COVID-19 Information Resources

Executive Order 20-02, effective March 27, 2020 – Stay – At – Home
Beginning Friday, March 27th at 11:59 pm through Friday, April 10th at 5 pm all persons currently living within the State of Minnesota are ordered to stay at home.

Emergency Child Care Grant Program
The six Minnesota Initiative Foundations have created an emergency child care grant program to provide immediate financial support to licensed child care providers in Greater Minnesota in response to the COVID – 19 pandemic.

Guidance on Stay at Home Order
This site provides resources to help determine eligibility for critical sector worker exemptions and answer questions.

Information and Resources for Employers and Businesses
Information available from Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) on measures available to assist businesses through this unprecedented time.

Information and Resources for Workers
DEED’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) program assists workers who can’t work, have their hours reduced or lose their jobs as a result of the pandemic.

Office of Broadband Development
The Office of Broadband Development at DEED is gathering links and contact information for companies with service options related to COVID – 19 response if current service does not support the necessary bandwidth to work from home or conduct eLearning.

Shared Work
Shared Work is offered by the MN Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program to help employers avoid a layoff.

SBA COVID – 19 Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Tools and resources available from the Small Business Association for small businesses responding to the impact from the pandemic.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan
The US Small Business Association is offering low interest Federal disaster loan for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the pandemic.

COVID – 19 Business Toolkit from Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
A toolkit updated daily by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce that provides information and resources related to the COVID – 19 pandemic.

NDC Small Businesses, Big Impact
The National Development Council as a loan program available for small businesses.

COVID – 19 Practical Guidance for Addressing the Evolving Challenges
Information and updates regarding the COVID – 19 pandemic and the implications for businesses and employees.

Senate Passes Massive Stimulus Program
Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, “CARES Act” includes several provisions for salary support, cash rebates, loan to small businesses and relief for certain small businesses.