#RFVStrong
We are giving thanks for the incredible show of support and compassion from our community during this challenging time.

Let’s share inspiring and empowering stories and photos on social media with  #RFVStrong ! Share about:
  • Locals helping locals.
  • Locals helping small businesses.
  • Small businesses helping locals.
  • Show and practice habits to keep yourself and our community safe, such as practicing proper hygiene and social distancing, working from home, avoiding crowds, and not hoarding toilet paper and other supplies at the supermarket.
  • It takes a Valley! Let’s inspire each other!
Helpful Links &
Roaring Fork Valley Business Impacts Survey



COVID-19 Help Hotlines

  • Aspen to Parachute COVID-19 community hotline 970-429-6186 (English en Espanol)
  • Garfield County Public Health call line: 970-945-1377, ext. 8120 (English en Espanol)
  • CO-HELP 1-877-462-2911 or COHELP@RMPDC.org (multiple languages)
COVID-19 Roaring Fork Valley Impacts Survey

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association has partnered with the other Roaring Fork Valley Chambers to conduct a survey to best understand the impacts that COVID-19 has on your business. Please complete the quick survey below so that we can begin to measure the impacts to our local business community throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. We will be using the information collected in the survey to adjust our strategy and to share with local and regional entities to secure stimulus funding to assist with recovery efforts. 
Latest News
Non-critical Employers Ordered to Reduce
In-Person Workforce by Half

Effective tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24 at 8:00 a.m., the governor’s office has issued an executive order for “non-critical” employers to reduce their in-person workforce by at least 50%. He encourages the use of tele-working and staggering employee shifts to accomplish this goal. 
 
The order does not apply to critical businesses, or any business that can certify that employees are more than six feet apart from one another during the workday. A certification process is being developed.
 
Businesses defined as “critical” are as follows:
 
  • Health care.
  • Critical infrastructure, including utilities, oil and gas, telecom, hotels, and agriculture.
  • Critical manufacturing, including food processing, chemicals, medical equipment.
  • Critical retail, including grocery stores and gas stations.
  • Critical services, including trash service, mail and shipping, warehouse distribution and fulfillment, laundromats, childcare, auto services, and animal shelters.
  • News media.
  • Financial institutions.
  • Basic necessities to disadvantaged populations, including homeless shelters and food banks.
  • Construction
  • Defense
  • Services to maintain safety, sanitation and critical operations of residences, including law enforcement, fire prevention, security and snow removal.
  •  Vendors that provide critical services or products, including logistics and technology support, child care and services.
  • Critical government functions.
 
View pages 3-6 of the governor’s FAQ document for  more details on what constitutes a critical business
 
Business & Employee Resources
Open for Business
Local businesses need our support now more than ever. The open for businesses page on our website has been created for the community to know what businesses are open during this time, and for businesses to be able to share their status during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Resources for Retail Businesses

The Glenwood Springs 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'll be posting a page on the Post Independent website where retail businesses can sell gift cards and or 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 up:
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.

I f you have an e-commerce site:
1 . Fill out this Google form to provide the link and other information.

Please contact angie@glenwoodchamber.com with any questions.
Uninsured Coloradans Can Enroll During a Special Enrollment Period in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

To help as many people as possible protect their health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak, Connect for Health Colorado® announces a new Special Enrollment period that starts Friday, March 20, 2020 and ends Friday, April 3, 2020. Coloradans who are uninsured qualify to enroll in a health insurance plan for coverage that starts April 1, 2020.

Northwest Small Business Development Center
Assisting Businesses with Impacts of COVID-19
The Northwest SBDC and their affiliated partners are actively working on resources to assist businesses with the impact of COVID-19. Please  SIGN UP  for their mailing list to receive COVID-19 business communications and utilize the resource links below.

SMALL BUSINESS COVID-19 DISASTER RESPONSE HOTLINE:
303-860-5881 (Open Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)


Small Business Administration Disaster Resources:
Glenwood Springs Post Independent Offers FREE Webinar for Business Owners: "How to Market Right Now" on Tuesday, March 24 at 10:30 a.m.

As the coronavirus spreads, businesses and communities are having to shift their day-to-day lives as we all work to maintain healthy social distancing. For business owners, deducing when and how to continue marketing has become a challenging concept. The Post Independent is here to help your business and our local community thrive by offering a free webinar on “How To Market Right Now.” 

We have invited Gordon Borrel l , one of the media industry’s leading analysts, to join our free webinar and share wisdom on “How To Market Right Now”. This high level discussion will feature tips and tricks — specific to key industry types — to continue marketing during this time of risk. Join us in learning key tactics to maintain success in our local businesses and community. We hope to see you there.

Join us on Tuesday March 24th, 2020 at 10:30 am MT.

Comcast Announces Comprehensive COVID-19 Response to Help Keep Americans Connected to the Internet

As our country continues to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, companies like Comcast recognize that their organization  plays an important role in helping customers stay connected  – to their families, their workplaces, their schools, and the latest information about the virus – through the Internet.    

The following new policies are being implemented by Comcast for the next 60 days, and other important initiatives: 
  • Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone 
  • Pausing Our Data Plan 
  • No Disconnects or Late Fees 
  • Internet Essentials Free to New Customers; Speed increase to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream 
  • News, Information and Educational Content on X1 
  • Movies from Universal Pictures available at home the same day as their global theatrical releases 
  • 24x7 Network Monitoring 
 
More information can be found here .