Business Resources for COVID-19 Impact

Business Resources for COVID-19 Impact
updated 4.3.2020 2:30pm

MN COVID-19 Website

WHAT PROGRAM CAN I USE RIGHT NOW?

CARES Act – US Chamber

Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act final

 

MN CHAMBER/DEED WEBINAR for STAYATHOME Ex. Order 30 minutes

EXECUTIVE ORDERS from Governor Walz 3.25.2020

CRITICAL SECTOR WORKER EXEMPTION GUIDANCE updated list 3/27/2020

MN CHAMBER COVID 19 TOOLKIT

SBA Disaster Loan Website has been updated

WEBINAR For SBA Disaster Loan

If you have employees who CAN work from HOME, they SHOULD work from home, whether your industry/work is deemed critical or not.

https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/Index

Updates on Governor Walz’s Executive Orders

Still Open: Facilities

  • Frequent and deeper cleaning of the office and home.
  • Social Distancing guidelines should be followed.
  • Minimize the opportunity for face to face, hand to surface contact.
  • basics: wash your hands, don’t touch your face.

People

  • Keep communicating with your customers, and stay active on social media. Let your customers know that you are open for business, or remind them how you can help. Let them know what you are doing to protect their health as well.
  • Keep communicating with your team as well. They need your leadership and certainty.
  • Finalize work strategies and protocols should you need folks to work from home, or make changes to staffing. There are a number of great tools out there that can maximize productivity, and cloud storage like GoogleDrive, Dropbox, and Microsoft OneDrive are increasingly cost effective.
  • If you are in retail or service or another public facing business, what can you do to protect both your customer base and your employees? Leverage technology and easy pick-up or delivery, for example. • How will you handle travel?
  • For meetings with large groups, consider moving online. You can still get the work done, and it may actually save you time. Zoom, GoToMeetings, Microsoft Teams are all great tools for this.
  • if you have employees being laid off, they should go here to apply for unemployment 
    Anyone who has paid into Unemployment Insurance (MN UI) is eligible to receive benefits

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