State Guidance for Businesses & Communities
The state’s mask mandate remains in effect in a limited capacity. The Colorado COVID-19 Dial has evolved into Public Health Order 20-38: Limited COVID-19 Restrictions, allowing counties to implement regulations at the local level while still maintaining some limited requirements across the state. Weld County has not implemented COVID regulations.
State guidance for businesses and communities, including guidance by industry sector, can be found here. Colorado’s ongoing mitigation guidance aims to help all businesses mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and prevent and respond to outbreaks. These guidelines and tools are meant to ensure that businesses can stay open while also protecting customers and employees from COVID-19.
NEW Colorado Revolving Loan Fund and Other Business Resources
Energize Colorado and Mastercard are partnering to bring small businesses resources and education to help them digitally transform and open their Digital Doors. Learn more on the website.
Colorado Loans to Increase Mainstreet Business Economic Recovery (CLIMBER)
The CLIMBER Loan Fund provides up to $250 million in working capital loans to Colorado small businesses through 2023 that were negatively impacted by the pandemic. The program will promote small business recovery, save jobs, and help support the Colorado economy. Small businesses with 5 to 99 employees that were financially stable before the pandemic but now need help to survive may apply for working capital loans between $30,000 and $500,000. Below-market interest rates and a one-year deferred payment option make the program a secure recovery option for small businesses. Learn more.
Colorado Jumpstart Initiative
The Colorado Jumpstart incentive program is being offered to Colorado unemployment recipients who return to work full-time between May 16 and June 26, 2021. The Colorado Jumpstart Initiative was implemented to help incentivize employees to full-time work. The State believes that these incentive grants will provide individuals with the resources they need to return to the workforce quickly and assist with statewide economic recovery. For full eligibility requirements and more information, view the program factsheet here. View Employer FAQs here.