Governor Polis announces statewide stay-at-home order beginning March 26, 2020. Click here for more information.
Resources for nonprofits
Funding sources for nonprofits affected by coronavirus:
Colorado Nonprofit Association has set up Facebook and LinkedIn groups to encourage nonprofits to share their thinking, ask questions, tell how they are adjusting. There is lots of flow of one-way information and they want to add a community dialogue channel. Join one of these groups for virtual support and ideas from your colleagues across Colorado
Resources for individuals and families
Call 2-1-1 (or 970.244.8400)
To volunteer: HelpColoradoNow.org
Lunch Lizard is gearing up to start providing meals to students to assist starting Monday, March 23:
D51 Emergency Meal Program
Chalkbeat has created a map of locations across the state where kids can get meals while schools are closed.
Colorado Crisis Services provides, confidential, professional and immediate support for any mental health, substance use or emotional concern, 24/7/365. Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program has updated resources.
Colorado WIC has updated resources.
Hunger Free Colorado has developed a one-stop resource for food assistance statewide.
The Colorado Department of Education has a website which contains updated information on emergency feeding programs including waivers that have been requested and/or approved.
Major internet providers, including Comcast and CenturyLink, have pledged not to cut service to homes and small businesses that can’t pay their bills because of disruptions related to the coronavirus. They will also make their Wi-Fi hotspots available to anyone who needs them.
Connect for Health Colorado has opened up a two-week Special Enrollment period for Coloradans who are currently uninsured or about to lose coverage due to COVID-19. Coverage will start April 1, and Coloradans must enroll by April 3 to receive coverage under this COVID-19 rule.
Click here for information about the Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative for Essential Workers and Child Care Providers.
Due to COVID-19, the federal and state tax filing deadline has been extended for 90 days until July 15. Through United Way’s partnership with H&R Block, every household with a simple return can file their federal and state taxes for free at MyFreeTaxes.com.
General information on coronavirus:
- Mesa County’s COVID page
- The Center for Disease Control provides information about how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you are sick.
- The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has created a hotline to answer any questions about the coronavirus. You can reach it at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911. You can also view their website for the latest updates on the outbreak and the steps you can take to limit its spread.