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COVID-19 Information Hub

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Welcome to the Coronavirus Info Hub

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve, it is important for all employers to monitor the outbreak and are prepared to implement strategies to protect their workforce while ensuring continuity of operations. To help educate employers and employees on how they can prepare for and address the impacts of the virus, please explore these following sections of helpful information and resources:

​​1. General Information & Business Resources
2. Legal and Economic Insight & Business Guidance
3. Webinars
4. Small Business Resources
5. Nonprofit & Education Resources
6. Resources for Remote Work
7. Chamber Event Updates


1) Coronavirus: General Information & Business Resources

WHAT EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES NEED TO KNOW:

Center for Disease Control Information

US Chamber Coronavirus Updates

TOOLKIT OF RESOURCES:

  • Guidance For Employers – Click here to download guidance for employers to plan and respond to the Coronavirus
  • Workplace Tips – For workplace tips and resources for employers to combat the virus
  • Resilience in a Box – If your business needs help putting a plan in place, use the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s toolkit created in partnership with the UPS foundation.
  • More Resources – For more resources, including consolidated, business-specific guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

2) Coronavirus: Legal and Economic Insight & Business Guidance

What Employers Need To Know Regarding the Coronavirus Legislative Response:

Information for Workers Impacted by COVID-19 on Unemployment & Workers’ Compensation:

COVID-19 Guidelines for Agriculture


3) Coronavirus: Webinars

The National Federation of Independent Business is hosting a COVID-19 Congressional & Legal Update For Small Businesses WEBINAR on March 20. Register here

Hear from MN experts who can summarize how businesses can access capital, work with employees and better understand how policies passed at the state and federal level can offer businesses relief. Watch here (you’ll need to sign in to watch for free).

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) has been signed into law. What does this mean for employers? Attend MRA’s attorney-led, Webinar briefing to get the facts on what you need to know.  Register here

University of Minnesota Webinars & Podcasts


6) Coronavirus: Resources For Remote Work

We are working on collecting resources made to help you navigate your workforce working remotely.

Below are services that we have found that are currently offering discounts or free access for remote workforce options to make meeting, collaborating, and processing easier when remote:

Remote Desktop & Collaboration Solutions:

Remote Meeting & Screen Sharing Solutions:

Internet Connection Solutions:


7) Coronavirus: Chamber Event Updates

All Apple Valley Chamber events have been postponed through April 30.  We will announce new dates on our calendar and on Apple Slices, our weekly e-newsletter.