Resources for Managing in a COVID19 Environment  

Greetings to the Colorado photonics and optics community during this challenging time. CPIA is still active and ready to post any announcements or needs you may have. Send them to We have postponed our April Project Management Course as well as our May Quarterly Meeting at NIST in Boulder. Watch for updates.
Photonics Market Begins to Feel Impacts of COVID-19 by Joel Williams, March 17, 2020 
Event Response/Business Recovery Webinar Series - Hosted by Manufacturer's Edge every Friday from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.
Getting Specific About Coating Specifications - Photonics Media webinar, April 15, 2020 1:00P EDT

  The Rise of Freeform Surfaces in the Design of Optical Systems - OSA Webinar, April 6, 2020, 9:00 - 10:30 AM Eastern Time
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Available - Governor Jared Polis just announced that Colorado's application for federal disaster area designation has been approved and is now open to business owners in all of Colorado. More  information including the application link is available at the link above, the SBA's Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) - Visit this website for the latest information for employers and workers. Website links include information on paid sick leave and workplace preparedness.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment - A resource to keep up on the latest COVID19 news throughout the state of Colorado. Also go to Colorado Public Health & Executive Orders Explained.

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade - The resources at provide state and federal COVID-19 announcements, programs, an d information relevant to Colorado businesses.

Manufacturer's Edge - COVID-19 updates and resources for Color ado manufacturers, big and small. A list of contacts, press releases, announcements, tools and webinars updated daily. 
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Process for Accessing Relief Lending - The U.S. SBA is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital. Read about the process here. STATUS: Applications now open (see article under State Resources as well). Also see the SBA's Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The CDC will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. Also see CDC Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations.

IRS Extends Filing Period to July 15 - The IRS is extending the federal income tax filing deadline to July 15 as part of a growing effort to stem the financial pain from the coronavirus pandemic - announced Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin today.

World Health Organization - Find latest WHO recommendations and implementation tools for governments and organizations.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act - President Trump and Congress are considering various economic stimulus measures to mitigate the challenges faced by America's workers due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on 3/20. The Act contains many economic stimulus measures as well as Emergency Paid Sick Leave.

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