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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. View Routt County Public Health FAQs for Employers presentation.

Colorado Resources

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.

Colorado Recovery Plan

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. 

Employer Resources

KEEP STEAMBOAT OPEN

The most important information our businesses and community need to know to fight the spread of COVID-19 and keep our businesses open. 

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 FUNDING

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. 

Mitigation Protocols & Restrictions

All businesses must fill out this Routt County Mitigation form (Events must fill out Appendix B).   

See specific guidance for each sector: 


If Employee Tests Positive

Read Routt County's guide for what to do if an employee has suspected or confirmed case of covid-19 here

Colorado Mask Mandate 

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.

De-escalation Training

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.

Routt County Five Star Program

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Communication

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.

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. 

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.