COVID-19 Business & Community Resources

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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) was first identified in Wuhan, China, and reported by the World Health Organization on December 31, 2019. Around the globe, the Coronavirus is receiving heightened attention for infecting tens of thousands of people. The respiratory illness caused by a Coronavirus is thought to spread between people who are in close contact with one another (about six feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land on common surfaces or in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby, or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

The Evergreen Chamber understands that the Coronavirus may have an impact for our businesses and the community. Below are resources for advice on how your business and family can plan for and respond to the virus, along with information on the disease.  We will update this page as information is made available.

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Jefferson County Safer At Home Level

Jefferson County is now under Level Blueon the Dial 3.0 Framework by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

Beginning Mar. 24 at 9 a.m. Jefferson County community members and businesses should follow Level Blue of CDPHE’s Dial Framework.

For the most up to date information, please visit: Jeffco COVID-19 Updates Page

Capacity Limits here: COVID Dial 3.0Capacity

Small Business Guidance, Loans & Funding

For the most up to date Industry-specific guidance related to your business, please visit the Jefferson County Levels Webpage. It is expected that all businesses follow all applicable guidance provided by JCPH and CDPHE.

 

  • Business Intelligence Center
    • The mission of the Business Intelligence Center within the Colorado Secretary of State's Office is to support Colorado businesses by streamlining access to public data and providing resources to make that data more useful.
ERC is a refundable payroll tax credit that was previously unavailable to businesses who received a PPP loan.
Eligible employers can get cashback for payroll taxes already paid and cashback in excess of the paid liability. This is an immediate cash flow opportunity for struggling businesses that covers both the 2020 and 2021 tax years.
Employers, including tax-exempt organizations, are eligible for the credit if they operated a business during calendar year 2020 and experience either:
  • The full or partial suspension of the operation of their business during any calendar quarter because of governmental orders due to COVID-19,
  • OR more than 50% reduced gross revenue as compared to the same quarter in 2019.
To amend payroll tax for 2020, businesses will need to fill out Form 941x. Contact your payroll service provider.
Employers, including tax-exempt organizations, are eligible for the credit if they operate a business during calendar year 2021 and experience either:
  • Partial or total business closure due to federal, state or local COVID order.
  • OR more than 20% reduced gross revenue as compared to the same quarter in 2019.
Businesses can take the credit against their current payroll taxes as they run payroll, submit a 2021 IRS Form 7200, OR request a refund at the end of the first and second quarters.
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