What is Minnesota Responds?


Minnesota Responds is a partnership that integrates and engages local, regional, and statewide volunteer programs to strengthen public health and health care, reduce vulnerability, build resilience, and improve preparedness, response and recovery capabilities.




Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Minnesota during the COVID-19 response.

We need you to be ready to respond by doing the following:

  • Become a qualified volunteer. Please request membership in your local public health agency’s MRC or volunteer unit and complete your MN.Responds profile.
  • If you are currently registered in Minnesota Responds, please update your profile and licensing information.


You can also help in this effort by staying aware of the current situation.

  • We continue to monitor this outbreak and post updated Minnesota specific information here.
  • Help reduce fears by sharing CDC COVID-19 and COVID-19 posts from the MDH social media sites. 
  • Encourage everyone to take basic precautions to include washing your hands, avoid touching your face, and staying home except for essential needs.
  • To visit the Governor’s Dashboard click here.
  • To donate more than 500 pieces of PPE, please click here.
  • For smaller donations, contact your local Emergency Manager.


Thank you for your assistance in protecting the health of our communities. Your willingness to volunteer for your local public health agency and Minnesota is crucial to the success of our preparedness and response efforts.