COVID-19 Resources & Updates

We will continue to keep this page updated with information and resources.

As COVID-19 swept the through our country it changed the course of our daily business and our daily lives. We want to provide our community, both businesses and those that find themselves out of work, with a hub where you can find resources to help you get through this very difficult and confusing time.

If there is anything that you feel should be added to this page or updated, please email welcome@buenavistacolorado.org

We will make frequent updates as more resources become available. Please know that we are working closely with local agencies to find ways that we can continue to support you.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. And remember…we are all in this together!

Resources for Businesses, Employees, and Community Members

FOR BUSINESSES

Chaffee County Safe Business Checklist & Public Health Updates

Find more information on the most recent public health orders or to access the Safe Business Checklist from Public Health so you can re-open your business when the time is right. 

COVID-19 Resources for Destinations

The US Travel Association has compiled a list of resources for travel destinations to reference. You can find travel industry trends, resources and policies related to this industry, which Buena Vista is a part of.  

COVID-19 Small Business Response Resource Guide

Download this PDF to find ways that your business can respond to the current health crisis

Colorado COVID Relief Fund

The Colorado COVID Relief Fund grant process has now begun and will be on a rolling basis. Those interested in applying for relief funds up to $25K can do so now.

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance

Federal disaster loans for businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters.
*Also, be sure to check with your local bank on lending options.

Small Business Alternative Funding

The Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade has put together this google document with alternative funding options for small businesses. It is a live document, so you may see changes being made day to day. 

IRS Tax Credits & Paid Leaves for Workers & Small Businesses

Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave.

FOR EMPLOYEES

Dept of Labor Unemployment 

Information and Resources for Unemployment Claims

Department of Human Services Support

Call DHS at (719) 530-2500 for up-to-date resources available to individuals and families

OnwardCO

A one-stop resource providing support to workers impacted by job loss in the wake of the COVID-19.  This platform will connect people with essential life services (such as shelter, childcare, medical/mental health resources), retraining programs, and immediate employment opportunities.

WorkLife Partnership Resource Center

Help your workers overcome challenges through professional resources

 

CHAFFEE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH

Chaffee County Public Health website is a great resource for updated mandates and actions taken by the county. You can also find the daily situational reports posted here as well!

Public Health Facebook Live updates: Monday through Thursday at 12p and virtual Town Halls on Fridays at 12:30p. Visit the COVID-19 Chaffee County page for more details. You can access the Town Hall via Zoom at (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID# 4328290633

MENTAL HEALTH

Solvista Health Colorado

The Crisis Line is Open 24/7
Call 719.539.6502 to talk to someone

NEED HELP GETTING SUPPLIES

Facebook Group
If you or someone you know needs help getting supplies, or is able to help with getting high risk individuals supplies, you can use this group to reach out.

ADVENTURE IDEAS DURING COVID-19, presented by GARNA

Website
Looking for ways to stay engaged and to get outside during the pandemic? Check out GARNA’s COVID-19 Adventure Page for ideas, activities, and information on how to enjoy the outdoors while social distancing.

The Chamber Team


Membership & Sales Specialist, Jon Cobb
membership@BuenaVistaColorado.org


Events Specialist, Melissa Traynham
events@BuenaVistaColorado.org

Board of Directors

President: Mark Hammer
Treasurer: Kit Salway
Secretary: Morgan Mahala
Jay Smith
Keith Barbeau
Ryan Martin
Tim Stange
Tom Rollings