COVID-19 Update 24.0
San Juan County - Utah's Canyon Country
Friday 10 April 2020
Dear Partner,
An Easter weekend reminder from San Juan Public Health .
Below we have outlined local, state, and federal resources where funding is available. We recommend that businesses act quickly if they are interested. Please note information is constantly evolving, if you are tracking a funding source be sure to check back regularly. There is an update timestamp in the footer of the resource document for reference.
  • 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
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:
Bluff businesses will be closed until May 10th
Join the #SanJuanStrong T-Shirt Movement

Bear Skins Custom Ink and Jackalope Trading Company are you asking you join them and other San Juan County businesses in a collaborative campaign. There is no cost for your business to join, except a little creativity in a shirt design (which is simple with Bear Skin's design studio ). Then for every shirt that sells you make $10. It helps your business, and it keeps the presses going at Bear Skin. For your local customers businesses have even collaborated on pick up locations to avoid shipping and handling costs.

Check out the San Juan Strong and current businesses participating here:

To join email: or 435.459.0502
Impact Utah: Supplier Scouting
Does your business have the ability to adapt to produce medical supplies? Items for production include, but is not limited to, disposable gowns, N95 Masks, surgical procedure masks, sanitizing/disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer bottles, and hand soap.

Contact Jared Neilson at  for more information
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2020 – USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America.

Read the full announcement  to learn more about the opportunities USDA Rural Development is implementing to provide immediate relief to our customers, partners, and stakeholders.
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.
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:
Impact Utah is offering a free webinar series titled "Your COVID Business Plan Survive Then Thrive." Click here for details:
SBA 7a Personal Protection Program (PPP) Updates:
Funding for this program is distributed by SBA lenders, we advise you talk to your local SBA lender ASAP.

  • Wells Fargo is expanding applications and will open applications this afternoon (4/8/20), you will need to have had a WF Business Checking Account since 2/15/20. Apply here: 
  • Zions Bank is continuing to accept applications. Apply here: 
  • For a list of lenders who do not require a previous relationship click here:
  • Online lenders, such as Divvy are also entering the arena. Read more, click here.
  • For a full list of lenders visit this link:
  • For sole proprietorship businesses applications will open Friday (4/10/20)

Also, if you are interested in PPP--consider reading through this latest FAQ sheet from the SBA. For a sample application click here .
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 3/30/20) 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:
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:
Canyon Country Discovery Center  provided much-needed local reinforcements this week to aid in packing and deliveries for families impacted by COVID-19! The Canyon Country Youth Corps usually work on public lands projects in the Four Corners area, but spent this week supporting Bluff Area Mutual Aid.
Help us find and share these features by tagging @sanjuanedvs and #SanJuanStrong
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