Dear Red Wing Business Community,
The Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce wants you to know we will continue to serve you! These are unprecedented times and we will do our best to help our business community stay informed with accurate and up to date information and help businesses navigate their way through these challenging times.
COVID-19 Updates March 31, 2020
If you have questions about COVID-19, call the MDH COVID-19 Hotline at 651-201-3920 Monday - Friday from 8AM-4:30PM.
Congressman Craig Webinar—March 31—6:30PM
Tomorrow night Angie Craig will host a free webinar for small business owners, non-profits, sole proprietors, independent contractors, and individuals who are in the gig economy and who all are working through the impacts of the COVID-19 You can find the registration link here.
Angie will be on the webinar and discuss the options through the CARES Act passed into law last Friday. She will be joined by Brian McDonald of the Minnesota Office of the Small Business Administration, and the conversation will be moderated by Maureen Scallen-Failor of the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce.
They will discuss assistance available to small business owners through the recently enacted CARES Act as well as other available resources. If you are a small business owner who is figuring out how to cope with the impacts of the COVID-19 Situation, this webinar will feature valuable information for you.
DEED Announces Small Business Loan Guarantee Program
Will help Minnesota lenders provide capital to small businesses throughout the state affected by COVID-19
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is announcing the Minnesota Small Business Loan Guarantee Program, which was approved by the Minnesota Legislature last week. This temporary program, established in response to impacts of COVID-19, provides another option for financing to help small businesses weather this difficult time. DEED estimates that this $10 million will guarantee $20 million to $25 million in loans for Minnesota small businesses.
“DEED’s loan guarantee initiative is another example of how Minnesota leaders are working together to ensure we’re doing all we can to help businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis,” said Governor Tim Walz. “These loan guarantees help Minnesota’s small businesses access the capital they need to keep operating during this difficult time.”
“We created this loan guarantee program because we know many small businesses across Minnesota need help and that existing emergency loan programs may not meet the needs of every business,” said DEED Commissioner Steve Grove. “The Minnesota Small Business Loan Guarantee Program is part of a slate of emergency small business assistance options DEED is implementing with bipartisan support from the state legislature.”
DEED is not the lender, but it will work with lenders throughout the state to use the loan guarantees to support small business loans. These loan guarantees will facilitate loans for a variety of purposes and can be subordinate to other financing. Allowable loan uses must be exclusively in Minnesota and include machinery or equipment purchases, maintenance, or repair; expenses related to moving into or within Minnesota; and working capital when the working capital is secured by fixed assets when possible.
The loan guarantees can only leverage funds for Minnesota businesses with fewer than the equivalent of 250 employees, which includes the total of all employees at a parent company and at any additional locations. The program will provide an 80% guarantee up to a maximum of $200,000, therefore the maximum loan amount in the loan guarantee program would be $250,000. The program will be open for up to 12 months from the declaration of the peacetime emergency under Executive Order 20-01 on March 13.
All loans will be made by lenders enrolled in the Minnesota Small Business Loan Guarantee Program. No loans will come directly from DEED. Eligible lenders include banks or other commercial lenders, public entities, or private nonprofit economic development organizations whose headquarters are located in Minnesota. DEED is now accepting applications from lenders who would like to participate in the program at the lender tab on the Small business Loan Guarantee Program page of the DEED website.
If your business is seeking funding, please business tab on the same page at the end of the week of March 30 to obtain contact information for enrolled lenders as it becomes available. Each lender will utilize their own established application and underwriting processes for loans. Please discuss the requirements with the lender that you choose.
Visit the COVID-19 Information for Employers and Businesses page on the DEED website for more resources related to business assistance, Unemployment Insurance and FAQs.
DEED is the state’s principal economic development agency, promoting business recruitment, expansion and retention, workforce development, international trade and community development. For more information about the agency and its services visit the DEED website or follow DEED on Twitter.
Updates from Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing
To best prepare for and prevent transmission of COVID-19 in our communities, Mayo Clinic Health System encourages all patients to call first before coming to any clinic or hospital. When you call first, you will be triaged to the right setting of care based on your symptoms and medical need. In the event of a medical emergency, patients should always call 9-1-1.
In order to reduce the risk of infection for all patients, there are now designated clinic areas for caring for patients with respiratory symptoms in several clinic locations across Southeast Minnesota including Albert Lea, Austin, Owatonna, Rochester and Red Wing. The purpose of the respiratory clinic is to create a single point of entry and care for patients, in isolation from other patients to reduce the risk of exposure and potential infection (COVID-19, influenza or other conditions). Patients will remain in their vehicles until directed to enter through a designated door, and will be escorted directly to an exam room. This process will help protect both employees and patients and keep patients who need non-respiratory care, such as a sprained ankle or an immunization, in a separate physical environment.
Patients are encouraged to call their primary care clinic provider first or log into their Patient Online Services account and message their care team for direction on where to seek care.
To create a Patient Online Services account on mayoclinichealthsystem.com: Go to Patient Online Services and select "Create your account." Next, Complete the online form to begin an account creation. Patients will need their individual Mayo Clinic number, which can be found on letters from providers, appointment reminder letters or billing statements. Or, call 1-877-858-0398 (toll-free) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. (CDT) to get the number.
Mayo Clinic Health System begins curbside pickup for prescriptions, medical supplies
To improve service for all patients and to adhere to social distancing requirements, several Mayo Clinic Pharmacies and Mayo Clinic Stores are now offering curbside service including locations in Albert Lea, Austin, Cannon Falls, Owatonna, Red Wing and Rochester. When you arrive at these buildings with a pharmacy request, you will receive direction from our staff to obtain your medication.
Here is how curbside pickup for prescriptions or medical supplies will work:
- When patients arrive at a Mayo Clinic Pharmacy location to pick up a prescription, they will pull up to the main clinic entrance and park their vehicle. Designated parking will be provided.
- Patients will call pharmacy staff to inform them that they have arrived. Phone numbers are provided at each site. Patients should be prepared to give the following information: patient name, date of birth, color and make of vehicle. If patients do not have a phone, they can come to the entrance door of the pharmacy. Patients can enter the building, but they should not enter the pharmacy.
- A staff member will provide further instructions regarding payment and deliver medications to patients’ vehicles when the orders are ready.
No walk-in appointments at Mayo Clinic Health System Same Day Clinics
Until further notice, all Same Day Clinics at Mayo Clinic Health System in Southeast Minnesota will have a “no walk-in appointment” policy for everyone's safety. This applies to patients with and without COVID-19 symptoms. All patients are asked to “call first” before visiting a Mayo Clinic Health System location or, in the event of an emergency, immediately call 9-1-1 or visit their nearest Emergency Department. When patients with COVID-19 symptoms “call first,” they will be connected with Mayo Clinic’s nurse triage line for COVID-19 and given directions on next steps, such as reporting to one of the drive-through testing sites offered by Mayo Clinic Health System.
