COVID - 19 Community Resources

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We know our doors are closed, but as a community we can still stay connected. #EdinaTogether

We know our doors are closed, but as a community we can still stay connected. #EdinaTogether

  • Avoid COVID-19 Scams

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    COVID-19 scams prey on pandemic fears using words such as “limited supply” to create a sense of urgency

    • The US Department of Treasury will NOT ask for financial information or an advance fee (with gift cards) for grants and/or stimulus payments by phone, email or website links.
    • If giving to charitable donation, verify the charity’s authenticity – donations should never be made with gift cards or wiring money.
    • You cannot purchase or be placed on a list for a COVID-19 “cure” – for most recent information about testing and research visit
    • Remember to stop, ask questions and be suspicious of anyone asking for your personal information or financial assistance over the phone or online.

    Visit Federal Trade Commission website for more advice to avoid Coronavirus related scams. The Minnesota Attorney General also has a COVID-19 Complaint Form, where fraud and scams can be reported. Additional resources can be found at:

    Contact the Edina Police Department directly if you or someone you know has been a victim of a scam. The non-emergency number is (952) 826-1600.

  • COVID-19 Testing Locations

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    Find Testing Locations

    The CARES Act requires that COVID-19 testing is covered without cost-sharing. This applies to all health insurance coverage in Minnesota. It is important to know that this applies to the test only, office visits are not covered through the CARES Act. Some insurance carriers have agreed to waive cost-sharing for in network visits associated with the COVID-19 test – it is important to check with your health insurance to find out what will be covered and what is in network.

    If you have questions about your health insurance coverage, call your insurance company prior to getting tested.

    Find testing locations here.

    What Should I Know Before I Go?

    Testing sites are designed to keep you and health care workers safe. Sometimes you may stay in your car. Other sites will screen you before you come indoors. Many sites will require an appointment before you arrive in order to ensure they’ve collected your contact and insurance information.

    Please review directions specific to each site before you go.

  • Recreational Fires Not Allowed Until Further Notice

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    A recreational fire ban is in effect until further notice due to dry conditions, strong winds and low humidity. A Red Flag Warning was issued for central and southern Minnesota, which includes Edina.

    Before starting a recreational fire, always remember to call the Recreational Fire Hotline at 952-826-0398 to get the latest information on the ban.

    Additional questions? Call Fire Marshal Rick Hammerschmidt at 952-826-0337.

  • Pen Pal Program Aims to Encourage Safe Socialization During an Isolating Time

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    The Edina Senior Center, Edina Community Education and Edina Library have come together to launch “Dear Edina: A Pen Pal Program” to keep the community connected while distance is at the forefront of today’s society.

    “The goal of the program is to encourage socialization during an isolating time,” said Nicole Gorman, City of Edina Recreation Supervisor. “Our hope for the program is to curate an intergenerational connection between pen pals that will have lasting impacts on the lives of those involved.”

    The program will be a traditional pen pal program in which letters are exchanged through the mail. As screens dominate activities done at home, the program aims to create an activity without a screen that still contributes to fostering one-on-one human connection.

    Organizers will pair adults with young people in the community to share lifetime experiences and perspectives and discover similarities. Adult participation will help alleviate loneliness and boredom and allow writers to take part in a purposeful activity in a safe way. Young people will have the opportunity to develop skills in reading, writing and handwriting, as well as build a relationship that supports child development and success.

    A minimum of writing three letters is required. After the minimum is met, it’s up to the pen pals how much longer they want to continue writing each other.

    While being asked to stay home may continue in coming weeks, making a new friend is only a letter away.

    Sign up for the program online at

    For more information about the Edina Senior Center, visit

  • Gathering and Observances Guidance

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    Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States. It important to adhere to social distancing practices or provide accommodations for remote attendance to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    With upcoming observances in April, please continue to follow with the Stay Home Order as well as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Interim Guidance for Community & Faith Leaders.

  • Get the Latest Minnesota COVID-19 Data

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    City staff have been fielding calls regarding data related to the number of COVID-19 cases in Edina and throughout the State. As a reminder, the Minnesota Department of Health posts information on the agency website, which is updated daily. Find the website here:

    Click on the 'Situation Update' link to get the latest data on the number of cases in Minnesota. The information is available to the public by County.

  • Volunteer Opportunities - Help at your door!

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    Consider helping one of Edina's human service organizations, Help at your door.

    Volunteers are needed for the following:

    • Thursday or Friday morning Shoppers at the Cub Foods at 8421 Lyndale Ave S from 6-9:30 a.m.
    • Friday morning Grocery Helpers to pick up and deliver grocery orders from the Cub Foods at 8421 Lyndale Ave S at 9:30 a.m.
    • Anytime (day/eve/weekend) Client Connectors. Training and calling is done from the volunteer’s home, and time commitment is 1-2 hrs per week.

