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COVID-19 Business Resources

The Steamboat Springs Chamber is working together with our local, state and national partners to provide information and resources for the business community regarding the impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19). These resources from experts will help businesses navigate the effects of COVID-19. On this page you will find:

 
Routt County Resources

 Routt County has also set up a website to provide more information to the public. related to COVID-19. Visit their Impact Monitor to view confirmed cases, active cases, tests administered, and more. 

Employer Resources

PLANNING

The most important thing your business can do for long term recovery is to start here: Disaster Recovery and Continuity Guide for small businesses.

BUSINESS LOANS

It is very important to document all impacts of COVID-19 on your business to access loans and grant programs. Be sure to reference the Small Business Development Guide on how to track financial loss. Click the link below for details on the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, Paycheck Protection Program, Local Bank Relief Programs and more. 

Business Counseling 

COventure Forward: CU Boulder's Business Resources: The Deming Center for Entrepreneurship in CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business has resources available to help entrepreneurs and small businesses through the COVID-19 crisis. The COventure Forward program gives you access to the collective strength and assets of Colorado-based universities, mentors and faculty to help navigate the current business environment. Learn more here

CMC Responds: Colorado Mountain College Back to Business offers no-cost coaching, live educational trainings and consultation services to in-district businesses during this time of need. Learn more here

Colorado Mask Mandate 

Governor Polis signed Executive Order D 2020 138, a mandatory statewide mask order that went into effect July 17 for 30 days. The order requires people in Colorado who are 11 years and older to wear a covering over their noses and mouths when entering or moving within any public indoor space and while using or waiting to use public (buses, light-rail) or non-personal (taxis, car services, ride-shares) transportation services.

The executive order states indoor businesses must refuse service to people who are not wearing masks.  Licensed businesses are at risk of losing their license if they do not enforce this mandate.  Businesses must post signs at entrances that instruct customers to wear a mask when entering or moving around inside the business.

Additional Employer Resources

As many of you are facing the difficult tasks surrounding your employees and possible layoffs, below is information and links to resources that will help guide your decision-making process.

 
Health Insurance and Healthcare resources

If you’ve recently experienced a job loss or loss of income, you might qualify for a 60-day Special Enrollment period, which will allow you to sign up for a new health insurance plan or to change your current plan. Visit the When Can I Buy Insurance Page at Connect for Health Colorado for more information.

The SALA Healthcare program is a proven insurance alternative for members to consider for their healthcare.  Because the SALA Healthcare program is not insurance, it offers year-round rolling enrollment for individuals and businesses, including those who are currently uninsured or about to lose coverage due to COVID-19.

Utilities

We are working to bring utility resources to the business community. Click here for more information. 

Agriculture Resources

Click here for USDA resources available to the Agriculture industry in response to COVID-19 impacts. 

Working From Home

We have pulled together some tips and best practices for employees working remotely. Click here for more information. 

CARES Act 

The Senate has passed a $2 trillion COVID-19 response act bill to aid relief efforts across the American economy. Click here for a summary of the bill with steps to take as well as important information you and your employees should be aware of.  

Employee Resources

The Steamboat Springs Chamber has created a guide to assist the immediate needs that employees may be experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Updates and Regulations

Please click the link below for COVID-19 updates and regulations from the city of Steamboat Springs, Routt County, State of Colorado and Federal Government.

Symptoms and Prevention

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's CO HELP: COVID-19 hotline is an excellent resource for the latest information and for general questions. Call 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, or email them here for answers in English and Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more.

Click here for information on prevention methods for your business, best practices and resources for those displaying symptoms.