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DEED Call Notes 4/23/2020

DEED Call Notes 4/23/2020

Apple Valley Chamber Note: Today’s call is very interesting concerning EMPLOYEES WHO REFUSE TO RETURN TO WORK due to not feeling safe or doing better on the extra generous Unemployment Insurance currently available. We have been hearing from businesses that business owners are put in a tough situation with this. Here is a clarification of […]

Business Reopening Plan (Template Included)

Business Reopening Plan (Template Included)

Executive Order 20-40, issued by Gov. Tim Walz on April 23, 2020 (TODAY) requires each business in operation during the peacetime emergency establish a “COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.”A business’s COVID-19 Preparedness Plan shall establish and explain the necessary policies, practices and conditions to meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of […]

New Executive Order TODAY: Industrial & Office Settings Can Return to Work

New Executive Order TODAY: Industrial & Office Settings Can Return to Work

APPLE VALLEY CHAMBER NOTE: The Governor has just opened up much of the economy with this afternoon’s order. This applies to: MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIAL OFFICE SETTINGS HE MADE IT CLEAR HE WANTS AS MANY AS POSSIBLE TO REMAIN WORKING FROM HOME! The Executive Order 20-40 was just posted a few minutes ago. Following that, we are […]

Alcohol To-Go & Hotel Reopening Strategies

Alcohol To-Go & Hotel Reopening Strategies

ALCOHOL TO GO PASSES On a vote of 129-1, the House passed “Alcohol-to-Go” legislation on Friday, and Governor Walz has signed it.  Alcohol sales with take-out orders were allowed as of 12:01 am on Saturday, April 18. What you need to do: Hold a qualifying license, meaning you have an on-sale intoxicating liquor or an on-sale wine license issued under […]

DEED Call Notes 4/20/2020

DEED Call Notes 4/20/2020

Apple Valley Chamber NOTE: The following is a table of subjects in the text below from today’s 7 a.m. Commissioners Meeting: DNR (“No mingling between households in outdoors”) Exec. Order (EO 20-33) Requires ALL EMPLOYEES who can work from home to do so even if critical list exempt —NEW Critical List Summary for Outdoor Employment Link: […]

List of COVID-19 Related Loans & Grants

List of COVID-19 Related Loans & Grants

Apple Valley Chamber hears from our members how confusing all these loan and grant programs are. Also, especially the smaller businesses are telling us they are having difficulty even meeting with some of the banks. The PPP loans have dried up since yesterday until Congress authorizes additional funds which may or may not occur. We found this […]

Gov. Walz Announces Expansion of Outdoor Rec Activities: Now OK to Golf, Fish, Hunt & More

Gov. Walz Announces Expansion of Outdoor Rec Activities: Now OK to Golf, Fish, Hunt & More

Just in time for this weekend’s beautiful weather, the Governor just announced today (Friday) that he is allowing more outdoor recreation activities. Channel 5 reports: “Friday, Gov. Tim Walz issued an executive order that expands outdoor recreation opportunities for Minnesotans during the COVID-19 epidemic. The order allows for Minnesotans to take part in golfing, boating, fishing, hunting […]

DEED Call Notes 4/16/2020

DEED Call Notes 4/16/2020

APPLE VALLEY CHAMBER SUMMARY NOTES: These notes from TODAY’S briefing offer the latest insight. We list these topics as an overview so you can pinpoint what relates most to you and your business. yesterday’s extension of UI what self-employed should do as website rejects right now notary problems updated “critical” list those rejected without accounts at […]

DEED Call Notes 4/13/2020

DEED Call Notes 4/13/2020

APPLE VALLEY CHAMBER NOTE: The following are rough notes of a conference call with the commissioners this morning at 7 a.m. The following topics are mentioned in the notes. We thought this makes it easier for you to scan the document. Updating critical business list changes Asking YOUR IDEAS for safe workplace changes for industrial, office, retail, deliveries […]