As coronavirus/COVID-19 continues to be an emerging issue for all of us, many of us in the victim service field have questions and concerns. How serious is the threat in Minnesota? How do we provide direct services and also protect victims and our staff from the virus? Where can someone get tested in my community?

MAC has found resources that we hope you’ll find helpful.

All organizations that have posted their policies here have generously agreed that MAC members and allies are welcome to utilize their policy when developing their own policies.

Minnesota Alliance on Crime
COVID-19 Response Protocol
Remote Work Policy
Living and Leading Through History: Leading and Working During the COVID-19 Pandemic | Living and Leading Through History: Resilience and Self-Care in a Pandemic (archived webinars)

Minnesota Alliance on Crime, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and Violence Free Minnesota

New Horizons Crisis Center
Email About COVID-19 |
COVID-19 Response Protocol
Remote Work Policy

Someplace Safe
Email to Staff and Board
Emergency Services Plan

Standpoint
Continuity of Operations Plan
Remote Work Policy
May 2020 Immigration Newsletter

Advocates for Human Rights
Supporting Victims/Survivors of Domestic Violence during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic

Aurora Consulting
Sample Leadership Continuity Policy for Your Board

Casa de Esperanza
Bilingual COVID-19 Resource Library

Hunger Solutions
Minnesota Food Shelf Finder

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Centering Racial Equity and Nonprofit Values During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
COVID-19 – What Nonprofits Need to Know
How to Apply for a Paycheck Protection Program (archived webinar)
Impacts of COVID-19 on the Nonprofit Sector: An Economic and Community Update (archived webinar)
Minnesota Nonprofit Economy Report – COVID-19 Impact Update
Preparing Minnesota’s Independent Sector for the Coronavirus (archived webinar)
Review and Recap of the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act)

Minnesota Elder Justice Center
Caregiver Support During COVID-19
Shifting to Telephonic Advocacy During COVID-19
Using Cameras to Monitor and Communicate with Residents in Long-Term Care Settings
Working With Victims of Elder Abuse During COVID-19 and Beyond (4/23/20 webinar)

Minnesota Heading Home Alliance
COVID-19 Response and Resources for Homeless Service Providers

OutFront Minnesota
COVID-19 Specific Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community

Propel Nonprofits
Offering nonprofits no-cost technical assistance about challenges related to finance, strategy, and governance during the COVID-19 crisis – email their staff

Violence Free Minnesota:
COVID-19 Resource Guide
Guidance Around the Families First Coronavirus Response
Youth and Family COVID-19 Resources

Violence Free Minnesota, MNCASA and Standpoint
Confidentiality in the Time of COVID-19

Zero Abuse Project
Responding to Child Abuse During a Pandemic

Administration for Community Living
Coronavirus Resources for Elder Adults

American Bar Association
Remote Representation for DV Clients – Privacy and the COVID Pandemic (archived webinar)

Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
Coronavirus Updates

Battered Women’s Justice Project
COVID-19 and Coercive Control Video
Tools for Advocates Responding to COVID-19 and Domestic Violence (archived webinar)

Cybercrime Support Network
COVID-19 Scam Alerts

End Abuse of People with Disabilities
People with Disabilities – COVID-19 Survivor Impact Brief
Sustaining Services for Survivors with Disabilities During COVID-19
Advocacy Strategies for Ensuring Access to Services and Healthcare for Survivors with Disabilities During COVID-19 and Beyond (webinar 5/19)

End Violence Against Women International
Using Virtual Meeting Software for Interviews with Victims (virtual panel discussion, 5/26/20)

Hmong Innovating Politics
Hmong Resources for Coronavirus

Identity Theft Resource Center
Avoid a Coronavirus Stimulus Check Scam
Coronavirus Scam Robocalls See a Spike

Informed Immigrant
Resources for Immigrants During the Coronavirus Crisis

International Association of Chiefs of Police
COVID-19 Library of Resources
Law Enforcement Information on COVID-19

Justice Action Network
Updates on Protecting People Who are Incarcerated, Correctional Officers, Law Enforcement and Communities

National Alliance of Victims Rights Attorneys and Advocates
Protecting Victims’ Rights During COVID-19 (webinar 4/23/20, free CLEs)

National Alliance to End Homelessness
Coronavirus and Homelessness

National Center for Victims of Crime
Crime Victims Community in COVID-19 (archived webinar)
Crime Victims Community in COVID-19 Facebook Group

National Coalition for LGBT Health
The Impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ+ Community

National Crime Victim Law Institute
COVID-19 Resources for Legal Services and Victims’ Rights

National Housing Law Project
Tenant Rights of Domestic Violence Survivors During COVID-19

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
COVID-19 – Guidance for Tribal Programs

National Latin@ Network
Improving Access to Justice for Survivors by Ensuring Meaningful Language Access in the Courts in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond (webinar, 5/18/20)
Remote Work – Considerations From a Culturally Specific Organization Webinar (archived)
Taking Care of Ourselves and Each Other for the Well-being of Our Community Webinar (archived)

National Low Income Housing Coalition
Racial Equity During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic (webinar 5/21)

