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COVID-19 business toolkit

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


New Federal payroll tax deferral information courtesy of Grant Thornton

Click here for information from Grant Thornton on the payroll tax deferral executive order from President Trump on August 8, 2020 and the additional guidance provided by the Treasury Department on August 28.  The payroll tax deferral allows employers to participate in deferring the withholding and remitting of an eligible employee’s share of the social security tax (6.2%) for wages paid from September 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.  Employers will have to weigh a variety of factors in deciding how to move forward as this guidance still leaves unanswered questions and repayment exposure and risks. For additional information or questions for the Grant Thornton Minneapolis office, email, SALT – Senior Manager. 

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



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.
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.
Capitol at night
COVID-19 daily 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.
Other resources
Various COVID-19-related business tools.

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