COVID-19 Business Resources

The City of Commerce City recognizes the challenges the COVID-19 (coronavirus) presents to the business community. City staff, community partners, and consultants from the Commerce City Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) gathered a list of resources for businesses affected by the pandemic and support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) containment strategy, including “social distancing.” Learn more at

Business Surveys 

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade Survey

As part of an important statewide effort the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade is asking Colorado businesses to fill out a survey to help them know how businesses are dealing with COVID-19. The survey only takes a few minutes and will help them and other statewide organizations advocate for businesses. 

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Adams County Business Survey Results

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Business Resources 

Disaster Recovery and Continuity Guide for Colorado Businesses

After the natural disasters in the fall of 2013, the Colorado SBDC disaster relief team worked with federal, state and local resources to produce a comprehensive guide to assist Colorado businesses in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from natural disasters and emergencies.







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Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT): Colorado Small Business COVID-19 Disaster Response Hotline: 303-860-5881 

COVID-19 Small Business Response Resources Guide

Colorado Executive and Public Health Orders

Business Finances

  • C3 Community Assistance COVID-19 Business Support and Recovery Grant: This grant provide funding to small businesses that are experiencing a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this funding opportunity provided by the City of Commerce City, eligible businesses may receive a grant of up to $5,000.
  • Commerce City Small Business COVID-19 Relief Loan: COVID Relief Loans with a maximum loan amount of $25,000 to businesses that were existing and generating revenue pre-COVID-19. 
    • Edgar Silerio (bilingual contact):
  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans: A $484 billion coronavirus relief bill was passed on April 23 with over $320 billion going toward the second round of PPP loans created by the CARES Act. The money is designed to help small businesses stay afloat for two months and keep their employees working. 
  • Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program:  Starting March 19, all 64 counties in Colorado are declared eligible for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans. This means that small businesses in Commerce City affected by COVID-19 can now access low-interest federal loans for working capital.
  • SBA Disaster Assistance Resources Handout (March 13, 2020): A summary of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.
  • SBA Small Business Emergency EIDL Grantsprovide emergency grants of $10,000 to small businesses and nonprofits that also apply for an SBA economic injury disaster loan. Program guidelines being developed.
  • SBA Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program: This program allows SBA Express Lenders authority to deliver expedited SBA-guaranteed financing of up to $25,000 on an emergency basis for disaster-related purposes to eligible small businesses, while the small businesses apply for and await long-term financing.
  • Small Business Debt Relief Program: Program provides immediate relief for small businesses with existing non-disaster SBA loans, such as 7(a), 504 and microloans. Program offers up to six months of principal and interest payments. SBA guidelines are under development. 

One-On-One Program Application Assistance Resources

Other Finance Resources

Other Loan and Grant Programs

Other Resources

Tax Deferment and Credits

Income Tax Deferment:

Tax Credits Programs:

  • Payroll Tax Credit (CARES Act): A 50% payroll tax credit for wages paid by businesses that fully or partially close due to coronavirus. Guidelines under development.
  • Payroll Tax Deferral (CARES Act): Allows businesses to defer payroll taxes owed in 2020. Half would be payable December 2021 and the other half December 2022. Businesses receiving EIDL or Paycheck Protection Loans are not eligible. Guidelines under development.

Employee-Related Resources

  • Resource for Jobseekers: The State of Colorado has launched an online resource to help Coloradans who have lost their jobs connect to essential life services, such as food and shelter, retraining opportunities, and jobs.
  • Sole Proprietors Now Able to File for Unemployment:  Independent contractors, gig workers and self-employed business owners are now able to file for unemployment on The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s (CDLE) online platform. 
  • Remote Working Checklist: A guide for helping small business work from home.
  • Employer Fact Sheet for setting up a work-share program.
  • Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE)
    • Unemployment Resources for Dislocated Workers
    • CDLE published emergency rules that temporarily require employers in certain industries to provide a small amount of paid sick leave to employees with flu-like symptoms while awaiting COVID-19 testing.
  • Rapid Response-Layoff Transition Services
  • Job Attached Unemployment: Job attached unemployment means that a person is expected to return to his/her most recent employer after a separation of up to 16 weeks. To begin collecting benefits, employees must estimate their potential lost payments and file a claim with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Division of Insurance. Then they must register with the state Workforce Center and fill out all necessary paperwork posted to the Division website. Processing of claims may take four to six weeks to complete. Once the processing is complete, employees will either receive their requested payment or a notice of why the claim was denied.
  • Angel Relief Fund for Dislocated Restaurant Industry Employees

Restaurants and Retailers

On May 27, restaurants in Colorado were allowed to reopen for limited sit-down, dine-in service in accordance with updated state guidelines. 

Add your restaurant for food delivery service:

Other Resources

Public Health Resources

The SBRC is not a health organization; for the latest information regarding the current health situation, please utilize the public health resources listed below.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have a number of posters you may download and print for your office, including:

The EPA released a list of registered disinfectant products that have qualified under its emerging viral pathogen program for use again SARS-CoV-2. You can find the list here.

The following SBRC consultants and partners are available to help answer small business questions.

You may request assistance at 


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