Governor Polis Extends Colorado Stay At Home Order through April 26, 2020 and encourages you to wear a face mask during essential errands. The Colorado order originally took effect Thursday, March 26 and was due to expire April 11.
On April 21, Gov. Jared Polis announced the Stay-at-Home Order will expire on April 26 and transition the state into a new phase of social distancing April 27, referred to by the governor as the safer at home phase— keeping many of the same recommendations — like wearing a mask when you go out on essential travel. CLICK here for a look at what a gradual reopening will look like.
Restaurants Cleared to Open May 27 with Strict Guidelines
On May 25, Gov. Jared Polis announced updates to the Safer-at-Home Order for restaurants owners as they prepare to reopen their doors to the public.
Beginning on May 27, restaurants will be able to open for in-person dining at 50% capacity of the indoor posted occupancy code limit, but they can not exceed 50 people, whichever is less.
Bars will remain closed. Establishments that do not serve food will be evaluated in June. Read the full restaurant guidance here.
ANSWERS ON DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM FROM
THE COLO. OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & INTERNATIONAL TRADE
- If I am applying for / received an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is my small business eligible to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program?
- Am I still eligible to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program even if you applied for or received an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan?
- Do I have to chose one program over another?
- Which Banks Are Offering PPP Loans
- We have complied answers to frequently asked questions here...
COVID-19 AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY (CARES) ACT:
President Signs $2 Trillion Stimulus Package To Help The Economy Recover From COVID-19:
Read what is included in the package for business owners.
- Am I eligible
- How much can I borrow
- Will this loan be forgiven
- Paycheck Protection Program
- Unemployment Insurance Provisions
- Business tax Provisions
- Labor Provisions
BEST PRACTICES AND RESOURCES FOR BUSINESS:
- Douglas County Community Response COVID-19
- Public Health
- Human Needs Recovery
- Economic Recovery
- Douglas County Business Resources
- Finance Assistance
- South Metro Small Business Development Center
- Douglas County Business Alliance
- Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
- Small Business Association
- Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
- Apply For Economic Injury Loan As A Result of The Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Alternatives To Laying Off Employees
- Application For Business To Participate In A Work-Share Plan
- Veterans Emergency Assistance Funds
RECENT BUSINESS & LEGISLATION ALERTS:
Tri-County Health Statement Rescinding Stay at Home Public Health Orders; Adopting State Order
Governor Jared Polis issued a statewide Stay At Home Public Health Order effective March 26 through April 11.
We compiled a list to help you understand what the State Order means to you.
Click here to read Governor Polis Executive Orders in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a public health order to close public access to all bars, restaurants, gyms, theaters, and casinos to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, effective March 17 for the duration of 30 days.
REAL ESTATE LEASE: THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:
- Review your insurance policy
- Contact your landlord to discuss hardship caused by COVID-19
- Review your lease for provisions that include unforeseeable circumstances that prevents you from fulfilling a contract, known as force ma·jeure
- City businesses should take time to review their insurance policies to evaluate coverage for COVID-19 related losses and claims, and we encourage you to consult with legal counsel and/or insurance professionals to assist you in protecting your business assets
- ARTICLE: Before You Break That Lease Over COVID-19, Negotiate First, Brokers Say
KEEPING OUR BUSINESS OWNERS IN MIND:
On March 16, 2020, Mayor Tera Radloff has issued a Declaration of Emergency in response to COVID-19. The declaration secures access to future funds for business owners impacted by the coronavirus diseases.
“Our small business owners are vital to our economy and a staple to this community,” said Mayor Tera Radloff. “Our swift and aggressive action now will protect and ensure businesses in Castle Pines, who have supported our City, to receive uninterrupted access to necessary resources.”
These proactive steps to declare an emergency set the foundation to ensure business owners in Castle Pines receive access to loans with low interest rates, federal funding from FEMA, and grant programs to prevent and alleviate damages, loss, hardship or suffering.
“During this time of uncertainty, I ask that we come together and support our local businesses,” said Radloff. “They are a part of the necessary foundation that creates the quality of life in Castle Pines that we value. I ask that we come together and support our local business owners.”
VIDEO: Watch the Mayor's video messages related to COVID-19.
We continue to be here to support our great community and encourage you to take appropriate steps to be safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
This list will be updated as more resources become available. Be sure to check back regularly.