Helpful Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
List of businesses hiring new workers in Colorado
Below is a list of places that have confirmed they are hiring. As we get new businesses, this list will be updated.
Albertsons Company, which operates Safeway, announced March 16 it was hiring 1,000 new employees in Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska and New Mexico. Open jobs include in-store employees, delivery drivers, and distribution center employees. Information on job openings can be found here and here.
King Soopers is looking to hire people to help restock shelves, bag groceries, unload truck and more at its stores statewide. They are holding a hiring event in Colorado Springs March 23 and 24. More information can be found here. Hiring information at stores statewide can be found here.
Amazon is hiring 100,000 full and part-time workers nationwide at their fulfillment centers and for delivery to help with what they are calling an “unprecedented” need for labor. The company says online sales have surged well beyond what is normal for this time of year.
Information on Amazon jobs can be found here.
Domino’s Pizza says they are hiring 10,000 workers to meet the huge increase in pizza orders. The chain is looking to hire in stores and factories, including chefs, customer service representatives and managers.
Dollar General is looking to fill up to 50,000 positions nationwide by the end of April. The company says many of the positions will be temporary, but that they do anticipate long-term career growth for some of the new hires. Details about job openings “can be found here.
Ace Distribution Center is hiring for regular and seasonal positions. You can apply online by clicking here and then scrolling down and choosing the distribution tab.
CVS Health is hiring up to 50,000 workers for full-time, part-time and temporary jobs, including store positions, home delivery drivers, distribution workers and customer service representatives. The company is hoping to fill these positions immediately. Details on applying can be found here.
Walgreens is hiring more than 9,500 people for positions including customer service associates, pharmacy technicians and shift leads. The company is hiring for full-time, part-time and temporary positions. Click here for information.
Pizza Hut is hiring 30,000 workers nationwide. The company says it’s expanding their workforce to include “contactless” delivery, carryout, and curbside pickup. Click here jobs in your area.
USAFA is hiring NAF (Non-Appropriated Funds) positions. Click here to view available jobs, but read the requirements carefully.
Windigo Logistics based out of Fountain is looking to hire about 50 employees. Click here to apply and for more information on the company.
T&H Services, a subsidiary of Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation, is hiring employees to work from April-September. Pay is $18.55 an hour. Click here to apply and for more information on the company.
Previously, high-risk Coloradans, those above 65 or with underlying health conditions, were required to stay home unless absolutely necessary. With this Executive Order, those individuals are now encouraged to also enjoy Colorado’s outdoor spaces at a safe social distance, in addition to staying at home as much as possible. This Executive Order also directs the Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to issue a corresponding Public Health Order.
CDPHE is also releasing draft guidance on houses of worship, outdoor recreation, personal recreation, and updates to the child care and personal services guidances. Playgrounds and swimming pools can open at limited capacity and the Governor encourages people to have safe fun outdoors away from others. CDPHE is soliciting input from industry and key stakeholders on the draft guidance, and comments are due by Wednesday, at 12:00pm. Final versions will be released Thursday, June 4, 2020. CDPHE also released guidance for short-term rentals, allowing them to reopen as of June 1, 2020. Guidance issued under Safer at Home is still in effect unless updated by this Executive Order or under CDPHE.
IRS STIMULUS CHECKS
The IRS deposited the first wave of stimulus payments on 4/11/2020. U.S. residents received the Economic Impact Payment of $1,200 for individual or head of household filers, and $2,400 for married filing jointly CLICK HERE FOR MORE
The Better Business Bureau says some of its offices are getting calls from concerned consumers about a prepaid debit card that arrived in an unmarked envelope stating it was their economic stimulus payment. These payments are legitimate! Nearly four million people will receive an Economic Impact Payment card instead of a check, according to the IRS. The card contains the money sent out by the IRS as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
UCHealth is now offering antibody tests to anyone in Colorado. The blood-drawn antibody test helps determine if someone has been exposed to or has been sickened from COVID-19 in the past. For anyone interested in getting a COVID-19 antibody test, UCHealth charge is $100. Most insurance carriers will cover the testing costs, although patients are encouraged to check their insurance for coverage details. To order a test, there are two options: Any UCHealth provider can order the tests for their patients. For anyone who isn’t a current UCHealth patient, he or she can create an account through My Health Connection and schedule testing.The test that UCHealth offers is >98% specific, meaning that there are fewer than 1 in 1000 errors.
