Para más información, visite la página web del Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades: https://espanol.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Will the COVID-19 vaccine be required? (12/21/20)
Minnesota will not require COVID-19 vaccines. The COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use under an Emergency Use Authorization by the Food and Drug Administration. You have the right to refuse or accept the COVID-19 vaccine. The Bloomington Public Health Division strongly encourages you to get the COVID-19 vaccine if it is available to you. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine will help protect you, your family, co-workers, friends, and the larger community.
How many shots of COVID-19 vaccine will be needed? (12/21/20)
The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines that have been authorized for use require two doses about a month apart. As of December 21, there are two COVID-19 vaccines in Phase 3 clinical trials in the United States, one of which needs two doses to be effective, and the other uses one dose.
Do I need to get the vaccine if I've already had COVID-19? (12/21/20)
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is not enough information currently available to say if or for how long after infection someone is protected from getting COVID-19 again; this is called natural immunity. Early evidence suggests natural immunity from COVID-19 may not last very long, but more studies are needed to better understand this.
Until more is known, the CDC cannot comment on whether people who had COVID-19 should get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Am I in danger of losing my housing or being evicted?
- In late March, Governor Tim Walz issued an Emergency Executive Order 20-14 suspending all evictions and writs of recovery during the declared peacetime emergency. Find a summary of the Executive Order here, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions here in English, and here in Spanish.
- Homeowners should contact their lender if they will have difficulty making their mortgage payments. Many banks are offering delayed payment programs in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. See the Resident Resources page for more resources.
- For up to date information, check with the State of Minnesota's COVID-19 housing support webpage.
Where can I get the most up-to-date information about the COVID19 pandemic in Minnesota?
- The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has timely, regular updates on its website. Visit http://bit.ly/mncoronavirus for the most up-to-date information. MDH also has a hotline for more information:
- 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504, Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Additionally, the office of the Governor, Tim Walz, has a robust website with great information about the state's response to COVID-19. More information at: https://mn.gov/covid19/
How can I protect myself from COVID-19?
- There are three main ways to protect yourself from this virus:
- Wear a mask when you are in public and cannot social distance
- Practice social distancing, at least 6 feet away from people who do not live in your household
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Continue to stay home when you are sick to stop the transmission of germs and illness. Cover your cough, or cough into your elbow. More information at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
How can I stay informed about city actions?
Follow the city on social media, on both Facebook and Twitter. Check the COVID-19 webpage for the most timely updates from the city’s Public Health representative.
What should I do if I have other questions?