People Incorporated is committed to protecting the health and safety of its clients, community, and staff. We have taken the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the flu, and many other illnesses. We will continue to do what we can amidst this crisis to help and to partner with others in mental health, health care, social services and at the community level to serve our clients and face this unprecedented challenge together.
Our coordinated COVID-19 response efforts include the implementation of social distancing and heightened infection control protocols at all locations.
We ask that individuals stay home when sick and/or presenting early signs of fever and respiratory issues.
Given the COVID-19 social distancing requirements and rules around crowds gathering in one place, we have implemented the following changes to these programs to keep our clients, community, and staff safe. We will continue to monitor and re-evaluate this situation in real-time, providing updates to our plan when we have more information.
Mental Health Clinics:
Our infection control practices at our clinics include:
- Staff must wear masks at all times
- All surfaces are sanitized several times per day, including after every use
- The lobby and the offices are arranged in a manner that makes social distancing possible
- Clients are asked to wear masks while in the office and masks are provided if a client does not have a mask
- Clients are offered telemedicine services if they prefer to stay at home
- Clients are offered telephonic sessions or in-office telemedicine sessions if they don’t have the capacity for telemedicine in the home (i.e. no computer/internet)
We are offering telemedicine
mental health services to ensure we can meet clients’ mental health needs during this difficult time; call Central Access at 651-774-0011 to get started.
Scheduled trainings offered at the Training Institute
, will be provided via live streaming. No in-person trainings will be held during this time, but all scheduled training classes will be available through streaming unless otherwise noted. We will be re-evaluating this situation and give additional direction as we feel informed to do so.
Artability Art Workshops:
In-person Artability Workshops are suspended until further notice. We’ve launched a virtual, Artability On-Demand
video program in December 2020.
Artability Art Show:
The 2020 Artability Art Show has been postponed until 2021.
With school closures, we are deploying our school-based services outside of the classrooms. Our staff are prepared to serve clients in need of services through other means. We want to ensure that our youth in programming have an opportunity to continue these vital services if able while the schools are closed.
Community Support Programs:
Our Community Support Programs are open for in-person and virtual appointments by calling 651-774-0011. This affects these programs: Northside CSP (1309 Girard Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55411), Homeless CSP at York (317 York Avenue St. Paul, MN 55130), and Deaf Mental Health Services CSP (726 2nd Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413).
The Restoring Place, Huss St. Paul and Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Services:
We have temporarily closed The Restoring Place (700 8th Street East St. Paul, MN 55106), Huss St. Paul (1593 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55104) and all intensive outpatient substance use disorder services.