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COVID-19 specific resources:


We are actively sharing resources and updates for the business community here. Please sign up for our resource-packed, weekly COVID-19 updates for businesses email (sent mid-day Friday).

  • Colorado COVID-19 Business Resource Center, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)
     Connect to the latest information and business resources from Colorado’s government. OEDIT is pushing updates on the state response to business needs, and other relevant content.
  • Information and Resources For Workers and Employers, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE)
    CDLE is posting resources for both workers and employers (scroll below the "for workers" section) related to laws and regulations (including temporary regulations), layoffs, alternatives to layoffs (including workshare) and other key information that employers need to know.  
  • Colorado SBDC statewide COVID-19 resource web site, Colorado Small Business Development Center
    Colorado's SBDC is sharing resources on accessing assistance from loans/grants and information resources for businesses around the state.

FAQs

  1. Larimer County maintains Safer-at-Home requirements and guidelines for businesses and other employers. Their information includes links to OSHA and CDC documents that are relevant to various types of business. 

    NoCo Recovers has assembled some “best practice” documents for various types of businesses that provide practical guidance on how to implement changes to meet requirements under county and state health orders.

    The CDC has published several videos on the proper way to put on and take off PPE

    Larimer County has published guidance on the proper use of cloth face coverings (includes links to other resources).

    Larimer County’s Safer-at-Home resources also include examples of required posted signage. Posting signage to remind staff and customers about both requirements and your own business policies can be a useful tool to both educate and encourage compliance. 

    You may also want to check with your industry associations and local business associations for additional resources for best practice guidance and example signage.

    Workplace policies should be shared with staff and policy content be easily accessible to your staff, especially if best practices for workplace safety are changed as new information about the virus become available. Make sure staff understand terminology used and how to follow procedures described in the guidance (such as by watching CDC training videos or other appropriate demonstration).

  2. The answer to that question varies on a business to business and even an employee by employee basis.

    The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has guidance regarding partial unemployment for individuals with drastically reduced hours.

    CDLE is actively updating an Unemployment Insurance FAQ  that addresses eligibility under the rapidly changing guidelines.

    Please contact us if you have questions.  

  3. Our workforce connection team can discuss preparing for a layoff with employers and managers and provide information that will be useful to your employees.

    We are also hosting a 30-minute, career coach led online workshop, Managing a Layoff, for recently laid off employees every Wednesday at 1 PM. It covers topics like applying for UI, getting health insurance, preparing for a job search, and more.  Anyone can register here.

  4. Yes, but property tax must still be paid. Changes have been made to waive interest that typically accrues on delinquent payments. 

     

    • The Larimer County Assessor Bob Overbeck  has extended the deadline to file 2020 Business Personal Property Declarations from April 15 to June 15, 2020. 
    • Business owners who own less than $7,700 in total actual value of business personal property are exempt from filing this declaration. The details of this extension are available on the Assessor's website.  This change does not impact tax due dates.

     

  5. As of 3/25/2020 the answer is: no, they do not need a doctor's note to return to work once they are healthy. However: employees need to be symptom free for a period of time as directed by our health authorities.  Your employee should follow the recommendations of Larimer County Health and Environment and the Colorado Department of Public Health.

    It is very important for employers to read and follow the guidance of public health authorities on this topic. The public health community does not encourage additional requirements beyond their stated recommendations that could create unnecessary strain on medical providers.

    Colorado Department of Public Health's detailed advice on this topic (listed under the "Public health and employment" heading)

  6. Larimer County is sending updates via text subscription for residents and maintaining multiple channels for Q&A. The County's COVID-19 webpage details how to get connected.

    Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade is sharing statewide updates via this subscription email list

    LCEWD is sharing our most up-to-date actionable resources for  Northern Colorado businesses each Friday.  Please sign up for our resource-packed, weekly COVID-19 updates for businesses email

    NoCo Recovers has been established as the regional one-stop hub for recovery resources and information for businesses, including the ability to ask a question to a person via email or phone and get it routed to the best source for an answer. 

     

Contact our Business Team

Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development
200 West Oak St.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 498-6665
business@larimer.org