Mancos Valley
Where the West Still Lives
March 19, 2020
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News from MVCC
The safety of our business owners and residents is our highest priority and the Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is committed to providing accurate and updated information for our community. We will continue to send out updates and links to information, financial assistance, and community assistance. For daily updates, please follow our Facebook page.
Here are links to the latest updates and information regarding businesses, jobs, and our community.
SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Colorado Dept of Workforce & Employment is constantly updating their website. https://www.colorado.gov/cdle
· Emergency Paid Leave Rule - This rule is meant to limit the spread of highly contagious disease and enables workers in at-risk occupations to access testing.
· Unemployment Insurance - During layoffs, all employees are encouraged to apply for unemployment insurance. Those who are job-attached (meaning workers will be expected to return after a separation of up to 16 weeks) should file as "job-attached."
· Work-Share Program may allow certain employees who have had reduced hours to claim partial unemployment benefits.
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FOOD ASSISTANCE INFORMATION:

The Good Samaritan Center food pantry and The Sharehouse , both located at 30 N. Beech Street in Cortez, are facilitating emergency food response in conjunction with many food assistance organizations in the wake of COVID-19.

Visit  https://www.montezumafoodcoalition.org/covid19-mutual-aid  to sign up for volunteer opportunities, to sign up for food or other assistance, or to make a donation to help us buy food and supplies.
 
If you have food and/or household supplies that you would like to donate, you can drop them off at The Sharehouse any day between noon-4:00, 30 N. Beech St., Cortez.
 
For more information:
Kirbi Foster, Good Samaritan  director@goodsamaritancortez.org
Laurie Hall, The Sharehouse  info@montezumafoodcoalition.org
From the Town of Mancos: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mancos Town Hall will be closed to the public effective Friday, March 20, 2020. Staff will be available via phone at (970) 533-7725 or via email to answer questions. Utility payments may be made online at  www.xpressbillpay.com  or via telephone at (800) 766-2350. You will need your account number. Payments may also be placed in the drop box in front of Town Hall . The situation will be evaluated regularly as the situation unfolds.
Mancos Public Schools closed through March 27th.
Cortez Public Schools closed through March 27th.
Dolores Public Schools closed through March 27th.
Dove Creek Public Schools closed through March 27th.
Durango Public Schools closed through March 25th.
Mancos Public Library was closed effective Tuesday, March 17 until further notice.
  • Bookdrop will be closed during this time, and all fines or charges for overdue materials will be waived. Keep your checked out items at home.
  • Wi-fi will remain on and patrons will still be able to access from outside the building.
  • Network: Guest
  • Password: Guest123
  • Reminder: digital services - ebooks, e-audiobooks, and Kanopy movie streaming are available through the library website and catalog.
If you have any questions about these or any other library services, please email   lhallberg@mancoslibrary.org   and a member of library staff will do their best to respond and assist you.

We urge everyone to check with vetted sources of information on the outbreak like the  Center for Disease Control ,   the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Southwest Health Systems , and  San Juan Basin Public Health . Additionally, for local information on closures and restrictions check with  Montezuma County   or   Town of Mancos . We will continue to monitor this situation and keep the community apprised should these circumstances change.
If you have information or services you want shared, please send me the information via email at Chamber@MancosValley.com or relay it through Facebook Messenger.
Be Safe!
Mancos Valley
Chamber of Commerce
970-533-7434