Mayo Clinic Health System wishes to thank patients for reserving Emergency Department visits for life-threatening health situations or emergencies — such as motor vehicle accidents, chest pain or shortness of breath. Keeping the Emergency Departments from becoming overly crowded will help us prevent delays for patients with life-threatening health situations and reduce the possibility of infection[PB1] .
Updates from Governor Walz Press Conference—March 30
576 Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota
10 Deaths due to COVID-19
DEED is asking people to file for Unemployment Insurance based on the last number of your social security number.
0, 1, 2—Apply on Mondays
3, 4, 5—Apply on Tuesdays
6, 7, 8, 9—Apply on Wednesdays
Thursdays & Fridays are for people who missed their scheduled date.
Third Lab Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Goodhue County
The MN Department of Health confirmed a third positive case of COVID-19 in Goodhue This person was in their 40s and came into contact with a known positive case. This person is in isolation at home and is recovering.
Goodhue County Health & Human Services is still providing services with modified delivery under Governor Walz’s Stay at Home order. Please call 651-385-3200 for information on how to access services.
- Continue to monitor Goodhue County News Flash (Click here to subscribe)
- Continue to follow the best practices CDC, MDH, and your specific state and national partners are providing during this evolving process.
- Continue to monitor the Situation Update for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)- Minnesota Case Information
- Continue following Guidance for All Minnesotans- Strategies to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota
- Having positive confirmed cases means we need to watch for symptoms and screen individuals. We still continue providing services.
- Screen people for cough, fever over 100.4 degrees, and shortness of breath. Send ill individuals home and have them call their health provider only if symptoms continue getting worse and they need medical care. A positive test result is not needed to follow these same best practices.
- For COVID-19 testing, patients must call their provider to be assessed. They will be directed to the next step that is appropriate for their symptoms. If a person has a sudden change in their health such as sudden onset of chest pain, difficulty breathing etc., call 911. Otherwise, call the local clinic.
- For General Public follow the CDC Interim Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Persons with Potential COVID-19 Exposures: Geographic Risk and Contacts of Laboratory - Confirmed Cases
- For Healthcare Personnel Exposures follow the CDC Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure in a Healthcare Setting to Patients with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
- Understand that we are not able to share private health care results, isolation and quarantine information, or specific patient address with others as this is protected health information.
SUPPORT, PROTECT, and GUIDE OTHERS
- Be compassionate toward any person that discloses their diagnosed or undiagnosed COVID-19 status. Help support them to stay at home so that they can get well. If you notice threatening behaviors or feel these persons are in a risky situation or are being targeted either online or in person, seek help from local law enforcement. Viruses Don’t Discriminate!
- Provide Care for Self and Others.
- Be mindful of scams regarding isolation and quarantine services. Goodhue County Health and Human Services and the Minnesota Department of Health staff will always identify themselves and be able to provide proper official employee identification and contact information during any home or in-person visits.
- Reach out to your community contacts and service populations, especially youth and young adults, that this disease can impact any age group. We also need healthy youth and adults to stay home to protect all of us, but especially health care workers, older adults, and people living with underlying medical conditions. The sooner we all do this the quicker this disease will slow down and we can return to our new normal.
- Use and refer others to COVID-19 Hotlines:
- Please share/refer community members to resources about COVID-19 in other languages.
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Now more than ever, your Red Wing Chamber of Commerce is here to be your voice, represent our businesses, sustain business, and be a part of a robust plan for recovery. We will get through this. Please contact me via email with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are very concerned for our businesses and our entire community and we all need to work together to get through this. We hope you all remain healthy!
MN Small Businesses Now Eligible for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
Thanks to a concerted effort by the state of Minnesota and the SBA to contain the economic impact of Coronavirus, the state's small businesses are now eligible for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program and can apply for a loan on our website at SBA.gov/disaster.
- This program can provide low-interest loans of up to $2 million to small businesses and private non-profits.
- These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills.
- The current interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses. The non-profit rate is 2.75%.
- These loans have long-term repayment options, up to a maximum of 30 years.
- Need help filling out the application? Access these step-by-step instructions
- Minnesota Small Businesses Now Eligible For SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
- This Weekend: Loan Training for COVID-19 Related Economic Disruptions
- Info from SBA Partners and Sister Agencies
- Stay Updated
If you have any doubt, apply for the loan!!
Updated Information for Employers From Mayo Clinic
Patients must call the nurse triage line to be assessed and directed to a drive-through testing center.
Mayo Clinic Health System COVID-19 Resources
Sign up for the COVID-19 email newsletter to get all of the latest information delivered to your inbox.
- For current and accurate information about visitor restrictions and getting care locally during the outbreak visit mayoclinichealthsystem.org/covid19.
Due to the current outbreak of COVID-19, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has advised to suspend routine spirometry testing. Spirometry tests require performance of a forced expiratory maneuver which could spread droplets in the air if an infected person is tested, even if they are asymptomatic. Because of this risk to the patient care environment we will be temporarily suspending routine spirometry testing. Urgent needs for a spirometry test will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Donations to Mayo Clinic
Individuals and organizations who wish to donate equipment or supplies to Mayo Clinic hospitals should contact Supply Chain Management at supplychainmgmtEOC@mayo.edu. All donations must be evaluated by Supply Chain to verify compliance with CDC and FDA Standards. At this time, Mayo Clinic is not able to accept donations of cloth masks. Mayo Clinic is studying whether they are safe for use in patient care settings. Should it be determined that we can use them in some capacity, we will call peo0ple who offered them to see if they're still able to help. We greatly appreciate this expression of support and concern for our patients and staff.
MNsure Announces Special Enrollment Period for Uninsured Minnesotans
MNsure announced a 30-day special enrollment period (SEP) for qualified individuals who are currently without insurance in response to the potential growth of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. This SEP, begins Monday, March 23 and runs through April 21, will allow uninsured individuals 30 days to enroll in health insurance coverage through MNsure.org.
Community Members can apply online. If consumers hit roadblocks or want help applying, CARE Clinic MNSure Navigators are ready to help! Call 651-388-1022 or email email@example.com and ask for a MNsure Navigator.
“As more cases of COVID-19 are diagnosed throughout the state, we want to make sure every Minnesotan has the security of health insurance to ensure they can get the care they need if they contract this serious illness,” said MNsure CEO Nate Clark. “Uninsured Minnesotans can come to MNsure.org to sign up for coverage.”
Individuals seeking coverage can visit MNsure.org to complete an application and enroll in coverage. They must select a plan by April 21 for coverage start date beginning April 1.
Note: Individuals who enroll after April 1 but before 11:59 p.m. on April 21 will have a retroactive coverage start date of April 1.
Minnesotans who have lost or will lose health insurance through their employer may also be eligible for a special enrollment period through MNsure. Specific details, verifications and key dates are located on MNsure.org. Coverage would start the first day of the month following the date when they have selected a plan, but not before their other qualifying health coverage ends.
Minnesotans who experience another qualifying event (such as marriage, birth of a child or a move) are also eligible to shop for coverage and/or those who qualify for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare or are a member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe can sign up at any time year round on MNsure.org.
Need Volunteers? Or Are You Willing to Volunteer?
Pastor Greg Bolt from First Presbyterian Church in Red Wing began a volunteer sign-up sheet. If you are interested in being on this list to be contacted for volunteer opportunities, please sign up at the link below. Also, if you are a program who needs volunteers, please feel free to reach out to these volunteers on the spreadsheet to ask for help. Spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1U3eZxoLvYGyf2p0eVv8BlQhhtmZOUmd8TGlk4sIAbww/edit?usp=sharing
United Way will be posting real time volunteer needs on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/unitedwaygwpc with details on contact information for how to get started. Also let them know of volunteer needs your organization may have so they can share them broadly on their social media.
The Governor and Department of Employment and Economic Development Steve Grove announced a small business and independent contractor loan program designed to be a resource that can be accessed quickly, even before Federal Small Business Administration loans are available. The details of the program are:
- Eligible businesses are those impacted by Executive Order 20-04 relating to dine-in service restrictions at bars and restaurants and other public accommodation businesses.
- Loan amounts available range from $2,500 and $35,000.
- The loans are 50 percent forgivable with a zero percent interest rate.
- Move information on applying for these loans will be available later this week.
- The Executive Order also allows cities and counties to use State revolving loan funds to assist businesses.
Commissioner Grove mentioned that this action frees up $58 million in assistance for small businesses. He also mentioned that since last week the State has received 123,624 applications for unemployment. Click here to read Executive Order 20-15.
The Governor issued Executive order 20-14, suspending housing evictions across the state. Click here to read Executive Order 20-14.
Following the Federal government's change to July 15 last week, the Governor announced Minnesota's individual income tax day has changed to July 15.
Executive Order 20-16 instructs businesses, non-profits and non-hospital health care facilities to inventory and report possession of personal protective equipment, "ventilators, respirators, or anesthesia machines (including any consumable accessories to these devices) that are not required for the provision of critical health care services or essential services and were not produced by the organization for the purpose of sale". That inventory must be done and reported by March 25 at https://mn.gov/ppe. Click here to read Executive Order 20-16.
United Way Of Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties Launches Covid-19 Response And Recovery Fund
United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties (UWGWP) announced March 27 that it has developed a COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to meet the most critical needs right now in our communities as a result of this pandemic. COVID-19 is impacting all of us, especially those most vulnerable in our communities. The purpose of this fund is to serve as a central source for collecting financial contributions from donors and quickly disbursing funds to local organizations working hard to serve the basic needs of our neighbors including food access, housing, safety and financial stability.
These emergency grants are made possible because of generous local donors. To donate online, please visit https://donorbox.org/uw-gwp-response-recovery-fund or make a donation via the drive thru at Merchants Bank in Cannon Falls or Red Wing. Or mail a check to United Way COVID-19 Fund, 413 W. 3rd Street, Red Wing, MN 55066.
The Red Wing Shoe Foundation will match all donations made through midnight on April 10, 2020 up to $20,000. This is a critical time when community support and financial contributions are urgently needed. Please consider contributing to this fund. Now more than ever we must LIVE UNITED.
An announcement regarding the opening of the application process is forthcoming for organizations seeking Response and Recovery Funds. First round of grants will be limited to current United Way grantee partners and will focus on the immediate needs of people served by these agencies. If funding allows, future grants will focus on longer-term concerns. In order to cover the fees charged by outside donation processors, UWGWP may retain up to a 5% fee. For More Information, contact Maureen Nelson, Executive Director of UWGWP, 651-388-6309, Maureen.firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder for Individuals in Need to Utilize United Way’s 211 Resource Helpline Service
In addition to the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, the United Way’s 211 resource helpline continues to be available 24/7 for people in need. Certified Community Resource Specialists make referrals for COVID-19 specific resources as well as local resources such as food access, financial assistance, childcare, housing, rent and other essential services. For help, dial 211, text “MNCOVID” to 898-211 or chat online at 211unitedway.org (this helpline is confidential and multilingual). Or visit www.211unitedway.org and enter your zip code to find help in your area.
City of Red Wing Updates
All City of Red Wing offices have been closed to the public since March 17th to reduce community transmission of COVID-19, though staff has continued to work in the buildings during the public closure. After today, only staff that provide “essential services” can work; subsequently, a temporary reduction in some office hours and services will go into effect beginning Monday, March 30th.
The Public Works office is shortening their office hours by one hour. Staff will be available to assist callers and answer emails from 8AM–4PM, Monday through Friday. You can reach our Public Work office at 651-385-3674. If your call is not answered immediately it is because our staff is assisting another caller. Please leave a message and your call will be returned as quickly as possible.
The Solid Waste Campus office hours will remain the same. Staff are available to assist over the phone or by email from 9AM AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday.
All parks will remain open for outdoor enjoyment and exercise. However, ALL playgrounds will be closed as they cannot be disinfected adequately. This includes the Skate Park, and every playground, including those at Sunnyside and Burnside Schools. The fishing piers at Bay Point and Pottery Pond will also be closed.
The Red Wing Public Library will close completely at 5PM on Friday, March 27 and remain closed until at least Friday, April 10. There will be no staff in the building and the book drop will be closed. Please keep all materials with you until they reopen. All due dates will be postponed until we open again. Patrons will not be charged any late fines during the closure. If you need assistance downloading eBooks to a Kindle, or have other questions for us, we will be responding to phone messages between the hours of 9AM and 5PM, Monday through Friday, for the duration of the closure. You may also send questions or concerns to email@example.com.
Sheldon Theatre box office is closed, but patrons can still reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to return or donate tickets to shows that were postponed due to COVID-19.
Permits & License Permits will be issued and building inspections will still be conducted as needed.
The Fire Department will continue to operate and respond to all emergencies. We have contingent plans in place for personnel and personal protective equipment. Before sending our crews to a call, dispatch will ask a series of questions to determine if our responders need to don equipment to protect against exposure to COVID-19. Please answer all of the dispatcher’s questions and continue to call 9-1-1 if an emergency response is needed.
