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COVID IN COLORADO
Keep It Up, Colorado
This week, we saw Jefferson County move to more restrictive regulations due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. As Colorado continues to make the vaccine widely available and more people become fully vaccinated, we all need to continue to do our part by wearing a mask in public places, limiting our gatherings with people outside our household, social distancing, and washing hands. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but we are not quite there yet. We must continue to protect ourselves and our communities to ensure we can get out from under this pandemic once and for all.
Colorado is currently vaccinating all Coloradans ages 16+ for Pfizer and 18+ for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. As of April 9th, approximately 33.7% of Colorado’s population has received at least one shot, and 20.3% of Colorado’s population are fully vaccinated. I encourage everyone who is able to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Click here for a list of vaccine providers in Adams County and Jefferson County. As always, my office is here to help and answer questions, call us at (303) 274-7944.
New CDC Guidance
Recently, the CDC has issued guidance for fully vaccinated people, including for travel. Click here to read the full guidance and understand best practices before and after you receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Support for Businesses, Restaurants
Recent legislation, including the American Rescue Plan, included several provisions to continue to support small businesses, venues and restaurants. If you or your business has questions or requires help accessing these programs, call our office at (303) 274-7944.
- Restaurant Revitalization Fund: Grants will be made available for this new program up to $10 million per eligible entity - which includes establishments such as restaurants, bars, caterers, food trucks, etc. - with a limitation of $5 million per physical location. Grants may be used for a wide variety of expenses, including payroll, mortgage, rent, utilities, supplies, food and beverage expenses, paid sick leave, and operational expenses, for a “covered period” of Feb. 15, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2021. Applications expect to open soon. Click here to learn more.
- Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) Program: Applications opened April 8th. PLEASE NOTE: the SVOG portal was shut down due to technical issues. You can find updates, including information about when the portal will reopen, at sba.gov/svogrant.
- Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): The application deadline was extended from March 31st to May 31st. Click here to learn more and apply.
- Targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance: Increased loan amounts were announced for the program. Click here for more information.
THANK YOU PUBLIC HEALTH WORKERS
The goal of public health is to keep our communities safe and healthy. Throughout the pandemic, the staff at our local public health departments have gone above and beyond to keep us informed and safe. Thank you for all you’ve done and for all you continue to do for us!
There have been too many gun violence tragedies in Colorado and across the country. Enough is enough. Everyone deserves to feel safe in their community. I’m glad to see President Biden take these initial steps to make gun violence less easy, less frequent and less deadly. We must do everything we can to prevent future gun violence tragedies.