• COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 or ‘coronavirus disease 2019’ is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The majority of people who get COVID-19 experience only mild symptoms and will recover without needing to seek treatment.

According to the World Health Organization, about 1 in 5 people who get COVID-19 may develop a more serious illness that might require hospitalization. Certain individuals, however, at at much higher risk of serious illness if infected, particularly individuals over 60 years of age, people with asthma, pregnant women, and people with chronic medical conditions like diabetes or diseases of the heart, lung, or kidneys. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, all of which can appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

Some simple things you can do to #SlowTheSpread are:

  • Washing your hands often. Use soap and water and wash for at least 20 seconds
  • Staying  home if you are sick, and keep children home if they’re sick
  • Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your inner elbow
  • Avoiding touching your mouth, eyes, and nose
  • Wearing a facemask according to CDC guidelines when going into public

The faster we can contain this virus, the faster we can return to normal. Social distancing isn’t fun, but it will save lives.

COVID-19 Health FAQs & Resources:

Resources in Spanish/En Español:

espanol.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment

covid19.colorado.gov – Phone: 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov – Phone: 800-232-4636

World Health Organization

www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

COVID-19 Emotional Support Services:

Colorado Crisis Services: 1-844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255

Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746

TTY for Deaf/Hard of Hearing: 1-800-846-8517

Spanish speakers: Text “Hablanos” to 66746


What to do if you think you have COVID-19:

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/10Things.pdf

Both at the federal and state level – there are resources to help with the economic repercussions of COVID-19.

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has information on alternatives to workforce reduction for employers here, and general resources about unemployment here.

The Federal Income Tax filing due date has been extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Governor Jared Polis has also issued an extension on Colorado income tax returns and payments. Income tax returns that were due on April 15, 2020 are now due October 15, 2020, and payments are due on July 15, 2020.

The Small Business Administration, Department of Labor, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and OSHA all have adapted to COVID-19 and are working to provide new resources to help businesses, individuals, and communities.

COVID-19 Economic FAQs & Resources:

Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources:

SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans help businesses keep workers on their payroll. Learn more and apply here: sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program-ppp

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) are available in all counties in Colorado, as the state has been designated an eligible disaster area. Loans are available for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners, and renters. Apply here, and learn more here: sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

State and Local Small Business Resources:

Small Business Development Centers provide free consulting and low-cost training to small businesses impacted by COVID-19: find your local center at coloradosbdc.org

The Economic Development Council of Colorado provides frequent updates and resources for its members here or by calling (720) 260-4478

The Colorado Restaurant Association offers support for restaurants and the hospitality industry here or by calling (303) 830-2972

Department of Labor Resources:

www.dol.gov/coronavirus

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Resources:

www.uschamber.com/coronavirus

OSHA Resources:

www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf

Help Colorado Now COVID-19 Response:

Volunteer and/or donate now to help Colorado’s communities affected by coronavirus, whether by delivering critical supplies, donating blood, or helping individuals who live alone with daily tasks. Visit #DoingMyPartCO here

More COVID-19 Resources:

For Homeowners and Renters:

If your ability to pay your mortgage is impacted, and your loan is owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, you may be eligible to delay making your monthly mortgage payments for a temporary period: www.fhfa.gov/Homeownersbuyer/MortgageAssistance/Pages/Coronavirus-Assistance-Information.aspx

Fannie Mae – Relief Options and Loan Lookup Tool

Freddie Mac – Resources and Loan Lookup Tool

Department of Housing and Urban Development Resources:

www.hud.gov/coronavirus

National Apartment Association Resources and guidance on Property Management:

www.naahq.org/coronavirus-guidance

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program:

www.benefits.gov/benefit/361

Colorado WIC COVID-19 Information:

www.coloradowic.gov/alerts/2020-03-18/colorado-wic-covid-19-info

Hunger Free Colorado’s COVID-19 Food Resources:

www.hungerfreecolorado.org/covid-19/

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