The Waste Campus WILL BE CLOSED to all Unlicensed Waste Haulers Effective Friday, March 27, 2020 at 5PM through Friday, April 10, 2020. The status of the closure will be reevaluated at that time. All public drop-off and use of this facility, its operations and services will be suspended including the following:
No public yard waste disposal
No public brush disposal
No public waste & recycling disposal
No public access
No Saturday service
Residential Curbside & Commercial Collection will continue weekly. There will be no interruption to your current weekly collection.
The City of Red Wing will continue to offer Roll-Off & Dumpster service for garbage & yard waste disposal per the City’s current Fee Schedule to residents and businesses. If you would like to arrange for these services, please call 651-385-3658. Services will be provided on a first come first serve basis and will be dependent upon availability. Questions about the City’s Solid Waste Services can be directed to 651-385-3658.
All city services will be evaluated at the end of the stay at home period on April 10. We thank you for your patience as we navigate these unprecedented times and work together to keep our community safe.
City Council meetings are continuing to happen with revised guidelines for safety on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 6PM at City Hall. In keeping with our current practice, City Council meetings will continue to be shown live on Channel 6 and also taped and available for you to see anytime. To view a meeting live, just watch Channel 6 on your TV or on any device through our website (www.red-wing.org and click “Watch Channel 6”). To view a meeting anytime afterwards, go to the City website and click “Agendas and Meetings,” scroll down to “Available Archives,” then click the “Video” button on the far right-hand side of your screen and you’re ready to watch. If you have a question and don’t know who to ask, please email email@example.com.
MN/WI Bridge Project
Work on the bridge project continues. Keep up to date by checking their Facebook page www.facebook.com/RedWingBridgeProject/. Learn more about the project at MnDOT’s project website www.dot.state.mn.us/d6/projects/redwing-bridge/. Monthly Public Bridge Meetings have begun again and will be the first Tuesday of every month at Noon at City Council Chambers until the bridge is complete. These will be televised on Channel 6 and available to watch on the City’s website.
Emergency Food Response
The Red Wing Area Food Shelf is putting plans in place to handle an increased need due to many people being laid off because of COVID-19. They are asking for monetary and food donations.
Food Donations Needed include: Bread, Cereal, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Spaghetti Sauce & Noodles, Mac & Cheese, and Canned Vegetables. These donations can be dropped off on Wednesdays 9AM-3PM at the Youth Outreach Office, 410 Guernsey Lane in the Drop box by the door.
The Red Wing Area Food Shelf is also in need of monetary donations and volunteers. For questions or to volunteer, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Food Shelf is open to the public Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4-6PM and Fridays 11AM-1PM and is located at 1755 Old West Main in Red Wing.
If your job status has changed as a result of COVID-19, you can apply for unemployment insurance. Apply online at https://www.uimn.org/. You do not have to wait to file, do it immediately.
Updates on COVID-19
March 19--Governor Walz issued an Executive Order that impacts dental treatment in Minnesota. Beginning no later than March 23, 2020 at 5PM, and continuing for the duration of the peacetime emergency declared in Executive Order 20-01, or until this Executive Order is rescinded, all non-essential or elective surgeries and procedures, including non-emergent or elective dental care, that utilize PPE or ventilators must be postponed indefinitely.
A non-essential surgery or procedure is a procedure that can be delayed without undue risk to the current or future health of a patient. Examples of criteria to consider include: Threat to the patient’s life if surgery or procedure is not performed; Threat of permanent dysfunction of an extremity or organ system, including teeth and jaws; and/or Risk of metastasis or progression of staging. Safety is the most important thing to consider right now and we must stay strong as a community to get through this together. For the full release please visit: https://mn.gov/governor/news/#/detail/appId/1/id/423863
March 18--the MN Board of Cosmetology sent notice that hair salons, nail salons and other spa-like businesses are included in the Governor's Executive Order to close until March 27. More clarification was given today to include: tanning establishments, body art establishments, tattoo parlors, piercing parlors, businesses offering massage therapy or similar body work, spas, salons, nail salons, cosmetology salons, esthetician salons, advanced practice esthetician salons, eyelash salons, and barber shops. This includes, but is not limited to, all salons and shops licensed by the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners and the Minnesota Board of Barber Examiners.
March 16--Governor Tim Walz said all places of “public accommodation and amusement” must close to dine-in customers by 5PM Tuesday, March 17 thru March 27 at 5PM. That includes restaurants, bars, cafes, movie theaters, bowling alleys and gyms, but not malls. Asked why by a reporter, Walz touched on retail settings being places of constant motion rather than prolonged contact. He noted that further restrictions could be coming. For more information, refer to the Emergency Executive order from Governor Tim Walz https://mn.gov/…/EO%2020-04%20%28Gov%20Signed%29_tcm1055-42…
The full list of business affected by this rule closing is below:
- Restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses and other places of public accommodation offering food or beverage for on-site consumption. This excludes institutional and in-house food cafeterias for business, hospitals, and long-term care facilities;
- Bars, taverns, brew pubs, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, clubs, and other places of public accommodation that offer alcoholic beverages for on-premise consumption;
- Hookah bars, cigar bars, and vaping lounges offering their products for on-premise consumption;
- Theaters, cinemas, museums, and indoor and outdoor performance venues;
- Gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, and spas;
- Amusement parks, arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor climbing facilities, skating rinks, trampoline parks, and other similar recreational or entertainment facilities;
- Facilities of country clubs, golf clubs, boating or yacht clubs, sports or athletic clubs, and dining clubs.
MN Issues 30 Day Grace Period for Sales & Use Tax
In line with the state’s continued response to COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Revenue is granting a 30-day Sales and Use Tax grace period for businesses identified in Executive Order 20-04. During this time the department will not assess penalties or interest. Identified businesses with a monthly Sales and Use Tax payment due March 20, 2020, will have until April 20 to make that payment. These customers should still file their return by March 20. At this time, this grace period for penalty and interest is only for monthly filers and only for the March 20 payment. Identified businesses can request additional relief from penalty and interest for reasonable cause after April 20. If you have questions or wish to request additional time, please contact the Minnesota Department of Revenue at email@example.com or call 1-651-296-6181 or 800-657-3777.
Business Resources for COVID-19
Your Chamber has compiled a set of links to reputable information resources for COVID-19 awareness. We will update our website www.redwingchamber.com with links and any new information as it becomes available.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC recommended guidance for employers, including advice for developing a response plan and steps that all employers can implement now.
New information has been released today (3-19-20) from DEED and you can find it in this link
Goodhue County Public Health
Find prevention information.
MN Chamber of Commerce
The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce's resources include topics such as: Keeping Workplaces Safe and Healthy; Accommodating Employees; and Economic Impacts.
The MN Chamber also has a Webinar (recorded March 11) that highlights industry experts offering best practices, safety and business considerations and the economy as a whole. You can find that webinar at
MN Retailers Association
The Minnesota Retailers Association has launched a resource page for retailers on their website relating to COVID-19. Visit the page at https://www.mnretail.org/covid-19 for frequent state, local and federal updates as well as links to resources.
