COVID-19 donations and support

Whether you want to support others or you’re wondering where you can find assistance, we’re here to help connect you with the right resources.

How can I help support my community in the fight against COVID-19? Volunteer at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic

We’re looking for licensed medical volunteers to help at our COVID-19 vaccine clinics. You’ll help with patient education and may also administer vaccines. 

All volunteers will be given training and proper safety equipment. Volunteers must hold a current license (CMA, EMT, LPN, MD, DO, NP, RN, PA, Paramedic or PharmD).

Mask donations

We’re accepting donations of hospital-grade or manufactured protective face wear like N95 masks, PAPR (Powered Air-Purifying Respirator) hoods and procedure masks. Visit our COVID-19 donations page to learn more.

Blood donations

Right now, there is a critical need for blood and platelets. The American Red Cross is facing a potential blood shortage due to COVID-19 concerns. We’re urging eligible, healthy donors to provide life-saving blood and platelets to patients.
Make an appointment or find a local blood drive:

You can also use the Red Cross’s RapidPass to reduce your wait time by making an appointment and filling out the health history questionnaire online.

Food donations

Members of our community are in need of food and essentials. You can help by giving through local nonprofits:

Financial donations

With every donation, you’re providing much needed safety equipment for care teams at our hospitals and clinics. You’re also funding supplies and support for patients and our community. Visit our COVID-19 Response and Relief Fund to make a donation or learn more.

Other ways you can help

Donations aren't the only way to help your community during COVID-19. You can continue to keep yourself and others safe by wearing a mask in public, practicing social distancing, and using store pick-up or delivery for your essentials. You can also practice self-care, because your own health and well-being is a top priority, too.

Where can I find resources for parents and caregivers during the COVID-19 outbreak?

COVID-19 has created unexpected challenges for parents, caregivers and our community.

The mission of Little Moments Count, made possible by HealthPartners, is to support you during this time. COVID-19 resources from Little Moments Count include:

  • Health resources
  • Parenting support
  • Community resources
  • Crisis help

These resources have been hand-selected by our health care and community teams. Though intended for parents and caregivers, other community members may find the information useful, too.

To learn more, visit COVID-19 resources from Little Moments Count.

Is there guidance for children attending school who begin to get sick?

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has suggestions on whether children should attend or remain in school if they start to experience possible COVID-19 symptoms. Parents may find the MDH decision tree helpful as they make choices about their children’s health care and school attendance.

COVID-19 symptoms can be similar to many other illnesses, including strep throat and the flu. That means having COVID-19 symptoms isn’t the same as having COVID-19.

If you have any questions about your child’s health care, please talk to their doctor for personalized advice.

Where can I learn more about COVID-19?

For the latest updates on COVID-19, go to:

HealthPartners and Park Nicollet are following these three organizations’ prevention, screening and treatment guidelines. We are working closely with these organizations and other health care providers around Minnesota, Wisconsin and the country to help prevent the virus from spreading. View our COVID-19 preparedness plan (PDF).