Resources for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

On July 16, 2020, Governor Jared Polis issued a Statewide order mandating everyone over the age of 10 to wear a face mask in public indoor spaces.

Below is a summary of the Statewide order, which went into effect, July 17, 2020.

• A face mask and or a face covering is required for anyone 10 years of age or older

• The state order applies to all public indoor spaces and expires 30 days from July 16

Exemptions to the face mask order are listed on page three (read the full Executive Order here)

We want to continue to support you as you work to keep your doors open. We have designed signs with the latest information. You are not required to use our signs; however, the Gov.’s Executive Order encourages businesses to comply and reads, "To protect workers, customers, and the community, no business serving the public in a Public Indoor Space may provide service to a customer or allow a customer to enter or move within that Public Indoor Space, unless the customer is wearing a face covering."

Three options to choose from. Download a sign that best meets your business needs.

Wear A Face Mask

DOUGLAS COUNTY MASK REQUIREMENTS:

DOUGLAS COUNTY STATE-APPROVED VARIANCES:

STATEWIDE MASK ORDER REQUIREMENTS:

Stay up-to-date with the latest changes coming from the office of Governor Jared Poliscases and updates from Douglas County and the Tri-County Health Department.

TESTING SITES:

If you or a loved one has symptoms of COVID-19, take preventive measures on slowing the spread through isolation and home care. 

Visit the Tri-County Health Department and the Douglas County website for a list of COVID-19 testing events and testing sites for those with or without health insurance.

GUIDELINES FOR BUSINESSES & EMPLOYEES

Restaurants are open for business under strict guidelines.

COVID-19 AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY (CARES) ACT:

 

CARES ACT -  Small Business Loan Guide and Check List

            • Am I eligible
            • How much can I borrow
            • Will this loan be forgiven

Summary of Key Provisions in the CARES Act:

            • Paycheck Protection Program
            • Unemployment Insurance Provisions
            • Business tax Provisions
            • Labor Provisions
            • Healthcare

RESOURCES FOR BUSINESS:

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.”

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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.