COVID-19 Resources for Businesses
It is important for all employers to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and implement strategies to protect their customers and workers while ensuring the continuation of their operations. Following are links to a variety of resources to help educate employers and employees on how to prepare for and address the impacts of COVID-19.
Financial Assistance for Businesses & Employees
Hennepin County Resources for Small Businesses | CLICK HERE
- Approved Lenders for Small Business Emergency Loan Program | CLICK HERE
- COVID-19 and Unemployment: Employers experiencing a slowdown in their businesses or services as a result of the coronavirus impact on the economy may apply for the Unemployment Insurance Shared Work Program. This program allows employers to seek an alternative to layoffs, retaining their trained employees by reducing their hours and wages that can be partially offset with UI benefits. Visit the to learn more about its benefits for employers and employees, and how to apply. Additionally, employees whose employment has been affected by COVID-19 can apply for unemployment benefits. The Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program is taking steps to make the application process simpler for those affected. &