Lincoln Park Community

LINCOLN PARK & COVID-19

Ecolibrium3 is dedicated to providing our business community and neighbors with the best information we have available and when available, additional tools and resources to help us come out the other side of this unprecedented time stronger, smarter, and more resilient.

Below, you will find links to assist with economic impacts, information about the spread of COVID-19, and other useful information as it becomes available. The information here is mainly directed to our Lincoln Park resident neighbors. However, we also invite you to look at the Main Street Lincoln Park list for our business partners for additional information to help you understand the potential economic impacts our businesses are facing at this time and what tools they have available.  Please make sure you also look at the attached .pdf with additional State resources. 

If you come across anything you feel should be added, please send the link to Shannon at Ecolibrium3: shannon@ecolibrium3.org or call 218 – 336 – 1038 x 205


COVID-19 General Information:

CDC

CDC Guidance for Businesses

Johns Hopkins general information and map

MN Department of Health

NIH COVID-19 Information for individuals with substance abuse disorders

SAMHSA guidelines for COVID-19 treatment for individuals with substance abuse disorders

Community Resources (Food, Transportation, Etc.):

AEOA: Arrowhead Transit, Head Start, Housing, Employment and Training, and Senior Services.

Program Changes:

  • Head Start classrooms are closing under the Governor’s guidance for schools.
  • Tax-Aid sites are closing.
  • Food Shelves are moving to a pre-boxed service where customers will drive up and receive their food. Customers should call ahead to reserve their food box.
  • The Minnesota Power Conservation Improvement Program is closed until further notice.
  • Additional program closures and adjustments may occur as the situation unfolds.

Boys and Girls Club (See website for current updates on your location)

Children’s Museum: Temporarily closed through March 31

CHUM: Offering food distribution through a low contact model, with foods prepackaged and picked up. The Food Shelf is closed 3/17 but will resume normal hours for the Friday pick-up. Lakeside food shelf closed and tax prep services suspended. Gloria Dei warming center is open. They are seeking donations of nonperishable food items.

Damiano Center (monitoring and sanitizing, still open)

Duluth Area Family YMCA: suspending programs and closing facilities beginning March 18th. Only food distribution and essential child care for first responders, health care workers, and essential staff will be provided. Virtual Y has virtual workouts and youth activities.

Ecolibrium3 Duluth Food Resources Information

Emergency Financial Assistance: Duluth Triage Team: 218-733-2717

Grocery safe handling video

Homelessness Resources

MNsure: Special enrollment for the uninsured

Ruby’s Pantry: working on creating a drive through system at all sites.

Safe Haven (Violence Prevention/Intimate Partner Violence)

Salvation Army: “We are also forming plans to elevate our service for working-class families who may be temporarily laid off due to COVID-19. We anticipate they will need additional assistance with food, rent, and utilities. Ensuring the safety of those who depend on The Salvation Army’s programs and services, along with the safety of staff and volunteers, is our utmost priority.”

Second Harvest: Still providing, need volunteers.

United Way

Vikre Distillery: Free sanitizer for those in need will be given away between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. in the coming days. 525 S Lake Ave #102

WIC: 218-725-5211 or ext. 5211

Employee Resources:

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

Earned Sick & Safe Time (Duluth)

MN Unemployment Insurance (note: potential legislative changes w/ pandemic)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):

  • Guide
  • HelpLine: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., EST (800) 950-6264 

Family Activities / Interests / For Fun:

Art At Home (virtual museum tours, art contests, art games, art education, tutorials, etc.)

Art for Kids Hub

Calm (guided meditation)

Cosmic Kids (yoga and mindfulness for kids)

Delish (kid’s cooking classes)

Environment America (Environmental activities kids can do at home)

Free Netflix watch parties

GoNoodle (dancing/movement with education) for kids

Great Courses (free month of learning)

Glo (free month of yoga, meditation, and pilates)

PBS/Kids

Spiritual Practices for the Coronavirus Pandemic (Informational article)

Well Connected (activities, education, support groups and friendly conversation over the phone or online)

Virtual Duluth (free videos, art, music, etc. done by locals)

Yarn Harbor: Twenty free kits available with needles and yarn to make wristbands with Facebook Live instruction. 4629 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55804

YMCA (free virtual workouts & youth activities)

Government Information Portals:

City of Duluth (Video updates)

City Council meeting live stream & remote viewing information

Duluth Fire Department: Implementing “Triage from the door,” caution and screening for responder safety. Life safety inspections are being rescheduled, let your landlord know if you’re sick so they can alert inspectors.