NEW TODAY THURSDAY 6/4/2020
- The Senate has finally passed a Paycheck Protection Program reform bill that will give business owners more flexibility and time to use the loan money. The bill moves to the President’s desk. The measure extends from eight to 24 weeks the time businesses have to use the money to qualify for loan forgiveness. It also lowers the amount of loan money businesses must spend on payroll costs, opening up the funds for other uses.
- Later today, the state is expected to finalize the guidance for houses of worship and certain forms of outdoor and personal recreation during this phase of reopening. The state also plans to offer updates to the child care and personal services guidances. Under the draft guidance, pools would need to stay at 50% capacity or no more than 50 people whichever is fewer. Swimmers outside of families will need to stay 6 ft apart, and a reservation system is recommended. Organized sports leagues would be permitted with up to 25 people outside, or up to 10 people inside. Outdoor playgrounds, tennis courts, and basketball courts could open with up to 10 people at a time. Guided services for things like hiking, biking, fishing and climbing could occur for groups up to 10. Places of worship could open with 50 percent capacity, or 50 people, whichever is fewer.
- Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering up a great reason to get outdoors this weekend with the kids! June 6 and 7 marks free fishing weekend in Colorado, meaning you don’t need a license or Habitat Stamp to be an angler for two days. Other regulations still apply, click here for details. On top of the free fishing weekend, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is giving away 300 poles to kids in the Colorado Springs area. You can pick up a pole, while supplies last, starting at 3 p.m. on Friday at 4255 Sinton Road.
- The Marian House Soup Kitchen, at 14 W. Bijou St., is gearing up to serve hot meals again. The last time a hot meal was served in its dining hall was March 1. On March 16, operations immediately shifted to providing sack lunches. Preparations are underway for congregant dining with hot food to resume at 10:30 a.m. Monday, but with restrictions put in place as a precaution.
- The Broadmoor World Arena is scheduled to host a couple of drive-in movies and “Nama-stay 6 Ft Away From Me” yoga! Tickets go on sale tomorrow Friday, June 5 at 10 a.m. The weekend of June 11 to the 13, the arena will welcome people to Lot C (off of Geyser Drive) for three days of drive-in movie presentations featuring, “Jumanji” and “Talladega Nights”. Both movies will be offered each evening. Allowing for optimum line-of-sight and compliance with the current social distancing guidelines, cars will occupy every other parking space, with an empty space in between each car. In this configuration, a total of 178 cars can be accommodated. Tickets start at $23 for each movie and must be purchased ahead of time. On June 18, the arena is set to host “Nama-stay 6 Ft Away From Me.” Starting at 6 p.m. Find details on the Broadmoor World Arena website.
- Are you a veteran looking for a job during the pandemic? Disabled American Veterans and RecruitMilitary are here to help. They are set to host a free virtual hiring event today from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for past and present military members and their spouses. To register, visit recruitmilitary.careereco.com
THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH HAS LAUNCHED A NEW WEBSITE (3/18/2020) DEDICATED TO PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK. CLICK HERE TO BE DIRECTED TO THAT WEBSITE.
STATE OF COLORADO COVID-19 VOLUNTEER RESPONSE
The state of Colorado are specifically seeking people who can share reliable information, provide virtual support, deliver food, medication, and medical supplies, and help with daily tasks for people who live alone. To volunteer, visit https://covrn.com/.
94.3 KILO is dedicated to keeping you informed with the most up-to-date information pertaining to the COVID-19 disease. We will update this page as much as possible. Here are some helpful links and articles for you, as well as information on any concerts cancelled due to the situation.
Updated business hours for KILO: Due to concerns with the Coronavirus and mandated social isolation, our offices are closed to the public until further notice. For details on concert cancellations click HERE.
Take everyday actions to protect yourself and those you love
- There are effective ways to reduce the risk to yourself and the people you care about.
- Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, or use your inner elbow or sleeve.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home if you’re sick, and keep your children home if they are sick.
- Clean surfaces in your home, and personal items such as cell phones, using regular household products.
- Be calm and prepared.
People who are not sick do not need face masks to protect themselves from respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. Ill people should wear a mask if they have one — to protect family members and in any scenario where needed to prevent the spread of germs.
RESOURCES, BUSINESSES STILL AVAILABLE TO YOU DURING COVID-19 CLOSURES
Unemployement Resources for workers
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is offering unemployment benefits if your employer is closed or operating at fewer hours. However, note that the State’s unemployment website keeps crashing as the job losses pile up. The department is repurposing staff, and hiring additional workers. Due to the high volume of claims, the state has now set up a system for applying. If your last name begins with the letters A-M, you should file on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday or after noon on Saturdays. If your last name begins with the letters N-Z, you should file on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or before noon on Saturdays.
The message from the state is to keep trying, and once you file, it should take about 10 days to start receiving benefits
Click here for more info.
As of right now, grocery stores and pharmacies are not impacted. Some stores have updated their hours of operation to help keep up with restocking products and sanitizing the area. Store Hours still may vary so always check first.
- King Soopers is now open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, and is now reserving hours for senior citizens to shop. The first shopping hour, 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., every Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be reserved for seniors.
- Target will reserve the first hour of shopping every Wednesday for “vulnerable guests, including the elderly and those with underlying health concerns.” Their hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Walmart stores and Neighborhood Markets will be shifting most stores to a schedule of 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and introducing a new “senior shopping event.” From March 24 through April 28, Walmart stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers aged 60 and older.
- Whole Foods Customers who are 60 and older are invited to shop beginning one hour before the store opens to the general public, and are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Trader Joe’s changed its hours 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to help increase cleaning. They have also suspended all food/beverage samples.
- Costco says they are asking customers to practice social distancing in the store and limiting items for purchase for customers.
- Sam’s Club is encouraging the use of their Scan & Go app to help avoid checkout lines and they are providing hand sanitizer at registers/exits, and announced they’ll now be expanding their dedicated shopping hours for ‘heroes.’ These hero shopping hours currently include Sam’s Club associates. But starting Sunday, April 19, it will expand to welcome healthcare workers and first responders. The hero shopping hours are every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.Sam’s Club also announced they’ll be providing masks to any shopper that enters their store.
- Safeway/Albertsons remains open; their new hours are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and they are reserving the first two hours of operation every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to the elderly, pregnant, and those with compromised immune systems to shop. They are also hiring. For more information, click here
- Dollar General is also offering the first hour of operation each day to be for senior citizens only. The company also announced that locations will begin closing an hour earlier to give employees a chance to clean and restock. Hours vary, check their website for details.
The grocery delivery service Shipt is still providing at-home deliveries. They are providing door drop-offs to give the option of no-contact delivery and they are also giving two weeks of financial help to those diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed under quarantine by a health professional.
Restaurants and bars
Governor Polis announced that starting on 5/27/2020, restaurants will finally allow customers to dine inside their businesses. Restaurants need to be at 50 percent capacity in-doors, no parties larger than eight people are allowed, tables must be six feet apart and cleaned after customers leave, as well as all workers wearing face coverings. Two new rules state that restaurants need to have windows and doors open to increase airflow inside the restaurant, and the Governor will allow expanded outdoor seating at restaurants with the goal of having more people eat outside than in. Governor Polis also suggested that if you have a large yard and live nearby a restaurant, that you offer it for social distance seating if you can. Bars will stay closed, as establishments that do not serve food will be evaluated in June. Summer camps are also set to reopen on the first day of June, and Colorado courts will also reopen. FIND A FULL LIST OF OPEN RESTAURANTS HERE.
If you’re feeling wary about leaving your home, there are still food delivery services operating. Uber Eats is offering to waive delivery fees for independent restaurants in both the U.S. and Canada. During this time, Uber Eats says local restaurants are depending on customer demand to stay afloat. Grubhub is offering no-contact delivery along with DoorDash and Postmates to allow safe distance for both employees and customers.
