You are entitled to a tax credit for paying your employees' for time off to be vaccinated. Watch the video explaining how to claim your tax credit here.
High Country Human Resource Association produced a webinar on issues surround requiring or speaking about vaccines in the workplace.
The State of Colorado is distributing free, at-home COVID-19 rapid testing kits to employees interacting with the public including retail workers, hotel and other hospitality employees, events industry employees and more.
To sign up for test kits, click here.
Under Colorado paid sick leave law, all employees in Colorado have a right to take paid leave from work to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees are also entitled to use paid leave if they experience vaccine side effects that prevent them from working.
On the effective date of the act (July 15, 2020) through December 31, 2020, all employers in the state, regardless of size, are required to provide each of their employees paid sick leave for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the amounts and for the purposes specified in the federal "Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act" in the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act".
Starting January 1, 2021, for employers with 16 or more employees, and starting January 1, 2022, for all employers, the act requires employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees, accrued at one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 48 hours per year.
Employees - Stay Home When Sick and Required Paid Sick Leave
It is critically important that employers require employees to stay home when they are sick, that employees understand paid sick leave benefits they are eligible for, and employers provide them required paid sick leave as applicable.
Understand and provide Federal and/or State required paid sick leave benefits to your employees.
- Healthy Families and Workplace Act of Colorado - Effective 7/14
- Healthy Families and Workplace Act of Colorado Poster (English)
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights
Explanations of the Colorado Healthy Families and Workplaces Act
Eagle County webinar on the Colorado Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (Starts at 44:00)
This website is updated daily as guidance comes out from the State and is finalized for Pitkin County.
Skift rounded up all of the guidelines for reopening that have been created by travel industry associations worldwide. You may find them helpful to suss out what steps to take for a post-pandemic recovery.
A public/private partnership of the organizations listed below offering FREE legal aid to Colorado small businesses facing challenges due to COVID19.
David Padrino, Office of the Colorado Attorney General
Sam Walker, Office of the Colorado Attorney General
Nikki Maloney, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
Connie Talmage, Colorado Lawyers Committee
Keith Trammell, WilmerHale
Chalyse Robinson, WilmerHale
Peter Schwartz, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
Dan Sweetser, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
Chris Rodgers, Colorado SEO Pros
Colorado’s Unemployment Insurance Division is responding to questions from both employers and workers impacted by closures as a result of the Coronavirus. Employees who see a reduction in hours or layoffs are encouraged to apply for unemployment benefits, which can provide partial wage replacement, at colorado.gov.
Pitkin County COVID-19 Public Health Orders
Review Pitkin County COVID-19 Public Health Orders to learn more about regional public health orders and to stay up-to-date on current orders.
COVID-19 & Workplace Preparedness
Maintaining Business Operations
The Aspen Chamber Resort Association, Post Independent and other partners are working on providing resources and solutions for retail businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. As such, we will be posting a page on the Post Independent website where retail businesses can sell gift cards and more. This is a free service and you do not need to be a chamber member to take advantage.
If you don’t have an e-commerce site:
1. Set-up a free account on https://www.ecwid.com. This will allow you sell direct to the community.
2. In order to use the website listed above, you will need some sort of payment process– PayPal, Square, etc.
3. Fill out this Google form to provide the link and other information.
If you have an e-commerce site:
1. Fill out this Google form to provide the link and other information.
Creative Industries-specific Resources
Resources to support the arts during COVID-19
National Endowment for the Arts CARES Act direct grants – Available to organizations that have received an NEA grant within the past 4 years.
Americans for the Arts Survey for Individuals (artists, creative workers, educators and entrepreneurs)
Funding for Artists + Creative businesses in response to COVID-19
- Artwork Archive – Financial Relief Resources for Artists during COVID-19
- Artist Relief Fund
- Colorado Artist Relief Fund
- Denver Actors Fund Emergency Relief grants for theater artists
- Jazz Road Quick Assist Fund – $1000 grants for Jazz musicians
- NALAC Micro Grants for Latinx artists and arts administrators – deadline April 16
Annuity.org resources for women
Annuity.org has created a guide providing information and beneficial resources for women impacted by COVID-19.