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All businesses are required to develop and implement a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan that complies with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) COVID-19 guidelines and OSHA standards.

For additional information or assistance in developing a plan, businesses can contact MNOSHA Workplace Safety Consultation at 651-284-5060 or

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  • Administrative conferences, mediations:  Until further notice, the Department of Labor and Industry will conduct administrative conferences and mediations remotely by telephone or video conference. Parties also have the option of rescheduling events to a later date. Contact us at or 651-284-5032, or contact your assigned mediator, for more information.

  • COMPACT newsletter:  Special edition – COVID-19 (published August 2020)

  • Copy file review:  DLI's Copy File Review team will be contacting citizens who have appointments scheduled to look at their workers' compensation files, so they can reschedule their appointment 30 days or more in the future. If it is imperative they see their file at their scheduled appointment time, DLI will limit the individual's access to a singular room and the Copy File Review team will ensure social-distancing practices are followed.

  • Emailing documents:  Emailing of certain documents is temporarily allowed.

  • Rehabilitation consultations:  Until further notice, the Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) will not take any enforcement action under Minnesota Rules 5220.0130 against any qualified rehabilitation consultant (QRC) who conducts a rehabilitation consultation with an injured worker by telephone or video, rather than in person. DLI encourages QRCs to limit in-person meetings and implement social-distancing measures when providing a rehabilitation consultation and other rehabilitation services to injured workers. Placement vendors and their staff members, who meet with injured workers, are also encouraged to conduct meetings by phone or video.

  • Workers' compensation bill:  Bill language | Bill summary | Frequently asked questions (summary and FAQs updated April 28, 2021)
    This legislation creates a presumption for workers’ compensation coverage of first responders, certain workers at a corrections, detention or secure treatment facility, and certain health and child care workers who contract COVID-19. View related information from MWCIA.