Duluth Police Department:

Governor’s Newsroom

IRS (tax relief information)

St. Louis Co.

Hospital Protocols:

Essentia Health: Individuals are encouraged to use Essentia’s E-visit screening if they are experiencing symptoms and call before coming to a clinic. They are working on drive up testing soon. No visitors are allowed to the hospital.

Essentia E-Visit site

If you think you have COVID-19:

  • Stay home if you are mildly ill, except for medical care. Do not go to work, school or public areas. Avoid public transportation.
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if possible.
  • Call ahead before visiting your health care provider
  • Wear a face mask around others
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes, wash hands often
  • Clean high-touch surfaces daily
  • Older patients and those with severe underlying medical conditions or are immunocompromised should contact their provider early, even if their illness is mild

St. Luke’s

Basic Info:

  • The vast majority of patients who have COVID-19 will have mild symptoms that require no treatment.
  • Testing for COVID-19 is limited only to symptomatic patients who have traveled or have been exposed to an individual with the disease.
  • The treatment for most people with COVID-19 is to stay home, away from other people, be diligent about hygiene and rest. There is no current cure for COVID-19.
  • You should be evaluated by a medical professional if you have a fever AND cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Call your health care provider or visit slhduluth.com/eCare for an online visit.
  • E-Care
  • COVID-19 Questionnaire

How You Can Help:

Northlanders in need of help during Corona Crisis

Second Harvest: Needs volunteers.

Send caring messages to Lincoln Park Middle School Students

Mental Health Resources:

American Psychological Association

Birchtree Center (for adults in crisis)

Crisis Text Line: Text “REASON” to 741741 – OFFERS TELEHEALTH

Crisis Text Line: COVID-19 Support – text “CONNECT” – OFFERS TELEHEALTH

Human Development Center

Insight Counseling (offers Telehealth)

Men’s mental health resource

MN Human Services Crisis Text Line: Text “MN” to 741741 – OFFERS TELEHEALTH

Mobile apps and tools for health and wellbeing (professionally reviewed, many geared towards children but applicable to adults as well

Moodgym (tools for managing anxiety and depression)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):

  • Guide
  • HelpLine: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., EST (800) 950-6264

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: OFFERS TELEHEALTH – 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

North Shore Mental Health Services

Northland Children’s Mental Health Collaborative

Northland Healthy Minds

Range Matters Now (Free online therapy and resources for mental health and substance problems)

Self-harm hotline: OFFERS TELEHEALTH – 1-800-366-8288 (DONTCUT)

Sexual Assault Crisis Line/Advocates for Family Peace – OFFERS TELEHEALTH – 1-800-909-8336

Suicide Prevention

The Trevor Project: Text “START” to 678678 – OFFERS YOUTH TELEHEALTH – 1-866-488-7386

Virusanxiety (Care for Coronavirus anxiety)

School Information:

ISD 709

  • Schools are closed until March 27. 
  • Free childcare for health workers and first responders
  • Free breakfast and lunch being provided to kids 18 and under with drop off locations throughout the city March 18-27

Charter school meals

Transportation:

Duluth Transportation Authority: some adjustment to routes and schedules, but trying to remain open

DTA Bus Schedule updates

The following routes will be cancelled Weekdays and Saturdays until further notice:

  • Route 4
  • Route 5
  • Route 15 (On Demand Trips)
  • Route 24 (Saturdays only)
  • Route 25 (DuLooper)

**Effective Wednesday March 18th**

The DTA is removing fares from all of our bus service (including STRIDE Paratransit). This free service will continue until we provide information otherwise. This is in an effort to allow for social distancing and limited surface contact on our transit vehicles.

DTC Hours are now:

  • 5:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
  • 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday
  • 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday

Substance Use Disorders, Addiction, and Recovery:

Recovery Alliance Duluth

Info for substance users

Narcotics Anonymous (meetings online or by phone)

Unity Recovery (meetings for individuals and families every day using Zoom. You can use video or audio, or just listen)

Utilities:

Comfort Systems: no disconnection (no further information on website or Facebook page regarding specifics at this time)

Minnesota Power: no disconnection, but you must contact regarding payment arrangements and options. 1-800-228-4966

Wi-fi and Digital Support Resources:

Charter school Chromebooks

Free internet and digital support information:

Free Spectrum Wi-Fi Hotspots