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Disaster and pandemic planning

Updated: April 7, 2020

Whether a natural disaster or a global health emergency, use these resources to help you and your clients stay informed, prepared and avoid a crisis.

COVID-19 resources

Paycheck Protection Program resources for CPAs

Access payroll calculators, sample applications and more to help your clients navigate the complexities of applying for a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program.

  • NEW PPP FAQs Released by the Small Business Administration

COVID-19: How the pandemic is impacting the CPA world (MNCPA Perspectives Blog)

The MNCPA is continously updating a blog with the latest information CPAs need to know related to closures, deadline changes and other matters concerning the profession.

Governor Walz "stay-at-home" executive order

The governor has issued a two-week "stay at home" order, effective at 11:59 p.m. March 27 through 5 p.m. April 10. Employees working in a critical industry may go to their office during this time period if they cannot perform their work virtually.

Review DEED's list of critical industries

Pandemic Business Planning Guide 

This guide is customized to outline the recommended steps your organization should take to prepare for COVID-19. (The guide is downloaded as a Word document.)


Paycheck Protection Program webinars

Take a detailed look at PPP loans and what business leaders need to know about them with these webinars.

CARES Act webinars

The new Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act aims to offset the economic impact of COVID-19 and includes major tax changes for individuals and businesses.

Answering Your Questions on Minnesota's Stay-At-Home Executive Order

DEED Commissioner Steve Grove answers business owners' questions in this webinar, hosted by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.

Archived HR webinars and related resources

HR expert Larry Morgan developed the following resources exclusively for MNCPA members.

COVID-19 articles

COVID-19 (coronavirus) guidance for employers

HR expert Larry Morgan shares critical first steps employers should take to build contingency plans and ease staff concerns.

Responding to COVID-19 with remote access? Pay attention to security!

Tech expert Tommy Stephens shares five best practices for the increased number of people working from home in your office.

Adapting your firm in a time of a pandemic

Flexibility is paramount in this time. Here are 10 actions August Aquila says your firm should take as the nature of your day-to-day business changes.

Making teleworking work in a time of crisis

HR expert Larry Morgan looks at explores the structure that should be put in place and what pitfalls to avoid with more people working remotely.

COVID-19 customizable templates

Client letter templates

Customizable employer templates and posters

More COVID-19 information and resources

Minnesota-specific resources


Minnesota Department of Health

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Office of Governor Tim Walz


National/international resources


COVID-19 global cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

U.S. Travel Association

U.S. Small Business Administration: COVID-19 Guidance and Loan Resources