Our COVID-19 Response

Written by: Claire Farmer-Lies, Marketing and Communications Specialist


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, RSI has updated and shifted many of our day-to-day practices in an
effort to keep our homes, supported individuals, communities, and employees as safe as possible. Most
importantly, we have been, and will continue to follow the official guidelines from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC), the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota
Department of Human Services (DHS).

For information on our COVID-19 Response Plan, community and employee resources, and how we are continuing to provide services, please visit our webpage: www.residentialservices.org/covid

We will continue to revise our COVID-19 webpage with updates on our Response Plan, so please refer to
the page for the most up-to-date information from RSI.

Update on RSI’s Face Mask Project

Written by: Claire Farmer-Lies, Marketing Communications Specialist

About a week ago, we reached out to our community, our teams, and others who support our mission to request donations of cloth and paper face masks for our caregivers, nurses, and the people living in our homes. Due to high demand, it has been a challenge for us to procure all of the masks that may be needed to keep our homes safe during this time.

We would like to take a moment to thank every person and organization who has responded to our donation request. Communities across Minnesota and the country have rallied around our essential front-line healthcare workers, and we are so grateful to be included in that response as we see donations coming in.

Our heartfelt thanks to the following donors:

  • Carlene Nelson
  • Riki McRickard
  • Kim Hanson
  • Mary Hallsten
  • Kathy Sluka
  • Anne Pardus
  • Sharon Kompelien
  • Cindy Lind
  • Faith Palmer
  • Sarah Gulan
  • Kitty Hutchins
  • Michelle Lynn
  • Nancy Boll
  • Mary Gregg
  • Janet Tupa
  • Laurie Berner
  • Vicky Zimmerman
  • Sharon Ek
  • Gigi Toman
  • Jackie Vavrosky
  • Tara Golden
  • Duluth Fire Station Mask Drive
  • Masked Up
  • Hannah Johnson Fabrics

Our goal is to reach 1,000 masks, which would ensure one for each of our front-line employees and the people we provide services to. We are still working to reach that goal and will continue to accept mask donations.


To get in touch with us regarding mask donation, please reach out to us at [email protected] or by phone at (218) 727-2696.