Friday March 20: Update for local businesses and residents on COVID-19
2. When asking about the
payment of upcoming property tax bills
, the Mountain Area Economic Task Force received an update from our Jefferson County Treasurer Jerry DiTullio. Basically they are appealing to Governor Polis to allow property taxes to be paid in payments and or late without penalty. He said:
“Five County Treasurers are working on an Executive Order to the Governor and/or a C.R.S. codification (legislature) to address property tax payments in 2020. The five counties are Adams, Boulder, Denver, Jefferson and Summit. We will be needing your Chamber support for common-sense changes that will allow the County Treasurers to work with property owners - being flexible on taxes due because of the virus and a lack of revenue for some businesses. More will follow in the coming days as we prepare the changes for the Governor and state legislature.”
Relief for families and unemployment:
The U.S. Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which contains the same provisions as the House version that passed over the weekend.
The bill is on its way to President Trump’s desk, which he is expected to sign. Broadly, the multi-billion dollar relief package does the following:
• Requires most employers to provide up to two weeks of paid sick leave and three months of paid family and medical leave for COVID-related absences. Each quarter, employers will get a fully-refundable tax credit for the wages paid (up to a certain amount).
• Gives states the ability to expand unemployment insurance eligibility.
• Provides for free testing of the virus for those eligible.
• Boosts the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and increases funding for Medicaid.
In need of a job
, please visit the Job Postings tab on the Chamber website
we are adding jobs we see advertised on social media as we see them.
IF YOU NEED
employees, contact the Chamber and we will add it to the site. Evergreen Christian Outreach also has unemployment assistance.
In need of food
ECHO FOOD BANK: 303-670-1796 is currently able to handle requests for food and additional resources are coming in. Food bank operating with normal hours – website
is best place to check for daily updates or call the main number for questions. Delivery options are available and volunteers are appreciated.
In need of shelter:
Evergreen Shelter Program (ESP) Open. Call for shelter info or to register. Day shelter available due to snow. 303-670-1796
Update on actions from the Governor's Office
• Applied for a Medicaid 1115 waiver to enroll uninsured patients who are impacted by COVID-19.
• Applied for an Appendix K waiver to protect against service limits and cut red tape for long-term care, intellectual and development disability services and home and community based services.
• Sought a statewide disaster declaration through the Small Business Administration for federal funding for our struggling small businesses.
• Called on the federal government to send at least $1000 per individual to all Coloradans and to pass legislation for relief efforts immediately.
• Worked with providers to expand telemedicine capacity.
Additional ways your Evergreen Chamber supports local businesses: