updates for the COVID-19 pandemic page

The Governor of the State of Minnesota is now allowing retails stores to reopen at 50% capacity.  The Governors team is working on details to get bars, restaurants and hair salons open by June 1st.  This is great news to many Anoka Area Chamber members!  The Chamber has been pushing state leaders to get businesses […]

For many businesses that are currently not open, the Chamber’s have been working on a “Best Practices” piece for when they are able to open back up.  See the information below and start to plan your course of action for when your business can reopen.  That will be different for every business. Please call the […]

The Corona Virus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress is intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship just released this helpful guide to help you understand what options are available to your business. The […]

Both the federal government and Minnesota Legislature have recently passed legislation that will speed critical funds to Minnesota businesses and families. With new legislation comes questions on what the changes mean for Minnesota businesses. The Minnesota Chamber recorded a webinar to answer your questions on both the state and federal COVID-19 relief packages. The webinar […]

Governor Walz signed Executive Order 20-15 today which is intended to offer emergency help for business owners affected by the temporary closures under Executive Order 20-04 and 20-08 who do not have enough cash flow to meet their basic family needs.  The order does a few things:   First, it directs DEED to create a Small Business Emergency Loan Program by […]

The global COVID-19 pandemic has us all in uncharted territory. We continue to watch the developments and their implications in Minnesota and throughout the U.S. Amidst the uncertainty, one thing is clear. We are in this together; as an organization and as a community. We want to you to know that the Anoka Area Chamber […]

There is no escaping the impacts of COVID-19. It’s a journey that we are all on together. We’ve created this page as a hub for you to get the latest information.

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