• COVID-19 UPDATES & RESOURCES

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  • STILLWATER AREA OPEN BUSINESSES OPERATIONAL GUIDE

    FINAL STIMULUS PACKAGE DETAILS - CARES ACT

    CARES ACT Executive Summary

    The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

    Community Leaders LIVE on Valley Access March 23rd on COVID-19

    LOCAL HEALTH UPDATES

    Local

    City of Bayport

    City of Lake Elmo

    City of Oak Park Heights

    City of Stillwater

    Health Partners

    State

    Minnesota Department of Health

    Office of Minnesota Governor Waltz/Executive Orders

    Mayo Clinic

    Federal

    Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    U.S. White House

    U.S. Food & Drug Administration

    World Health Organization (WHO)

    REMOTE WORKING TOOLS

    Articles

    5 Tips for staying productive while working from home

    20 Tips for working from home

    Work from home 101

    Accounting

    Quickbooks Online $12.75

    Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption

    Gusto $6-12/PER USER

    Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption

    All-Inclusive

    GooglesuitesHangouts $6-25/PER USER*

    Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Audio/Phone | Instant Messaging | Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption
    *In response to COVID-19 through July 1:  free access to our advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally including larger meetings, for up to 250 participants per call, live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain, and the ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive

    Office 365/Teams– $0-12.50/Per User*

    Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Instant Messaging | Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption
    *In response to COVID-19: Beginning March 10, Microsoft is rolling out updates to the free version of Teams that will lift restrictions on user limits.

    Communication

    Zoom $0-19.99*

    Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar | Security/Encryption
    In response to COVID-19: free for educators to move toward virtual learning

    ZoomPhone  $14.99

    Services Provided: Audio/Phone | Security/Encryption

    Slack  $0-12.50

    Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Instant Messaging | Information Storage/Sharing | Security/Encryption

    Loom  $0-5/PER USER*

    Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar |Instant Messaging
    *In response to COVID-19 through July 1: free for educators, recording limit removed on the free plan, free trial extended to 30 days, Loom Pro price adjusted to $5/month

    Ringcentral $24.99-49.99 PER USER*

    Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar | Audio/Phone | Instant Messaging
    *In response to COVID-19: Three months free RingCentral Office for K12 educators, health providers and non-profits

    Gotomeetings  $12-16/PER USER*

    Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar | Audio/Phone | Instant Messaging
    *In response to COVID-19: some organizations may be eligible for access to free emergency remote work toolkit. Can register here.

    CRM

    Liveagent $0-39/PER USER

    Services Provided: Project Management

    Informational Services

    DropboxBusiness  $12.50-20/PER USER*

    Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing | Security/Encryption
    *In response to COVID-19: Free Dropbox Business subscriptions for a three-month period to nonprofits and NGOs that are focused on fighting COVID-19

    GeniusScan  $0

    Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing
    Phone app for scanning/sending documents

    Project Management

    Trello  $0-20.83/PER USER

    Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption

    Asana Project Management  $0-24.99/PER USER

    Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management

    Scheduling

    Acuity $0-50

    Services Provided: Project Management

    SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

    Safety Plan for Businesses / COVID-19 Preparedness Plan template and instructions

    PLAN IN PLACE! Be prepared and start developing your required plan for what your new business model should look like as the state begins to open. From the MN Department of Labor and Industry and the Department of Employee and Economic Development, here is a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan template and instructions in Word that you can download and use to begin your plan. Find it HERE. Most important, businesses are going to have to demonstrate what a safe work environment looks like for employees, and to build consumer and customer’s confidence.

    Other Resources:

    MN Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED): Guide to Safely Return to Work

    MN Chamber Resources. Also the MN Chamber has put together some best practices on reopening your business. This document was created from data from Minnesota businesses, the CDC and Osha. They are also looking at creating this by industry so we will keep you posted. See MN best practices HERE.

    From the CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    FINAL STIMULUS PACKAGE DETAILS - CARES ACT

    The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

    COVID-19 Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist / under the Paycheck Protection Program

    Payroll Protection Plan Details: Documents Below

    UPDATED PPP FROM THE SBA

    OVERVIEW

    APPLICATION FORM

    INFORMATION SHEET

    U.S. Small Business Administration

    PowerPoint Deck on Small Business Disaster Loan

    MN Employment and Economic Development/DEED

    MN Unemployment Insurance Process / DEED

    MN Department of Labor and Industry

    MN Chamber of Commerce

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    Washington County COVID-19 Resources

    Open to Business

    MN Governor’s Office

    MN Department of Revenue

    Facebook Grants

    ·Executive Order 20-56

    Safely Reopening Minnesota’s Economy and Ensuring Safe Non-Work Activities during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: May 13, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-55

    Protecting the Rights and Health of At-Risk Populations during the COVID19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: May 13, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-54

    Protecting Workers from Unsafe Working Conditions and Retaliation During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: May 13, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-53

    Extending the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency Declared in Executive Order 20-01

    Last Modified: May 13, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-52

    Authorizing Students in Critical Sectors to Return to Safe Higher Education Institutions for Completion of a Postsecondary Credential

    Last Modified: May 11, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-51

    Requiring Facilities to Prioritize Surgeries and Procedures and Provide Safe Environment during COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: May 5, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-50

    Ensuring the Protection of Emergency Government Support and Consumers’ Financial Security from Consumer Garnishment Actions During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: May 4, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-49

