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DEED COVID-19 UPDATE: regarding restaurant, bar and other hospitality closures

3/16/2020 6:00:46 PM

St. Paul – March 16, 2020

In order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Governor Walz today has announced the temporary closure of Minnesota restaurants and bars to dine-in customers as well as the closure of other places of public accommodation and amusement. This order is effective March 17th at 5:00pm until March 27 at 5:00pm. The closures will be evaluated at the end of this 10-day period.

The Governor also issued an executive order to help ensure that workers who are not able to work as a result of COVID-19 have benefits available. If you are unemployed or have your hours reduced, please apply for unemployment benefits by going online to uimn.org. The website can accept applications Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please apply on the website to ensure the most efficient processing of applications during this unprecedented situation.

Information for people who have lost their jobs or had their hours cut because of COVID-19.

Employers can find employer-focused COVID-19 related information that is updated regularly on the Information for Employers page.

You can find out more about the actions taken today on the Governor’s website.

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