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Resources for Businesses (COVID-19)

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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.
   Updated:  3/26/2020

Business-Related COVID-19 Announcements 
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.

SBA EIDL Loan Eligibility and Criteria Guidelines
SBDC Consultants available to assist with your EIDL application
How to Apply (PowerPoint)

CDLE Paid Sick Leave, Unemployment Benefits, & Alternatives to Laying off Employees

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 shutdownThe 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. 

Tri-County Health
Retail Food Establishment Guidance 

Other Resources:
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.
 
Related Information
Centers for Disease Control
Colorado Department of Health and Environment
Tri-County Health Department