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COVID-19 and the Minneapolis Fed: What we’re doing, how we’re working

Read President Neel Kashkari’s statement, updates from the Board of Governors, and additional COVID-19-related public health resources

March 17, 2020


COVID-19 and the Minneapolis Fed: What we’re doing, how we’re working

The coronavirus is presenting a unique challenge for all of us in the Ninth Federal Reserve District and across the country. Here at the Minneapolis Fed, it has changed how we work and where we work. What has not changed is our commitment to fulfilling our public service mission.

As a member of the Federal Open Market Committee, I am deeply engaged in the critical actions the Fed is taking to support our nation’s economy. We are actively monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and assessing its potential impact on our economy, both in the region and across the nation. We are united in our resolve to use our tools to achieve the goals Congress has assigned us: maximum employment and price stability.

Here in the Ninth District, we are focused on maintaining operations that are essential to keeping our economy and financial system functioning, while at the same time ensuring the health and well-being of our employees and their families in Minneapolis and Helena, Mont. Much of our workforce has the ability to work from home and is now doing so. I am thankful for their dedication to our mission of pursuing an economy that works for all of us.

Through this difficult period, my goal—and that of the entire Federal Reserve System—is to remain open and transparent and do our part to support the U.S. economy and the American people.

I invite you to our dedicated COVID-19 resources page where you’ll find a wide range of public health, Federal Reserve, and other Ninth District resources.


Neel Kashkari
Mar. 17, 2020

COVID-19's impact on our district

Ninth District Resources

We are committed to the communities that make up our district. Below are some resources to answer your additional COVID-19-related questions.

Public health agencies in the Ninth Federal Reserve District

Ninth District COVID-19 resources

We have assembled a list of resources for bank customers, financial institutions, nonprofits, smallibusiness owners, homeowners and renters, and workers seeking guidance.

Federal Resources

During these challenging times the Federal Reserve system remains committed to its goals of promoting maximum employment and price stability.

Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Federal Reserve Bank Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brookings: Fed actions explained

New York Fed actions

For economists

Tracking COVID-19 symptoms and impact in real time: A survey-based surveillance system