ONLINE DELIVERY THAT WILL STILL BRING YOU FOOD TO YOUR DOOR
There are several food delivery services available to bring food to your door.
In addition to individual local restaurants with delivery services (check their websites), the following services are available:
- DoorDash — will deliver from several restaurants including Chipolte, Firehouse Tavern, and McDonald’s.
- Postmates — will deliver from several local restaurants as well as chains like Five Guys, Denny’s and Subway.
- Uber Eats — will deliver from Panda Express and Popeye’s, among several others.
- Grub Hub — will deliver from chains like Buffalo Wild Wings, Taco Bell, and Wendy’s.
- EatStreet — works more closely with local restaurants instead of national chains.
- Subway Restaurants are offering a Family Take Out Special. Stop by your local restaurant and get a free Footlong when you buy two. (Additional charges for extras. Free sub of equal/lesser price. At participating restaurants. No additional discount. Not valid on delivery.) Free delivery is also now available through all providers that are applicable to your market. Use promo code: SUBWAYNOW to waive all delivery fees on your next purchase. (Limited time
only. Select areas. $0 Delivery fee. Other Services, fees & limitations may apply.)
Please check the hours of operations at your local Subway restaurant.
- Dunkin’ Donuts will remain open to serve guests and are within a category of businesses considered essential under the state of Colorado guidelines. As part of Dunkin’s ongoing efforts to help ensure the safety of guests and crew in light of the COVID-19 health crisis, all restaurants are limiting service to drive-thru, carry out, and delivery through delivery partners where available. Dine-in service has been suspended to prevent the congregation of guests. On-the-Go ordering is available through the Dunkin’ app for pickup in-store or at the drive-thru to limit contact. All of the above have different charges per delivery, with some holding specials for a user’s first order. Check the individual websites for more information on charges and delivery locations.
FULL LIST OF LOCATIONS AND TIMES FOR FREE FOOD FOR CHILDREN DURING SCHOOL CLOSURES
Relief is on the way for thousands of families in Colorado with children who aren’t getting meals at school while the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into summer. The Colorado Department of Human Services and Department of Education announced that federal approval has been granted to administer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer money to about 363,000 children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and enrolled in the National School Lunch Program. According to a release sent Tuesday, the benefits work out to $5.70 per student for every day of school closure or a lump sum of $279. The benefits will be given out starting in mid-June through July. Families who already receive SNAP benefits and are eligible for this program will see the extra benefits deposited onto their EBT card automatically. Eligible families that don’t participate in SNAP already will get instructions on how to receive their benefits through their school district.
IS MY CONCERT CANCELLED?
You can check the status of your concerts HERE.
BUSINESS & SCHOOL CLOSURES
Southern Colorado Business & Organization Closures:
NEWS 5 has compiled a list of closures. Check their site for the most up-to-date information.
- Colorado Springs St. Patrick’s Day Parade postponed until September
- The Broadmoor World Arena and Pikes Peak Center have suspended all events until further notice. The venues ask ticket purchasers to hold on to their tickets while they work to reschedule those events.
Schools and School Districts
Gov. Jared Polis says he expects to see many K-12 public schools open this fall and elsewhere despite the coronavirus threat, though “it’s not going to look like any other school year.”
The Pueblo City-County Library is offering Curbside Pickup and Mail Delivery.
City and County Government
- All Pueblo County recreational facilities closed as of March 13
- Pueblo County Assessor’s Office closing on March 16
- Pueblo Library District is suspending all programs, classes, events, and outreach activities beginning March 13 thru April 15.
- The 4th Judicial District in El Paso and Teller counties will be operating on an emergency basis. Courts will reopen June 1.
- El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has announced temporary closures of all branch locations and suspension of Motor Vehicle, Driver’s License and Elections public facing services. The Recording Department at Citizens Service Center will offer very limited services. Marriage licenses can be obtained via appointment to couples only, family and friends will be prohibited. Other recording services are available; however, it is strongly advised citizens mail documents that need to be recorded or deposit them into the external drop box on the building’s east side. Access to buildings and in-person services will be reduced beginning March 18.
