Business Resources (COVID-19)

(Loan) Payroll Protection Loans: The CARES Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workig employed amid the pandemic. These loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls after.

(Guidance) How to Get a Coronavirus Emergency Paycheck Protection Loan by the US Chamber of Commerce

(Guidance) Resources when Procuring with Federal Grant Funds by FEMA Procurement Disaster Assistance Team: Webinar series and procurement assistance for states, local governments, nonprofits, institutions of higher education, ad other non-Federal entities.

(Guidance) US Department of Labor: Safety and Health, COVID-19: Guidance on preparing workplaces and preventing exposures

(Guidance) CDC: Interim Guidance for Business and Employers: Guidance on preventing exposures in non-health care settings and planning measures

(Loans) U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Assistance website: The SBA is rolling out a loan program specific to COVID-19 and is offering low-interest federal disaster loans. Please check this resource for the most accurate information. Any business that is suffering an economic loss as a result of COVID-19 is required to fill out an economic injury worksheet. For more information, please contact Lori Hodges with the Larimer County office of emergency management, who is coordinating with the SBA on this effort on behalf of Larimer County. Email Lori Hodges at and cc Adam Crowe at

(Guidance) Restaurant Guide to Coronavirus: Informational guide from the National Restaurant Association.

(Requirements) State of Emergency & Hourly Paid Sick Leave Information: Under the executive authority of the state of emergency, the State of Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has been given the authority to require employers/businesses in the service and hospitality industries to provide leave with pay. Click for the OVERVIEW or click for the FULL-TEXT RULES.

(Guidance) Larimer County Health Department Restrictions & Guidelines for Events, Large Gatherings, and Public Spaces: Is a great resource and has extensive information and resources on an easy to read page. 

(Grants) Facebook Small Business Grants: According to Facebook - "We know that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so we are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time."

Colorado COVID-19 Business Resource Center, Office of Economic Development and International Trade: These resources provide state and federal COVID-19 announcements, programs, and information relevant to Colorado Businesses. 

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