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COVID-19 Information for Minnesotans

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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

Safely Returning to Work

Minnesota has made progress on slowing the spread of COVID-19 because of adherence to our Stay at Home order, and we need to continue social distancing to save lives.

For Businesses: Safely Returning to Work

EO 20-56 allows retail businesses to reopen beginning on May 18, as long as they have adopted a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan and limit occupant capacity to 50%.

For Workers: Safely Returning to Work

EO 20-56 allows retail businesses to reopen beginning on May 18, as long as they have adopted a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan and limit occupant capacity to 50%.

Business Stories

Is your business doing good for others during these difficult times? What are steps your business is taking to protect employees and customers during the COVID-19 pandemic? Share your stories, photos and ideas.

Unemployment Insurance Statistics

Daily, Weekly and Monthly Unemployment Insurance Statistics: Our data tool provides counts of new applicants and people reactivating their Unemployment Insurance (UI) account (compare to initial claims) from March 16, 2020 when the first COVID-19 related UI applications started coming in.

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