Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Club 20 is taking the Coronavirus Pandemic seriously for the protection of our members, staff, and citizens of Western Colorado. We understand that these unprecedented times will have long lasting impacts to our business community and are sharing some resources below that may be of interest.

Business Resources:

All 64 Colorado counties have been advanced by Governor Jared Polis for inclusion in the U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. Please see the links below for more information.
OEDIT Resources: https://choosecolorado.com/covid19/ or call the Small Business Hotline at (303) 860-5881

State efforts:

State COVID19 Website
The State launched a new website with a breadth of informational resources and improved data visualization for COVID-19. The website will be the state’s primary resource for information related to COVID-19 and will feature statewide coordinated response information. The new website is covid19.colorado.gov.
The new data visualization dashboard is covid19.colorado.gov/data. It features data on Colorado’s COVID-19 testing results, including total test results completed, total positive results, positive cases by county, transmission type, and patient outcome, and number of hospitalizations and fatalities. The data will be updated daily around 4 p.m. This robust, automated, daily data source will replace news releases announcing this data.  Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

COVID Relief Fund

The Governor announced the Help Colorado Now effort where Coloradans can donate or volunteer, as well as the Colorado COVID Relief Fund, which has already raised nearly $3 million to help Coloradans impacted by the coronavirus. Coloradans can donate or sign up to volunteer at www.HelpColoradoNow.org The Colorado COVID Relief Fund is hosted by the State of Colorado and Mile High United Way. The effort is co-chaired by Rick Sakpin and Roxanne White. The fund will be overseen by a committee of community leaders from across Colorado and will be providing aid to support Colorado communities and organizations affected by the recent outbreak of COVID-19.

Child Care Support

Because this crisis is putting an unprecedented strain on health care and emergency workers, the Governor is working with Mike Johnston and the Gary Community Foundation, early childhood providers, schools districts and the Colorado Department of Human Services to establish a system of emergency child care for our most essential workers. Health care providers and staff, public safety workers and staff supporting at-risk populations will qualify for the program. For more information, visit www.covidchildcarecolorado.com

Colorado Department of Labor & Employment

Resources offered from CDLE:

  • Emergency Paid Leave Rule – This rule is meant to limit the spread of highly contagious disease and enables workers in at-risk occupations to access testing.
  • Unemployment Insurance – During layoffs, all employees are encouraged to apply for unemployment insurance. Those who are job-attached (meaning workers will be expected to return after a separation of up to 16 weeks) should file as “job-attached.”
  • Work-Share Program may allow certain employees who have had reduced hours to claim partial unemployment benefits.
  • Layoff/Separations

Health Insurance

Connect for Health Colorado has opened enrollment for those who have lost their health insurance as a result of the Coronavirus. Those needing to enroll can visit their website at: https://connectforhealthco.com/
Other Resources

Coronavirus Legislation

HR-6201: Family First Coronavirus Response Act

Bill Summary: HERE

HR-6074: Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020

Bill Summary: HERE

Congressional Letter on H2A Workers-Sent 3/20/2020

Can be found HERE

Press Releases:

Bennet Calls for New Taskforce Dedicated to Bringing Americans Stranded Overseas Home
Full Release HERE
Gardner Pushes for Expanded Telehealth Access for Vulnerable Populations
Full Release HERE
Tipton Bill Allows for Faster COVID-19 Response for Elderly and Homeless
Read More HERE