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Community Resources and the COVID-19 Virus in Minnesota

Dear Quorum Members, Partners, and Stakeholders:

Minnesotans are resilient and our businesses and community know how to manage through difficult times. During this unprecedented challenge related to the COVID-19 virus, please know that Quorum is working proactively to support our members, community partners, and stakeholders.We can never be too careful. We are taking the most prudent measures internally and externally to ensure the safety of our members and staff. As with many of you, we are fully adhering to all the standard recommendations regarding sick employees, hand washings and any travel restrictions. We also continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation on a daily basis with updates from local, state, and national entities dedicated to stopping the spread of this virus.


Second, with respect to many of our members who have experienced a hardship due to the virus, please know that Quorum remains available and ready to support you. This is an evolving issue, and the business that prepares for it will be in a better position to deal with it.

Lastly, we are, closely monitoring things day-to-day, and we will notify you of any changes.We will keep you updated on our events and make any changes necessary to ensure the safety and health of our Quorum Village. 

We are very confident that the Twin Cities and Minnesota will persevere through these challenging times. Know that Quorum will be with you every step of the way.
Sincerely,
Ron Gersdorf, Quorum Board President
Rebecca Waggoner, Quorum Executive Director



Resources for Businesses and Community Partners

Health-Related Resources

Get updates from the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce: https://www.nglcc.org/covid19

Loans/Business Funding:

1) Minnesota Employment and Economic Development (DEED): https://mn.gov/deed/

2) Learn about the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) at the Small Business Administration (SBA):

Business Planning Tools:

For Employees:

For Employers:

GET UPDATED INFORMATION:

Know How the Virus Spreads

Illustration: woman sneezing on man

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Take steps to protect yourself

Illustration: washing hands with soap and water*Clean your hands often
*Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
*If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. 
*Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Illustration: Woman quarantined to her home


*Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
*Stay home if you’re sick except to get medical care. 

cleaning a counter
*Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
*If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.



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