COVID-19 Update 31.0
San Juan County - Utah's Canyon Country
Tuesday 21 April 2020
Dear Partner,
YOUR FEEDBACK IS REQUESTED DUE: 12:00 PM MT, TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The Utah Governor's Office of Management and Business has shared their Phased Guidelines for Businesses to Maximize Community Health and Economic Reactivation, and is interested in your feedback on these guidelines. Please note these guidelines are in draft form.

Please fill out our survey to provide us with your thoughts, the draft guidelines are linked in the survey description:

Please note we are looking for feedback from ALL industries: Day Cares; Construction, General Contractors and Manufacturing; Gyms & Fitness Centers; Home Repair; Personal Services (salons/spas); Events & Entertainment; Hospitality, Tourism & Accommodations; Retail (Grocery, Pharmacy); and Restaurants & Food Services.
An original survey was completed by EDCUtah in collaboration with the Governor's Office of Economic Development. We shared the statewide survey results , however this survey also included 59 businesses from San Juan County. In an effort to share the voice of San Juan County businesses, the data collected from the 59 businesses was pulled and compared to statewide sentiments. Please take a minute to review these results--we are aware this is an ever evolving situation and will do our best to continue to collect and analyze accurate and relevant business sentiments and data. For the SJC Business sentiment click below or follow this link:
Unemployment here are a few items to consider while planning and implementing COVID-19 funding resources as well as unemployment.

Here are some specific San Juan County business questions that were posed to Department of Workforce Services regarding unemployment
Every Tuesday and Thursday we will be giving away some Utah's Canyon Country swag items. Encourage your customers as they shop locally to show off their purchases with #SanJuanStrong
Rural Business Resources Webinars, April 22 & 23
Join this webinar to better understand what funding you can obtain to help your rural business survive the COVID-19 crisis. The government grant and loan options will be deciphered along with the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A session with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Congressional Offices and affiliated government agencies.

“This webinar will gather all the resources together in one expert panel, to offer information and insight as to how to find and apply for the loans and grants the federal government offers as well as local programs,” said SBA Utah District Director Marla Trollan.

Wednesday, April 22 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Webinar ID: 927 7664 75714
Password: 394252
Telephone Dial-in: (669) 900-6833 

Wednesday, April 22 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Webinar ID: 930 7663 5525
Password: 578010
Telephone Dial-in: (346) 248-7799  

Thursday, April 23 from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Password: 434992
Telephone Dial-in: (669) 900-6833  

The agenda includes:
  • Introduction: Miles Hansen, President & CEO WTC Utah
  • Senator Lee’s Office: Justin Anthony
  • Senator Romney’s Office: Scott Albrecht
  • SBA: Marla Trollan, SBA Utah District Director
  • USDA: Randy Parker, State Director
  • GOED: Ryan Starks, Director
  • Other Resources: Miles Hanson
  • Q&As
Additional SBA PPP funding is in the pipeline--of the $310 billion for PPP, $60 billion is expected to be set aside for companies that have struggled to receive loans from banks, including businesses without relationships with traditional lenders, according to aides.
Alternative business funding has opened throughout the country. Here is a list of options created by the Colorado Office of Economic Development, some are Colorado specific--however many include nationally available grant/loan options.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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Current San Juan County Updates
Previous Emails
For earlier updates visit our website: , tab "Local Resources"
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 Team