Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism will be supportive and help get information to our member businesses about how to best be prepared and proactive in regards to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to the fluidity of the situation, we will provide the best on-going and helpful information that is relevant to ensure we are serving you during this challenging situation.
Resources (UPDATED 9/21/2021)
NEW – Main Street Covid Relief Grants $10,000-$25,000 Opens Sept. 20, 2021 APPLY HERE
NEW – President Biden’s executive order that will create new mandates for employers with 100 or more employees or who are federal contractors. President Binden’s COVID-19 Action Plan
Click here to see an overview of the applications received for the ERG program. (Steele County was allocated $715,000 to support businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic)
Find the breakdown of the Steele County businesses that received grants HERE!
Old Town Bagels and RE/MAX Venture giving away 130 box lunches to Nurses, Doctors, Fireman, Ambulance EMT, Deputy Sheriff, and Police. Call or stop in to place order and get box lunch.
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Vaccine eligibility will be expanded to new groups as of Wednesday, March 10, 2021. The second phase includes:
People 45+ with one or more underlying health conditions identified by the CDC
People 16+ with two or more underlying health conditions
People with rare conditions or disabilities that put them at higher risk of severe illness
People 50+ in multi-generational housing
Essential frontline workers: Agricultural, airport staff, additional child care workers not previously eligible, correctional settings, first responders, food production, food retail, food service, judicial system workers, manufacturing, public health workers, public transit, U.S. Postal Service workers.
Launch the COVID-19 Vaccine Conector which will help you find out when, where and how to get your COVID-19 vaccine.
For more information about COVID-19 vaccination in Minnesota, go to the Minnesota Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine information hub. Attached are also resources that you may find useful.
Our Chamber has approximately 530 members that invest their resources, employee volunteerism and confidence in the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism and the business community.