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Denver Requires Residents to Stay at Home; Governor Seeks Private Sector Solutions

Denver Mayor Announces Requirement for Residents to Stay at Home  Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced a new public health order that requires Denver residents to stay at home starting 5 p.m., Tuesday, and lasting through April 10 and longer if necessary. Residents will be allowed to leave their homes to shop for essential needs, such as groceries and medications, exercise and go to work if … Read Post

Businesses Response to COVID-19

Our members know that we’re stronger together. We’re proud of the businesses and nonprofits that are stepping up and helping our community navigate this challenging time. Share with us how your business is supporting our community.  Chamber Members Lending a Helping Hand  Comcast Increases Access to and Speeds of Internet Essentials to Support Americans Through Coronavirus Pandemic  Comcast is adjusting its Internet Essentials program to … Read Post

Polis Requires Employers to Reduce In-Person Workforce by 50%

Earlier this evening, Gov. Jared Polis released a new Executive Order aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19. The Executive Order requires Colorado employers, with some exceptions, to reduce in-person workforce by at least 50% by 8 a.m., Tuesday, March 24. It directs all employers to implement remote work solutions to the greatest extent possible … Read Post

Denver Announces Grants for Small Businesses

Denver Releases Initial Economic Relief Package  Yesterday, the City and County of Denver announced an initial $4 million relief package to help small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The package offers several resources for businesses and workers: An emergency relief program to provide cash grants of as much as $7,500 to highly impacted businesses, such as restaurants, that may have laid off workers, … Read Post

SBA Disaster Loans Available in Colorado

Colorado Small Businesses Can Apply for SBA Loans  Colorado small businesses can begin applying for low-interest federal disaster loans through the Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Program. The state received its declaration today, making these loans available. Eligible entities can receive loans up to $2 million, and interest rates would be no higher than 3.75%. Our Denver Metro Small Business Development … Read Post

Fed, State and Local COVID Efforts Underway

We are tracking federal legislation and state efforts to ease the burden of the COVID-19 outbreak on businesses, workers and their families. Federal Legislation to Aid in COVID Relief Being Considered  Federal legislation under consideration aims to provide some relief to employers and employees amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On Saturday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Family First Coronavirus … Read Post

The Latest on COVID-19, Chamber Events and Resources for Your Business

I know we’re all tracking closely the unfolding COVID-19 situation in Colorado, which is changing rapidly. Today we want to provide you with relevant business updates on small business lending, COVID-19 resources, emergency sick leave rules and Chamber operations. Small Business Resources Our Denver Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC) team is working hard to … Read Post