Guidance and resources for all employers
The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the importance of the critical businesses and organizations throughout the state that contribute to the fabric of Minnesota culture and commerce and are the engines of our state's economy.
Minnesota has information, resources, and programs to assist business leaders in safely providing Minnesotans with the services and products they need during this time.
- Safely Returning to Work. Find out which businesses can operate with proper safety and health measures in place. Download a template plan to ensure you are following guidance if you reopen. Get answers to frequently asked questions and provide input on the process and what you are doing to keep workers safe.
- MN Symptom Screener. A digital tool to help Minnesota businesses and organizations promote health and safety on-site as the economy reopens. Available on the Minnesota Safety Council website, the screening tool will provide important health information that will help slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. A free and available resource to any business or organization.
- The Department of Labor and Industry provides information about workplace safety, labor standards, workers' compensation, construction trades information, exams and licenses and apprenticeship training changes, plus answer to frequently asked questions for employers and employees related to COVID-19.
- Small Business Assistance. Frequently updated guide to federal, state and other potential financial assistance for small Minnesota businesses.
- Tax filing and payment deadlines. Resource from the Department of Revenue on additional time that is available to file and pay some Minnesota business taxes.
- Guidance for community and congregate care settings. Community- and faith-based organizations, homeless shelters, group homes, and other congregate living and community settings should follow guidance from Minnesota Department of Health.
- The Department of Commerce has issued regulatory waivers, licensure extensions and other changes to regulatory requirements for a variety of industries.
- Requests for flexibility in environmental regulation compliance for entities required to meet Minnesota's environmental laws that may be experiencing unavoidable noncompliance situations.