U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
MN Department of Health
Prevention and preparation strategies for businesses and employers, as well as schools and daycares.
Tax Relief for Businesses
March 20 the U.S. Treasury Department, IRS and U.S. Department of Labor announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits designed to immediately and fully reimburse them for the cost of providing COVID-19 related to leave to their employees. For more information visit https://www.irs.gov.html Coronavirus Tax Relief.
If your job status has changed as a result of COVID-19, you can apply for unemployment insurance. Apply online at https://www.uimn.org/. You do not have to wait to file, do it immediately.
If you have questions about COVID-19, call the MDH COVID-19 Hotline at 651-201-3920 Monday - Friday from 8AM-4:30PM.
Red Wing Public Schools
Red Wing School or Child Care Questions: 651-297-1304
Red Wing Public Schools will be closed for students beginning on Monday, March 16th through at least Friday, March 27th due to COVID-19. This includes all before school, after school, and evening activities.
Please visit www.rwps.org to view letter describing childcare that will provided for children 12 and under if their parents are employed as healthcare or emergency workers, information about picking up prescriptions, the cancellation of community education programming, cancellation of Kids Junction childcare, and cancellation of parent-teacher conferences.
FREE MEALS FOR CHILDREN 18 & Under--Breakfast and Lunch are being provided at no cost. Each bag will contain breakfast and lunch. 1 bag per child per day. Refer to the Red Wing Public Schools Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RWPS256/ for more information.Here are the latest Business Hours & Operation as of 3-31-20 at 1PM.
Arts & Entertainment, Lodging, Recreation & Tourism
• AmericInn of Red Wing is open for business.
• Anderson Center Galleries and offices are closed; staff are working remotely. The sculpture garden is Open!
• Goodhue County Historical Society is closed.
• Mississippi National Golf Links is closed.
• Mount Frontenac Golf Course is closed.
• Pottery Museum of Red Wing is closed to the public, but employees are working remotely.
• Red Wing Arts Office & Gallery are closed but working remotely.
• Red Wing Cinema 8 is closed until further notice.
• Red Wing Golf Course is closed.
• Red Wing Visitor and Convention Bureau is working remotely.
• Sheldon Theatre has cancelled or postponed events.
• St. James Hotel is closing Clara’s, Jimmy’s Pub, & the Port. They are offering curbside service for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner to go. To order call 651-385-5544 from 7AM-9PM. Pickup will be located in front of the St. James Hotel on Main Street. They have Easter Brunch available for curbside pickup—to order call 651-385-5542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Treasure Island Resort & Casino is temporarily closed until further notice. The following events have all been POSTPONED--Carrot Top; Chicago; Christopher Cross; and the Rocket Man Show.
Beauty, Health & Wellness
• Chris' Cuts is temporarily closed.
• Ethos is closed. However, they are lending out gym equipment including barbells, bumper plates, kettlebells, dumbbells and sandbags. Call or txt Cait at 507-951-8822 or Justin at 507-450-3489. All of their classes and services are being offered virtually. Open to non-members for a 30-day April movement, nutrition & mindset challenge. Prize is a locally catered party for all participants if goal is achieved.
• Every Day Pilates is closed.
• Fusion Dance is currently closed and looking for ways to offer online options to students.
• Indigo Salon is temporarily closed.
• Innovative Chiropractic office is open. They are live streaming virtual yoga classes on Zoom. You can sign up on MINDBODY or email them at email@example.com.
• Pearle Vision is temporarily closed until further notice.
• Refined Skin Medi-Spa is temporarily closed. Planning to re-open May 2.
• River Blu Salon DaySpa is temporarily closed.
• S.W.A.T. ~ Salon With A Twist is temporarily closed.
• TC Orthodontics is temporarily closed.
• The Enhanced Image is temporarily closed. Stay tuned for updates.
Employment Service, Financial, Insurance, Legal and Real Estate
• Associated Bank has closed their lobby, with drive thru available.
• Brandon Markoe Agency, State Farm is available via phone, text or email. If you need to visit them, please call first.
• CCF Bank’s lobby is closed until further notice. They have their drive thru available. Utilize alternative banking options such as online banking, mobile banking, mobile deposit, night depository, and ATM. Their local branch is available at 651-267-3941.
• Collins Wealth Management is holding appointments remotely and can be reached at 651-385-2209.
• Edward Jones, all offices are holding all appointments over the phone or web conferencing.
• Express Employment is open with call in interviews.
• First Farmers & Merchants Bank has drive thru. All banking services remain available and loan officers and customer service reps are available by appointment. Please call 651-267-3340 for assistance.
• FMS Insurance is holding all appointments over the phone or web conferencing. Call 651-388-2743 or 1-866-571-2206.
• Gregory Roe-Thrivent Financial in the Armory Mall is available remotely by phone 651-385-0155, or email RoeTeam@Thrivent.com.
• Heritage Title is open by appointment.
• Knight Barry Title is open and fully staffed. Lobby is closed. Appointments required.
• Musty-Barnhart is holding all appointments over the phone or web conferencing.
• National Insurance Brokers-Simonson Agency are available by phone, text and email. Call for appointments at 651-327-2760.
• North Risk Partners is available for all your insurance needs by phone or email.
• Northwestern Mutual-Mitch McNeil is working 100% remote with no in person meetings. All meetings are phone or via Zoom until further notice.
• Red Wing Credit Union Lobby is closed, accessible by appointment only. They are fully operational with drive thru, phone and online and mobile banking. They are prepared to assist members that have been impacted by job loss, quarantine or health issues. Please call 651-388-7133 with questions.
• River Town Financial Associates of Thrivent Financial - Larry Hawe and Corey Hawe are conducting member meetings via phone and Zoom. Call Larry at 651-380-5083 or Corey at 651-212-0486 with questions.
• Smith, Schafer & Associates will continue to be open M-F, 8AM-5PM and are processing tax returns, payroll and accounting services. Clients may drop-off information at 519 Bush Street or send via their online portal. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
• Wells Fargo Bank Lobby is closed. Drive thru is open M-F, 9:30AM-4PM and 9AM-Noon on Saturdays. Call for appointments. Please use your mobile and online banking capabilities as much as possible.
• Food Service Specialties is in the Food and Agriculture Sector and has been deemed a critical infrastructure business. They are open and manufacturing food for the US Supply Chain across a number of retail grocery chains and convenience stores. Most of the non-essential office personnel are working remotely. They are taking extra precautions to insure the safety of their employees and products.
