Community Health Resources:

ACER Hotline information

ACER knows that this pandemic is disproportionately impacting our community. We want to make sure you’re connected to the resources you need.

To have your questions answered, call the hotline number:


We can help connect you to:

  • Transportation and information on where and how to get tested for COVID 19
  • Resources to help pay your rent, mortgage, and utilities
  • Finding and accessing healthcare and mental health resources and support
  • Food resources for you and your family
  • Finding a job and accessing unemployment resources

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Vaccinations and Testing for COVID-19

ACER’s office is offering antigen test kits.
Pick up location: 6800 78th ave N, Suite 101, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
*Availability limited*

You can look up free testing sites near you and book appointments at

There are free, rapid, at-home COVID-19 test kits available to residents of eligible communities. Apply for one at:

Frequently asked questions:

Anyone ages 5 and above can get the Pfizer vaccine. Moderna and J&J vaccines are only available to ages 18 and above.

It is recommended that you take the Pfizer or the Moderna (mRNA vaccines) if possible. If these vaccines are not available to you, any approved vaccine is a good option.

If you get the Pfizer vaccine, you need to wait 21 days after the first dose to take the second dose. 

If you get the Moderna vaccine, you need to wait 28 days after the first dose to take the second dose. 

J&J one has one dose so far in the primary series

It is very important that the 2nd dose is the same type as the first dose. If you got Pfizer as the first dose ONLY get the Pfizer second dose. 

Similarly, if you got the Moderna first dose ONLY take the Moderna second dose. 

Do not mix brands during the primary series.

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Everyone ages 18 years and older should get a booster dose of either Pfizer or Moderna (COVID-19 vaccines) 5 months after the last dose in their primary series

Children between the ages 12-17 should get a booster dose of Pfizer (COVID-19 vaccines) 5 months after the last dose in their primary series

Once you have completed the primary series, you can change the brand of vaccine as long as it has an approved booster dose. Pfizer (ages 12 and above) and Moderna (ages 18 and above) are the only approved booster doses right now

YES. It is safe to take the vaccine at any point during pregnancy. 

People who are pregnant or recently pregnant are at a higher risk of getting COVID-19. Pregnant women who get COVID-19 are at an increased risk of an unsafe pregnancy. The disease can hurt the baby and the mother. 

It is recommended that pregnant women get the vaccine to protect themselves from COVID-19 and its long-lasting negative effects.

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No. The vaccines do not cause any problems when trying for a baby. They do not affect the fertility of women or men in any way. 

COVID-19 can cause long term effects which can reduce the quality of life significantly. The best way to protect yourself and your family from the negative effects of COVID-19 is by getting the vaccine.

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Yes, you should get vaccinated even if you have already gotten COVID-19.

The immunity provided after recovering from COVID-19 is lower than that achieved from vaccination. This immunity is also unpredictable and may not protect you from a different variant of COVID-19.

Yes, testing frequently for all (vaccinated and unvaccinated people) is recommended.

Viruses change into new versions of themselves called variants. While the vaccines work against most variants, they seem to not work as well against variants like Omicron. How well a vaccine works also goes lower with time

Testing helps us make sure that we stay safe, and less people are exposed to the virus

You should get tested:

  • If you show COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., sore throat, cough, runny nose, headache, etc.)
  • If you know you met someone who is now COVID-19 positive
  • Before going to places where you may meet a lot of people (e.g., schools, work, etc.)
  • Before traveling (both domestic and international travel)
  • When asked by a healthcare or public health official

There are two widely available types of COVID-19 test: the antigen test and the PCR test.

Testing is mandatory for international travel. PCR test is recommended. Any other test may not be accepted

For domestic travel, PCR test is recommended but antigen test is okay. Testing is not mandatory for domestic travel

DO NOT travel if you test positive.

You can look up free testing sites near you and book appointments at:

Yes, masking in public places is still recommended though it might not be mandatory. 

Protection provided by various masks differs:

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