National Network to End Domestic Violence
Coercive Control During the Pandemic – How Abusers Are Using New Tactics to Exert Power and Control
Digital Services Toolkit (Including Info on Remotely Communicating with Victims)
Frequently Asked Questions Involving Courts and COVID-19
Resources on the Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Seeking Help Online: National Resources & Considerations for Safety and Privacy During a Public Health Crisis
Tips for Helping a Friend Experiencing Domestic Abuse During COVID-19
Using Technology to Communicate with Survivors During a Public Health Crisis
Using Technology to Communicate with Survivors Webinar Recording

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Preventing & Managing the Spread of COVID-19 Within Domestic Violence Programs

National Resource Center for Reaching Victims
COVID-19 National Strategy Sessions Recordings
Supporting Survivors Who Have Experienced Trauma Cope with COVID-19 (archived)
Language Access – The Lessons that COVID-19 Has Reinforced (webinar 5/26)
Adapting and Sustaining Services for Formerly Incarcerated Survivors during COVID-19 Panel Discussion (5/28)

Nonprofit Times
Lessening the Risk of Coronavirus at Nonprofits

Racial Equity Tools
COVID-19 – Racial Equity & Social Justice Resources

Tribal Law and Policy Institute
Indian Country COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

Workplaces Respond
Coronavirus – Survivors and the Workplace

Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs
Resources/Recursos COVID-19

Minnesota Courts
Updates on COVID-19 and Court Operations
3-20-20 Order from MN Supreme Court on Court Operations During State of Emergency
4-2020 Update Extending 3-20-20 Order
Order Clarifying OFP/HRO Courtroom Hearings
New Printable OFP and HRO Forms Available
Overview of Guide and File and Fillable Smart Forms
5/15/20 Order on the Ending of Stay at Home Order and Court Operations

Minnesota Department of Corrections
COVID-19 Updates

Minnesota Department of Health
Coronavirus Guidance for All Minnesotans (includes information in American Sign Language, Hmong, Somali, and Spanish) COVID-19 Public Hotline (7 am to 7 pm): 651-201-3920

Minnesota Department of Human Rights
COVID-19 Discrimination Helpline

Minnesota Department of Human Services
COVID-19 Information for Providers of Housing Services

Minnesota Unemployment
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Unemployment Benefits

Department of Health and Human Services
Questions and Answers About TANF and Coronavirus

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Coronavirus Resources
Fraud Schemes Related to Coronavirus

FEMA
Coronavirus Rumor Control

United States Centers for Disease Control
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

World Health Organization
Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 

BBC
The Reason Zoom Calls Drain Your Energy

Buzzfeed
“The Office” Cast Reunited for a Zoom Wedding Officiated by John Krasinski
The Plandemic Video Has Exploded Online — And It Is Filled With Falsehoods

CNET
11 Things to Do in Quarantine When You’ve Already Made 11 Loaves of Banana Bread

Food52
17 Easy Recipes We’re Cooking in Quarantine

Harvard Business Review
That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief

Minnesota Communities Caring for Children
Daily Family-Friendly Online Practice of Resilience

Minnesota Public Radio News
Daily Dose of Sweetness
Rap Video Challenge Enlists Youth to Fight Pandemic Apathy
Too Much Alone Time? Tips to Connect and Find Joy while Social Distancing
Ways to Help Others During the Pandemic

Minnesota Zoo
Virtual Farm Babies

National Association of School Psychologists
Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19

National Child Traumatic Stress Institute
Supporting Children During Coronavirus

National Public Radio
How to Be Alone, But Not Lonely, Despite the Coronavirus
How to Get Therapy When You Can’t Leave the House

New Yorker
How Racism Is Shaping the Coronavirus Epidemic

New York Times
How Do You Sign ‘Don’t Drink Bleach’? How Sign Language Interpreters Are Sharing Lifesaving Information
Is the Virus on My Clothes? My Shoes? My Hair? My Newspaper?

Serious Eats
Cooking Lessons from Self-Isolation

Slate
How to Care for Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Lockdown

Smithsonian Magazine
With Humans Away, Animals in National Parks Are Having a Ball

Smithsonian National Zoo
Elephant Cam
Giant Panda Cam

Ten Percent Happier
Coronavirus Sanity Guide

Travel + Leisure
Free Virtual Tours of 12 Museums Around the World

Twitter
Thoughts of Dog

University of Minnesota
Taking Care of Yourself in Isolation

USA Today
Heath and Wellness Apps Offering Free Coping Services

Verywell
Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Relaxation and Anxiety Reduction

Vogue
Coping With Coronavirus Anxiety? Breathwork is the Active Meditation You Need
Elaine Welteroth Got Married on Her Brooklyn Stoop, Then Threw a Virtual Block Party

VOICES of HOPE
Mindfulness Coloring Book by and for Survivors

Vox
How to Use Mindfulness in a Pandemic

Washington Post
The Good News About Food Safety and Coronavirus
Study of Mental Health Impact of Coronavirus
Saying Goodbye – Unable to Gather in Grief, We Must Find New Ways to Mourn

Wendt Center for Loss and Healing
Grieving in Uncertain Times
Home Alone – Tips for Coping with COVID When You Live Alone