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:
Economic Impact Survey
The Steamboat Springs Chamber is seeking information on the economic impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic so we can continue to provide accurate and credible information and resources, advocate for additional assistance, and appropriately plan for long-term recovery of the Yampa Valley.
Responses to this survey will also help project the extent of economic impacts. Any data released will be aggregate data and no individual responses will be named or identifiable. Please complete the survey by Wednesday, April 8th.
Routt County Responds
Routt County has established a COVID-19 Help Line to provide information and resources available to county residents: 970-871-8444 every day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This line is for non-medical needs. Routt County has also set up a website to provide more information to the public. Visit their Impact Monitor to view confirmed cases, active cases, tests administered, and more.
The most important thing your business can do for long term recovery is to start here: Disaster Recovery and Continuity Guide for small businesses.
Banking Hours & Relief Program Information
Local banks have been and will continue to be at the ready to support business owners and residents with financial inquiries and decision making. We have put together a list of local banks with their hours of operations and relief programs below.
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.
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.
- Review Colorado Department of Labor & Employment information on paid sick leave, unemployment insurance, wage claims and more.
- Layoff & Separations assistance information and resources. Contact our local Workforce Center here.
- Workshare Program: The Work-Share Program gives you an alternative to laying off your employees. It allows you to let your employees keep working, but with fewer hours.
- Look into your business insurance policy to understand what your plan covers.
- Michael Best Coronavirus Employment Law Q&A for Employer
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.
We are working to bring utility resources to the business community. Click here for more information.
Click here for resources available to the Agriculture industry in response to COVID-19 impacts.
The Steamboat Springs Chamber has created a guide to assist the immediate needs that employees may be experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have pulled together some tips and best practices for employees working remotely. Click here for more information.
Regulations and Notifications
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.