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Nonprofits needs townhalls with MN Gov. Leaders (April 07, 2020)

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Together Greater Rochester Area COVID-19 Community Support Fund (April 03, 2020)

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Rochester Nonprofit Sector Emergency Response Guidance (March 24, 2020)

Rochester Nonprofit Sector Emergency Response Guidance is a collection of resources and information to share with the community. 

*** Channel One's staff is overextended and requests that clients and social service professionals do not call their offices. Instead, please visit Channel One's website for current information food distribution. 

Channel One Info Updates: 2020-03-24

 

Hello everyone,  
The group coordinating communications for the community food system asked me to share this message with you. Share widely and often!
*** Channel One's staff is overextended and requests that clients and social service professionals do not call their offices. Instead, please visit Channel One's website for current information regarding: 
  • Food Shelf hours of operation and food collection procedures, as well as 
  • Important information for group home staff, caseworkers, human services workers, and any other social service professionals.
We ask that you share this link with your staff, volunteers, and interns. The site will be kept up to date.***
Thank you for your support and leadership.
Brooke, Consortium Strategist
 

 

 

 2020-03-13 NPC Message

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Emergency Funding Sources for Nonprofits (March 23, 2020)

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Olmsted County United Way



Economic Relief Proposal for Nonprofit Sector (March 21, 2020)

The United Way Worldwide policy team worked with a small group of leading charities to craft an economic relief proposal for the nonprofit sector. More than 100 national charities have signed on and we are getting traction on Capitol Hill and with the Administration. The letter sent to congress is attached.

 2020-03-21 Message and Asks for Twitstorm Support

 

 

 


 

2020-03-20 Message from Jerome Ferson

  

 

From: Jerome Ferson <JeromeF@uwolmsted.org>

Dear Community Partners, 

The federal government is moving rapidly forward on additional policy actions. The United Way Worldwide policy team worked with a small group of leading charities to craft an economic relief proposal for the nonprofit sector. More than 100 national charities have signed on and we are getting traction on Capitol Hill and with the Administration. The letter sent to congress is attached.

It would be helpful for each of us to contact our elected representatives in Washington, DC in support of this sector-wide ask. In this crisis, Congress must support charitable organizations so we can help our communities. It is urgent that we contact our Members of Congress and Senators to urge them to support $60 billion dollars in economic relief for the charitable sector. As you read this, Congress is working to finalize a $1 trillion package, and it is crucial that charities are included.

Key Talking Points:

  • As you know, the pandemic facing the country is having a profound impact on the economy and has greatly expanded the need for charitable organizations to provide additional services in an unprecedented manner. At the same time, the economic downturn will undoubtedly result in a contraction in contributions and other sources of revenue which are the lifeblood of many charitable organizations.
  • America’s charities are front-line responders providing food, shelter, medical services and other critical services to those in need in their communities. At this critical time when we will be asked to do more, charitable giving is likely to decrease as it did following the 2008 recession. Further, grants payments for contract services for health care and social services may be stalled, and alternative business streams and programs are being forced to temporarily close or have reduced hours.
  • Without dramatic and immediate financial backstop from Congress, America’s charitable nonprofits and the people we serve face a precipitous decline in mission services at a time when our efforts are needed like never before by the most vulnerable in our communities. America’s charities are also employers and our overall contribution to the economy is significant: our workforce is the third largest (as large as the manufacturing sector) and we represent almost 10 percent of GDP.

Take Action

Call Congress now to support charitable organizations through the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here and enter your address to access phone numbers of your members of Congress and additional talking points.

In addition to the $60 billion economic relief package, we are working on inclusion of other key priorities for United Ways, including:

  • $110 million in funding for 211
  • $100 million in stimulus funding for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, along with a $70 million increase in EFSP's annual funding
  • An extension of tax filing deadline (not tax payment deadline), so that VITA sites can provide needed tax prep into the summer
  • Inclusion of Earned Income Tax Assistance Credit and Child Tax Credit expansion provisions
  • Inclusion of cash assistance for individuals and families during the emergency that does not negatively impact an individuals’ eligibility for other assistance programs such as SNAP, TANF, WIC and is not taxed as income.

Thank you,

Jerome

 

Jerome Ferson

President

United Way of Olmsted County

507-287-2001

 

You or someone you know in need? Dial 2-1-1 for information that may help.

 

 


 

The Charitable Sector: COVID-19 Relief and Economic Stimulus Package

 

 

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United Way of Olmsted County: Inter-Agency Volunteer Coordination (March 16, 2020)

Inter-Agency Volunteer Coordination: United Way has created a channel for Rochester-area nonprofits to coordinate staffing resources to meet the demand for essential services during a Covid-19 outbreak

Inter-Agency Volunteer Coordination:


"Acknowledging the challenges many of your organizations will soon be facing with volunteer supply, we have created a channel for Rochester-area nonprofits to coordinate staffing resources to meet the demand for essential services during a Covid-19 outbreak. Agencies seeking volunteers to provide essential life services can contact United Way of Olmsted County to have their needs posted on this channel.

To post a need, visit https://www.uwolmsted.org/covidvolunteer.

Agencies willing to redeploy staff to volunteer for essential services provided by other agencies can respond to posted needs. If your agency would like to be contacted about opportunities to redeploy your staff as volunteers for essential services offered through other local agencies, please email Emily Johnston at

emilyj@uwolmsted.org.


This channel is NOT for volunteer recruitment from the general public. Please continue to post any public volunteer opportunities through our self-service Get Connected tool at www.volunteer.uwolmsted.org."

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City of Rochester



PSAs: Supporting Local Businesses & Park restrictions ( In English and Khmer) (April 01, 2020)

Supporting Local Businesses: Options for deferment of liquor license renewal payments, Municipal parking ramp, Emergency Economic Development Loan, & On‐street parking

Park usage restrictions

Supporting local businesses PSA

NEW Options for deferment of liquor license renewal payments

New Municipal parking ramps

COVID‐19 Emergency Economic Development Loans

On‐street parking

 

Supporting local businesses in English

 

Supporting local businesses in Khmer

 


 

Park Gatherings 

 

Park Restriction in English

 

Park Restriction in Khmer

 

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Community Service Officers and Cub Foods Partnership (March 31, 2020)

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Local Law Enforcement Compliance of “Stay at Home” Executive Order in English, Somalian, Spanish, Khmer (March 28, 2020)

Local law enforcement supports Governor Walz’s “Stay at Home” Executive Order through education and encouragement efforts

March 26, 2020 – Rochester, Minnesota – The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) and Rochester Police Department (RPD) are strongly encouraging residents to abide by the regulations put forth in Governor Walz’s “Stay at Home” Executive Order (EO #20-20), but local law enforcement will not be actively looking for violators of the EO on the roadways.

Rochester City Communication

 


 

Press Release

 

Local enforcement of "Stay at Home" in English

 

 

 

Local enforcement of "Stay at Home" in Khmer

 

Local enforcement of "Stay at Home" in Somalian

 

 

Local enforcement of "Stay at Home" in Spanish

 

 

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COVID-19 Emergency Economic Development and Stability Information (March 22, 2020)

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Olmsted County Public Health

 



Rochester Community Warming Center (March 26, 2020)

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Food Response (March 24, 2020)

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COVID19 Specimen Collection (March 23, 2020)

In collaboration with Olmsted Medical Center and Mayo Clinic, Olmsted County Public Health is opening a community #COVID19 specimen collection site after a successful two-day pilot. The site will be open Monday, March 23rd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Beginning Tuesday, March 24th, the collection site will be operational from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.

In collaboration with Olmsted Medical Center and Mayo ClinicOlmsted County Public Health is opening a community #COVID19 specimen collection site after a successful two-day pilot. The site will be open Monday, March 23rd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Beginning Tuesday, March 24th, the collection site will be operational from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.

Individuals are required to call their primary care provider to have a phone screening first to determine if testing is appropriate and meet criteria for a COVID-19 test including those individuals without insurance or a dedicated healthcare provider. If approved, patients will be directed to a specimen collection site and will receive further instructions at the site. Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center staff will collect the specimen and the specimen testing is being done through Mayo Clinic Medical Labs.

