State of Minnesota resources
COVID exposure phone app
Minnesota launched COVIDawareMN, a phone app that uses bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology to notify you if you have been exposed to COVID-19 as another tool to reduce the spread of infection for your friends, family, and other contact.
See: COVIDawareMN FAQs for detailed information about how this app works.
Minnesota Depart of Health (MDH)
General information about COVID-19
- MDH: COVID-19 (general information)
- MDH: COVID-19: If You Are Sick and How Long to Stay Home
- MDH: What to Do If You Have Been in Close Contact with a Person with COVID-19
MDH testing information (updated regularly)
Vaccines (updated as more information becomes available)
- General information
- Phases and planning
- Vaccine providers
- MN Vaccine Connector
The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector is a tool that helps Minnesotans find out when, where, and how to get a COVID-19 vaccine. After you fill out a simple form, the Vaccine Connector will:
- alert you when you are eligible to receive a vaccine
- connect you to resources to schedule a vaccine appointment
- notify you if there are vaccine opportunities in your area
Find vaccine locations in Minnesota
Mental health resources for students
Evening and weekend session are available (with Abby, Don, or Jon). Schedule an appointment by clicking the make an appointment button on the counseling website. If the counseling times offered are not workable for you, please email email@example.com for possible alternatives. Initial consultations are always free. As a result of the uncertain times associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Mitchell Hamline continues to waive any copay for counseling services until further notice. If you are located outside Minnesota, please inform your counselor so we can assure you are connected to a counselor who can assist you.
Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL)
LCL offers confidential assistance 24/7. You can speak to a counselor at any time at 651-646-5590 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. After hours, law students can also call to speak with counselors through LCL’s counseling partner, Sand Creek, by calling 651-430-3383.
Other lawyer assistance programs
For students in other locations outside of Minnesota, you are also encouraged to contact your local lawyer assistance program for the same free, confidential services you may receive from Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers in Minnesota.
Text help for young people of color
The Steve Fund is an organization that specifically focuses on mental health for young people of color.
They have a crisis text line where students of color can text STEVE to 741741 and receive a live crisis counselor response.
24/7/365 help for LGBTQIA+ youth
The Trevor Project focuses on mental health for LGBTQIA+ youth.
Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678.
Mental health resources for employees
Employee Assistance Program
There are times in life when faculty and staff might need a little help coping or figuring out what to do. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP), in connection with Mitchell Hamline’s group insurance from Cigna, is available to employees and their dependents (including children to age 26) and all household members any day and at any time. It is completely confidential—information is only released with permission or as required by the law. To reach a master’s-degreed clinician 24/7 by phone, online, live chat, or face-to-face call 1-877-622-4327, log into myCigna.com using employer ID: mitchellhamline.
For further assistance, contact benefits @mitchellhamline.edu.