    Contact or call 651-642-1892 to get started.

  • Group Play Banned - Please stay at home!

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    Effective 8 a.m. Monday, March 30, group activities that are not in compliance with obvious physical and social distancing, such as basketball, soccer and other non-individual sports, are not allowed in Edina order to comply with Gov. Tim Walz’s Executive Order 20-20 to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This ban will be in effect until further notice.

    “We had hoped we would see 100 percent compliance by residents and visitors with the Governor’s ‘Stay at Home’ order. However, this weekend, we have continued to receive many complaints and reports of large group gatherings, close-contact ball games and lack of social distancing,” said City Manager Scott Neal. “This is not optional. Failure of Minnesotans to comply with this order will result in the metro area reaching peak caseload sooner than medical facilities are able to handle. We all need to do our part.”

    Walz’s order, passed in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus which causes COVID-19, carries penalties of a fine up to $1,000 or 90 days in jail. The City will continue to try and educate people before Police issue tickets for the misdemeanor.

    Also, Neal and emergency personnel urge residents not to call 911 with routine questions about Walz’s order. These calls can jam the 911 lines used for actual emergency calls. Instead, please call the Minnesota’s State Emergency Operation Center’s hotline at 1-800-657-3504 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

    For more information about the City’s response to COVID-19, including what City facilities are open and closed, please regularly check the City’s website at, sign up for City Extra emails at or text EDINA to 57838 to receive text messages.

  • Update From Parks & Recreation

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    Dear residents and valued customers,

    The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges for us all. As we continue to respond to COVID-19, your health and well-being remain our top priority. Following guidance of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and the Stay at Home Order issued by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, all Edina Parks & Recreation programs and events scheduled to begin in April will be canceled or postponed.

    If you registered for a program or event scheduled in April, refunds will be processed if a program or event can’t be rescheduled. Once the City determines the status of all programs and how long they will be suspended for, staff will provide an update and begin processing full refunds.

    The following facilities remain closed to the public until further notice:

    • Braemar Arena, 7501 Ikola Way
    • Braemar Field, 7509 Ikola Way
    • Braemar Golf Course, 6364 John Harris Drive
    • Braemar Golf Dome, 7420 Braemar Blvd.
    • Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Ave. S.
    • Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square
    • Edina Art Center, 4701 W. 64th St.
    • Edinborough Park, 7700 York Ave. S.

    Helpful reminders:

    • All playgrounds in City parks remain closed
    • Pickeball courts at Rosland Park are closed
    • Park restrooms are closed
    • Park drinking fountains are closed
    • Bredesen Park Trail has switched to counter-clockwise pedestrian movement
    • Please do not participate in gatherings of any size on City fields, courts and open spaces:
      • Park users should not participate in organized activities including basketball, football, soccer, lacrosse and ultimate frisbee.
    • Please be mindful of the Stay at Home Order effective March 27 at 11:59 p.m. through April 10 and put at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others.

    While recreation facilities are closed and programs are canceled or postponed, there’s still plenty to do outdoors:

    • All Edina parks and trails remain open
    • Go for a walk, run or bike ride
    • Create chalk art on your driveway or sidewalk

    As events unfold, our plans will continue to change to address the new challenges. It is the mission of Edina Parks & Recreation to improve the quality of life for residents of all ages by developing and maintaining parks, open space and trails and providing recreational and cultural opportunities. We hope you’ll use our trails and parks in a safe manner, and we will continue to support you along the way.

    Perry Vetter
    Parks & Recreation Director

  • Stay Home, Minnesota

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    Stay home, except for essential needs is the order that Minnesotans received from Governor Walz on March 25, 2020. The stay home executive order starts on Friday, March 27 at 11:59 pm until April 10, 2020. The Office of Governor provides guidance such as:

    What does the Stay at Home Order mean?

    - All Minnesotans are ordered to stay home unless it is to performing the following essential activities such as:

    • Health and safety activities, such as obtaining emergency services or medical supplies
    • Outdoor activities, such as walking pets, hiking, running, biking, hunting, or fishing
    • Necessary Supplies and Services, such as getting groceries, gasoline, or carry-out
    • Essential and interstate travel, such as returning to home from outside this state
    • Care of others, such as caring for a family member, friend, or pet in another household
    • Displacement, such as moving between emergency or homeless shelters if you are without a home
    • Relocation to ensure safety, such as relocating to a different location if your home has been unsafe due to domestic violence, sanitation, or essential operations reasons
    • Tribal Activities & Lands, such as activities by members within the boundaries of their tribal reservations

    For more detailed information about the Stay Home Executive Order, go to the Office of Governor website.