• Red Wing Shoe Company continues to operate through challenging times. Because we supply work boots and workwear that support critical infrastructure for essential workers, and we have a GSA contract, we have federal exemptions and a MN exemption to continue to operate. This means that our corporate office, retail stores, U.S. manufacturing, and warehousing continue to be open and operating. We believe, and have been directed, that we have a right and responsibility to continue to operate.
• Red Wing Software is Open, with employees being able to work remotely. Customers are asked to seek support via phone or email.
• American Legion Leo C. Peterson Post 54 is temporarily closed.
• CARE Clinic--please call 651-388-1022 before coming to the clinic. Many medical needs can be met through a phone consultation (including medication refills). Their dental clinic remains open for urgent care. There is a Special Enrollment Period of MNsure from March 23-April 21. Community members can apply online through www.mnsure.org. If consumers hit roadblocks or want help applying, CARE Clinic MNSure Navigators are ready to help! Call 651-388-1022 or email email@example.com and ask for a MNsure Navigator.
• First Choice Clinic is offering emergency diapers and baby supplies while supplies last. Material services such as diapers, wipes and other baby needs are by appointment only 651-267-4357. They have limited delivery options for families without transportation. They are referring any potentially pregnant clients to a Pro-Life doctor while they are closed, free of charge. They are working to set up virtual sessions for Earn While You Learn programs and Bible studies. They are happy to serve anyone in the community with emergency baby supplies, not just their clients. First Choice Clinic has home pregnancy test kits available at no charge. These have been running out in some stores in our area. Women would need to be pre-screened via the material services protocol outlined on their website www.firstchoiceclinicrw.com and then pick them up in the parking lot and use at home. They can do a follow up call and discuss the results and options. They will also share resources available and referrals for care.
• Hispanic Outreach offices are temporarily closed, but staff are working remotely, continuing to deliver services by phone, messaging and other remote methods.
• HOPE Coalition Programs will be providing services via phone. Kids Count Open M-F, 9AM-5PM Red Wing 651-380-8627; Cannon Falls 651-764-0038. Sexual Assault Services--24 Hour Crisis & Support line 1-800-519-6690. Domestic Violence and Legal Advocacy Outreach--24 Hour Crisis & Support Line 1-800-369-5214. Haven of Hope Domestic Violence Shelter--24 Hour Crisis & Support Line 1-800-369-5214. Community Care Fund and Housing Support Services--Tues-Friday 1PM-4PM, call 651-388-9360 ext. 2 or 651-380-0609. Please leave messages outside of service times. Donations needed: disinfectant and cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, spray bottles, gloves, and masks. Please call 1-800-369-5214.
• ProAct provides essential services and will continue to operate with a reduced staff, M-F, 7:30AM-4PM. Call 651-686-0405 for questions.
• Red Cross Blood Drives are still in high demand of needing blood. Blood donation is a safe process and people should not hesitate to give and receive blood. For more information, visit www.redcross.org.
• Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce is operating remotely! Stay up to date by visiting www.redwingchamber.com.
• Red Wing Area Seniors, Pier 55 is closed. They are distributing medical equipment by appointment by calling 651-327-2255.
• Red Wing Collectors Society is operating remotely. Call or txt 651-388-4004 for information.
• Red Wing Family YMCA is providing childcare for Emergency Personnel and First Responders. The Wellness Center & Aquatics are Closed.
• Red Wing Ignite all offices are working remotely. Questions about building access, meeting space and coworking should be directed to Shannan Harris at 651-327-2154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Red Wing Youth Outreach is accepting applications for emergency financial assistance for families. They have hygiene supplies, diapers and baby wipes (limited amount) for clients. They are working on moving all Independent Living Skills Groups, Youth Advisory Council Groups, Young Mom's Group and Mentoring Sessions online. Their office is closed to the public except by appointment. Please email email@example.com for any services or questions. For immediate needs, please call 651-468-5677. If you are in a crisis and unsure who to call, call 211 to learn about resources available.
• Salvation Army is temporarily closed. Please save your usable donations until we re-open.
• United Way office is temporarily closed and working remotely.
• Andy’s Sports Bar & Grill has curbside and delivery Tues-Thursdays 11AM-2PM and 4PM-8PM; Friday & Saturday 11AM-9PM; closed Sundays & Mondays.
• Applebee's has to go, curbside & delivery available.
• Bayside Saloon & Steakhouse is temporarily closed.
• Bev's Café is temporarily closed.
• Bierstube is temporarily closed.
• Chickadee Cottage Café is temporarily closed.
• Clara's Gifts & Coffee is closed but the hotel is offering curbside breakfast, lunch and dinner to-go. To order, call 651-385-5544 from 7AM-9PM daily. Pickup will be located in front of the St. James Hotel on Main Street. They have Easter Brunch available for curbside pickup—to order call 651-385-5542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Culver’s has drive-thru service.
• Dairy Queen's drive-thru window is open 11AM-8PM. Cakes may be picked up in store.
• Falconer Vineyards & Winery is open Saturdays 2PM-8PM, pickup orders only. Call 651-388-8849 and they'll bring it out to you.
• Fiesta Mexicana has temporarily closed.
• Hanisch Bakery & Coffee Shop is open 7AM-3PM and has curbside service and delivery. Closed Sundays & Mondays in April.
• Harbor Restaurant-Bar-Marina is closed.
• Hay Creek Valley Campground & Saloon (Dressen’s Saloon) has a drive-up window open for pick up Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11AM-6PM.
• Jimmy's Pub at the St. James Hotel is closed but the hotel is offering curbside breakfast, lunch and dinner to-go. To order, call 651-385-5544 from 7AM-9PM daily. Pickup orders will be located in front of the hotel on Main Street. They have Easter Brunch available for curbside pickup—to order call 651-385-5542 or email email@example.com.
• Kelly’s Tap House & Grill has curbside, take-out and delivery.
• LaMexicana Market and Restaurant is open for curbside and pickup 11:30AM-7PM. Closed Tuesdays & Sundays.
• Liberty’s Restaurant & Lounge is open 7 days/week and is offering their whole menu. They are open 10AM-10PM for pick up or delivery orders. Please call in your food orders at 651-388-8877 to limit time spent in our guest area. They have take-out, delivery and curbside available.
• Mandy's Coffee and Cafe is temporarily closed.
• Marie’s Underground Grill & Tap House is open Fridays only 11:30AM-1:30PM and 4:30PM-8PM. They have curbside, carry-out and delivery within a 5 mile radius. Temporary menu is on their Facebook page
• McDonald’s has drive-thru service.
• Meatheads Meats & Deli is open with take-out available from 9AM-6PM—Monday-Saturday and 10AM-2PM on Sundays. Lunch is available 11AM-2PM, take out only.
• Oliver’s Wine Bar is temporarily closed.
• Perkins Restaurant & Bakery has a new carry-out menu available Tuesday-Sunday 9AM-7PM, closed Mondays.
