For Minnesota workers affected by the closure of businesses due to the coronavirus precautions, an Executive Order by Gov. Tim Walz could help.
Minnesotans caught in the early fallout due to measures in dealing with the virus could have access to unemployment benefits/insurance.
According to a Q&A press release, those affected are eligible if:
- If you have temporarily or permanently lost your job or had your hours reduced because of COVID-19
- A healthcare professional or health authority recommended or ordered you to avoid contact with others due to COVID-19.
- You have been ordered not to come to their workplace due to an outbreak of COVID-19.
- You have received notification from a school district, daycare, or other childcare provider that either classes are canceled or your ordinary childcare is unavailable, provided that you made reasonable effort to obtain other childcare and requested time off or other accommodation from your employer and no reasonable accommodation was available.
For those who have temporarily or permanently lost their job or had hours reduced because of COVID-19, apply for unemployment insurance benefits here.
Read the full Q&A by clicking here.