The Dodge County Commissioners are interested in learning how businesses in the county have been specifically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They are also very interested in your thoughts, as business owners, as to what impact this will have on your business in the next 12 months. What financial needs will you have if business trends continue as they are?
The effects of the pandemic are varied and widespread.
Some businesses have found new revenue streams because of the needs of people being quarantined.
For example, delivery services are busier than ever before.
On the other hand, some businesses’ revenue has been reduced significantly because customers could not come into their stores during the height of the quarantine.
Some businesses have had to lay off workers while some are seeking employees.
Some businesses have employees working from home but have had to absorb the cost of providing electronic devices for the use of offsite employees.
Some businesses have had to pay for sky-rocketing cleaning costs and the costs of personal protective equipment for employees.
In an effort to understand these impacts and to strategize possible financial relief, the commissioners are asking that business owners send written comments to the commissioners by July 31 either via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Dodge County Commissioners, Government Services Building, 721 Main St. N, Mantorville, MN, 55955.Dodge County Economic Development collects and updates a list of regional, State, and Federal resources available to businesses impacted by COVID-19 which you can find here: https://www.co.dodge.mn.us/departments/economic_development_authority/covid-19_resources_for_businesses.php