Hamline Midway Coalition Update

Posted on March 17, 2020 - 4:25pm

Hamline Midway Coalition Update

HMC is following the guidance of the Minnesota Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control to slow the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and help protect the health and safety of its staff, partners and the community. 

  • Hamline Midway Coalition's offices will be closed through March 31st.
  • Staff will be working from home.
  • All HMC meetings for the month of March are canceled.
  • HMC is exploring online/virtual methods to host meetings in the coming months and will, most likely, be hosting all April meetings online.

What to Know + How To Get Help

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS during Covid-19

  • If you or someone you know is immunocompromised, elderly, sick, or otherwise concerned for any reason and needs help during this outbreak of the coronavirus--your neighbors want to help you!
  • Fill Out A Request Form Here

Facebook Groups

Hamline Midway Coalition

Hamline Midway Neighbors

Hamline Midway Conversations

A message from St Paul Police Department:

  • The Saint Paul Police Department is, unfortunately, experiencing fraud activity preying on concerns about COVID-19 within our community.  We realize that a lot of communications are being published from organizations like out colleges, universities, and neighborhood councils on this topic.  Nevertheless, I promised to pass along information on current fraud trends and this is a concern we would like to interdict for the benefit of our citizens.

Our best advice:

  • Engage only trusted sources for your information. For example, A recent site (coronavirusapp.[.]site) had people believing they would get updated maps of the virus outbreak. Instead, they found it had ransom wear that locked them out of their phones and demanded $100 in bitcoin to have the phone unlocked.
  •  Watch out for phishing emails and texts. Students received an email claiming to be from their college directing them to a webpage for updates on the school's actions. Instead, they were asked to log in to their office 365 accounts and their credentials were stolen.

We advise undertaking a dual-verification approach to responding to calls for assistance, fundraising or for up to the minute information on the emerging trends of this pandemic. 

Instead of responding directly to an e-message or following a link embedded in an e-mail or text message, we recommend taking extra steps to contact the source of the message and seek out how to participate.

We recommend interested persons use an alternative means of looking up contact phone numbers or e-mail address to participate in ant program.  DO NOT rely on links or use phone numbers included in the message – use an alternative means to source appropriate contact information.

Postponed and Canceled

  • Neighborhood Plan Community Discussion @ Newell Park on 3/21: POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE
  • HMC Environment Committee on 3/23: CANCELED
  • HMC Board Meeting on 3/24: CANCELED 

Take good care of yourselves, your families, and your neighbors!