Coronavirus and COVID-19: Stay Informed, Be Prepared
We are monitoring the evolving situation with the Coronavirus and the spread COVID-19 cases by engaging our national partner organizations, State and local public health officials, and our member partners to bring you the latest updates and anticipated impact. Check all our media channels for alerts for new posts: bookmark this webpage, watch your email inbox, connect and like Hospitality Minnesota Facebook page and follow our Twitter.
BREAKING NEWS: MARCH 25 Governor Walz calls for shelter-in-place for Minnesotans through April 10, with the dine-in closure order for restaurants and other places of public accommodation extended to May 1. Restaurants and hotels are on the essential businesses list and may continue operating using all recommended social distancing and health and safety guidelines. **We are working to clarify that “hotels and motels” includes resorts and campgrounds and will post again when we have that information. The full Order HERE.
MARCH 21: Minnesota has now been approved for COVID-19 Disaster Loan Assistance through the SBA. Loan Training for COVID-19 Related Economic Disruptions.
E-News: Member Updates
Tell your elected officials that this industry supports 300,000 jobs in Minnesota and we need this help to survive and ensure that we can continue to support these jobs.
OUR ADVOCACY EFFORTS
Disaster Assistance in Response to Coronavirus: Small Business Administration
March 17: SBA Updates Criteria on States for Requesting Disaster Assistance: Small Business Administration
March 15: Families First Coronavirus Response Act: National Restaurant Association letter to Senators Schumer and McConnell
March 16: Specialty Session - Legal Mandates for Employers in the wake of Coronavirus with Martin Kappenman of PRK&A
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
RESOURCES for WORKERS
March 16: Governor Walz Executive Order: Providing Temporary Closure of Bars, Restaurants and Other Places of Public Accommodation
Loan Training for COVID-19 Related Economic Disruptions. Register HERE
How might COVID-19 affect your restaurant business? Follow these tips to get in front of the situation from Banner Year Advisors.
KLB Insurance - Insurance and Business Perspective
NATIONAL INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC RESOURCES
GLOBAL and NATIONAL RESOURCES
Minnesota Unemployment Insurance – apply right away, even if you’re still working partial hours
United Way COVID-19 Response and Relief Fund – for assistance finding food, paying housing bills or other essential services statewide
SNAP Benefits – apply for food support
Energy Assistance Program – EPA helps pay heating costs for income-qualified households
Note: Heat cannot be cut off between October 15 and April 15. If you receive a disconnection notice, contact the utility immediately to negotiate a revised payment plan.
Golden Rule Charity – helping the hospitality industry in times of need.
Restaurant Workers Community Foundation – resources for restaurants and workers
United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) National Charity Foundation – resources for bartenders
Feeding America – find a food bank resource
FOOD DONATION PROGRAMS
Food donation programs accepting donations INCLUDING: Metro area establishments, Non-metro area establishments AND Put your establishment on the map of free meals
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