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.
- 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.
HEALTH CARE AND CHILD CARE
- Get health insurance: Connect for Health Colorado has opened an emergency special enrollment period from March 20 to April 3. If you’re currently uninsured or about to lose coverage due to COVID-19, you can get health insurance with coverage starting April 1. 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: The Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative was created to help employees who are most essential to containing and treating the virus, and who are protecting our most vulnerable populations. Register for child care support.
- Get information on Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) 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 level.
- Workplace Safety
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 an upcoming shortage. 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 their 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 support an organization that is supporting COVID-19 response and recovery across the State of Colorado.