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COVID-19 business toolkit

This toolkit will continue to be updated as new information and resources become available. Please continue to check back for updates.


On May 6, Governor Walz announced new reopening measures for businesses and the lifting of other restrictions. Per MPR, the phased reopening includes the following date- or metric-specific changes:

  • May 7: The state removes limits for outdoor dining and events. It ends the mask order outdoors except at venues with more than 500 people. Pandemic-related closing times for bars, restaurants and other gathering spaces are lifted.
  • May 28: Any remaining outdoor limits and indoor activity restrictions will end.


As of March 30, all Minnesotans 16 years of age and older will be eligible to receive a vaccine. Minnesota has directed providers to prioritize vaccine appointments for people most at risk of getting COVID-19, or those who could develop severe illness if infected. This includes older Minnesotans, those with underlying health conditions, and those in essential jobs.


How to help employees receive a vaccine:


How to get a vaccine: 


COVID-19 Prevention Best Practices

Suggested best practices

Best practices to help your business return to work safely. If you would like one-on-one assistance to develop a “return to work” plan, contact the Grow Minnesota! Partnership team at



COVID-19 vaccine resources
Find helpful links, HR tips and more by clicking below.
Funding – Loans and grants
Funding – Loans and grants
Tools on how your businesses can mitigate some of the costs related to COVID-19.
Employment guidance
Employment guidance
Guidance on changes to employment and labor policies.
Taxes and regulation
Updated guide on tax provisions that impact businesses.
Capitol at night
COVID-19 policy updates
We recap the biggest policy changes and how they might impact your business during this difficult time. 
COVID-19 Webinars
A collection of webinars on how your business can better navigate COVID-19.
Local COVID-19 Resource Database
List of available funding at the city and county level.
supplier match
MN Supplier Match
The Minnesota Chamber’s Grow Minnesota!® Partnership program provides a database for members seeking connections to Minnesota’s robust supply chain.

COVID-19-related business needs

Every business in Minnesota is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The Minnesota Chamber is actively working with our members and the business community as a whole to understand the current, dynamic business climate. Your answers below will help us understand the immediate and future challenges for business, advocate to elected officials, and bring your business much-needed one-on-one assistance.

As the COVID-19 crisis develops, we will remove older resources from the COVID-19 Business Toolkit and will house them in the COVID-19 Business Toolkit Archive. Can't locate a particular resource? Feel free to contact us at