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) 963-1890 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 now open, and also 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:

  • Job Posting Boards
  • Public Health
  • Community Needs
  • Business Support
  • Visitor and Traveler Guidelines

Job Posting Boards

Want Work/Have Work Job Posting Boards 
The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free online board to connect people who are currently out of work and in search of work with people who need workers. The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce (“Chamber”) is providing these documents to help our members and community during the current state of emergency.
  • Want Work? Click here to post your skills, the kind of work you are looking for, rates and availability.
  • Have Work? Click here to post the type of work you need, skills required, and pay.
To view “Want Work” postings, click here. To view “Have Work” postings, click here. These lists will be updated daily, please note time stamp. For questions, and to update the status of the Have Work from open to filled, please email chamber@carbondale.com.
 
The Chamber makes no representations concerning the individuals and entities using this board. The Chamber advises anyone using this board to exercise good judgment and to comply with current regulations and orders regarding social distancing, as such orders may be updated or extended.

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.

Safer at Home, Stronger for Business
Colorado’s “Safer at Home” order allows businesses to begin ramping up, while still protecting the well-being of our citizens. Per Garfield County Public Health, businesses must fill out a simple online form, detailing plans to maintain social distancing and a clean work environment while reopening to the public. This measure supports both public health and economic vitality.

Business for Business: Comprehensive list of Restaurants & Liquor Stores, Open Businesses/Virtual Offerings, and Temporarily Closed
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.

Roaring Fork Valley COVID-19 Resource Provider Survey
The Aspen Chamber Resort Association, Basalt Chamber of Commerce, Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, and the Western Garfield County Chamber of Commerce are partnering together to create a valley-wide resource guide for businesses to source and purchase locally available or produced Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to meet the needs and safety protocol set forth by the County Health Departments and State of Colorado.

• If your business sources, sells or can provide/donate PPE, and you would like to be included in the resource guide, click here.
• If your business is looking to purchase PPE, click here to view the resource guide.
Submissions are able to be updated/modified via this form. Any questions can be directed to chamber@carbondale.com or director@basaltchamber.org.

Energize Colorado – a state-wide resource – also has details about where to get PPE and supplies: https://energizecolorado.com/get-ppe-and-supplies/

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.