COVID-19 Community Updates

Chamber Members,
Together we are navigating unchartered territory.  We want to assure you we are working hard on your behalf and helping to support our members and the Eden Prairie community. 

Help us understand
We are tracking the impact of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on our area businesses, non-profits and community as a whole.  We are in continually contact with our city, schools, county, state and federal officials to get the most up-to-date information and provide information to them on the impact it is having locally.  In the coming weeks, we will be reaching out with a survey and questions to help understand the impact on our businesses and to share that with officials so they can measure impacts and ways they can help.  If you have immediate comments, please e-mail those to me at pat.mulqueeny@epchamber.org.

Communications
As we continue to gather updates and information from the White House all the way down to our city and area businesses like Eden Prairie Center and others, we are sharing this with a daily e-mail typically sent at 4:00 in the afternoon.  We will continue to do this as the information and updates warrant it.  Please share this with anyone you feel should get this information, or direct them to our website (updated with information) and they can sign-up for our e-mails.  In addition, we are part of the conference calls that the MN Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner has set-up and will provide any updates the commissioner and his team share with us, and also ask specific questions as well to advocate for help on behalf of our business community.

Chamber Office
We currently are having staff work a rotation of set hours in the office and a work from home model.  This may change in the future, but please note that staff will be checking e-mails for any questions and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

On behalf of the Eden Prairie Chamber, we thank you for your support and your efforts during this difficult time.

Stay safe and stay positive!

Pat MulQueeny, IOM
President

Community Updates and Resources

SWLRT Project Updates
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Comcast Service Updates/COVID-19 Plan
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City Seeks Resident Input on COVID-19
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Restaurant Listings and Hours
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SouthWest Transit Updated Schedule
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City Cancellations and Closures
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Eden Prairie School District
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MN Department of Health
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Mental Health and Crisis
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. Visit this CDC page to learn more about things you can do to support yourself and your loved ones. If you need to talk to someone, these resources are confidential and available for free 24/7:

NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Health Minnesota): Mental Health Support and COVID-19
Call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Text HOME to 741-741 for Crisis Text Line
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66-746 for the Disaster Distress Hotline
Call 1-866-488-7386, text START to 678-678 or  click here to chat with The Trevor Project (for LGBTQ youth)
Call 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22-522 to connect with The National Domestic Violence Hotline.

For those not listed, please feel free to email your updates to paige.nault@epchamber.org

Ways to Help Locally

Brighter Days Grief Center
Brighter Days Grief Center here in Eden Prairie is a Minnesota 501(c)(3) that provides free grief support resources to adults, young adults, teenagers and children who are anticipating or enduring the death of a beloved family member. They provide a private and compassionate space and offer access to professional services, resources and daily practical needs for those grieving. Their non-profit reaches outside Eden Prairie, but are always looking to support the needs of the community they work and live in.

Want to support your local restaurants while helping those grieving? Buying gift cards are a great way to support our local restaurants and donate to help a family in need. Contact the Brighter Days Grief Center for more information.
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Eden Prairie Foundation
The Foundation has created the COVID-19 Response Fund. Donations will be turned into quick-response grants and directed to those local nonprofits that, because their delivery systems have been disrupted, might be having financial difficulties providing basic needs such as food, clothing, etc. through this difficult period.
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PROP Food Shelf
Food donors who deliver to PROP just need to look for the open warehouse door or honk their horn and a volunteer will come out to receive their food if they’d prefer to stay in their vehicles.
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Red’s Savoy Pizza
We want to do our part and support those who may be immune-compromised or in the high-risk group. The Eden Prairie and Edina location would love to provide a pizza on us to those who may fit in those categories and aren’t able to leave their home during this time. If you know of someone who may need their nerves calmed with a Savoy pizza, please email me at residence@savoypizza.com with a name, address, and pizza of Choice.
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Other Ways to Help
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If you know of other ways that you can help in the community, please share it with us at paige.nault@epchamber.org.

News and Press Releases

Minnesota Senate considers proposal to reopen businesses CLICK HERE

Statement from Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and Administrator Jovita Carranza on the Success of the Paycheck Protection Program CLICK HERE

Emergency Executive Order 20-20: Directing Minnesotans to Stay at Home
CLICK HERE

COVID-19 updates from Congressman Dean Phillips CLICK HERE

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Eligible Emergency Protective Measures Factsheet CLICK HERE

IRS Delays Due Date for April 15 Tax Payments CLICK HERE

CDC Webinar: Answering 20 Questions about COVID-19 CLICK HERE

How can we help?

Additional Resources

Helpful Links With Additional Information and Local Updates
CDC
US Government
MN Government
US Chamber
MN Chamber
Hennepin County
SouthWest Transit
MN Governor
MN Department of Health

Member Health Facilities
Fairview Hospital
MedExpress Eden Prairie
Park Nicollet Eden Prairie
Ridgeview Medical Center