Emergency COVID-19 Resources

Our top priority is the economic vitality and health of our community.

The City of Fairmont Economic Development Authority is working closely with the Fairmont CareerForce Center, Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce and Visit Fairmont to support the businesses and individuals impacted by the virus and/or the protective measures being taken.  We understand that there is a lot of information out there, and it can be hard to navigate everything.  We partnered to create a central place for you to access resources.

Resources for Businesses:

Minnesota’s Resources for Reopening Businesses

Minnesota Chamber’s Back to Work or Reopening Toolkit

Resources for Retailers

Paycheck Protection Program

A Complete List of the Executive Orders

A guide for businesses who need help - MN DEED

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

DEED Shared Work - Alternative to Layoff

Email: shared.work@state.mn.us 

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) COVID-19 Information & Resources

US Chamber of Commerce COVID- 19 Business Preparedness Checklist

DEED- UI Information for Employers Affected by COVID-19

OSHA- Guidance on Preparing Workplace for COVID-19  

EEOC- Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act 

CDC- Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers 

SBA = Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

U.S.DOL- COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies and the Family and Medical Leave Act Questions and Answers 

Harvard Business Review- Lead Your Business Through the Coronavirus Crisis

CLA- Pandemic Doesn’t Have to Mean Pandemonium in the Workplace

For workers:

If ANY worker finds themselves unemployed or with significantly reduced hours, they should apply for benefits here

DEED- Information about Unemployment Benefits for Workers Affected by COVID-19

H.R.6201- Families First Coronavirus Response Act 

DEED- Health Care Insurance Options

More information on COVID-19:


Contact info for local resources:

Linsey Preuss
Economic Development Coordinator
City of Fairmont
(507) 238-3925


Stephanie Busiahn, IOM 
Executive Director
Visit Fairmont    
 (507) 235-8585

Ned Koppen
Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce
(507) 235-5547

Connie Hines
State Program Administrator Supervisor Senior
 (507) 235-5518