News from the City of Denver
With Safer at Home underway and the phased loosening of state restrictions continuing, business and leisure activities are resuming in Denver. Face coverings continue to be mandatory while inside of or waiting in line to enter any retail or commercial business, or any location or facility offering government or health care services and while waiting for or riding on public transportation.
Businesses have been allowed to reopen with 50 percent of employees if they are able to maintain six-foot physical distancing, abide by the face-covering order and other guidelines.
While we are all still safer at home, we are also able to practice greater social distancing in our vast outdoors than in confined indoor spaces. Much of Colorado is now open with restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect those at highest risk for severe illness. Learn more about the City of Denver's latest COVID-19 Information.
As of July 21, 2020, the Denver Face Covering Order(PDF) has been revised to maintain the minimum age for the wearing of face coverings to three-years-old and to add signage requirements for public indoor spaces. This update follows the statewide order issued by Governor Polis on July 16, 2020.
To comply with the updated order, owners, operators, or managers of public indoor spaces, as defined in EO D2020-138 (PDF), must post required signage (PDF) in a conspicuous place at every public entrance to the facility by July 28, 2020. Signs must be clearly visible to the public and must be printed at a size of no less than 11 inches wide by 17 inches in height.
Cherry Creek North BID Signage & Print Materials
The City highly encourages businesses to display signage reminding customers and employees of best clean and safe practices as they navigate reopening. Listed below are several documents we encourage businesses to reference and/or display.
- Welcome Back, 11x17 (face masks, social distancing and no entry if sick)
- Face Masks Required, 11x17
- Custom We're Open, 11x17 (customizable blank template, see placeholder example)
- CDC Clean Hands, 11x17
- CDC Stop the Spread of Germs, 8.5x11
- State of Colorado print materials (8.5x11, 11x17)
Large Posters (for a-frames)
For vendor recommendations to outfit your space with signage, questions about the files or special signage requests, Contact Kate Lynch.
National Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act
Passed by Congress and signed by the President, the $2 trillion CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak.
UPDATE 4/24: After initial funds were quickly exhausted, the House and Senate approved $310 billion in additional funding for the Payroll Protection Program along with $60 billion for the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.
|Paycheck Protection Program||Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance||SBA Express Bridge Loans||SBA Debt Relief|
|Helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis.||Provides up to $10,000 to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.
||Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.
||Provides a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
City and State Resources
|Small Business Emergency Relief Fund||Property Tax Relief Efforts||Colorado COVID Relief Fund
|Provides up to $7,500 in cash grants to assist eligible small businesses that may have had to temporarily close, have difficulty with paying their rent and utilities, or have had to lay off staff.||Recent executive order allows for greater flexibility for business personal property tax filings.
||Eligible community-based organizations can apply for a general operating grant of up to $25,000.