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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on August 31, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Colorado, we recommend that you visit Governor Polis’s COVID Dashboard, the Choose Colorado COVID-19 Business Resource Center or Philanthropy Colorado’s COVID-19 Relief Funds in Colorado.

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Description of Program and Relief

Guidance on Partial Reopening

Colorado has begun the process of reopening its businesses. If there are no countervailing city or county restrictions, critical businesses may remain open and certain non-critical businesses may operate with robust precautions, including 6-foot distancing, frequent cleaning and sanitation, and face coverings or masks and gloves. Businesses should check for specific restrictions related to their industry here and check for any additional city or county restrictions here.

Government or Lead Agency

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Critical businesses, as defined by the Stay at Home Public Health Order, may continue to operate.

Certain non-critical businesses, such as retail shops, dental and veterinary services, and office spaces, may reopen in accordance with the industry-specific guidance under the Safer at Home Public Health Order.

Certain industries, including indoor recreational facilities, eat-in services at restaurants, and movie and performance theaters, are not eligible to reopen.

Businesses should check for any additional city or county restrictions, which can be found here.

For a full list of which businesses may open or not open, see here (scroll down to “businesses or services that can open”).

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

Colorado Government COVID-19 Contact Form: available here.

List of Additional Information

Colorado COVID-19 Updates website: available here.

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