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


  • CloverRide Update

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    In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, but also provide necessary transportation, the CloverRide circulator bus will shift from scheduled stops to on-demand service with one rider per trip. Riders from anywhere in Edina can request a ride anywhere in the community on Fridays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

    The City has partnered with DARTS to provide the CloverRide circulator bus service to Edina residents and visitors on Fridays. CloverRide is a reliable, continuous transportation service, providing accessibility from senior housing locations to amenities like groceries, retail and recreation.

    Residents interested in scheduling a ride on should call DARTS dispatch at 651-455-1560 to schedule a ride or to receive more information. Dispatchers are available weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Drivers will take the rider directly to their destination and set a return time. Drivers will also assist with loading riders with mobility devices (walkers, wheelchairs or scooters) as needed. Cost is $3.

    “The City of Edina and DARTS are prioritizing the health and safety of the community by closely following the recommendations of the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health,” said Transportation Planner Andrew Scipioni. “We are fortunate that DARTS is continuing to provide this reliable service that will allow our residents to access grocery stores and retail for essential supplies.”

    For more information, visit EdinaMN.gov/CloverRide.

  • Edina Non-Profits Helping during COVID-19

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    To meet the needs of individuals and families in the community who have been especially impacted by COVID-19, several Edina non-profits have come together: The Edina Community Foundation and the Meal Fund, supported by the Edina Education Fund and Edina Give and Go.

    COVID-19 has increased the demand for supplemental food and put extra stress on The Sheridan Story and VEAP, organizations that typically provide dinners and weekend meals to more than 300 families of Edina students. Recognizing that Edina is largely a community of abundance, community members came together to utilize the Meal Fund to meet the need.

    “The food support provided by the school district for breakfast and lunch is amazing, but we have an immediate need for dinner support for students and families. Dinners are not something the school district can pay for. That’s why we need community support to meet this need," said Amy Pampusch Olson, Co-Founder of the Meal Fund.

    The Meal Fund, which eases the burden of school meal debt on families in a time of crisis, such as employment instability, illness, death or food insecurity, determined that $75,000 is urgently needed to ensure that no family misses a dinner or weekend meal in Edina.

    “We are so grateful to the numerous community members who have asked us where they can help. If you are looking to help students and families in our community with food access, we hope you’ll consider supporting this Fund,” said Olson.

    Donations to support dinner and weekend meals for students and Edina families through the Meal Fund can be made at www.edinaedfund.org/s/meal-fund-covid-19. Donations support food, distribution and preparation costs.

    To fund grants to meet broader community needs, the Edina Community Foundation has created a Coronavirus Relief Fund. This fund allows residents to make donations to help a broad swath of the community. Funds will be distributed to organizations that are meeting emerging needs in vulnerable populations. The initial grant was made this week to Help at Your Door, a nonprofit serving seniors and individuals with disabilities. Help At Your Door will use the grant to purchase N95 masks for volunteers as they personally deliver food and other essential items to their constituents in need.

    “We take heart that while we are subject to social distance restrictions, the residents of Edina have this opportunity to be more connected than ever,” said Dick Crockett, Executive Director of the Edina Community Foundation.

    The Coronavirus Relief Fund grew from a request by Mayor James Hovland and State Rep. Heather Edelson to create avenues for residents to help each other.

    Donations to support broader community needs through the Coronavirus Relief Fund can be made at edinacommunityfoundation.org or by mailing a check made
    payable to the Edina Community Foundation at 5280 Grandview Square, Edina MN 55436. Donors may also give using the Foundation’s Venmo account @EdinaCommunityFoundation-Edina. Please specify “Coronavirus Relief” in your note or memo line so the funds can be channeled appropriately.

    For more information about the Meal Fund, contact Kathy Rendleman at 952-848-4222. For more information about the Edina Community Foundation, contact Crockett at 952-833-9573 at edfoundation@EdinaMN.gov.

    Edina Community Foundation Committee

    Neighborhood leaders in housing, senior advocacy, disability resources, education, faith and the Chamber of Commerce have agreed to serve on the committee that will oversee the distribution of grants. Its members include co-chairs Jon Barnett and Caroline Correia, Maggie McCracken, Hope Melton, Stephanie Zahrbock, Stephanie Pierce, Arnie Bigbee, Shelly Loberg, Rebecca Sorensen, Lori Syverson and Eli Groenendyk.

    Edina Meal Fund Response Fund Team

    The collaborative group focused on food access for students and families includes school district representation, Edina Meal Fund, Edina Education Fund, Edina Give and Go, Parent Teacher Organization and community member representation. Its members are Carynn Roehrick, Amy Pampusch Olson, Caroline Correia, Karen Gabler, Regina Neville, Kathy Rendleman, Cathy Cella, Maggie McCracken, Sarina Khariwala, Eleni Glerum, Chris Rofidal, Erica Allenburg and Julie Greene.

  • Challenge the Stigma

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    As the spread of COVID-19 continues, it is important to stay aware of updates from reliable and accurate resources such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Minnesota Department of Health.

    Sharing facts and accurate about COVID-19 helps challenge rumors and stereotypes that have been negatively associated with racial and cultural groups or people wearing facemasks. There have been incidents of discrimination, bias, and hate reported due to COVID-19 throughout the globe.

    - If you believe you are a victim of hate crime of a hate crime because of fear around COVID-19, please contact the Edina Police Department

    - If you feel you have experienced discrimination within the City’s services, facilities, or institution, contact the City’s Race and Equity Coordinator, Heidi Lee or call 952-826-1622. You can also contact the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

  • Drop Off Sites for Needed Items

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    Hennepin County has created drop-off locations for items needed to protect people responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

    Staff working in quarantine operations, as first responders, in public health, and in clinics and hospitals are running low on supplies that keep them safe and help them continue their work protecting our community.

    Priority items needed include:
    * Protective face wear – N95 or N100 respirators, PAPRs and surgical masks
    * Nitrile gloves
    * Tyvek coveralls
    * Tyvek foot covers
    * Eye protection (wrap arounds or chemical splash)

    Drop off sites starting Monday, March 23:

    Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

    Southdale Library
    7001 York Ave. South
    Edina, MN 55435

    Hennepin County
    Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation
    3000 North Second Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55441

    Adult Correctional Facility
    1145 Shenandoah Lane North,
    Plymouth, MN 55447

    For donation questions contact: Michael Tupy, 763-614-0503, Michael.Tupy@hennepin.us

    For more information or questions about Hennepin County COVID-19 resources, visit its website.

  • COVID-19 Resource Page

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    City staff are busy assembling resources and services available to the community. As information becomes available we will post it on the Better Together Edina COVID-19 resources page. For questions, visit the Q&A tab on this page.