• Business Resources and News on COVID-19

    The Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce understands that this is an uncertain time with many businesses asking critical questions.  Our Board of Directors and staff are working closely with community partners and our peers in Dakota County, at the MN Chamber of Commerce and US Chamber of Commerce to provide reliable information for the health of your business.  The resources below will be updated daily so please check back for the most up to date information.  We believe in the strength, creativity and resiliency of our local businesses.  Please reach out to the Hastings Chamber with helpful information, ideas or needs as they come about.   Now is the time to unite as one community, we are stronger together.

  • MN Chamber Vaccine Tool Kit:

    The MN Chamber Of Commerce has complied the latest information on the COVID-19 Vaccine and will update this as new information is release.  COVID_19 VACCINE TOOL KIT

  • Helpful Webinars

    Click Here to view multiple webinars that address business concerns and questions in the COVID-19 era.



  • State Wide Mask Mandate ENDS:

    NEW: May 13, 2021

    Governor Walz announced the end of Minnesota’s face covering requirement in nearly all settings. Please check rules in individual municipalities or at private businesses.

    Summary of changes announced May 6, 2021

    Effective May 7, all outdoor businesses are no longer subject to occupancy limits or distancing requirements. Outdoors, face coverings for patrons are required only in venues with more than 500 people in attendance. The mandatory closing time for bars, restaurants, and other places of public accommodation has been eliminated.

    Effective May 28, businesses will no longer be subject to occupancy limits, distancing or other sector-specific requirements and need follow only the  Universal Guidance for All Businesses and Entities and face covering requirements.



  • Do you have a Pandemic Safety Plan in place?  

    Recent survey data says 72% of Americans are fearful of going back to normal purchasing practices.  It is extremely important to build consumer confidence NOW.   Make sure your customers and employees know how you plan to keep them safe and then promote it. Take video & photos that can be posted on your website and social media. Below are a few resources to help businesses prepare their plan.

    •  Find an Employer Preparedness Requirements HERE.

    •  MN Guidance on Reopening can be found HERE.

    •  Find templates HERE.  

    •  Follow guidelines set out by MNOSHA.

    •  Find Frequently Asked Business Questions HERE.

    •  Remember you know your business model the best.  Be creative while keeping the safety of employees and customers in mind.