COVID-19 Business Resources

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Update: On July 22, 2020 Governor Walz signed an executive order that requires Minnesotans to wear a face covering (mask) in indoor businesses and indoor public settings, as well as other settings.  If you have concerns about a violation of the Governor’s order at a local business, please review the guidance referenced under Enforcement and Where to Report Concerns with Compliance or Ask Questions  for both residents and businesses. See Minnesota Department of Health FAQ web page for additional information.

Update for businesses: On June 10, 2020, phase 3 of Stay Safe MN kicks in. See what it means for businesses


City of Arden Hills

On October 12, 2020 the Arden Hills City Council approved Resolution 2020-049 extending the application submittal period for the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program to October 23, 2020.

On May 26, 2020 the Arden Hills City Council approved Resolution 2020-024 providing for temporary flexibility within the City Code for businesses to continue operations consistent with the Governor’s Executive Orders.  Any temporary flexibility requested by local businesses must be reviewed and approved by City Staff, for further information or to request an application please contact City Staff at (651) 792-7800. 

Ramsey County 

  • Ramsey County Business Resources 
  • Open to Business - Noah Her, Ramsey County’s Open to Business adviser, is available to businesses looking for a one-on-one consultation to discuss their options in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Contact Noah by phone at 612-294-1911 or email at
  • Open to Business is leading a webinar on financial support options within Ramsey County.
  • BizRecycling Relief Grants - Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy (R&E) has allocated funding to support small businesses that are facing financial hardship as the result of COVID-19, recent civil unrest or the economic downturn. One-time grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to eligible businesses for operational expenses related to managing waste and recycling effectively. More information. 

Additional Resources for Small Businesses

Small Business Disaster Loan program

  1. You may find the Small Business Guide and Checklist resource helpful. It provides a checklist for businesses who intend to access funds through SBA and local financial institutions.

MnDEED Emergency Loan Program for Small Businesses

MnDEED A Guide for Small Businesses Who Need Help

MN Retailers Association offers a Guide for Reopening Businesses.

Business4Business Small  Business Recovery Fund

Ramsey County Small Business Relief Fund - Ramsey County is providing emergency assistance to small local businesses adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Small Business Relief Fund will provide grants of up to $7,500 to small businesses most in need of support. 

Stay Informed

  • Check this page for updates. To receive COVID-19 email or text updates from the city, visit Notify Me and the Alert Center to sign up for the latest announcements.