As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, check out helpful resources for people with disabilities.
Where to find an at-home COVID-19 test
Every home is eligible to order four free at-home COVID019 tests. Order your free at-home tests today.
Your insurance will cover up to eight nonprescription tests a month, per person. The tests may be free when you purchase them. Or, you might need to submit a claim for reimbursement. Contact your insurance company for specific information.
Where to find a COVID-19 testing site
Community testing sites offer rapid antigen nasal swab tests, PCR saliva tests, or both. Testing is available to all residents of Minnesota at no cost to them. You do not need insurance. Find a COVID-19 Community Testing Site near you.
A vaccine is designed to prevent diseases. The COVID-19 vaccines tell your body how to recognize and fight the virus. There are many resources to help answer frequently asked questions:
Every Minnesotan age 5 years and older is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Everyone age 16 and older can get a booster shot. For eligibility details, review information about COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots.
Where to find a vaccine
There are many opportunities to find a COVID-19 vaccine:
If you lost your vaccine card, the clinic or pharmacy where you received your first dose may be able to look up your immunization record. You can also request a copy from the Minnesota Department of Health by visiting Find My Immunization Record.
COVID-19 has changed how we all live our lives. You have a right to information that explains COVID-19 in a way that helps you make informed choices about how and where you spend your time. Start here:
Being laid off or losing health insurance through your employer are life events that qualify you to enroll in health coverage through MNsure. Learn more at the MNsure website.
If you have insurance through MNsure and your income has gone down, be sure to report it. You may be eligible for an advanced premium tax credit and cost-sharing reductions.
If you qualify for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare or you're a member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe, you're eligible for year-round enrollment.
If you have MA-EPD, see frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and MA-EPD (PDF) from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Unemployment benefits are available to people who are unemployed through no fault of their own, even if you get SSI or SSDI. All workers affected by COVID-19 are encouraged to apply for unemployment benefits. The unemployment insurance program will review your application and determine your eligibility for benefits. You can apply for unemployment benefits online. To learn more about resources, visit the COVID-19 Worker Support website.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services provides information on temporary changes to public assistance programs. This includes child care assistance, cash assistance, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), employment and training, and resettlement program.
Information for the economic impact payments is available from the Social Security Administration.
If you need help with your utilities, the Public Utilities Commission, Consumer Affairs Office can answer questions and help you find assistance programs.
You might be able to get COVID-19 emergency food support from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). You can also find food and nutrition resources related to COVID-19 from the Minnesota Department of Education.
Hunger Solutions helps families and kids find free meals during school closures. Meals on Wheels meal delivery can provide meals to those at high risk during the pandemic regardless of ability to pay.
You can use Metro Mobility grocery delivery to pick up your groceries and deliver them to your house.