COVID-19 Business Resources
Summit County businesses can make use of the following resources during COVID-19 response, stabilization and recovery.
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Roadmap to Recovery and Business Protocols
- The Roadmap to Recovery (pdf) (as of 6/18/20) outlines our community’s path through stabilization to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Summit County Business Physical Distancing Protocol Form (pdf) helps businesses identify and implement strategies to protect the health of their employees and members of the public by reducing opportunities for disease transmission. This document does not need to be submitted to Summit County Public Health, but must be posted at your business and distributed to all employees.
- The Public Health Order Compliance Poster (pdf) must be posted at the entry to all businesses and workplaces. You do not need to use this poster, but you need to provide signage that shows; 1) Asking sick persons to stay out, 2) Cough/sneeze etiquette, 3) 6-feet plus separation, 4) No hand shaking and 5) Face covers.
- State of Colorado Safer at Home Guidance
- Summit County has created a fact sheet on the Five Commitments to Containment: Wear a mask; maintain physical distance; wash hands; stay home if sick; get tested if you develop symptoms. Download the fact sheet (pdf).
If your business has questions that are not answered in the Roadmap to Recovery or the Physical Distancing Protocol Form, please call 970-668-9730.
Community Planning & Economy Recovery
As part of the community’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, Summit County Government, in conjunction with local industries and public health stakeholders, has convened an advisory committee, including subcommittee support functions. One of these support committees is the Community Planning & Economy Recovery Support Function, which is focused on the community’s economic recovery and is made up of community members representing various local business industries.
Contacts for the Community Planning & Economic Recovery Support Function:
|Summit County||Jim Curnutte||Jim.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Summit County||April Kroneremail@example.com|
|Retail Association||Kathy Christinafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Summit County Restaurant Assoc||Jonny Grecoemail@example.com|
|Breckenridge Restaurant Assoc||Corry Mihmfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Breckenridge Lodging Assoc||Toby Babichemail@example.com|
|Summit Chamber||Blair McGaryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Breckenridge Tourism Office||Lucy Kayemail@example.com|
|Summit County Builders Assoc||Marilyn Hoganfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Breckenridge Outfitters||Tim Westemail@example.com|
|Breckenridge Grand Vacations||Mike Dudick||MAD@breckenridgegrandvacations.com|
What to Do if Your Employees Are Sick
Summit County has guidance for employers that have employees who may have contracted COVID-19 or are confirmed cases.
- View the employer guidance for employee COVID-19 cases.
- Find COVID-19 testing locations and schedules.
Industry-Specific Guidance for Business Operations
Guidance is being developed by Summit County, the State of Colorado and specific industries to guide businesses as they reopen to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
*Guidance listed with an asterisk is from industry resources. While this guidance may be very helpful, it is not required to be implemented, and is not necessarily endorsed by Summit County. Please refer to all applicable Summit County Public Health guidance for required protocols.
Risks & Benefits of Everyday Activities
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
- Healthy Child Care Colorado Health & Safety Toolkit (pdf)
Children’s Day Camps & Youth Sports Camps
- Summit County Contractor/Construction Site Requirements (pdf)
- Construction Job Site Safety (pdf)
- Construction Job Site Safety - Spanish (pdf)
General Cleaning Guidance
Elective Medical Services/Dental
- Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)
- State of Colorado Public Health Order 20-29 (pdf)
- American Dental Hygienists’ Association (pdf)*
Lodging (Short Term)
- CDC Guidance: Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility
- CDPHE Short-Term Rental Guidance
- CDPHE Campground Guidance
- Vacation Rental Management Association/Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals (pdf)*
- American Hotel and Lodging Association (pdf)*
Nursing Homes and Congregate Care Facilities
Outdoor Recreation-Based Businesses
- This category includes outfitters, alpine slides, go-karts and recreational equipment rentals.
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Personal Recreation: Sports, Pools, Spas Parks, Rec Centers and Gyms
Personal Services: Hair Salon, Tattoo Shop, Nail Salon, Pastoral Services, Massage Therapy
Places of Worship
Ski Industry Guidance
Transportation, Public & Private
Economic Development, Business Resources, and Legislative Acts
These organizations have compiled and are producing resources for Colorado businesses. More resources will be listed as they become available.
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): Facts Sheets and FAQs for Businesses
- Information on employer tax credits, employee paid leave rights, eligibility, etc.
- Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)
- Northwest Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
- Startup Colorado COVID-19
- Downtown Colorado Inc.
There are a number of loans available to small businesses in the community, and those listed below are not an exhaustive list. More funding sources will be listed as they become available.
- Energize Colorado Gap Fund- up to $15,000 in grants and $20,000 in loans for small businesses and nonprofits
- CARES Small Business Grant Program
- Businesses must have fewer than 25 employees and have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A preference is given for a small business that did not qualify for or receive a paycheck protection program loan; is majority owned by veterans, women, or minorities; or is in a rural area.
- Energize Colorado has PPE available for sale to local businesses and nonprofits, in addition to financial resources and guidance.
- Colorado OEDIT COVID-19 Alternative Funding List for Small Businesses
- U.S. Small Business Association’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance (EIDL)program
- They are now accepting applications for the EIDL Advance, granting up to $10,000 that does not need to be repaid
- Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Forgivable Payroll Loans
- Small Business Emergency Loans for Rural Colorado
- Kiva 0% Interest Small Business Loans