The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC) is a council of governments representing cities and counties in northwest Colorado including the counties of Mesa, Garfield, Rio Blanco, Moffat and Routt.
The State of Colorado has launched a new website with a breadth of informational resources and improved data visualization for COVID-19. The website will be the state’s primary resource for information related to COVID-19 and will feature statewide coordinated response information.
The new website is covid19.colorado.gov
The new data visualization dashboard is covid19.colorado.gov/data. It features data on Colorado’s COVID-19 testing results, including total test results completed, total positive results, positive cases by county, transmission type, and patient outcome, and number of hospitalizations and fatalities. The data will be updated daily around 4 p.m. This robust, automated, daily data source will replace news releases announcing this data.
Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.
COVID-19 BUSINESS RESOURCE INFORMATION
There are resources available in the Northwest Colorado Region that can help businesses experiencing economic distress and/or disruption with SBDC consulting, technical assistance services and loan fund assistance. Businesses seeking technical assistance or consulting regarding how to prepare and/or recover during an economic disruption should contact the NW SBDC Director Erin McCuskey firstname.lastname@example.org, Business Incubator Center (Mesa County) at (970) 243-5242, or West Central SBDC (Montrose and Delta) at (970) 765-3130. Rio Blanco services their County’s small businesses with the RBC Small Business Development Center, call (970) 878-9582. Further assistance can be found in The Disaster Recovery and Continuity Guide for Colorado Businesses. Download the guide here.
AGNC is also working with other local and state partners for business assistance and will send more information as it becomes available. Below please find resources that may be helpful at the state and federal level.
The U.S. Small Business Administration
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Learn more here.
The SBA has created a clearinghouse of information
including resources on the following:
Find the SBA clearinghouse here.
Colorado Department of Labor & Employment
Resources offered from CDLE: