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COVID 19 Employer and Business Resources


FINANCIAL RESOURCES for Employer and Businesses

In this section you will find information and valuable resources for businesses that have been financially affected by COVID-19. Topics include financial resources, steps for financial assistance, state loan programs and regional points of contacts.


n this section you will find information pertaining laws and regulations that may affect employees and employers during a health crisis. Topics include PTO, employee statuses, remote working, job duties and guidance for union members.


In this section you will find information on the role of insurance in providing protection to consumers and businesses impacted by COVID-19. Topics include insurance policies and types of coverage.


In this section you will find valuable information about actions being taken to help taxpayers and businesses affected by COVID-19.


Not every business is able to maintain daily operations remotely, so employers must take additional steps to ensuring their employees have a safe work environment.

Employer Guidance for sick employees


March 20, 2020

Guidance for Business owners, 

If you have a sick employee and are unsure of how to proceed:

Employees who are exhibiting fever or respiratory symptoms should stay home and notify their supervisor. If they become sick at work, they should go home immediately. Generally, employees are expected to stay out of the workplace until they are fever free for at least 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medications. Employees should consult their health care provider immediately if they have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath) and/or believe they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 and/or notified that you are under quarantine, you should comply with your health care providers and public health recommendations for care and quarantine. 

Your health care provider will screen you to see if you meet criteria to be tested for COVID-19, as testing supplies are limited. The qualifications for who gets tested is changing every day, so please be patient with your health care provider, as they have to follow the guidance of the CDC and North Dakota Department of Health. 

If you are unsure of how to proceed with a sick employee, please call the 

North Dakota Department of Health hotline at 866-207-2880

Also, see the link below for guidance for your business from the CDC.

Thank you, 

Samantha Wentz

LRDHU Pierce County Health Nurse


JDA Mission

 Our mission  is to create new wealth for area residents through a proactive economic development program. The JDA will promote existing business activities, facilitate business expansions, and recruit businesses that enhance and fit into the community and encourage new ideas and ventures all of which lead to jobs that provide for an appropriate standard of living. 


Business and Industry

 From craftsmen to manufacturing, to agriculture and health care, Rugby has the resources and opportunities to help grow your business. Home to almost 200 businesses, including small retail stores, restaurants, and national manufacturers, Rugby has a labor force to support enterprises with as many as 370 employees.  And with an infrastructure to take your products where they need to go, Rugby continues to support an entrepreneurial vision with local, regional, and global awareness. 



Home town atmosphere with people who care. Rugby is nestled in the Geographical Center of North America, and has been a major attraction to many. Both our public and private schools offer great opportunities for students to learn and grow. Neighborhoods around the Rugby area are safe and we appreciate that our children can walk to the park and ride their bikes without any need to worry. Rugby is filled with exciting and friendly people who geniunely care about their neighbors.

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