• Randys has drive-thru available.
• Red Wing Brewery is open. Call in your orders to 651-327-2200 and they'll have it ready for pickup or curbside. Closed Mondays.
• Red’s Savoy Pizza has curbside pickup & delivery 3PM-8PM every day.
• Stockholm Pie’s Pie Plate & Red Wing General Store has curbside and delivery services available, 11AM-2PM and 4PM-5:30PM.
• The Port Restaurant at the St. James Hotel is closed but the hotel is offering curbside breakfast, lunch and dinner to-go. To order, call 651-385-5544 from 7AM-9PM daily. Pickup orders will be located in front of the hotel on Main Street. They have Easter Brunch available for curbside pickup—to order call 651-385-5542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The Smokin’ Oak Rotisserie and Grill is open Monday – Thursday 3-7:30; Friday - Sunday 11-7:30 offering take-out and curbside pick-up.
• Warm Toasties Food Truck not open yet.
• Wiederholt’s Supper Club is temporarily closed.
• Winger Nutrition is Open with curbside pickup and delivery M-F 6:30AM-4PM. Call or text 612-504-1398.
• Annadees Closet is open for shopping and donations.
• Boxrud's Resale & Gifts/Jump The Broom Wedding Consignments is temporarily closed. Website is open 24/7.
• Buchanan Grocery is open and has curbside service and delivery.
• Clementine Florist is open for curbside pickup. We are offering free delivery to the Red Wing area! Let us brighten your day with our fresh Spring blooms. Please call 651-800-2060 to order. We are located at 406 Main Street in the lobby of the St. James Hotel.
• Cut Above Home (Red Wing) is closed until further notice. Contact them on Facebook if you need anything.
• DeLeon Jewelers is temporarily closed.
• Duluth Trading Company is temporarily closed.
• Fair Trade Books is temporarily closed. They will be available via phone and email for direct to home orders.
• Family Fare is open 6AM-10PM, 7 days per week.
• Hallstrom's Florist & Sweet Shoppe are Open, but doors are closed. They are doing deliveries, or curbside pickup, call 651-388-7178. We are happy to assist with special requests.
• Hobgoblin Music/Stoney End Harps is open, but all events through May 24 have been postponed.
• House Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is open for business by appointment thru April 10, by calling 651-388-1170. The Service & Parts departments will operate under normal business hours, except they will be closed on Saturdays.
•Falconer Vineyards & Winery is open Saturdays 2PM-8PM, pickup orders only. Call 651-388-8849 and they'll bring it out to you.
• Josephson's Clothing is temporarily closed.
• LaMexicana Market and Restaurant is open for curbside and pickup 11:30AM-7PM. Closed Tuesdays & Sundays.
• Malmquist Home Furnishings is open by appointment only.
• Oxheart Farm is a member of the Red Wing Area Farmer's Market. They are located in Hager City and raise vegetables, meat and eggs. They have a membership program called CSA where you can sign up for a weekly box of veggies. Call 651-380-6988 for more information.
• Phileo Style is closed until further notice. Shop online at www.phileostyle.com 24/7 and shipping is covered.
• Red Wing Ace Hardware is open and has delivery available.
• Red Wing Bicycle Co. & Outfitter are operating as normal for now as we are essential under the Transportation and Logistics sector. Store hours are Tues-Fri: 10-6, Saturday: 9-4.
• Red Wing Chevrolet is open. Sales by appointment only.
• Red Wing Confectionery is open M-F, 10AM-5PM, Sat & Sun 10AM-6PM and curbside service is available. They have many delicious Easter chocolates and goodies ready for you! Call 651-388-0174 to order.
• Red Wing Olive Oils is open Mon-Sat, 10AM-4PM for curbside pickup and online shopping is available.
• Red Wing Restyle & Tootsie Too's is open on Saturdays from 10AM-2PM.
• River Valley Power and Sport is open normal business hours. Their expert team is available by phone, email and online to answer questions and help you find your recreational vehicle virtually. They are now offering private showings and virtual appointments at all locations.
• Red Wing Shoe Store is operating with an alternative service model for our customers. They are taking orders over the phone with free shipping (651-388-6233) and offering curbside pickup. Temporary hours are Monday-Saturday 10AM-6PM; closed Sundays.
• Red Wing Valvoline is open Monday through Saturday, 11AM-4PM.
• Runnings in Red Wing is open 9AM-6PM. They are taking all necessary steps to keep customers and employees safe and healthy. Their purchasing and store teams continue working hard to keep the products and brands their customers want in stock. Please follow their social media @myrunnings for updates.
• Salvation Army Store is temporarily closed. Please keep your donations until they re-open.
• Sammons Beds-N-More is open limited hours March 30-April 10. Please call 651-388-4432 or email at email@example.com for assistance.
• Sargent's Nursery is open with curb-side pick-up and delivery. Watch their Facebook page for updates on hours.
• Sherwin-Williams has temporarily closed their sales floor. Orders may be done online with cash and charge customers. You can place your order over the phone at 651-388-8278. You may experience longer wait times or busy signal, so they appreciate your patience and understanding. In store pickup is no longer available; you must either request delivery or curbside pickup. They are Open M-F, 7AM-5PM; Saturdays 8AM-4PM; and Sundays 10AM-2PM. Customers can call in orders with credit cards and have them brought out to their cars if preferred. Hours are subject to change.
• Simple Abundance is open Mon-Sat 10AM-5PM with curbside service and delivery.
• Slumberland of Red Wing is temporarily closed. Visit www.slumberland.com to view and order. They will answer the phone Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 9AM-3PM, call 651-388-4600.
• Target stores will close no later than 9PM local time. They will reserve the first hour of shopping each Wednesday for vulnerable guests. Target will maintain limits on select products.
• The Creative Hand is temporarily closed.
• Tree Strings is open by appointment only. Text or call (651) 388-6530 and they will set up a time to meet with you. March Open Jams have been canceled. Hopefully see you in April!
• Uffda Shop is closed until April 1. Open by appointment and will be shipping telephone and internet orders, 1-800-488-3332 or 651-388-8436 www.uffdashoponline.com.
• Vestiges is temporarily closed until further notice.
• Walmart is open from 7AM-8:30PM every day.
• Walt's Shoe Service is temporarily closed.
• Wanshura Jewelers is temporarily closed.
• West End Liquor is open and doing deliveries and curbside pickup.
• West End Sports Center is open normal hours for marine parts, accessories, boat and outboard repairs.
• Whimsy's Closet store is closed but they are available online at www.whimsyscloset.com.
