CCN Business Updates
See how you can continue to support your neighbors and learn more about their reopening plans.
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News from the State
Safer at Home Order: On Monday, June 1, 2020, Gov. Jared Polis extended his safer-at-home coronavirus directive until July 1. Read more here.
News from the City
The City & County of Denver is keeping local businesses up to date with what's open, what's closed and providing access to helpful resources and downloadable signage on their Guidance for Businesses website page (scroll to the bottom for full list of retail and restaurant resources).
Denver's public health and business opening guidelines are aligned with the State of Colorado’s Safer at Home Executive Order and Public Health Order, which is currently in effect through July 1 except where indicated*.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PUBLIC
Face coverings required for customers of businesses, government services, mass transit, and ride-share *Variance from State: Denver requires face coverings.
No gatherings over 10 people through July 1
Social distancing of 6-feet or more from other individuals
Activities should be limited to tasks essential to health and safety, obtaining necessary services or supplies, engaging in outdoor activity, or caring for a family member, vulnerable person or pet in another household. Activities may also include performing work for businesses listed in the order.
Re-opening Guidance For Businesses (PDF / Date: May 18, 2020 / Source: City & County of Denver)
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.