COVID-19 Business Resources

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) was first identified in Wuhan, China, and reported by the World Health Organization on December 31, 2019. Around the globe, the Coronavirus is receiving heightened attention for infecting tens of thousands of people. The respiratory illness caused by a Coronavirus is thought to spread between people who are in close contact with one another (about six feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land on common surfaces or in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby, or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

The Platte Canyon Chamber of Commerce understands that the Coronavirus may have an impact for our businesses and the community. Below are resources for advice on how your business and family can plan for and respond to the virus, along with information on the disease.  We will update this page as information is made available.

Click on the below links for information:

Local

Platte Canyon School District – school closure information
Life Bridge – food resources in conjunction with the Colorado Food Bank
Mountain Resource Center – Colorado mountain communities human assistance services
The Fairplay Flume – local news for the Platte Canyon Area
My Mountain Town - for local news, events, exclusive webcams, free classifieds, emergency information, lost pets and more
Pinecam.com - a local forum board for the Mountain Area
Macaroni Kid Evergreen, Bailey, Conifer -  find events and activities in our area & to connect with the businesses
Your Mountain Connection - a positive news publication mailed FREE each month, also available online
Colorado Serenity Magazine - Colorado's premier magazine and we tell you the news monthly

Government Information

Pandemic Unemployment Insurance
Information on the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) - Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment
COVID-19 FAQ -  Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment
Small Business Guidance for Businesses & Employers to respond to Coronavirus - US Small Business Administration (SBA)
Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Updates from Park County regarding COVID-19
Updates from Jefferson County regarding COVID-19
Register with the SBA for the Disaster Fund Relief - US Small Business Administration (SBA)
Registering now will shorten the time to receive assistance once it is released.
Federal Loan Assistance for Colorado’s Small Businesses - Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
Jefferson County Business and Workforce Services
(COVID-19) Statewide Community Mitigation and Large Event Guidance - Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment
How Will The “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” Impact Employers? - Colorado Chamber of Commerce
Emergency Rules on Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19 / Lay-off Assistance - Jeffco Business & Workforce Center
World Health Organization Website
Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for Uninsured Coloradans Announced - Connect for Health Colorado/ Colorado Division of Insurance
Uninsured can enroll in individual health coverage from March 20 - April 3.

Links to various articles

How can residents help support local business?

As you know, the Governor announced further recommendations intended to limit the spread of COVID-19 across Colorado, including a 30-day closure of dine-in services, bars, gyms, casinos, and theaters. We understand that these decisions are being made with the best interest of the health of our state, but also recognize that this has a significant and potentially devastating impact on our local businesses. This is new territory for all of us.

The Platte Canyon Chamber of Commerce is joining forces with the Conifer and Evergreen Chambers and pushing out TakeOut TakeOver.  
Learn more by clicking the links below.

Also, You can now buy gift cards to multiple local merchants in just one location - the Chamber!

COVID-19 Economic IMPACT Survey

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