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Business-Related COVID-19 Announcements
Resources for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19*
The City of Northglenn Economic Development staff is available to discuss the concerns you may have about the impacts on your business as a result of COVID-19. Many resources are also available as our county, state, and country contend with the impacts of COVID-19 to assist businesses:
*This page will be updated as new information and resources become available.
3/26/2020 Governor Polis Updated Stay-At-Home order
3/22/2020 Reduce Non-critical In-Person Workforce by Fifty Percent
3/20/2020 Special Enrollment Period for Uninsured to get Health Insurance
3/20/2020 HUD Suspends Foreclosures/Evictions
3/20/2020 Expediting Unemployment Insurance
3/19/2020 Hair and Nail Salons, Spas, and Tattoo Parlors Closed
3/19/2020 Bar, Restaurants, Gyms, Theaters and Casinos Closed
3/18/2020 Gatherings of 10
3/11/2020 Paid Sick Leave
3/10/2020 State of Emergency
Resources and Programs for Small Businesses
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) can provide up to $2 million of financial assistance (actual loan amounts are based on amount of economic injury) to small businesses or private, non-profit organizations that suffer substantial economic injury as a result of the declared disaster, regardless of whether the applicant sustained physical damage. These loans are now available in all counties in Colorado.
Paid Sick Leave: Colorado Department of Labor published emergency rules which temporarily require employers in certain industries to provide a small amount of paid sick leave to employees with flu-like symptoms while awaiting COVID-19 testing. Emergency Leave FAQ and Rules:Unemployment Insurance Benefits: Businesses are asking, “will their employees be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits during the temporary shutdown”? The answer is, if an employer stops work (for whatever reason), it is considered a layoff or partial separation. Employees during the temporary shut-down may file a claim to collect unemployment insurance benefits as job attached claimants. They would still be required to meet the eligibility requirements during any weeks they claimed. Unemployment Insurance
Alternatives to Laying off Your Employees: Offers a work-share program as an alternative to laying off your employees. The Work-Share Program provides an alternative to laying off employees by allowing them to keep working, but with fewer hours. While an employee is working fewer hours, he or she may be eligible to collect part of his or her regular unemployment benefits.
Employer Fact Sheet
Federal Coronavirus Tax Relief
U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today issued guidance allowing all individual and other non-corporate tax filers to defer up to $1 million of federal income tax (including self-employment tax) payments due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest. The guidance also allows corporate taxpayers a similar deferment of up to $10 million of federal income tax payments that would be due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest.
Retail Food Establishment Guidance
CDC Recommended strategies for employers to use now:
CDC | Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease
Smart Commute Metro North has developed a helpful Teleworking & Remote Work Guide that provides useful advice for companies and their workers in this new paradigm of remote business operations.
Centers for Disease Control
Colorado Department of Health and Environment
Tri-County Health Department