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COVID-19 Update 6/29/20

June 29th, 2020 by

  Do You Have a Plan? As previously reported, by June 29, 2020, Critical Sector businesses are required to develop and implement a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan that complies with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) COVID-19 guidelines and OSHA standards.  A template and instructions can be found here.

COVID-19 Update 6/19/2020

June 19th, 2020 by

  New, Simplified PPP Forgiveness Application Form This week, the Small Business Administration announced the availability of a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application.  In addition to revising the full forgiveness application, the SBA published a new EZ version of the forgiveness application that applies to borrowers that: Are self-employed and have

COVID-19 Update 6/5/2020

June 5th, 2020 by

  More PPP Flexibility The U.S. Senate passed the House version of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) legislation on the evening of June 3rd, tripling the time allotted for small businesses and other PPP loan recipients to spend the funds and still qualify for forgiveness of the loans. The Senate approval sends the House bill, called

COVID-19 Update 5/29/2020

May 29th, 2020 by

  Member Roundtable Zoom Calls Two member roundtable discussions are scheduled for next week via Zoom.  Join in the conversation! Mechanical members – attend the Mech XChange on June 3rd, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Collision members – attend the BS Session on June 4th, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   Paycheck Protection

COVID-19 Update 5/22/2020

May 22nd, 2020 by

  Quick Bits Mechanical members, attend the Mech XChange on June 3rd, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Collision members, attend the BS Session on June 4th, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. OSHA has posted a 2-minute video on how to properly put on and take off a mask, something shops may want to

COVID-19 Update 5/15/2020

May 15th, 2020 by

  Gov. Walz Eases Restrictions On May 13th, the governor announced that Minnesota’s Stay-at-Home order would be allowed to expire on May 18th.  That order was replaced by a new order called “Stay Safe MN” that will go into effect May 18. The “Stay Safe MN” order allows for social gatherings of less than 10

COVID-19 Update 5/8/2020

May 8th, 2020 by

    MN Workers’ Comp Reporting Minnesota will allow employers to report/record payroll for paid employees who stayed home during the Stay-at-Home orders under a special code other than their normal classification. These payments will not be used in the calculation of premium so long as the employer keeps detailed records of that payroll. Make