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Category: COVID-19

Garfield County COVID-19 Vaccine Update as of Jan. 28, 2021

Early doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been limited to Garfield County’s emergency workers and people age 70 and older. But as more vaccine becomes available and as providers finish vaccinating these groups, additional categories will open up. Many below the line 1B workers have contacted public health for updates. Garfield County continues to follow…
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CDPHE approves Garfield County 5 Star Business Certification Program contingent on metric eligibility

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – The Garfield County 5 Star Program Administrative Committee’s application to implement a 5 Star certified business variance program in the county has been approved, contingent on metric eligibility, by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). A contingent approval letter from CDPHE on January 27 states, “Garfield County meets…
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City of Glenwood Springs Receives Small Business Relief Program Funds for Dissemination

January 22, 2021 GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO – The City of Glenwood Springs has received Small Business Relief Program funds as part of Senate Bill 20B-001, in the amount of $61,488. Business applications are open on the City website for eligible small businesses for relief based on need and loss of revenue. The legislation creating the…
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NEW: Guide to Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Loans

The U.S. Chamber has created a new Guide to Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Loans to provide you with the latest information and answers to FAQs about the changes that have been made to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) Program as part of the end-of-year pandemic relief package Congress has passed. Click…
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SBA Extends COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Deadline through December 31, 2021

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced that the deadline to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program for the COVID-19 Pandemic disaster declaration is extended to Dec. 31, 2021.  The deadline extension comes as a result of the recent bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress and enacted by President Trump…
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Governor asks CDPHE to move all counties in the Red Level on the COVID Dial into Orange, effective January 4

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – On December 30, the Governor’s office announced on Twitter that it is asking Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to move all counties currently under the Level Red to Level Orange on the state’s COVID-19 dial. This would become effective Monday, January 4, 2021. The governor is making this…
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People age 70 and older in Garfield County can schedule appointments for COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday, January 4

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO – On December 30, the Governor’s office announced new guidance for the COVID-19 Phase 1B group, which now includes people age 70 and older. Beginning Monday, January 4, residents of Garfield County age 70 and older can make appointments at Grand River Health or Valley View Hospital to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.…
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Garfield County Moves to Red, Severe Risk Level on Colorado COVID-19 dial guidelines, City to Provide Restaurant Grants

PRESS RELEASE December 10, 2020 Contact: Debra Figueroa City Manager 970-384-6401 Garfield County Moves to Red, Severe Risk Level on Colorado COVID-19 dial guidelines, City to Provide Restaurant Grants GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO – Due to increased community transmission and case numbers, effective Thursday December 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM the State of Colorado has moved…
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United to Stop the Spread Informational Meeting – Tuesday, November 24 at 6 p.m.

              United to Stop the Spread Informational Meeting Virtual meeting scheduled for November 24 GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. – Last Thursday, November 19, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) formally moved Garfield County into the orange, or “high-risk” category, based on the State’s metrics tool to determine…
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State health officials release guide to safer Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the most delicious days of the year, and a wonderful time to celebrate the people closest to you. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout Colorado, it’s important to do everything possible to keep yourself and your loved ones safe while celebrating Thanksgiving. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment…
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State launches #ShopLocalColorado to promote local holiday spending

Governor Polis and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) have announced #ShopLocalColorado to support Colorado small businesses in advance of the holiday shopping season. Shoppers can visit the Shop Local Colorado website to see a list of shop local campaigns in communities across Colorado. Colorado’s small businesses, entrepreneurs and restaurants are…
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State releases new public health order

November 2, 2020 – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) today released a new public health order with streamlined guidance and clarification on the dial framework. The new public health order is similar to past orders, but integrates Protect Our Neighbors, Safer at Home, and Stay at Home orders together, and it…
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Help Glenwood Shine – We’re getting closer to the goal, but we need your help

Glenwood Springs is really shining! Thanks to local businesses and individuals we are more than half-way to our Help Glenwood Shine goal of a $100,000 investment in local businesses through Glenwood Gold. There are plenty of reasons to #ShopGlenwood and #DineGlenwood but now more than ever, supporting our local businesses is a golden investment in…
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Winter Outdoor Grant Program Application Process for Restaurants Now Open

Gov. Jared Polis, in partnership with the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA), the Colorado Restaurant Foundation, and Xcel Energy, announced that applications are open for the  Winter Outdoor Grant Program, which will provide funds to restaurants to winterize patio  space for outdoor dining. In mid-October, Gov. Polis was joined by CRA and restaurateurs  to discuss ways…
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COVID-19 Third Amended Public Health Order 20-35, Safe at Home Dial FAQs

Download FAQ Sheet More info FAQs What are the major changes? The amended order limits personal gatherings to 10 people (including in Level 1) from no more than 2 households. The cap for personal gatherings only changed in Level 1, reducing from 25 to 10, but the limitation to no more than 2 households per…
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Personal gatherings limited to ten people, no more than two households

(Oct. 23, 2020): In response to an alarming increase in hospitalizations due to COVID-19, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) today amended its Safer at Home public health order to limit personal gatherings in all counties at all Safer at Home levels. The revised order reduces the size of personal gatherings to no more…
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CO Exposure Notification Technology Live

