Senator Nelson: February 5 deadline for businesses to determine eligibility for Covid relief

State Senator Carla Nelson (R-Rochester) today alerted Minnesota businesses that they have until the end of the day on Friday, February 5 to determine if they are eligible for state coronavirus relief. While most payments have gone out already, Minnesota businesses that didn’t receive a payment, but believe they qualify, still have an opportunity to confirm their eligibility with the Department of Revenue.

“I want to strongly encourage every business owner who has not yet received a Covid relief payment to fill out the form with the Department of Revenue to determine if they are eligible,” said Sen. Nelson. “Times have been exceedingly difficult for businesses, particularly small businesses. We passed a significant, bipartisan relief bill in December to provide assistance, and we want to make sure every eligible business is able to take advantage.”

Under the terms of the Covid relief package the legislature approved in December, businesses that suffered a 30% loss of revenue were automatically notified and received checks. Those notifications were sent on December 31, and the payments were sent shortly after. 

Businesses who believe they qualified, but did not receive a payment, must file an inquiry with the Department of Revenue before Friday, February 5, 2021. The Department will then review the inquiry and determine if the business meets the necessary requirements.

Business representatives who have questions can contact Senator Nelson’s office at 651-296-4848 or, or the Department of Revenue at or call 651-282-9999.