Small Businesses in Colorado Can Apply for Disaster Relief from COVID-19

NEWS BRIEFS
AUGUST 3rd---47,968 cases, 6,487 hospitalized, 1,844 deaths among cases, 1,710 deaths due to COVID-19, 548,808 tested-Archuleta (36 resident, 29 non-resident), La Plata (198 resident, 19 non-resident), Montezuma (108). Deaths due to Covid: Montezuma (2), Deaths among cases: LaPlata (2), Montezuma (1), sjbpublichealth.org
Archuleta County has a CALL CENTER that can answer your questions related to COVID-19 and refer you to resources that are available to you, (970) 422-7084
Colorado activates 2-1-1: dial 2-1-1, online 211Colorado.org, or text your zip code to 898-211. This number can be used to navigate resources like housing, health, food during this time of the pandemic. Only use 911 for emergencies.
Archuleta County Emergency Operations Centers distributing free face coverings to businesses to encourage customer use, sjbpublichealth.org
FREE COVID-19 Community Testing at Archuleta Integrated Healthcare Clinic, 52 Village Drive in Pagosa Springs, available Tuesdays from 12pm to 4:30pm by appointment only. Testing starts June 2nd-August 25th, 970-264-2104
Non-residents in Archuleta County have tested positive for COVID-19. San Juan Basin Public Health urges everyone to stay vigilant to protect your health.
La Plata County now qualifies as an area of significant community transmission of COVID-19, https://sjbpublichealth.org/covid-prevention/
US Forest Service is lifting the ban on campfires beginning July 30th due to the onset of Monsoon season.

We interviewed Mary Shepherd, Deputy Director of the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center, to find out how small businesses can take advantage of disaster relief loans and other resources from the federal government. The SBDC provides FREE one-on-one consulting to determine what loan or grant options are available to you. They also provide consulting for other needs businesses have like marketing and website support and could even help you re-configure your business to be profitable during this time. Watch and share this informative interview!

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