DENVER – Governor Jared Polis today (Oct. 26) announced that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has launched its statewide COVID-19 exposure notification system, in partnership with Google and Apple. Coloradans received a notice on their Android and Apple phones with instructions about how to opt-in. “We must regain lost ground against…
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SBA and Treasury Announce Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, today released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and administrative relief to America’s smallest businesses while also ensuring sound stewardship of taxpayer dollars.   “The…
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LIFT-UP is hiring and needs volunteers

Rifle, Colorado…LIFT-UP, a 38 year-old non-profit, known for managing food distribution to those in need throughout the Roaring Fork valley, and for its dedication to providing humanitarian essentials, is in need of staff and more volunteers to assist with emergency food bag preparation and distribution. The following staff is needed: Driver & Pantry Inventory Coordinator*…
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Gov. Polis, Dept. of Local Affairs, state lawmakers announce rental assistance fund

  “This has been an incredibly challenging time for many Coloradans,” said Governor Jared Polis. “I want to thank the legislators who worked on this bill and applaud them for their efforts. This fund will help Coloradans who have been financially impacted by the pandemic and need rent assistance. This pandemic is far from over,…
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Governor Polis announces statewide mask order

July 16, 2020 DENVER – Governor Jared Polis announced a Statewide mask order, directing Coloradans to wear a face covering while indoors. This Executive Order goes into effect at midnight tonight. The Governor also provided an update on the State’s response to COVID-19. “Wearing a mask is an easy and highly effective way to significantly…
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U.S. Chamber Foundation Launches Grant Program to Support Small Business Recovery

Small businesses are the foundation of our communities and our economy, and chambers of commerce are an essential part of that ecosystem. Employing nearly half the American workforce, small businesses keep our neighborhoods running and make them feel like home. The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have wrought unprecedented financial uncertainty. These businesses need resources…
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Gov. Polis Addresses Coloradans, Extends Stay-at-Home Order

MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2020 DENVER — This evening Governor Jared Polis addressed Coloradans directly and announced an extension to the stay-at-home Executive Order. The Executive Order will now remain in effect until April 26. “We are beginning to see the impact of the actions we have taken so far, but I can’t stress enough the…
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Businesses Have 30 Extra Days To Remit Sales Tax

Extension defers penalty and interest  On Friday, April 3, the Governor issued an executive order temporarily suspending the requirement for businesses to remit sales tax for 30 days. The executive order reads: “Retailers that are required to file a sales tax return on April 20, 2020 pursuant to C.R.S. §§ 29-2-106, 39-26-105 and 39-26-109 may…
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Glenwood Springs Limits Overnight Short-term Lodging; Recommences City Construction Projects

April 3, 2020   Glenwood Springs Limits Overnight Short-term Lodging; Recommences City Construction Projects Overnight Lodging Restrictions GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO – Citing the health impacts of COVID-19, City Manager Debra Figueroa, acting as City Health Official, signed Public Health Order No. 1-20, prohibiting the non-critical operation of lodging facilities. Given that the City of Glenwood…
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Small Business Development Center | Paycheck Protection Program Available Today

April 3, 2020 Northwest Colorado Small Business Development Center Review Your Funding Options The Colorado SBDC COVID-19 website is continuously updated. It includes a breakdown of each federal funding program, and the answers to the most common questions. Check back often for the latest updates. Paycheck Protection Program Lenders will start accepting Paycheck Protection Loan (PPP) applications…
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U.S. Chamber Releases Two New Step-by-Step Guides for COVID Employer Tax Credit, Disaster Loans

“Cheat Sheets” for CARES Act Relief Crucial to Keeping Workers on the Payroll and Businesses Afloat Small Business Emergency Loan Guide Updated with New Information; Spanish Version now Available April 1, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released new guides for businesses of all sizes to secure relief under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.…
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Mind Springs Health Offers New Mental Health Support Line

1-877-519-7505 staffed with mental health professionals providing support and guidance during COVID-19 pandemic Glenwood Springs, Colo. (March 30, 2020) –  Increased anxiety, stress, and depression are just a few of the negative effects COVID-19 is having on many Coloradoans.  Social distancing has intensified existing mental health issues for some, while bringing forth first-time struggles for others.  In…
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Resources for Retail Businesses

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, neighboring chambers, Post Independent and other partners are working on providing resources and solutions for retail businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. As such, we’ll be posting a page on the Post Independent website where retail businesses can sell gift cards and or more. This is a free service and…
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Gov. Polis Announces Statewide Stay-At-Home Order, Provides Update on Colorado Response to COVID-19

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2020 CENTENNIAL – Today Gov. Polis announced a statewide stay-at-home order beginning on Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 a.m. and will last until April 11, 2020. The Governor also provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and actions taken to limit the spread of the virus. “Coloradans are living through…
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State law enforcement and public health officials urge Coloradans to follow state public health order during coronavirus emergency

State law enforcement and public health officials urge Coloradans to follow state public health order during coronavirus emergency Enforcement guidance includes voluntary compliance, stronger action when necessary March 20, 2020 (DENVER, Colo.)— State officials today provided guidance to local law enforcement and local public health agencies on enforcing the state public health order that the…
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Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association Meetings, Programs and Events Postponed through April 10

As we continue to learn about more confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the globe and in Colorado, we want to ensure that we’re following the recommendations set forth by Garfield County Public Health, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Out of an abundance of caution,…
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