COVID-19 Update 21.0
San Juan County - Utah's Canyon Country
Tuesday 7 April 2020
Dear Partner,
Please read the new recommendations released by San Juan Public Health .
Division of Workforce Services (DWS) will be hosting a Statewide Virtual Job Fair on Thursday April 16th . This Sponsored in conjunction with the Salt Lake Chamber and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah), this opportunity is available to employers with job openings anywhere in the state.

See this   YouTube video   for a short overview:  
Interested companies are encouraged to use the button below to contact the Utah Department of Workforce Services.

Please note: the deadline to participate as an employer is this Friday, April 10.

To participate, please contact: Blaine Roberts 801-822-3635
In regards to SBA 7a Personal Protection Program (PPP) and local lenders, Zions Bank is accepting applications however, Wells Fargo will no longer be accepting applications. If you are interested in the SBA PPP and don't have a current relationship with a lender consider this list of lenders:

For a full list of lenders visit this link:

Also, if you are interested in PPP--consider reading through this latest FAQ sheet from the SBA.
Check out our brand new Utah's Canyon Country Activity Packet ! Feel free to use this packet to inspire your customers/visitors to think San Juan County during this time.

Click the link to download and print
A note : our emails are becoming long, particularly with all the funding resources available. Please note that often you cannot see the entire email in your email window. If you scroll to the base of our email just click "[Message clipped] View entire message" to view the full email.
Business Webinars
As a reminder all pertinent economic development & business webinars, as they become available are being posted on our website scroll down to the tab "COVID-19 Webinars"
The University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business will be hosting free forums called Navigating COVID-19: How to Save Your Business . These forums are focusing on specific business topics related to navigating these unprecedented times every Tuesday and Friday in April. For more information visit:
Below we have outlined local, state, and federal resources where funding is available. We recommend that businesses act quickly if they are interested.
  • Local Funding Options
  • SEUALG Emergency Loan Program - open
  • State of Utah Options
  • GOED Bridge Loan - re-opens 4/16/20
  • Federal Options
  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) - open
  • SBA Loan Advance - open
  • SBA Express Bridge Loan - open
  • SBA 7a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) - open
  • USDA
Please note changes in SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance In order to qualify for the Advance, you must submit this   new application  even if you previously (prior to 3/30) submitted an EIDL application. Applying for the Advance will not impact the status or slow your existing EIDL application.

Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.
Utah has launched an SBA Rapid Response team to help answer immediate SBA loan/program questions. Please use the following form to reach out to the team. Also you are welcome to contact our office.
A dditional resources can be found by following:
Bluff businesses will be closed until May 10th
Many of our local businesses are doing what they can to keep their doors open and services available to our residents .

Click here for our directory of county businesses and their temporary COVID-19 hours, adjusted operations, and offerings.

Business Directory:

To be listed or edit a listing contact:
Business Weekly Spotlight: Jones & DeMille Engineering
With many of our local businesses remaining open we will be running features on our Newsroom to inspire our community to buy local. For a full list visit our business directory:
Bear Skins Custom Ink is sponsoring a local Treasure Hunt called the Outbreak 2020 . This is an activity that everyone can participate in that puts some fun in the quarantine while still maintaining social distancing. There are treasures scattered throughout San Juan County and the cost to participate is just the cost of the map $10 (which is a t-shirt with the map printed on the back).
Help us find and share these features by tagging @sanjuanedvs and #SanJuanStrong
The Vandalettering continues in Monticello with some continued words of support along Main Street.
Help us find and share these features by tagging @sanjuanedvs and #SJCMonumentalMoments
Remember to Read...
Current San Juan County Updates
Previous Emails
For business and tourism industry updates please refer to:

We are aware of the concern many businesses have, particularly those impacted by the travel industry. This web page is intended to be a resource for businesses regarding changes in the travel industry as well as business relief funding options as they become available.

Please note, this web page is not intended to be a source for updates on COVID-19. For up to date information on COVID-19 please visit the state of Utah’s Coronavirus (COVID-19)  information hub :
Please feel free to contact our office with any questions 435-587-3235 or 800-574-4386

Who to contact?
Natalie Randall,
  • Business & Funding questions (RLF, SBA, State, etc)
Allison Yamamoto-Sparks,
  • Visitor Information 1-800-574-4386
Stuart Smith,
San Juan County EDVS