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 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. View Routt County Public Health FAQs for Employers presentation.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment launched a call center for the public to ask questions specifically about the COVID-19 vaccine: 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). The CDPHE announced the expansion of the Binax At-Home rapid testing program to include all employees who interact with the public at their jobs across the state. Public-facing employees include anyone who is required to interact with members of the public as a part of their employment. Learn about the program here.
The focus of the Colorado Recovery plan is to help Colorado recover faster and build back stronger after the COVID-19 pandemic. Developed with bipartisan input from lawmakers and community partners, the plan prioritizes one-time investments like broadband infrastructure and affordable housing development that will have the greatest simulative effect and benefit the hardest-hit communities. Read the full Colorado Recovery Plan summary here.
The most important information our businesses and community need to know to fight the spread of COVID-19 and keep our businesses open.
The most important thing your business can do for long term recovery is to start here: Disaster Recovery and Continuity Guide for small businesses.
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.
See specific guidance for each sector:
Read Routt County's guide for what to do if an employee has suspected or confirmed case of covid-19 here.
Governor Polis signed Executive Order D 2020 138, a mandatory statewide mask order that 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. Businesses must post signs at entrances that instruct customers to wear a mask when entering or moving around inside the business.
View this webinar with City of Steamboat Springs Chief of Police, Cory Christensen as he helps local businesses who are struggling with confrontations occurring due to COVID-19 policies. Learn communication tips and tricks for de-escalating confrontational situations, and how and when to contact law enforcement, followed by a Q&A session.
The state has set up the framework for counties to implement 5 Star Programs which encourages businesses to implement safety measures beyond what is already required by public health orders and guidelines that will help slow the spread of COVID-19. Visit the City of Steamboat Springs website for more information.
Businesses are trusted sources of information. They can help persuade employees and customers to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them. Read about the best ways for employers to promote COVID-19 vaccines, prepared by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The CDC has also created an Essential Workers COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit full of information for employers and employees.
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.
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.
We are working to bring utility resources to the business community. Click here for more information.
Click here for USDA resources available to the Agriculture industry in response to COVID-19 impacts.
We have pulled together some tips and best practices for employees working remotely. Click here for more information.
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.