COVID-19 RESOURCES 

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice – Frequently Asked Questions U.S. Department of Lab

 

MINNESOTA’S STAY-AT-HOME ORDER SET TO EXPIRE, MORE BUSINESSES TO REOPEN

On Wednesday, May 13, Governor Walz issued a new executive order allowing “all retail stores, malls and other businesses that sell, rent, maintain and repair goods to open beginning on Monday, May 18 as long as they have adopted and implemented a COVID-19 preparedness plan including social distancing guidelines for workers and customers, and allow no more than 50% of the establishment’s occupant capacity at any time.” Click here to view reopening guidance from DEED.

The new executive order is welcome news for businesses throughout the state who are eager to get our economy moving again. Those who have not yet opened their physical doors have been taking responsible steps to design safe work environments and inspire consumer confidence. The Minnesota Chamber is thankful that they will now have that opportunity.

Have questions on the new order or need assistance creating a return to work plan?

 

FUNDING – LOANS AND GRANTS

RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES

TAXES AND REGULATION

CONSIDERATIONS FOR EMPLOYERS, EMPLOYEES

EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE

UNDERSTANDING ECONOMIC IMPACTS

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF FUND

  • The Entrepreneur Fund has developed the Small Business Relief Fund to support businesses in our region hard hit by the Coronavirus pandemic. Funding will allow EF to provide financial grant assistance to business owners who are facing significant challenges but do not qualify for local, state or federal relief. You can find more information on this initiative
  • Right now, the fund is seeking donations to support its development and not yet accepting applications.

KEEPING WORKPLACES SAFE AND HEALTHY

OTHER RESOURCES

USDA Rural Development Actions

Over the past week, USDA Rural Development has been taking a number of actions to help those affected by COVID-19. All of the actions taken by the Agency regarding COVID-19 are being posted to www.rd.usda.gov/coronoavirus.