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COVID-19 Information for Minnesotans


We know that the COVID-19 pandemic creates a number of new challenges for businesses, workers, and government. DEED is working closely with the U.S. Department of Labor, the Walz-Flanagan Administration, and the Minnesota Legislature to take proactive steps to ensure the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic do not cause unnecessary burdens on employers and workers in Minnesota.

Health Resources

Information for Workers

Answers to common questions for workers. This includes new information regarding workers affected by the temporary closure of in-person dining at restaurants, bars and other locations under the executive order issued by the Governor on March 16.

Information for Businesses

Answers to common questions for employers and businesses. This includes changes announced on March 16 regarding Unemployment Insurance.

One Minnesota: Businesses Doing Good

Stories about Minnesotans and Minnesota companies.

Critical Sector Worker Exemptions

Governor Walz has issued Executive Order 20-20, directing Minnesotans to limit movements outside of their homes from March 27 at 11:59 p.m. to April 10 at 5:00 p.m. to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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