- Department of Corrections has suspended all visitations for all facilities. Officials are evaluating options for video visits and expanded telephone conversations. Legal visits will now be non-contact visits. Parolees who are sick, immune compromised, over 60, and/or considered to be at higher risk of infection will not be required to come into the parole office, but will still be required to maintain contact with their parole officer.
Parks and Recreation
- All youth and adult recreation programs and activities will be suspended until April 6.
- The City Auditorium is closed until further notice.
- Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain remains open to online reservations only. Visitors will not be able to pay via credit card or cash at the gate. Staff will encourage social distancing to all guests.
- Sertich Ice Center is suspending all public programming beginning March 16 thru April 6
- The Deerfield Hills, Hillside and Meadows Park community centers are closed until further notice
- The Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center is closed until further notice.
- The Pioneers Museum is closed until further notice.
- Facilities will undergo additional deep cleanings during the closures. For facilities that remain open, which includes but is not limited to parks, trails, and open spaces, visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing and personal hygiene practices and should stay home if they feel sick.
- YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is closing from March 17 to April 18, offering critical child care. The Colorado Springs Senior Center will be closed through March 29
- Bear Creek Nature Center temporarily closed to public until at least April 6. Trails will still be available.
- Fountain Creek Nature Center is temporarily closed to public access until April 6. This time frame could be extended. The trails are still open to the public. All public programs until April 6 are canceled.
- Manitou Incline is closed until further notice
- Great Wolf Lodge is closing all resorts, including in Colorado Springs.
- The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is closed temporarily
- Peterson Air Force Base closing operation facilities
- Fort Carson closing operation facilities
- Schriever officials have taken additional actions to mitigate transmission of coronavirus and to preserve the base’s critical mission operations.There have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Schriever AFB.
- Leadership has directed the following actions to be implemented effective at midnight:
- Restricted area access limited to specified mission essential personnel only.
- Child Development Center and School Age Center, Outdoor Recreation Framing and Engraving, Fitness Center and Indoor Running Track, including after-hours access, Event Center and Bennie’s are closed.
- Large events and gatherings of more than 10 personnel are canceled or postponed.
- Base Shuttle service inside and outside the RA will be suspended.
- The following agencies are available by appointment only: 50th Force Support Squadron, 50th Comptroller Squadron and Airman and Family Readiness Center.
- Facilities outside the restricted area, not specifically identified above, will remain open. However, commanders and supervisors are minimizing the number of personnel in the work centers, primarily through telework.
- The Satellite Dish Dining Facility will be limited to Building 300/400 occupants and 50th Space Wing mission essential personnel only and will be take-out only.
- Food truck service will be suspended.
- Ongoing construction projects outside the RA will continue.
- Construction projects inside the RA are being considered on a case by case basis.
- Leadership has directed the following actions to be implemented effective at midnight:
- Air Force Academy closed to visitors starting March 13
- Peterson AFB elevated its health protection condition to HPCON-Bravo.
- UCHealth has adapted their hospital visitation policy to protect patients, visitors and staff. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE. The restrictions are in place at Memorial Central, Memorial North, Grandview Hospital and at Pikes Peak Regional Hospital in Teller county.
- Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo in no longer allowing children as visitors to the facility. Patients are allowed only one visitor in a 24-hour period. If visitors present symptoms of cold or flu, they will not be allowed in the hospital, regardless of age
- Nursing Homes: If you wish to visit a loved one in a nursing home or assisted-living facility, you are advised to call ahead to find out if visitation is allowed.
- St Mary Corwin Medical Center is not allowing visitors at this time. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
- Children’s Hospital Colorado is closing select locations to consolidate clinical services and limiting appointments and elective procedures/surgeries and diagnostic radiological studies. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.
Pueblo Water is closing its offices to the public until further notice. All residential and commercial customer service will be handled via the phone, online, or through the drive-thru at the Alan C Hamel Administration building at 319 W 4th Street. Water bills may by paid via:
- Drive Thru at 319 W. 4th Street
- Drop Box located in the 3rd lane of the drive thru
- Drop Box located near Pueblo Bank & Trust, off 5th Street
- Automated Telephone System 719-584-0250, Option 1
Online Bill Pay link by visiting www.pueblowater.org.
