COVID-19 Relief & Resources
Find resources for information on the COVID-19 crisis including relief efforts for those affected, tips on how to protect yourself and your family, funding for relief, and more.
During this unpredictable time, BLAEDC staff would like to let you know that we are still here for you! There are a few resources we would like to share with our community at this time. We will continue to update these resources as more become available. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your business questions and concerns.
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.
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.
The legislature has approved $200 million for health care grants to support costs related to planning for, preparing for, or responding to an outbreak of COVID–19.
Following Executive Order 20-15, DEED has established a loan program to assist small businesses directly and adversely affected and whose industry is named in Executive Orders 20-04 and 20-08 following the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses are a vital part of Minnesota’s economy and this program will provide a source of working capital to help businesses sustain operations during this challenging time.
To protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health recommends implementing the following mitigation strategies.
The Salvation Army Northern Division is meeting the needs of people impacted by COVID-19, and we have ramped up our efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus among our staff, volunteers and program participants. While most of our non-essential programs have been suspended, our most important programs – food, emergency assistance, and housing – remain open, in accordance with government safety recommendations (see complete list of services offered at our operation centers in Minnesota and North Dakota).