Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Guidance

State of Minnesota Resources

DEED Guide for MN Small Businesses

A variety of information specific to businesses is available through the State of Minnesota:

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development COVID-19 Information and Resources

Minnesota Department of Health Information for Businesses and Employers

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Unemployment Benefits

Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans are now available to businesses and nonprofits in Minnesota. Small business owners are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.

West Central Initiative

Advice and Resources for Small Businesses

WCI COVID-19 Resources


Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corporation is offering a fast, new business loan for up to $50,000 with low interest rates, flexible terms. Visit their Commercial Lending page for more information and to download an application.

Other Resources

West Central Small Business Development Center is available to for free small business advising and to answer specific questions about financial packages and resources.

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Toolkit

CDC has issued guidance for employers to help prevent workplace exposures to illnesses and planning considerations related to COVID-19: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19. Additionally, OSHA published Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVD-19.

COVID-19 Home Page


Community Development Agency
Phone: 218-998-8050
Mailing: 520 Fir Avenue West, Fergus Falls, MN 56537

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