 

 


 

Facebook posting

 

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YMCA



Y Childcare for School Age Children of Essential Workers (March 20, 2020)

Governor Tim Walz Announces Partnership with YMCA to Care for School-Age Children of Essential Workers, Register Links and  Y Message about COVID-19 and mission from Glen Gunderson

 

Y Childcare for School Age Children of Essential Workers

 

Governor Tim Walz Announcement

 

Message from Rochester Y ED with Registration Info

 

 

 

 

 


 

COVID-19 Handling Message from Y President

President & CEO of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, Glen Gunderson, shares the Y's plan to pivot resources towards helping first responders and shares the many ways you can continue to engage with the Y from home.

 

 


 

 

Sample of Y Programs

 

The following are a sample of YGTC Community Efforts. As a chapter of YGTC, there is every expectation that Rochester Area Family Y will tailor some of these efforts to engage local community partners to make positive impacts in our journey to create a community for health.

 

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MDH

 



MDH Cultural and Faith Communities Update (March 28, 2020)

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Mental Health Well-being During COVID (March 26, 2020)

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Response Materials in Multiple Languages (March 25, 2020)

Materials and Resources for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response

Video PSAs, print materials, and translated documents to assist with preparing for and responding to COVID-19.

Link to MDH Page for useful information

 

Updates on MDH Multilingual Resources for COVID-19

  • The basic MDH overview of COVID-19 is now available in 20 languages (French, Khmer, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Swahili, Tagalog, and Ukrainian were added to the existing languages since our last update)
  • The one-page “Health Care Resources” document tells how to access health insurance and low-cost clinics. The document was created by MDH with input from MNsure and the MN Department of Human Services. (Available in 20 languages: French, Khmer, Korean, Nepali, Pashto, Swahili, Tagalog, and Ukrainian were added to the existing languages since our last update)

 

 


 

 

 

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CAPM

 



Council's Priorities During COVID-19 (March 18, 2020)

Over the coming days, you will begin to see a rapid number of updates on our Council Facebook page. These updates will provide you with the latest information on actions the federal and state governments have taken as components of their ongoing response to mitigate the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. 

 

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Misc Covid-19 News

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City COVID19 Information Sources in Khmer (April 07, 2020)

Rochester Cambodian Association's Kim Sin has arranged to have a number of City of Rochester PSAs into Khmer. 

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Nonprofits needs townhalls with MN Gov. Leaders (April 07, 2020)

There will be two Town Halls with House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler and Senate HHS Chair and Deputy Majority Leader Michelle Benson on issues facing non-profits Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

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Southeastern Minnesota Area on Aging Resource List (April 06, 2020)

A  searchable listing of services from across the state: Home-delivered meals, Grocery and pharmacy deliveries, Care Coordination and home care. 

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IMAA COVID-19 Information Resources Translated in Multiple Lanuages (April 05, 2020)

What is COVID-19 and How Do You Get Tested?

 Please review the documents below to understand what to do if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Any non-English speaking refugees or immigrants who are experiencing symptoms may go to get a COVID-19 test without speaking to their primary provider or the nurse line first.

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Pandemic Responders Working with Rochester community (April 03, 2020)

 Pandemic Responders collaborating with City of Rochester and local businesses.

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Resilient Option - finding strength and connection (April 02, 2020)

Living with angry brains The next few weeks will challenge your emotional and social skills.

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Video production partnership between RNeighbors, the Rochester Neighborhood Resource Center and Mayor Norton’s office. (March 31, 2020)

 A video production partnership between RNeighbors, the Rochester Neighborhood Resource Center and Mayor Norton’s office.

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Rochester-Area Economic Development Inc (RAEDI) Loan News (March 31, 2020)

News forwarded by RAEDI: The State of MN’s Small Business Emergency Loan Program is now accepting applications.

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Governor Tim Walz Press Conference Summary (March 27, 2020)

Governor Tim Walz today joined leaders from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Department of Employment and Economic Development, Department of Education, and the State Emergency Operations Center to answer questions from the press on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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