COVID-19: Policy News

Lawmakers at the federal, state and local levels are responding to COVID-19 with a variety of policy actions to support businesses and workers as they begin to reopen. Read the latest policy and related news to learn how you can access aid.


Federal Stimulus Package: Find out how the $2.2 trillion economic relief bill may help you, your family and your business.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Learn about the first COVID-19-related legislation to pass through Congress that requires businesses to offer paid medical leave, provides for free testing and expands Medicaid funding.

Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act: This $8.3 billion bill provides emergency funding for federal agencies to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Colorado’s Disaster Declaration: President Trump approved Colorado’s Disaster Declaration on March 28, unlocking more federal funding for state, local and tribal recovery efforts. View the announcement.


2020 SessionResumed on May 26. Read more about expectations for the rest of the session.

State Budget: The Joint Budget Committee is preparing for a major decline in state revenue.

State Receives Declaration to Enable Small Businesses to Apply for Federal Loans: Learn more about these loans or apply directly at

CCIG: The Ins and Outs of Colorado’s New Paid-Sick Leave Law


Denver Relief Package: The City and County of Denver has launched a small business relief program that includes $7,500 grants for qualifying businesses.