    Allowing Commercial Food Trucks to Operate at Highway Rest Areas in Minnesota During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: May 1, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-48

    Extending and Modifying Stay at Home Order, Continuing Temporary Closure of Bars, Restaurants, and Other Places of Public Accommodation, and Allowing Additional Workers in Certain Non-Critical Sectors to Return to Safe Work places

    Last Modified: April 30, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-45

    Providing for Emergency Relief from Regulations to Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating in Minnesota

    Last Modified: April 24, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-44

    Providing for Emergency Relief from Regulations to Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating in Minnesota

    Last Modified: April 24, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-43

    Allowing Shareholders Flexibility to Hold Remote Meetings and Avoid Gatherings During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: April 24, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-42

    Ensuring that Emergency Economic Relief Does Not Prevent Eligibility for Essential Human Services Programs During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: April 24, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-41

    Authorizing and Directing the Commissioner of Education to Extend the Distance Learning Period and Continue to Provide a Safe Learning Environment for Minnesota’s Students

    Last Modified: April 23, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-40

    Allowing Workers in Certain Non-Critical Sectors to Return to Safe Workplaces

    Last Modified: April 23, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-39

    Providing Administrative Flexibility to the Department of Human Rights

    ·Executive Order 20-38

    Allowing for Safe Outdoor Recreation

    Last Modified: April 17, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-37

    Extending the Relief from Regulations for Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating in Minnesota Declared in Executive Order 20-06

    Last Modified: April 17, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-36

    Directing Salary Reductions for Certain Officials

    ·Executive Order 20-35

    Extending the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency Declared in Executive Order 20-01

    Last Modified: April 13, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-34

    Protecting Minnesota’s First Responders by Directing the Commissioner of Health to Share Information with the Department of Public Safety, 911 Dispatchers, and First Responders 

    ·Executive Order 20-33

    Extending Stay at Home Order and Temporary Closure of Bars, Restaurants, and Other Places of Public Accommodation

    Last Modified: April 8, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-30

    Providing National Guard Assistance for Spring Flood Response and Protection

    Last Modified: April 8, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-29

    Amending Executive Order 20-05 to Expedite State Unemployment Insurance Benefits During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: April 6, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-28

    Allowing Out-of-State Mental Health Providers to Render Telehealth Aid and Permitting Certain Licensing Boards to Provide License and Registration Relief During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: April 6, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-27

    Providing for Emergency Relief from Regulations to Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating in Minnesota

    Last Modified: April 4, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-26

    Ensuring Continuing Operations of the Medical Cannabis Program during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: March 31, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-25

    Authorizing Peace Officers, Firefighters, and Security-Related Licensing Boards to Modify Requirements During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: March 31, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-24

    Providing for Emergency Relief from Regulations to Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating in Minnesota

    Last Modified: March 27, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-23

    Authorizing Minnesota Health-Related Licensing Boards to Modify Requirements During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: March 27, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-22

    Authorizing the State Auditor to Temporarily Suspend Reporting Requirements During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: March 27, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-21

    Clarifying Application of Executive Order 20-07 to Allow for Coverage of Employees of Constitutional Officers

    Last Modified: March 27, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-20

    Directing Minnesotans to Stay at Home

    Last Modified: March 25, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-19

    Authorizing and Directing the Commissioner of Education to Implement a Distance Learning Period and Continue to Provide a Safe Learning Environment for Minnesota’s Students

    Last Modified: March 25, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-18

    Continuing the Closure of Bars, Restaurants, and Other Places of Public Accommodation

    Last Modified: March 25, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-17

    Clarifying Application of Executive Order 20-09 to Veterinary Surgeries and Procedures

    Last Modified: March 23, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-16

    Directing Non-Hospital Entities to Inventory and Preserve Vital Medical Equipment During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: March 23, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-15

    Providing Immediate Relief to Small Businesses During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: March 23, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-14

    Suspending Evictions and Writs of Recovery During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: March 23, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-13

    Authorizing National Guard Assistance to COVID-19 Response

    Last Modified: March 21, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-12

    Preserving Access to Human Services Programs During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: March 20, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-11

    Securing Federal Authority to Continue Human Services Programs During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: March 20, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-10

    Combatting Price Gouging During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: March 20, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-09

    Directing Delay of Inpatient and Outpatient Elective Surgery and Procedural Cases during COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: March 19, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-08

    Clarifying Public Accommodations Subject to Executive Order 20-04

    ·Executive Order 20-07

    Providing for State Workforce Needs During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: March 17, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-06

    Providing for Emergency Relief from Regulations to Motor Carriers and Drivers Operating in Minnesota

    Last Modified: March 17, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-05

    Providing Immediate Relief to Employers and Unemployed Workers During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: March 16, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-04

    Providing for Temporary Closure of Bars, Restaurants, and Other Places of Public Accommodation

    Last Modified: March 16, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-03

    Protecting Residents of Minnesota Veterans Homes during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

    Last Modified: March 16, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-02

    Authorizing and Directing the Commissioner of Education to Temporarily Close Schools to Plan for a Safe Educational Environment

    Last Modified: March 15, 2020

    ·Executive Order 20-01

    Declaring a Peacetime Emergency and Coordinating Minnesota's Strategy to Protect Minnesotans from COVID-19.

    Last Modified: March 13, 2020

     

     


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