- Temporary Outdoor Event Permit Information (for restaurants seeking additional outdoor dining space)
- DEED's Guidance for Reopening Businesses (what can and cannot be open)
- DEED's Guide for Safely Returning to Work
- Minnesota Fire Marshal's Occupant Load Determination for Retail and Businesses
- Minnesota Fire Marshal's Occupant Load Determination for Assembly Businesses
- Minnesota Fire Marshal's Occupant Load Determination for Salons
- Minnesota Fire Marshal's Guidelines for Partitions for COVID-19 Separation
- CDC's Guidance for Building Water Systems
- American Water Works Association's Shutoffs and Returns to Service Guidance
Guide for Minnesota Small Businesses who Need Help
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is in the process of creating an emergency loan program to help Minnesota small business owners who need immediate assistance to meet their families’ basic needs during COVID-19 closures. The loan program was created under the Small Business Assistance Executive Order 20-15 announced by Governor Tim Walz on March 23. DEED will offer loans in amounts ranging from $2,500 to $35,000 for qualifying small businesses.
U.S. Small Business Association
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is working to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Recent federal legislation has created new SBA programs to help small businesses. Information about the Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance (EIDL), the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), SBA debt relief and more is available on the SBA website.
For questions regarding SBA loans, call the Disaster Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or email email@example.com. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing can call 800-877-8339.
Minnesota Department of Revenue
The Minnesota Department of Revenue is taking action to offer a 30-day Sales and Use Tax grace period for businesses required to suspend or reduce services.
Washington County Community Development Agency
Washington County has created a list of resources to help ready and recover businesses and the workforce from the impacts of COVID-19. Please revisit this page often as new resources and programs become available.