will not include any links or ask you for money or personal data.
  • Ask for donations: Be skeptical of fundraising calls or emails for COVID-19 victims or virus research, especially if they pressure you to act fast and request payment by prepaid debit cards or gift cards.
  • Appear to be from someone you know asking for personal information: Even if the sender appears to know you, never provide account information/passwords via email. Also, do not reply to the message; instead reach out to your contact individually to clarify.

To report a scam or other consumer problem related to COVID-19, use the Federal Trade Commission's Complaint Assistant at ftc.gov/complaint.

Last Edited: May 10, 2021