Business & Employee Resources



The City of Moorhead, Downtown Moorhead Inc., and Moorhead Business Association are dedicated to identifying resources currently available to business and employees affected by the Corona Virus (COVID-19). We are closely monitoring proposed federal resources as they become available and will be prepared to interpret and apply that information for your benefit. The first stop should always be your lender. Currently, federal agencies are working to offset the economic impacts of this pandemic and some of the quickest ways of doing this are directly through local lenders. For this reason, they may well have the quickest response to assist you.

 a guide for minnesota small businesses who need help


Over the past few weeks, several state and federal programs have been built to assist small businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Different programs make sense for different businesses, so DEED is providing this summary guide to help small businesses quickly see which programs might be right for their situation.


View the new guide on the DEED website

to see at a glance all the programs available now to businesses.


Posted 4.1.2020


 source agency
 info & resources for affected businesses & employees
US Small Business Administration (SBA)

Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Minnesota SBA Lenders List

MN Chamber of Commerce
Resources for Business, Considerations for Employers/Employees, Understanding the Economic Impact, Keeping Workplaces Safe & Healthy
MN Dept of Health
Sick Leave Policy & Other Employee Related Info
MN Dept of Revenue

Tax-Related Services

MN Unemployment Insurance
Employees affected by COVID-19 may apply for unemployment benefits
MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development


Information & Resources for Employers

Information & Resources for Workers

MN Dept of Labor & Industry

Updates related to COVID-19

 Stay Home MN
information & resources to guide eligibility for critical sector worker exemptions
Order 20-20
Emergency Executive Order 20-20 "Stay at Home"

General  #StayHomeMN Order Questions

Employers & Employees Questions

Guidance on Stay at Home Order
Definitions Critical Sector Descriptions
NAICS Minnesota Critical Business List

US Dept of

Homeland Security

Federal Guidance on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers