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Chamber Offers Unemployment Insurance Webinar Thursday

Denver Metro Chamber to Offer Unemployment Insurance Webinar Thursday  Unemployment claims are on the rise and many Coloradans are at risk of being unemployed for some period of time as a result of COVID-19. Join us to learn what policy changes have been made to support our workforce on the federal and state levels, what resources are available … Read Post

Paycheck Protection Loan Applications Begin Friday

Lenders Can Start Accepting Paycheck Protection Loan Applications from Small Businesses on Friday  On Friday, small businesses and sole proprietors can begin working with their lenders to submit loan applications for the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Independent contractors and self-employers can begin submitting applications April 10. PPP is part of the federal CARES Act enacted last week. It provides potentially forgivable loans in … Read Post

More Info for Small Businesses Applying for Aid

Here at the Denver Metro Chamber, we are focused on supporting our business community as we tackle the economic trauma of COVID-19. Every day, we hear how our members are adapting in innovative ways to the new environment, including interruptions in service, closures, delays and remote working – just to name a few. We know many of you need more support, especially organizations with … Read Post

President Signs COVID-19 Stimulus Package

President Signs Stimulus Package with Aid for Businesses and Workers  President Trump signed into law the largest U.S. stimulus package ever to help provide economic relief to businesses and workers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The following items are among the aid included in the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act: For small businesses (those with less … Read Post

Governor Announces Statewide Stay-at-Home Order

Governor Announces Statewide Stay-at-Home Order Gov. Jared Polis announced a statewide stay-at-home order Wednesday afternoon. Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Douglas, Larimer and Jefferson counties have announced their own orders, joining the City and County of Denver. The state’s order begins at 6 a.m., Thursday, and lasts through April 11. The stay-at-home orders for Adams, Arapahoe, … Read Post

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

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