Colorado Springs Utilities: All facilities are closed to the public, including the Customer Service Center at 111 S. Cascade Ave. and the Conservation and Environmental Center at 2855 Mesa Road through at least March 30. All residential and commercial customer service will be handled via the phone, and shut offs will be suspended and customers can contact with utilities customer service to get on a payment plan.
Fountain Utilities – lobby closed; in-home services suspended except for emergencies.
FOOD HELP INFORMATION
Colorado Springs Food Rescue is offering weekly no-cost grocery distribution programs Tuesday- Friday starting at 3:00 p.m. and on Saturdays at Noon until supplies run out.
Care and Share is open and so are most of their food pantry partners.
Pikes Peak United Way is offering several local resources for those seeking help with food, housing, utilities, clothing, transportation, taxes, mental health and more. Call 211 for more information.
Here are the changes the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles has made in light of COVID-19
What DMV Services can I Complete Online?
- Driver License Renewal
- Vehicle Registration Renewal
- Address Change For Driver License
- Address Change for Vehicle Registration
- Request Driving Record
- Pay a Citation
- Schedule an Appointment
More information can be found at mydmv.colorado.gov or by calling 719-520-6240.
DON’T GET SCAMMED!
The Federal Trade Commission issued a statement ahead of the planned checks coming to Americans, to help you stay safe from scammers.
“As the Coronavirus takes a growing toll on people’s pocketbooks, there are reports that the government will soon be sending money by check or direct deposit to each of us. The details are still being worked out, but there are a few really important things to know, no matter what this looks like.
1. The government will not ask you to pay anything up front to get this money. No fees. No charges. No nothing.
2. The government will not call to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer.
3. These reports of checks aren’t yet a reality. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer.
If you spot one of these scams, please tell the Federal Trade Commission: www.ftc.gov/complaint
TAX DEADLINE EXTENSION
All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties.
CHILD AND DOMESTIC ABUSE HELP FROM DHS AND TESSA
COVID-19 has closed the physical doors at domestic and child abuse shelters in El Paso County however the Department of Human Services and TESSA want people to know they are open at all times for people who need their help. The number to report child abuse 24/7 is 1-844-CO-4-KIDS. If you are in need of domestic help, TESSA is available 24/7 at 719-633-3819.
DONATE UNOPENED, SEALED MEDICAL SUPPLIES
Here’s how you can donate new, sealed personal protective equipment such as N95 masks, sterile gloves, disposable gowns, goggles and face shields: UChealth accepts items at a donation shed on the south side of the Memorial Administrative Center, 2420 E. Pikes Peak Ave.The office of emergency management is accepting smaller donations from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at 3755 Mark Dabling Blvd., and Centura Health will accept donations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at a drop box outside Penrose Hospital at 2222 N. Nevada Avenue.
CONNECT DIRECTLY WITH COLORADO BEEF RANCHERS OR CUSTOMERS!
The Colorado Beef Council (CBC) has created an online directory to help connect Colorado farms and ranches that sell beef with consumers who want to buy it. This directory will help educate consumers about beef sourcing and allow them to purchase directly from Colorado producers who sell local and freezer beef.
Colorado beef producers wanting to submit their operation for this CBC service can go HERE. The form allows farms and ranches to self-list to the directory.
The directory will be housed on the CBC web site at www.cobeef.com. The form for producers is also housed on the site under the Cattlemen’s Corner section.
*NEW GUIDELINES (4/09/2020) FROM THE CDC FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines for essential workers, such as those in the health care and food supply industries. The guidance is focused on when those workers can return to work after having been exposed to the new coronavirus.
— Do take your temperature before work.
— Do wear a face mask at all times.
— Do practice social distancing as work duties permit.
— Don’t stay at work if you become sick
— Don’t share headsets or objects used near face.
— Don’t congregate in the break room or other crowded places.
The CDC also issued guidance for employers in essential industries.
— Do take employees’ temperature and assess for symptoms prior to their starting work.
— Do increase the frequency of cleaning commonly touched surfaces.
— Do increase air exchange in the building.
— Do send sick workers home immediately.
— Do test the use of face masks to ensure they don’t interfere with workflow.