COVID-19 Update

The Carbondale Chamber office is (virtually) open for business.
Although our office is not physically open, we will continue to operate.
Please email us or call the office at (970) 963-1980 for more information.

 

The Carbondale Chamber prides itself on being a trusted resource, and throughout the outbreak crisis we will operate as a communication channel for the business community, providing updates on business openings and hours of operations in light of reduced operations, as per the Governor’s order. Many restaurants are operating a pick-up or delivery service.  Click here to view a comprehensive list of Restaurants & Liquor Stores, Open Businesses/Virtual Offerings, and Temporarily Closed. Click on the tabs on the bottom left of the spreadsheet to move between the different categories. This list will be updated daily, please note time stamp.

 

Interested in listing your business or making updates to your current listing? Please click here to fill out a brief form. To help streamline this information, we encourage businesses, members and non-members, to please submit COVID-19- related business announcements via the form rather than email. As always, we’re here for you, so if you have questions, please reach out to chamber@carbondale.com.

Page Contents:

  • Public Health
  • Community Needs
  • Business Support
  • Visitor and Traveler Guidelines

Public Health

We are currently experiencing a public health crisis and global pandemic as COVID-19 spreads. Carbondale Chamber recommends using the following sources for public health recommendations, as well as following any announcements and direction from the office of Colorado Gov. Polis:

Resources/Links

Community Needs

The Town of Carbondale has established the Carbondale Emergency Task Force (CETF), a collective group of volunteer and organizational expertise from across the community that will provide support and guidance to the town in key areas of the potential impact from the COVID-19 global pandemic public health crisis. The CETF will be overseen by the Mayor of Carbondale, Dan Richardson, along with Carbondale Town Manager, Jay Harrington.

The CETF identified eight categories for Lines of Effort for the community which are: health, economy, strategic communications, human capital, finance, technology, advocacy, and crisisresponse. Within each category, the team will provide leadership to ensure resources such as public and private funding is sought, information is accessible, as well as volunteer resources are coordinated. Other community entities participating in the task force include Carbondale Chamber and Carbondale Tourism (TCC), Carbondale Arts, Carbondale Police Department, alongside several community volunteers with identified skillsets, along with the newly formed Carbondale Mutual Aid Group. Additionally, the task force will provide support for the town’s communication efforts to get the community direct and regular updates, through a dedicated webpage providing live public health and safety directions, utility services and business updates.

Resources/ Links

Business Support

The Carbondale Chamber office is (virtually) open for business. Although our office is not physically open, we will continue to operate. Please email us or call the office at (970) 963-1980 for more information.

The Carbondale Chamber prides itself on being a trusted resource, and throughout the outbreak crisis we will operate as a communication channel for the business community, providing updates on business openings and hours of operations in light of reduced operations, as per the Governor’s order.  Many restaurants are operating a pick-up or delivery service.  Click here to view a comprehensive list of Restaurants & Liquor Stores, Open Businesses/Virtual Offerings, and Temporarily Closed. Click on the tabs on the bottom left of the spreadsheet to move between the different categories. This list will be updated daily, please note time stamp.

Interested in listing your business or making updates to your current listing? Please click here to fill out a brief form. To help streamline this information, we encourage businesses, members and non-members, to please submit COVID-19- related business announcements via the form rather than email. As always, we’re here for you, so if you have questions, please reach out to chamber@carbondale.com.

COVID-19 Roaring Forks Valley Impacts Survey
Please complete the quick survey so that we can begin to measure the impacts to our local business community throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. We will be using the information collected in the survey to adjust our strategy and to share with local and regional entities to secure stimulus funding to assist with recovery efforts. Click here to take the survey.

We are also supporting our business community with the latest announcements for businesses as they come via the State, including the Colorado Department of Public Health. We are extremely concerned about the economic impact of COVID-19 on our small business community and will continually provide updated information with resources from the SBA and the SBDC.

Carbondale’s business community is strong and tight-knit, and we will get through this together.

Resources/Links

How the community can support businesses during the COVID-19 Outbreak:

Grants & Loan Resources: 

  • Carbondale Revolving Loan Fund

    The Town of Carbondale (Town) developed the Revolving Loan Fund (CRLF) to enhance the ability of local businesses to secure the necessary capital to finance start-ups, operations, or expansion. In addition to providing access to capital, CRLF is designed to help stimulate job creation and retention. Loans are available to new or established businesses or nonprofit organizations that are located within the town limits of the Town of Carbondale. The guideline for the amount to be requested is $5,000 to $25,000.**COVID-19 Emergency Bridge Funding Available – 0% interest**

  • Grants & Loan Overview with Application Links
      • SBA Economic Injury Diaster Loans & SBA Disaster Loan Assistance Application
      • SBA Express Bridge Loans
      • Small Business Emergency EIDL Grants
      • Paycheck Protection Loans
      • Small Business Debt Relief Program
      • Payroll Tax Credits
      • Payroll Deferral
      • Additional Grants & Loans
  • Business Assistance and Unemployment Resources from Garfield County

Visitor and Traveler Guidelines

The Carbondale Chamber & Tourism, alongside the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) understand travelers may be concerned about COVID-19 and how it may affect them. The safety of our travelers and residents is our highest priority and the Colorado Tourism Office is committed to providing accurate and updated information about public health conditions in Colorado. We are promoting recommendations from the CTO regarding travel. Click here for the most up-to-date information from the Colorado Tourism Office.

Call CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email COHELP@RMPDC.org, for answers in English and Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more.