COVID- 19 Updates and Links

COVID -19 Local Updates

Back-to-Business kits provided by the Golden Chamber. The Golden Chamber, through the generosity of Ball Corp, is providing a limited amount of PPE kits to local businesses. To request yours, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/Mk5CtvDHzRFoiypU8

US House and Senate approve a loan program for businesses to help with payroll: This is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The guide to the CARE Act, which includes information on the Paycheck Protection Program, The Emergency Economic Injury Grants, and more can be found HERE

The Help Colorado Now Fund has raised $7.7 million dollars from nearly 4,000 individuals, foundations and companies since the fund launched. Business can now apply for grants and will be on a rolling basis. Those interested in applying for relief funds up to $25K. Find out the details and learn about eligibility HERE

Jefferson County Business & Workforce Center (lay-off and job-seeking assistance):
https://www.jeffco.us/business-workforce-center

Golden-specific updates and information:
https://www.guidinggolden.com/

VisitGolden also has a very comprehensive list of resources for businesses:
https://www.visitgolden.com/covid-19-alerts/

Do you want to contribute financially during this time? Please consider donating to the Golden Civic Foundation’s Community Response Fund: https://www.goldencivicfoundation.org/financialcommunitysupport/

Community First Foundation  Jeffco Hope Fund (non profit organizations): 
https://www.communityfirstfoundation.org/jeffco-hope-fund/faq-community-first-foundation-jeffco-hope-fund/

City of Golden Downtown Development Authority rent assistance application for businesses:
https://cityofgolden.seamlessdocs.com/f/DDARentSupport

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
Governor Polis announced that Colorado’s application for federal disaster area designation has been approved which allows small businesses and non-profits in the state to seek assistance through the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. Congressman Perlmutter’s office has provided information and is available for assistance at 303-274-7944.

SBA Disaster Loan website: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
Information from Congressman Perlmutter’s office: Download PDF

City of Golden Sales Tax Relief
At last night’s City Council meeting (March 19), City Manager Jason Slowinski informed the businesses of Golden that the City will work with small businesses who might be having difficulty making their payment of sales tax to Golden during these challenging times.  Mr. Slowinski said that fees and fines would be waived, but that each business requesting this relief needs to contact the Finance Department to work out a payment plan.  Businesses requesting this assistance with their City Sales tax should email  salestax@cityofgolden.net . Businesses should contact  the City Sales Tax department before the end of the month if possible. They will then work with your business about filing the returns, payment plans, waiver of penalty and interest, etc.

Food assistance available for people in Golden through a new collaborative program called BGoldN. Learn more here or visit: www.helpgoldennow.org to find out how to access resources, volunteer, or donate.

COVID -19 Regional Updates

Guidance on Workplace Discrimination and the Safer at Home Order” By Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dMRtqmEogaBtbuONsWkJI8ytQxNBxDCEVxReXq-o8gg/edit

Safer-at-Home Order issued by Governor Polis – https://covid19.colorado.gov/safer-at-home

Jefferson County Public Health  Open for BusinessTool Kit for Businesses: https://www.jeffco.us/4048/Communications-Toolkit

Jefferson County Public Health Safer-at-Home FAQ’s: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A5F75HpD-Z8OziuaNi1qZbPYF_bg6x_1/view

Jefferson County Public Health Guidance for Businesses & Organizations: https://www.jeffco.us/4047/Safer-at-Home-Order

Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade Business Toolkit:
https://choosecolorado.com/covid19/

COVID Resource Center Business Hotline: 303-860-5881

COVID – 19 Information and Links

Coronavirus Resources for Unemployment and Small Businesses”, learn about what resources are available for you and your business- by Benefits.Gov

For businesses and individuals needing assistance with their landlord, see COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project

US Chamber of Commerce Emergency Loans Visual Guide and Checklist

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment:
https://covid19.colorado.gov/frequently-asked-questions-faq

How Will the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” Impact Employers? 
https://cochamber.com/2020/03/16/how-will-the-families-first-coronavirus-response-act-impact-employers/

World Health Organization website: 
https://www.who.int/

Register with the SBA for the Disaster Fund relief. Registering now will shorten the time to receive assistance once it is released. Register Here TODAY:
https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

Up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Jefferson County:
https://www.jeffco.us/3999/Coronavirus-Disease-2019-COVID-19

Are you able to volunteer or donate needed supplies? Help Colorado Now has opportunities:
https://covrn.com/

Information for those with food insecurities or those wishing to volunteer:
https://theactioncenter.org/

2-1-1 offers state-wide and multilingual resources for those in need: 
https://www.211colorado.org/