COVID-19 Business Resources

Latest Resources for Employers and Employees

The business resources below contain links to official Federal and State agency providers. Information is being updated daily by these agencies, including FAQs. 

Please contact our office at 320-650-3111 or email Cathy Mehelich for further guidance.

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If you’re a small business looking for small business guidance and loan resources, consult the SBA’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources page.

If you’re a small business who needs to take out a federal disaster loan, consult the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans page.

If you’re a small business looking for assistance to pay your employees during this crisis, consult the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) page.

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If you are seeking information regarding Emergency Executive Order 20-20 - Directing Minnesotans to Stay At Home, click here. Stay At Home begins at 11:59 p.m., Friday, March 27 and runs until 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 10.

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If you’re seeking the MNDEED "A Guide for MN Small Businesses Who Need Help" (dated 3/31/2020), click here.

If you’re seeking critical business information resulting from Emergency Executive Order 20-20 Stay At Home, consult the MNDEED Critical Business Information page.

If you’re a business or a worker who has general questions about how COVID-10 affects business, consult the MNDEED COVID-19 Information page.

If you’re a small business who is looking for working capital to help you sustain operations during this challenging time, consult the MNDEED Small Business Emergency Loan page.

If you’re a small business who is looking for working capital to help you sustain operations during this challenging time, consult the MNDEED’s Minnesota Small Business Loan Guarantee Program page.

If you’re a business or a worker who has questions about how unemployment insurance works, consult the MNDEED Unemployment Insurance FAQs.  Apply for unemployment benefits online.  Phone lines are jammed and have long wait times. The URL is www.uimn.org

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If you’re seeking career resources during this time, consult the CareerForce MN page.

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If you’re a business or worker who has questions about worker protections, OSHA compliance, construction trades information, exams, and licenses, consult the MN Dept. of Labor and Industry’s Updates related to COVID-19 page.

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For information on delaying your sales and use tax payments see the MN Dept of Revenue Sales and Use Tax page.

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If you are an employer or employee looking for information related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act or Family and Medical Leave Act, consult the U.S. Dept of Labor’s COVID-19 and the Workplace page.

If you are a business that can provide assistance, resources or equipment towards the fight against COVID-19 please e-mail hsem.ppp@state.mn.us This e-mail is receiving all private sector offers for assistance.

If you are looking for social distancing guidance for essential retail businesses, click here.  Additional resources below: