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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) City of Breckenridge General Information:


COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program is now accepting applications- Facts about the program/eligibility- Click here 

Application- Click Here



Return to School Framework Information



Update from Breckenridge School Superintendent Cordes


Governor Walz Announces Executive Order 20-82: Authorizing and Directing the Commissioner of Education to Require School Districts and Charter Schools to Provide a Safe and Effective Learning Environment for Minnesota's Students during the 2020-21 School Year 

Safe Learning Plan for the 2020-21 School Year



Governor Walz Announces Executive Order 20-81: Requiring Minnesotans to Wear a Face Covering in Certain Settings to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

MN Department of Health: Face Covering Requirements and Recommendations under Executive Order 20-81


The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) released the results of a survey asking Minnesota families about their experience with distance learning and their thoughts on the upcoming school year


Minnesota credit unions and banks to extend some CARES Act mortgage-relief options to customers without a federally-backed mortgage 


Breckenridge Family Community Center will be excepting rentals after July 6th

Get help buying food while schools are closed


Testing Locations


After much consideration, the City Council has made the difficult decision not to open the Breckenridge Family Aquatic Center (BFAC) this summer.  Please join us again in 2021. 


Stay Safe MN


Breckenridge City Hall, including Public Utilities, will reopen to the public on Monday, June 8th. 

Governor Walz's Emergency Executive Order 20-74: Continuing to Safely Reopen Minnesota’s Economy and Ensure Safe NonWork Activities during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

Governor Walz Announces Gradual Re-Opening of Indoor Dining, Gyms, Entertainment Venues

Safely Adjusting the dials- June 10


Governor Walz's Emergency Executive Order 20-63: Continuing to Safely Reopen Minnesota's Economy and Ensure Safe Non-Work Activities During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency


Minnesota COVID-19 Response Child Care Information for Families and Providers

Emergency Food Support



CHI St. Francis Health is re-opening its Primary Care and Walk in Clinic, effective May 26, 2020


Minnesota's Stay Safe Plan

Minnesota Department of Health update from May 20, 2020

Governor Waltz announces plans for outdoor dining, limited occupancy salons


Breckenridge Parks


Governor Walz's Emergency Executive Order 20-56: Safely Reopening Minnesota's Economy and Ensuring Safe Non-Work Activities during the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

Safely Adjusting the Dials 


Walz extends order until May 18, allows curbside pickup for retail stores and strongly encourages all Minnesotans to wear masks when outside the home

Governor Walz’s Emergency Executive Order 20-48: Extending and Modifying Stay at Home Order, Continuing Temporary Closure of Bars, Restaurants, and Other Places of Public Accommodation, and Allowing Additional Workers in Certain NonCritical Sectors to Return to Safe Workplaces


Breckenridge Family Community Center plans for the 2020 SUMMER FUN PROGRAM are canceled


Breckenridge Fire Department Homemade Mask Drive on Saturday, April 25th from 10am-2pm at North side Fire Hall - Click Here


Breckenridge Family Aquatic Center plans for the 2020 summer season are currently being reviewed. 


Support Our Area Businesses: The gift card blitz head over to our website to purchase the gift cards. Click here for flyer.

Rep Backer and Sen Westrom in MN will be hosting a virtual town hall meeting at 2:00 pm on Wednesday April 22nd on the state’s COVID-19 response and other legislative issues.  You can find more information here.


COVID-19 Symptoms vs. Flu, Cold & Allergies


Disinfectants that can be used against COVID-19

West Central MN Communities Action Energy Assistance Program REVISED


Breckenridge Police Department Notice to Public regarding MN Governor Walz Emergency Executive Order 20-20

City of Breckenridge Mayor to Declare Local State of Emergency 


Breckenridge Public Utilities Letter to Customers

Breckenridge City Hall Doors Closed to Public Until Further Notice

Paying Your Breckenridge Public Utilities Bill


Southern Valley Strong website


The Daily News- Coronavirus

Wilkin County Public Health

Do Not Flush Anything other than Toilet Paper

MN Department of Health

CDC- Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Drinking Water & Wastewater from US Environmental Protection Agency


CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Information for Employers and Employees:


City of Breckenridge CARES Small Business Grant from $2,000-$15,000: Click Here

CARES Small Business Grant Application

CARES Small Business Grant Program Guidelines

CARES Small Business Grant Program FAQ


FREE, one-on-one business consulting to Re-Energize Your Business from West Central MN Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)



The $600 of federal unemployment benefit will expire at the end of July. If you are in need of additional state and community services, and resources- Click Here



DEED Small Business Relief Grants


Unemployment Support


Wahpeton Daily News Recovery Package


Stay Safe Plan beginning on June 10, 2020


Industry Guidance for Safely Reopening


MN Unemployment Insurance Information of Workers & Self-employed & independent contractors



Live Q&A with Greg at WCI on MN DEED’s Small Business Emergency Loan on May 26th.

Safely Returning to Work

Economic Development Association of MN webinars

EDA Grant Opportunity


MN Business Opening Plan Template

Safely Returning to Work on May 18th

Governor Walz's Emergency Executive Order 20-54: Protecting Workers from Unsafe Working Conditions and Retaliation During the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency

Food Manufacturing Guidance


Manufacturing Workers and Employers Guidance from CDC and OSHA


Governor Walz’s Emergency Executive Order 20-40: Allowing Workers in Certain Non-Critical Sectors to Return to Safe Workplaces

MN Department of Employment and Economic Development – for businesses: Safely Returning to Work questions and answers and links to COVID-19 Preparedness Plan templates and guidelines. 

Can my business be open? Review the guidance  

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan template - Word document | PDF

Checklist guidelines for creating a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan - Word document | PDF


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans  to small businesses

Salesforce is offering a grant of $10k

Reopening businesses in the Southern Valley webinar Wednesday, April 29th at 9:00 am

Reopening businesses in the Southern Valley Informational Flyer

Support Main Street Retail webinar Tuesday, April 28th by University of Minnesota Extension at 9:00 am

Resources for MN Businesses- financial assistance, the paycheck protection program, and the Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act


Overview of the programs that recently passed into law from Nadine Julson CPA

Do you have a SBA loan right now, or contemplating taking one out?

                     SBA Loan Calculator from Eide Bailey

Small Business Owner's Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act


MN DEED Small Business Loan Guarantee Program

Do you have ideas for MN state government support of the MN Economy during this crisis? 

MN Critical Business List

If your business is not on the list on the above link and you feel are are an essential business- Click here

Stimulus Package by International Economic Development Council

Free Digital Support for Small Businesses

MN Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Business Toolkit


U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loans: The Three Step Process

Do you have a business update? 

CDC- Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Drinking Water & Wastewater from US Environmental Protection Agency


Unemployment benefits for workers


Disaster assistance for businesses

MN Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Emergency Loan Program

Southern Valley Strong Facebook Page

Wahpeton Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) and Mental Health:


Mental Health Crisis Line- Call **CRISIS (**274747)


Mental Health Support Resources


How to identify and respond to four common mental-health responses to crisis

Resources to Support Mental Heath and Coping with the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Phone 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741