Small businesses and their employees are key economic drivers of our economy. Unfortunately, during this time of crisis, they have experienced major disruption and closures. I’ve compiled a series of resources to help Minnesota employers and their employees weather the unique challenges posed by COVID-19.

Resources for small business owners:

  • If your business is remains open at this time, continue to follow best practices published by the Minnesota Department of Health to keep your employees and patrons safe.
    • Following a letter I wrote to the Small Business Association, they agreed to include Minnesota in its Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.You can read more about the program in these slides and begin the application process here.
    • Explore the Small Business Administration’s COVID-19 hub for information on available loan and assistance programs.
    • Sign up to receive SBA’s newsletter for updates at, and for information on all federal programs, visit
  • For more information about the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce you can read the Director Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's (CISA) guidance document, here.
  • Follow these strategies from the United States Chamber of Congress to help your business weather this outbreak.
  • U.S. Department of Labor Fact Sheet for Employers 

Resources for Employees:

  • Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline: (651) 201-3920
  • Business Impacts Hotline: (651) 297-1304
  • SBA Office of Disaster Assistance: (716) 843-4100
  • SBA Local Assistance Contact Finder
My staff and I are on call and stand ready to assist you and your family. If you have questions or need additional resources, please do not hesitate to contact the staff in my Otsego District Office at (763) 241-6848 or visit my website at Emmer.House.Gov.


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