• Wireless World is open Monday-Friday, 9AM-7PM; Saturdays 10AM-4PM and Sundays Noon-4PM. You can reserve any device and accessories online at www.wirelessworld.com and pick up curbside at the store. The My Verizon app gives you online access to just about everything you might need.Specialty Service
• Allegra Marketing Print Mail will remain Open M-F, 9AM-4PM to support essential businesses and organizations that have been designated as critical infrastructure. Our lobby is closed, but please call us 651-388-1111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Anchor Promotions, Apparel & Signage is Open by appointment only. However, you must email email@example.com or call 651-385-7777 for details on how to handle the exchange of products and information.
• Bella Casa Design Studio is Open by appointment only, call 651-388-0307.
• Bluffs Pet Clinic is reducing hours to 9AM-5PM, Monday-Friday. We are also restricting client access to our facility for your safety as well as the safety of our staff. You will need to call when you arrive, then a staff member brings the pet in for their appointment, at the end of the appointment we will call you for a credit card number and bring your pet back out to you. We are using the same protocol for prescription/food pickups. You should call with payment information when you arrive and we will bring your products out to you.
• Chandler Roofing & Construction will remain open for business as we support the critical infrastructure industry. Outside, on-site services will continue as usual. We have staff in the office from 8:30AM-4:30PM that will take calls and respond to emails. For the services that require a physical meeting, an appointment is required. If you are dropping off payments or paperwork, a drop box will be outside the main entry.
• Computers on the Go is Open by appointment, 8AM-5PM. Call 651-327-2022 or 612-282-2604 for assistance.
• City of Red Wing Offices are closed to visitors but will be maintaining services.
• Falk Auto Body is open. You can also call for an estimate and they will come to you. They have a key drop box and can pick up or drop off your vehicle for estimates, repairs or upon completion.
• Fernbrook Family Center is Open and providing services. They have implemented telemedicine as an online option for patients. Call 612-212-7429 for more information.
• Hiawathaland Transit Starting Monday March 30, all regular routes in Faribault, Northfield and Red Wing will be suspended, and public transit will be provided through Dial-A-Ride only. The hours of service will be as follows:
Faribault – Monday – Friday 6am – 6pm / Saturday 12pm – 5pm
Northfield - Monday – Friday 6am – 6pm / Saturday 7am – 5pm
Red Wing - Monday – Friday 4:30am –9pm / Saturday & Sunday 7am – 5pm
Riders wishing to access Hiawathaland public transit services must call dispatch at 866-623-7505 x1 to schedule their ride with one of our dispatch team members. Riders can schedule up to 6 days in advance or on the same day. Fares will be $1.25 per ride, and monthly route passes will be honored during this time. We anticipate this change to last two weeks, with regular route service resuming on Monday, April 13.
• Kevin’s Service is open. If you don't want to touch gas handles, pull up to pump #3 and they will do full service for your vehicle.
• Kids Junction is open to more employee groups including: Emergency Response for Gas and Electric Utilities; Water Treatment/Wastewater; Public Works; Other Shelter Staff and Outreach Workers; Infectious & Hazardous Waste Management; Solid Waste Management; and Food Distribution Workers. Contact Justin Plein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-764-0266 to reserve a stop.
• Midway Auto is Open M-F, 8AM-5PM, Saturday 8AM-Noon and 24 hours for service calls or towing.
• Mississippi Welders Supply retail store is open Monday-Friday 7AM-3PM for call-in curbside pickup orders only. Deliveries are taking place as normal. Please call 651-388-1836 for orders.
• QMEDIA offices are closed to outside visitors. Appointment only.
• Red Wing Coin Laundry is open. They have pickup, delivery and curb side service available.
• Red Wing HRA has closed their offices to the public. Appointments can be made by calling 651-388-7571. HRA prefers to conduct business through email, mail and phone calls at this time. Maintenance is still cleaning Jordan Towers and only performing emergency work orders for residents to limit time in resident’s units. Semcac dining will deliver meals to residents’ doors if they sign up for meals, there is no dining for lunch.
• Red Wing Library is closed.
• Red Wing Public Schools are closed. Breakfast and lunch are being provided between 10AM-11:45AM at various locations throughout town visit their Facebook page for Red Wing Public Schools.
• Red Wing Republican Eagle/RiverTown Multimedia has limited office hours. Call 800-284-3402 for circulation or membership issues or email@example.com with news. They are able to work remotely.
• Ripley's Rental & Sales are open to support essential businesses and organizations that have been designated as critical infrastructure. Check their Facebook page for hours of operation.
• River Bluff Humane Society is Open by appointment only. We will still being doing adoptions and taking in strays and be dealing with impounds. Our food shelf will also be open for appt only if people are in need of pet food. Please call us at 651-388-5286 if you have any questions.
• River City Car Wash is Open 24/7.
• Riverside Automotive is open.
• RWC Tech Solutions is providing remote and phone services daily 8AM-9PM Monday – Sunday. We will provide in store services at our Red Wing location only by appointment. On-Site services will be provided for critical infrastructure and business emergencies only. Our technicians are required to wear masks at all times in the field for staff and customer protection. We will provide FREE general remote support for all families that are low income for educational purposes until further notice. Call us at 800-643-3148 or visit www.rwctechsolutions.com.
• Ryan Glass is open.
• Sievers Creative is open and able to assist anyone via email, phone and videoconferencing. They are running at full capacity and helping many clients with their communication needs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. They also put together a quick marketing guide for businesses during this time, which can be found on the Chamber's website.
• Smith Heating is Open.
• StarTech Computing is open. People can contact them at 888-385-0607 or email email@example.com
• Suburban Portables is open for business. In fact, they have been called on by several large employers to provide Portable Restrooms for companies that have truck deliveries, so the truck drivers don't have to enter their facilities.
• Tipp-Topp Detailing is open. Call them at 651-212-6722 or send a message. They have FREE local pickup and delivery.
• Train of 89 Keys Locksmith is Open by appointment.
• Wentz Accounting & Tax Services is Open. However, you must call 651-800-2200 for details on how to handle the exchange of information.
• White Glove Shuttle Service is open. Eddie has had many event cancelations, so he is available for any transportation needs: deliveries, rides, transports to medical facilities, stores, etc. Call him at 651-212-3385.
• Wilson Oil is all credit card basis. If you need help at the gas island, knock on the door. They will continue dropping the prices as they turn their supply. This policy will continue until the crisis passes.We realize that these are very challenging and unprecedented times for everyone and the situation is fluid. If you have concerns about how your business can navigate this time, please let us know. Please let us know what you need or what questions you have at this time. We will get through this together!Patty Brown
Executive DirectorMN/WI Bridge Project
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ADA Compliance Seminar
David Fenley, ADA/Access Coordinator, Minnesota Council on Disability, conducted a seminar on ADA Compliance on September 13. Click on the links below for information and/or visit the Chamber Facebook page for viewing the seminar.
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