Face coverings required in all City-controlled properties

Executive order 2021-33 requires all individuals regardless of vaccine status at City-Controlled Property to wear a face covering indoors at all times. Employees who are not in a congregate setting and are alone in their assigned workspace may refrain from wearing a face covering. City of Saint Paul employees and visitors are not required to wear a face covering while outdoors, unless at an activity specifically designated and posted by the City as requiring a face covering. 

The order will apply to all individuals except young children at risk of suffocation and persons who cannot medically tolerate wearing a face covering. Acceptable face coverings include manufactured or homemade cloth face coverings, and are not required to be medical-grade masks.  Face coverings must fully cover a person’s nose and mouth.  

All businesses are strongly encouraged to require that all individuals, regardless of vaccine status, wear a face covering indoors.

Learn more about Executive Order 2021-33

Vaccine requirement for all City of Saint Paul workers

  • All City of Saint Paul workers are required to complete a vaccination series by Dec. 31, 2021.  
  • Meeting this requirement will also include providing proof of vaccination, and attesting to vaccination status, except in those instances when employees may qualify for an accommodation or religious exemption.  
  • Since testing only provides a way to determine if someone has COVID after they’ve already contracted it, offers no protection for an unvaccinated individual, nor for any individuals they interact with, the vaccine requirement will not include an opt-out for testing. 
Learn more about the vaccine requirement

Vaccine Booster Shot Information

Ramsey County is offering Pfizer booster shots at clinics. Booster shots will be available by appointment only. COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are available for the following people who received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago:

Boosters for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have also been approved, but are not yet being offered at Ramsey County clinics at this time.  

Can’t remember which vaccine you received, or if it was at least six months ago? Look up your vaccine record on the Docket app or contact the Minnesota Department of Health to get your COVID-19 vaccination information.

All Minnesotans 12 years of age and older now eligible for vaccine

On May 10, Governor Walz announced that Minnesota is ready to vaccinate 12 to 15 year olds this week as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorizes the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for that age group. Minnesotans age 12 to 15 can get vaccinated at locations where Pfizer vaccines are available. Sign up on the Vaccine Connector to make an appointment at one of the state Community Vaccination Program locations. (Walk-ins for Minnesotans 12+ will be accepted at state community vaccination sites administering Pfizer vaccines in Bloomington (Mall of America), Saint Paul (Roy Wilkins Auditorium), Lino Lakes and Oakdale.)

'Kids Deserve a Shot' Program for Minnesotans 12-17

Minnesota has launched ‘Kids Deserve a Shot,’ a vaccine incentives program rewarding Minnesotans 12-17 years old for completing their COVID-19 vaccine series. This program comes as the State continues to drive vaccination efforts and awareness across Minnesota, with a focus on boosting vaccination among this least-vaccinated age group. The program consists of two sets of rewards: a $200 Visa gift card, and five drawings of $100,000 Minnesota college scholarships for any Minnesotan 12-17 years old with a complete vaccine series in 2021. 

Community Vaccination Locations

Saint Paul-Ramsey County Public Health has opened its large COVID-19 vaccination clinics to the general public. 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. Community Connectors help residents navigate myths and rumors surrounding COVID-19, answer questions, and provide accurate information about vaccines. Connectors can also help make appointments or recommend walk-up vaccination sites. 

Walk-ins and appointments for Minnesotans age 12-and-older are available at the Bloomington (Mall of America) community vaccination site, which is administering the Pfizer vaccine. Parent or guardian consent is required for COVID-19 vaccination for people younger than 18 years old.

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.

Access Immunization Records

The Minnesota Department of Health announced a new mobile app that gives Minnesotans access to their immunization record faster. Minnesotans can now easily access their immunization record through their smartphones or other mobile devices by using an app called Docket. Docket enables residents with a Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) record to securely view and share their immunization records, even if they were given by different health care providers in Minnesota.

Lost your vaccine card?

You should get a card when you get your COVID-19 vaccination that includes the name of the vaccine product and the date you got it. Follow recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health on what to do if you've lost your vaccine card. Information is available in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.

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.

COVID-19 Testing Options in Saint Paul

  • Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced a new semi-permanent COVID-19 community testing site in Saint Paul. The Saint Paul site is located in Roy Wilkins Auditorium, 175 West Kellogg Blvd. Testing at the Saint Paul site will occur Monday – Thursday, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Testing is free at all of the state's community testing sites. Appointments can be made through the Vault Health registration site. Walk-ins are also accepted.
  • The COVID-19 Test at Home program is now available to all Minnesotans across the state. 

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.

Language Resources

Public Health Information

For questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, call 1-833-431-2053 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

COVID-19 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. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. 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

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Is it COVID-19? Use the State of Minnesota's tool with symptoms and when to seek medical help. Learn more about COVID-19 on the CDC website.

Multilingual Health Information

Find video PSAs, print materials, and translated documents to assist with preparing for and responding to COVID-19 on MDH's Materials and Resources for COVID-19 website.

Mental Health Information

If you are experiencing stress and mental health symptoms as a result of COVID-19, 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

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.orgLearn more at sppl.org.

The library has also created a Wellness and COVID-19 information guide with more resources.

Managing Stress and Anxiety

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: October 25, 2021