This page provides COVID-19 related sources, including links to Executive Orders, vaccine information, guidance for re-openings, media pieces, surveys of metropolitan city officials relating to COVID needs and other information and resources. The page is regularly updated. Bookmark this page and follow the Metro Cities twitter account and newsletter for the latest information. 


Federal American Rescue Plan

Compliance and Reporting Guidance - Dept. of the Treasury 
Interim Rule - Dept. of the Treasury
Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds - Dept. of the Treasury
ARP Local Fiscal Recovery Fund Distribution Report 
Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund FAQ 
Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund - USDT  
Allocation Estimates for Metro Cities 

Vaccine Information and Guidance 

21A244 National Federation of Independent Business v. OSHA - 
Vaccine Connector 
MDH Vaccine Information, Data, Guidance
CDC Vaccine Information
Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People 

Executive Orders, State Information and Guidance 

Executive Orders from Governor Walz  
Minnesota COVID-19 Dashboard    
Coronavirus Latest Articles - Pioneer Press  

Federal CARES Act and Coronavirus Relief Fund

Updated Federal FAQ - Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF)  
Coronavirus Relief Fund FAQ  
CRF Guidance for State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal Governments 

Safely Returning to Work

Best Practices for Social Distancing in the Workplace Survey  - MN DEED     

Restaurants and Outdoor Dining

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Guidance: Requirements for Indoor Venues 
Outdoor SAC Treatment for COVID-19 - Metropolitan Council 

Tax Resources for Cities, Businesses, and Individuals 

Coronavirus Tax Relief - IRS 

Local Government Operations 

Information Available to Help Cities Prepare for Pandemic Response - League of MN Cities
COVID-19: What Mayors Need to Know - The United States Conference of Mayors

Small Business Assistance

Federal Disaster Loans for Business, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners and Renters   

Unemployment Insurance 

Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program - DEED

Housing and Development 

RentHelpMN is Now Open for Applications - MN HFA
Construction Inspection Support Services Related to COVID-19 - MN DLI 
FAQs About Continuation of Municipal Inspection Services - MN DLI
COVID-19 Updates - MN HFA
Metro HRA Responses to COVID-19 - Metropolitan Council 


COVID-19 Outdoor Recreation, Facilities and Public Guidelines - MN DNR