COVID-19 Business Information & Resources
Sharing resources, information and updates, specifically as they relate to Saint Paul businesses.
Last update: May 15, 2020
The safety of our visitors and staff is of utmost importance and we work closely with authorities on safety measures and follow their direction on any necessary steps.
Below are COVID-19-related information for businesses and employees, including marketing and accessibility resources. The Minnesota Department of Health is leading the state and city preparedness and information dissemination. We are continually monitoring and assessing any new developments and will provide updates if or when new information becomes available.
We encourage businesses to follow the guidance of the CDC for everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. To ensure you are reading the most accurate and up-to-date news regarding the Coronavirus, follow the CDC’s updates on cdc.gov or their social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube).
Closings and Cancellations
Stay at Home Order
- Governor Walz's stay at home order will expire on May 18, 2020. Stay Safe MN will begin on May 18th and expire on June 1st. Information about Stay Safe MN can be found here.
- Beginning May 18, non-critical businesses, like retail stores and main street businesses, can reopen if they have a social distancing plan and operate at 50 percent capacity.
- Also, starting May 18, Minnesotans are welcome to gather with friends and family in groups of 10 or less with safe social distancing practices in place.
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation
- Parks, trails, open spaces, dog parks, and athletic fields remain open, with restrictions, including 6ft social distancing.
- Playgrounds and skate parks are closed. Most sports courts are closed, but some basketball and tennis courts are being reopened as part of the Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department’s Rec Engagement Crew (R.E.C) Pilot Program.
- In accordance with Governor Walz's Executive Order 20-38, Como, Phalen, and Highland National Golf Courses are now open. Golfers must maintain at least a 6ft distance from anyone outside their household at all times.
State of Emergency Updates
- On March 15, Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter declared a state of emergency, banning gatherings of more than 50 people in accordance with guidelines from the CDC.
- The City is working diligently to respond to the needs of our residents, businesses, and partners. They’ll be sending regular email updates about the City’s response to COVID-19. Please subscribe to their COVID-19 bulletin for up-to-date information.
- Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has declared a peacetime state of emergency and has closed all schools in the state. Additionally, an executive order was announced on March 16 to temporarily close bars, restaurants and other venues in Minnesota that serve dine-in guests in addition to a wide range of other types of businesses. Many restaurants and retail locations are offering curbside, take-out and food delivery services.
As a result of efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, many facilities in Saint Paul are closing with several events postponing or canceling. To view a list of temporary attraction closures, click here.
Find information on funding opportunities and unemployment resources for businesses.
We know that COVID-19 has had a huge impact on employees in Saint Paul and the region.
We're here to help you any way we can.
From the City of Saint Paul, Saint Paul Neighborhood Network in Partnership with Twin Cities Public Television, and Minnesota Department of Health,
From President & CEO, Terry Mattson