Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance on Executive Order 20-40 and Businesses Reopening

Guidance on Executive Order 20-40

Resources to determine if your business is in a critical industry under the “Stay at Home” executive order

MN Department of Employment and Economic Development 

Emergency Executive Order Directing Minnesotans to Stay at Home

Best Practices Guidance for Businesses and Employers (including reducing transmission, maintaining healthy business operations and a healthy work environment)

     CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19

Covid-19 Relief Resources

East Central MN Pandemic Business Resource Directory (PDF)

Financial Resources to Assist Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Minneapolis.mn@sba.gov  | (612) 370-2324
disastercustomerservice@sba.gov | (800) 659-2955

Employer Resources

FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act): There are now Federal guidelines available on the expanded FMLA and sick leave law that recently passed. Businesses under 500 employees are required to follow the expanded FMLA and sick leave provisions recently passed at the Federal level. Businesses under 50 employees who have experienced a hardship can apply for an exemption. Additional information will be included in forthcoming guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor. See the following links for additional guidance:

MN Shared Work Program offers an alternative to layoffs.  The program allows employers to divide available hours of work among a group of employees instead of implementing a full layoff. These employees may then receive partial unemployment insurance benefits while working reduced hours.