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Part of our response to COVID-19 is ensuring that our community, and all Minnesotans, have access to resources that may be able to help them through this unprecedented time. As part of that effort, we've created the following list of available community resources and volunteer opportunities. We hope to continue adding additional resources and keep the list updated for the duration of the pandemic. Please contact us if you work for, or know of, an organization or resource that we should consider adding.
Roughly 33% of Americans have lost or expect to lose their jobs, or be furloughed, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. CAIR has prepared the following general advice for steps that you should consider taking to lessen the financial impact and better secure yourself until this pandemic passes if your employment is negatively impacted by the Coronavirus.
CAIR-Minnesota Condemns Racist COVID-19 Note Left On an Asian-American Couple's Door (MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 3/28/20) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Minnesota) today condemns a racist COVID-19 note left on an Asian-American couple's door in Woodbury.
The couple found an anonymous letter taped to their door reading, “We’re watching you [expletives]. take the chinese virus back to china. We don’t want you ... infecting us with your diseases!!!!!!!!!!” The note was signed, “your friendly neighbors.”
SEE: Asian-Americans in Minnesota face insults, hostility during virus outbreakhttps://www.startribune.com/local-asian-americans-face-insults-hostility/569178982/?refresh=trueRacist COVID-19 Note Left On Metro Couple's Doorhttps://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/4495884-racist-covid-19-note-left-on-metro-couples-door/
To protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19,
CAIR-Minnesota Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Vandalism Targeting Mosque, Muslim Business
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 3/5/20) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Minnesota) today called on law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible vandalism targeting Masjid Al Nur and a Muslim-owned business in Minneapolis. On Thursday morning, similar hate messages -- including "F**** Allah” -- were found spay-painted at each site.