Many businesses are open now but have limits on how many people can be there. If you have been called back to work, you can go to work. Doctor and dentists’ offices are open. Some youth camps, activities, and sports are now open and having practices. Outdoor activities are allowed but many indoor activities are not.
Remember to keep a lot of distance between you and other people if you have to leave home. Face masks are strongly encouraged whenever you are away from your home and in a public setting, especially indoors. Some businesses or communities may require you to wear a mask.
You can still go to your court hearing. Many courts are now doing hearings by video or phone. See our fact sheets for Minnesota Courts, Immigration, and Federal Court. Before you go to your hearing, call your lawyer if you have one. You can also call the court where your hearing was going to take place. Ask if the hearing time or date changed. The court staff might tell you that you can have your hearing by video or phone.
If you're being hurt or abused, contact the Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline at 1-866-223-1111 or by text at 612-399-9995. They can help you to get help, safety and support. Anyone who is experiencing violence or abuse is encouraged to reach out and seek help.
Domestic and sexual assault advocacy services are still open. You can find your local rape crisis program at https://rapehelpmn.org/
All court cases related to domestic violence are in the “High Priority” category. You can still file a case for restraining orders or orders for protection. Your county might have different rules about how to come to court for this. Your local domestic or sexual violence program or Legal Aid office can help you with this.
If you don’t have a home, you can’t be punished under the Stay Safe MN order. But finding a place to stay might help you avoid infection. Many cities are trying to find extra housing options for people who need them during the pandemic crisis. Your community might have started a new program since you last tried to get housing. Call the United Way at 211 or (651) 291-0211 to find out.
Do not stay in your home if you want to leave for your safety. Call your local Legal Aid office right away if you need to move for your safety. If you need a safe place to stay tonight, call Day One Crisis Line at 1-866-223-1111, text 612-399-9995, or go to dayoneservices.org.
Many places are now open. Check with your employer. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has information about which places can be open and what they have to do to keep people safe. You can also read our fact sheet COVID-19: Work Safety and Going Back to Work.