COVID-19 Community Resources & Information
In an effort to support our community’s public health and the well being of our local business community, we will be adding updates and resources regarding COVID-19. If there is a great community resource you would like added to this page, please email staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State of Colorado Update
City of Fruita & State Wide Updates
- State of Colorado: Executive Order to Stay Home – March 25, 2020
- State of Colorado: Amended Public Health Order Implementing Stay at Home Order – Business Requirements and Intent
- City of Fruita Manager Declares Local Disaster Emergency in Response to COVID-19
- City Manager’s Declaration of Local Emergency March 24, 2020
Resources for Businesses
Financial Help for Small Businesses:
Business Incubator Center – COVID-19 Responder Loan
- Purpose: Provide funds for working capital, equipment, and/or inventory to be used to directly support companies responding to the COVID-19 crisis.
- Loan information can be found at www.gjincubator.org/loan-fund/
SBA Economic Disaster Loan Updates & Information
- Apply at www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
- SBA Economic Disaster Loan Qualifications & Steps
- SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Business Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- SBA Economic Disaster Loan Update 03-18-2020
- Northwest Colorado Council of Governments Update: SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
(CARE) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
- US Chamber of Commerce – Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act: What Small Businesses Need to Know
- Lighthouse HR Support – Compliance Connection including CARES Act and Alternatives to Laying Off Employees
Families First Coronavirus Act
- Familes First Coronavirus Act: Frequently Asked Questions
- Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave
- Employee Rights: Paid sick leave and expanded family amd medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Act
- Release of Colorado Works (TANF) Declared Emergency Program for Families
- USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses, and Communities Affected by COVID-19
- Funding to Support Colorado Non-profits Impacted by COVID-19
- Facebook announces $100 million program for small businesses impacted by COVID-19
- Colorado SBDC COVID-19 Small Business Response Resource
- Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade: Business Resource Center
Resources for Employers:
- Colorado Workforce Update: State and Federal Coronavirus Rules & Mandates
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act Summary
- Associated Governments of Northwest CO: Business Resources
- Please Read: LightHouse HR Support: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Employment Practice Resources
- CDC: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
- Colorado SBDC Disaster Recovery and Continuity Guide for Colorado Business
- US Chamber of Commerce Disaster Help Desk for Business
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policies and Protocols for the Colorado Restaurant Industry
- Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
- Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans With Disabilities Act
- Work-share Information
- Colorado Department of Labor and Employment – Unemployment Resources
- CO Unemployment FAQ
- Colorado Department of Labor and Employment – Information & Resources Regarding COVID-19
- Colorado Health Emergency Leave with Pay (“Colorado HELP”) RulesAssistance
Resources of Employees:
- Filing for Unemployment
- Unemployment Insurance Workers FAQ
- Colorado Department of Labor and Employment: Resources for Workers
- Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative
- Mesa County Workforce Center Workforce Specialist 970-248-7560
- Mesa County Workforce Center Daily Job Listing Hotline 970-248-7575
- Community Economic Relief Fund 1-866-211-9966 (Rent & Food Assistance)
Leadership & Working From Home:
Supporting Local Business
Seven Simple Ways You Can Support Businesses and Shop Local Now
- Buy a Gift Card – Support service based businesses by purchasing a gift card now to use later. Your investment can help the business sustain themselves during this time and you’ll be able to treat yourself later!
- Buy Now, Pick Up Later – Support product based businesses by purchasing an item now to be picked up later. Many local restaurants are currently offering take-out or curbside pick up.
- Tip & Say Thank You – Many employees are continuing to work with the public. Let them know you appreciate their hard work by tipping appropriately and remembering to say thank you.
- Continue Your Membership or Subscription – Many organizations rely on membership or subscription based due. Support businesses by continuing these services.
- Engage Online – Support local businesses by engaging with their online content. Spread encouragement by posting a positive comment, liking a post, and sharing content.
- Talk to a Business Owner – Reach out to a local business owner and ask what you can do to support them at this time. Let them know they’re not alone.
- Stay Positive – Remember that we are a community and we are all in this together! Rather than spreading fear, seek opportunities to lend a helping hand and spread a positive message.
Community & Public Health Information
To stay up to date on public health information in Mesa County, we reccomend visiting Mesa County Public Health’s website at: www.health.mesacounty.us/covid19/
Mesa County Public Health can be contacted at:
Grand Junction Office: 510 29 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, Colorado 81504
*Fruita Office: 215 N. Plum St. Fruita, Colorado 81521
Main Phone Number – (970) 248-6900. Email – email@example.com
Hours: Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – Noon
*Fruita location: Limited hours & services, call (970)248-6935 for an appointment.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Practice social distancing
Additional Health & Community Resources Include:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov
- Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment: www.colorado.gov
- CDPHE Environmental Cleaning Guidance for COVID-19
- City of Grand Junction Update
- Town of Palisade Update
- Grand Junction Economic Partnership Resources
- Grand Junction Mutual Aid (Facebook Group): Help group for community aid
- Food Bank of the Rockies