Economic and Workforce Development is sharing resources and updates relevant to the local business community to our Resources for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 page. 

The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved Colorado for low-interest federal disaster loans.
 
More local information and resources on eligibility, how-to, and local assistance: https://www.larimer.org/ewd/resources-businesses-impacted-covid-19/sba-economic-injury-disaster-loans
 
More information direct from the SBA: https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19 

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) published emergency rules which temporarily require employers in certain industries to provide a small amount of paid sick leave to employees with flu-like symptoms while awaiting COVID-19 testing. 

More information: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/colorado-health-emergency-leave-pay-%E2%80%9Ccolorado-help%E2%80%9D-rules

The Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development Department is counseling businesses that are laying off employees to encourage their affected staff to apply for Unemployment Insurance.

LCEWD is also encouraging these employers to give their affected employees written documentation of their date of layoff and that the layoff is related to COVID-19. When/if the Federal government provides additional unemployment benefit-supports this documentation should help smooth the process for these workers. 

Additional Unemployment Insurance resources and a link to the application can be found here: https://www.larimer.org/ewd/job-seekers/unemployment-insurance