- NAHB offers a series of webinars addressing concerns generated by the COVID-19 crisis. They cover small business loans, tax relief, unemployment insurance and job site safety. Access is for members only and will requires login credentials for nahb.org.
- The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which takes effect April 1, will give all American businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health needs or to care for family members.
- Jobsite Safety and Recordkeeping Guidance for Coronavirus
Office of the Governor
On March 25, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz ordered residents in nonessential jobs to stay home for two weeks in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. The governor’s order begins at midnight Friday, March 27, and runs through April 10. This order has exemptions within critical sectors, including the construction and real estate industries:
- Workers in skilled trades such as electricians, plumbers, HVAC and elevator technicians, and other related construction of all kinds. This category also includes exterminators, cleaning and janitorial staff for commercial and governmental properties, moving and relocation services, security staff, operating engineers, and all other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of homes and residences.
- Real estate transactions limited to workers who facilitate and finance real estate transactions and real estate services, including appraisers and title services.
- Essential supply stores limited to workers at businesses that sell products, tools, materials, or supplies necessary for: (1) the above critical sectors to continue their essential operations, (2) for workers to work from home or (3) for the maintenance of the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of homes or residences.
- If your industry/occupation is not listed as critical/essential, or you are unsure, you can submit an exemption request or seek clarification here.
- A Minnesota resident can travel to and from work in North Dakota regardless of his or her occupation being deemed exempt/critical.
- On March 23, Minnesota Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-16 directing non-hospital entities with personal protective equipment to conduct an inventory and donate or preserve it for use in critical health care services. This includes face masks and shields, gloves, N95 respirators, and goggles or eye protection. Click here to access more information and the form.
Minnesota Department of Health - Information on sick leave and maintaining a healthy workplace related to COVID-19.
Minnesota Employment & Economic Development - More information on critical business exemptions as it pertains to Gov. Walz's stay at home order.
North Dakota's Central Website For Business & Employer Resources
Small Business Administration - Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)