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COVID-19 News & Updates
As we continue to learn more about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the City of Brooklyn Center is taking precautionary actions and continuing to monitor this situation as it evolves. 

Be Prepared:
  • Receive alerts about general emergencies in Brooklyn Center. Register for "NotifyMe Alerts” at https://www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org/notifyme  
  • Information and updates will be shared on the city's website at cityofbrooklyncenter.org
  • To help ensure a safe and healthy space for all, please remember the following tips provided by the CDC for prevention: 
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
    • Stay home when you are sick
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
    • Get enough sleep to help stay healthy
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects, and surfaces using a regular household cleaning  spray or wipe
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water is unavailable, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.


Resources

For more updates on (COVID-19), please use the following resources: 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
  • Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) – https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
  • Hennepin County - https://www.hennepin.us/residents/emergencies/covid-19
  • The state of Minnesota has set up a hotline for general questions about coronavirus at 651-201-3920.

Transportation Services for Senior Citizens

The Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging runs a senior help line. This organization does assist families in understanding medical benefits, and can assist with questions about payments.  Transportation when necessary for medical appointments and care may be billable, and therefore may not cost your family, if the correct service is identified.   

https://metroaging.org/help-information/senior-linkage-line/

Call Senior LinkAge Line® at
800-333-2433
M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



If your question is more directly related to the service itself, here is a link to an organization that provides transportation services for seniors in Minnesota:

https://www.mnseniorsonline.com/aging_in_place.php?category=aging-in-place&subcategory=transportation



If the transportation is needed for treatment of COVID-19 symptoms, the State of Minnesota is running a helpline. The staff on the help line are working to direct people to appropriate resources in the community whenever feasible. Here is the information for the COVID-19 helpline.

For questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, call 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504

Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.




LOCAL UPDATES

https://mn.gov/covid19/

Minnesota Department of Health lists long-term care facilities in Hennepin County with COVID-19 cases
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has identified a Brooklyn Center long-term care facility as having a confirmed resident or staff member test positive for COVID-19. The facility is one of 11 long-term care facilities in Hennepin County with COVID-19 cases released by the MDH. Only facilities with 10 or more residents are listed on the state's website. For more, visit: 
https://mndps.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/f28f84968c1148129932c3bebb1d3a1a


CCX Media - Special Update Interviews


Early COVID-19 

Brooklyn Center Senior Care Facility Identified As Having At Least One COVID-19 Case:  The Sanctuary (04/6/20)
https://ccxmedia.org/news/brooklyn-center-senior-care-facility-identified-as-having-at-least-one-covid-19-case/

Special Update on a segment of Brooklyn Center's response to COVID-19 - City Event Cancellations (04/24/20) 
Please see link below for CCX Media interview featuring City Manager Curt Boganey, Police Chief Tim Gannon, and Director of Community Activities, Recreation and Services Jim Glasoe. This segment was filmed on 04-24-20. Topics covered include city event and activity cancellations and ways to stay connected with city scheduling. Link: https://youtu.be/dFTNByYLieI

Special Update on a segment of Brooklyn Center's response to COVID-19 - Council Meetings and City Help (04/29/20) 
Please see link below for CCX Media interview featuring Mayor Mike Elliott. This segment was filmed on 04-29-20. Topics covered include council meetings, local emergency declaration update, help for residents and businesses, and more. Note – In this segment we share that residents living in Grandview North or the Interstate Area should contact us immediately, if someone they know has health concerns related to the projects discussed in this video. Those with respiratory illness concerns including, but not limited to asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that could be affected by project related dust and air quality issues should contact us via phone or email at
or 763-569-3340 (press #1). Link: https://youtu.be/LEeyv0LQvpQ

Special Update on a segment of Brooklyn Center's response to COVID-19 - BC Liquor Store Operations (05/01/20) 
Please see link below for CCX Media interview featuring Liquor Operations Manager Tom Agnes. This segment was filmed on 05-1-20. Topics covered include new store features, change in store operations, and future planning. Link: https://youtu.be/9lHTaYV1h10

Special Update on a segment of Brooklyn Center's response to COVID-19 - Centerbrook Golf Course (05/06/20) 
Please see link below for CCX Media interview featuring Centerbrook Golf Course Superintendent Steve Makowske. This segment was filmed on 05-6-20. Topics covered include opening process, cleaning procedures, and how to get out and play. Link:
https://youtu.be/BjKA5gGF2S8

Special Update on a segment of Brooklyn Center’s response to COVID-19 – City Candidate Filing
 (05/8/20) 
Please see link below for CCX Media interview featuring City Clerk Barb Suciu. This segment was filmed on 05-08-20. Topics covered include candidate filing dates, process changes, and what's needed for filing. Link: 
https://youtu.be/9sNz7yNnOwY

Special Update on a segment of Brooklyn Center’s response to COVID-19 – Business and Non-Profit Help
 (05/13/20) 
Please see link below for CCX Media interview featuring Community Development Director Meg Beekman. This segment was filmed on 05-13-20.Topics covered include programs for Small Businesses and for Non-Profits. Link: 
https://youtu.be/GVLtzHbmHa8



Visit CCX Media webpage here: https://ccxmedia.org/ccx-news/