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COVID-19 Business Resources


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Archived E-Newsletters

Public Health Orders and Guidelines

Guidance for Planning Events - English

Guidance for Planning Events - Spanish

Valley View COVID-19 Employer/Employee Guidance

Statewide Mask Order 

Garfield County Mask Up and Do More Campaign
Includes printable resources flyers for businesses. 

Garfield County Safer at Home Variance

Colorado Safer at Home Order

Garfield County Safer at Home Order

Garfield County Key Resources

Webinars, Training and Business Consultation Services

Business & Breakfast

CMC Responds: Back to Business

In an effort to aid our local businesses and business professionals, Colorado Mountain College is offering no-cost coaching, live educational trainings and consultation services to in-district businesses (see CMC District Map) during this time of need.

Learn more. 

Navigating HR During COVID-19 - July 31 Webinar

If you missed Garfield County's webinar on July 31, "Navigating HR During COVID-19," we've got you covered! Click here to access the recording of the entire presentation.

See below for Garfield County COVID-19 resources, slides, and Q&A notes.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security (CARES) Act

Program Overviews Available:

SBA Website

Colorado Small Business Development Center Website

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Guide (U.S. Chamber)

Under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), loans may be forgiven if borrowers use the funds to maintain their payrolls and pay other specified expenses. Click here to download this step-by-step guide to calculate your loan forgiveness amount, navigate record-keeping requirements, and determine repayment terms on amounts not forgiven.

Download PPP Forgiveness Guide


Economic Injury Disaster Loan Guide (U.S. Chamber)

The CARES Act expanded the Small Business Administration’s long-standing Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program(EIDL), which includes $10,000 grants for eligible applicants. The EIDL program was created to assist businesses, renters, and homeowners located in regions affected by declared disasters.

The guide is available at: uschamber.com/eidl

Employee Retention Tax Credit Guide (U.S. Chamber) 

The CARES Act created a new employee retention tax credit for employers who are closed, partially closed, or experiencing significant revenue losses as a result of the coronavirus.

The guide is available at: uschamber.com/ertc

Small Business Emergency Loan Guide (U.S. Chamber)

The U.S. Chamber’s Coronavirus Small Business Emergency Loan Guide outlines the steps small businesses need to take to access much-needed Payroll Protection Program(PPP) funds. The guide now includes important information including key dates as the government moves toward implementation.

The guide is available at :uschamber.com/sbloans

A Spanish language version of the guide is at: uschamber.com/sbloansESP

Additional Resources:

COVID-19 Resource from Senator Michael Bennett's Office


Health and Safety

HR/ Employment

Loan & Grant Programs


Business Resilience

  • Resilience in a Box 
    Based on best practices and designed to educate business leaders on disaster preparedness and business resilience.




City and County

City of Glenwood Springs

Garfield County

Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)

COVID-19 Business Resource Center

  • OEDIT's Economic Injury Hotline at 303-860-5881;
  • OEDIT's Small Business Navigator email  - [email protected];

Northwest Small Business Development Center

The Northwest SBDC and their affiliated partners are actively working on resources to assist businesses with the impact of COVID-19. Please SIGN UP for their mailing list to receive COVID-19 business communications and utilize the resource links below.

SMALL BUSINESS COVID-19 DISASTER RESPONSE HOTLINE: 303-860-5881 (Open Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Small Business Administration Disaster Resources:

Colorado Department of  Labor & Employment Resources:

The Colorado Workforce Center has published very helpful information regarding SBA funding, Colorado Department Labor & Employment, and Business Resources. Click here to learn more.

Local Chambers, Colorado Chamber & US Chamber

Local Chambers

Colorado Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Chamber Resources: