COVID-19: Business Resources
We are actively sharing resources and updates for the business community here. This page will be continuously updated. Check back often for new information.
- Local Government Resources
Local governments throughout the Roaring Fork Valley continue to collaborate and develop resources for their local communities, as well as share resources across communities.
- City of Aspen COVID-19 Resources Business Information Packet
- Roaring Fork Chamber Resources
Chambers throughout the Roaring Fork Valley are actively posting updates on resources available to small businesses and are working to support our small business community, regardless of membership. Contact information and resources are on their websites.
- Business, Nonprofit, & Employee Guide for Planning & Responding to Coronavirus
- Individual Economic Assistance
County Human services provides resources for individuals impacted by COVID-19. Contact information is below.
- Colorado Small Business Development Center, in coordination with Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center, is helping businesses statewide respond to the current health crisis. Their network and partners can help small businesses with disaster loan applications, long term planning, insurance navigation, physical and economic loss estimations, business preparedness and more.
- Colorado COVID-19 Business Resource Center, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) connect to the latest information and business resources from Colorado’s government. OEDIT is pushing updates on the state response to business needs, and other relevant content.
- Information and Resources For Workers and Employers, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) is posting resources for both workers and employers (scroll below the "for workers" section) related to laws and regulations (including temporary regulations), layoffs, and other key information that employers need to know.
- Emergency Paid Leave Rule - This rule is meant to limit the spread of highly contagious disease and enables workers in at-risk occupations to access testing.
- Unemployment Insurance - During layoffs, all employees are encouraged to apply for unemployment insurance. Those who are job-attached (meaning workers will be expected to return after a separation of up to 16 weeks) should file as "job-attached."
- Work-Share Program may allow certain employees who have had reduced hours to claim partial unemployment benefits.
- Layoff/Separations - Layoff assistance, information and resources are available to employers via this link.
- Policies and Protocols for Colorado Restaurants - The restaurant industry is one of the most highly trained industries in matters of disease transmission and prevention. Our industry and our employees are highly regulated, and we are already utilizing proven methods to prevent the spread of disease.
- Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
CDC has guidance on strategies for workplace safety and employer outbreak response.
- U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) COVID-19 Response Information
Fact Sheets on COVID-19 related workplace safety, information from the Wages and Hours Division on wages, hours, and leave related issues.
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Safety and Health Site, COVID-19
OSHA has published guidance for recording workplace exposures to COVID-19 and issued clarifying content on which existing OSHA regulations may be more broadly applicable to the current situation. OSHA has published specific guidance for workers in certain industries or based on occupational activities (Control and Prevention page). They also have information defining and describing workers’ right to a safe workplace under federal law linked from this page.