Business assistance updates during COVID

17 Apr 2020

Business, Community, Economic Development, Government

By Carol Anderson, Guest Columnist

I’ve been asked to write a weekly column to keep everyone up to date on what is happening with the state and federal governments regarding business assistance. I’m on twice weekly calls with various heads of departments for the state of Minnesota so I’ll try and keep you updated here.

The Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) said the Executive Order 20-33 signed by Governor Walz to extend the stay at home order can be found on their website which is

The site also has many frequently asked questions that may assist a business and an email to questions which are not answered. DEED is working with the Department of Health and Public Safety, as well as Chambers of Commerce and businesses to work on how they will get non-critical workers back to work. They have a site where a business can submit ideas for how to get employees back to work following the social distancing that is needed. They have had hundreds of ideas already and want to hear from small business owners, who know how they function, on how they could reopen.

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