CCN Business Updates
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Local Update: Safer at Home Order begins Saturday, May 9
As of Saturday, May 9, 2020, many businesses will be allowed to re-open with 50% employees if able to maintain 6-foot physical distancing and abide by the face covering order. Get the latest COVID-19 information from the City of Denver's Department of Public Health here.
Re-opening Guidance For Businesses (City & County of Denver)
- What businesses must remain closed?
- What kinds of businesses can begin to re-open on Saturday, May 9, and under what requirements?
- What are these re-opening businesses required to do?
- What about larger companies with more than 50 employees in one location—what are their requirements?
What are all businesses required to do to keep customers safe? (City & County of Denver)
- Create special hours for vulnerable individuals when practical
- Limit the number of on-site customers to continuously maintain six-foot distancing
- Provide hand sanitizer and wipes at entrances to the greatest extent possible
- Use contactless payment solutions when possible
- Display signage regarding health protocols
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.
Note: The Welcome Back poster and CDC documents will be included in the BID's Back to Business Starter Kits, being distributed to all CCN businesses beginning Friday, May 8. Contact Blake Meikle for more information.
- 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.