COVID-19: Worker Resources
COVID-19 is impacting workers from all businesses and industries. We’ve gathered some tools and resources to help you navigate changes in the workplace or your own employment status during COVID-19.
Download this list of resources for Colorado employees who may be facing unemployment and other challenges (Recursos para empleados en Colorado durante el COVID-19). And, view the areas below to connect with relevant resources and programming.
Unemployment and Job Seeker Resources
- To file an unemployment claim: Visit the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. If your last name begins with A through M, you may file on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday or after noon on Saturday. If your last name begins with N through Z, you may file on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or before noon on Saturday. You will need your Social Security number, valid ID and employer information, including hours worked and rate of pay.
- OnwardCO: One-stop resource for the people of Colorado impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Learn about unemployment insurance benefits: These biweekly benefit payments help job seekers focus on the path to reemployment and help lessen the negative impact that unemployment has on the economy. Check out these helpful facts for more information.
- Find job openings: Check out the Denver Metro Chamber’s job board, the City and County of Denver’s resource center for jobseekers and Connecting Colorado.
- Find answers to your COVID-19 questions: Check out Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 support for unemployed or underemployed individuals.
- Tax relief: To help those who have been impacted by COVID-19, the Federal government is providing payments to eligible individuals through the IRS. View the four things to know.
- Rental assistance: The State of Colorado offers emergency rent and mortgage assistance throughout the state through several nonprofit organizations.
HEALTH CARE AND CHILD CARE
- Get health insurance: Coloradans who experience a qualifying life change event, during or outside of the open enrollment period, have a 60-day window to buy or change plans. This is known as a special enrollment period. Learn more.
- Find mental health resources: Mental Health America has resources and information to help people through this challenging time. Learn more.
- Find child care: Apply for the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program or find a Child Care Resource and Referral from Mile High United Way.
- Get information on Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. Read more about employee rights at the state and federal levels.
- Find health and safety recommendations for workplaces under our Resources for Employers and Business Owners.
- Are you eligible for Medicare? Update your plan or learn what plan option is best for you. Visit Well Advised.
HELP MY COMMUNITY
- Donate to your community: Hosted by the State of Colorado and Mile High United Way, the Colorado COVID Relief Fund provides support to Colorado communities and organizations affected by the recent outbreak of COVID-19. Donate today.
- Donate blood: Blood banks around the state are concerned about shortages. Check out locations near you to donate blood.
- Find out where you can volunteer: Mile High United Way is in need of volunteers to support our community. Check out the website for ways to get involved.
- Learn how to stay healthy while volunteering: Check out Spark the Change Colorado for tips.
- Volunteer with The Salvation Army: Find out how you can volunteer to support COVID-19 response and recovery across the State of Colorado.