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Recognizing that some employers and employees may still have questions even after reviewing the Governor’s executive order and CISA’s guidance, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has established a webpage devoted to the issue:  Business Exemptions You can also email questions to: CriticalSectors@state.mn.us. If your business doesn’t fall within one of the categories…

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted a waiver to CDL and CLP holders who have experienced issues with obtaining access to DMV offices and to medical examiners, many of whom are refusing to take appointments for DOT physicals due to contamination concerns.  The waiver extends the date of expiration – until June 30 -…

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Thanks to a concerted effort by the state of Minnesota and the SBA to contain the economic impact of Coronavirus, the state’s small businesses are now eligible for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program and can apply for a loan on their website at SBA Disaster Loan Program. As small businesses consider applying for…

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In line with the state’s continued response to COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Revenue is granting a 30-day Sales and Use Tax grace period for businesses identified in Executive Order 20-04. During this time the department will not assess penalties or interest. Identified businesses with a monthly Sales and Use Tax payment due March 20, 2020,…

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Urgent Request for Information for Disaster Loan Program The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), is working closely with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to activate the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program which would provide assistance to eligible businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19. The SBA Office is collecting information from…

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The House and Senate gave final and unanimous approval to a package of assistance for hospitals and health care facilities as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation provides up to $200 million in assistance to cover uncompensated expenses, purchase COVID-19 related equipment and address staffing issues. Unused funds will revert to the general…

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