Resources for Businesses

Presidential Executive Order: Temporary Postponement of the Time to Deposit Certain Estimated Duties, Taxes and Fees During the National Emergency Concerning the COVID-19 Outbreak.

Under the National Emergencies Act on March 13, 2020, and the President’s Executive Order entitled “National Emergency Authority to Postpone The Time to Deposit Certain Estimated Duties, Taxes, and Fees” authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to exercise the authority under section 318(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, issued on April 18, 2020, the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the designee of the Secretary of Homeland Security (U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)), is amending the CBP regulations to temporarily postpone the deadline for importers of record with a significant financial hardship to deposit certain estimated duties, taxes, and fees that they would ordinarily be obligated to pay as of the date of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, for merchandise entered in March or April 2020, for a period of 90 days from the date that the deposit would otherwise have been due but for this emergency action. Please click on the link below for additional information.

Temporary-Postponement-of-Payment-Period (PDF)


Employee Screening and Testing Recommendations for Industry (MDH)

Food Processing and Manufacturing Best Practices Checklist (MDH)

Authorization for Disclosure of Protected Health Information (MDH)

What To Do If An Employee Has COVID-19

Minnesota Small Business Relief Grants Program

 Stay Safe MN Industry Guidance 

Rice County Small  Business Grant

COVID-19 health and safety guidelines for businesses

COVID-19 Business Tool kit - Minnesota Chamber of Commerce 

State of MN COVID-19 business plan template

When to Return to Work after COVID-19

COVID-19 meatpacking guidance

Guide for Small Businesses 

Economic Relief Resource 

Businesses and Employers: COVID-19

Businesses and Workplaces :Plan, Prepare, and Respond


Payroll Protection Plan 

USDA COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide