Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information and Resources for Residents and Businesses

Last updated: 1/26/2021

This page contains information and resources for residents and businesses during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. We will keep this page updated with information as it is available.


CDA Office Closed Until Further Notice

Dakota County CDA offices are currently closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 public health pandemic until further notice. Business operations are being adjusted.

Staff will be answering calls and emails during this time.

If you are dropping off paperwork or a rent payment, please use the drop box located outside our front doors. It will be checked frequently throughout the day.

The CDA will continue to update the website with up-to-date information regarding business operations.


Flyers and Information

There is a lot of information out there, and much of it changes rapidly. Here are some flyers we’ve sent with basic facts and information:

COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Español: COVID-19: Lo Que Necesita Saber

Clean Your Hands: Easy as 1, 2, 3

Stop the Spread – Social Distancing

Español: Detener la Propagación: Distanciamiento Social

Community Resources

Only Flush Toilet Paper

Stay at Home!



Mortgage Information

If you have questions regarding the CARES Act and mortgage forebearance, this YouTube video may be informational to you:

CARES Act: Mortgage Forebearance Video


Energy Assistance

If you need help paying your energy bills, there may still be help available to you. Click here for more information.

Transportation Assistance

The CARES Transportation Resources Program was designed by Dakota County to support individuals who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 in their transportation needs. Individuals can select to receive either Lyft codes or Metro Transit GoTo card funds.

For more information or an application, please click the documents below:

CARES Transportation Resources Program

Español: Programa de Recursos de Transporte CARES

CARES Transportation Resources Application

Español: Solicitud de Recursos de Transporte de CARES


Housing Choice Voucher & Public Housing Participants

If you are a Housing Choice Voucher participant or Public Housing resident, the below document explains the regulatory waivers that the Dakota County CDA has implemented.

HCV & Public Housing Waivers (Due to COVID-19)


Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Hotline

The Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 hotlines are merging and reducing hours. The three main hotlines (health, child care, and discrimination) can be accessed via 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504. The previous numbers for the hotlines will still function and will funnel to this main line. The hotline will be available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The hotline will no longer be active on weekends.



Dakota County COVID-19 Information and Hotline

Dakota County has also set up an information and resource page:

Dakota County Coronavirus Information and Resources Page



Resources for Businesses

Dakota County has received approximately $8.3 million in funding from the State of Minnesota to support local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information or to apply online, please visit our Small Business Relief Grants page:

Small Business Relief Grants

Open to Business, in partnership with the Dakota County CDA and local Chambers of Commerce, hosted a series of free webinars for businesses to navigate this time. The series has ended, but the webinars can still be viewed/listened to on the Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce’s website:

Free Webinars for Businesses