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Local Government & Organization Updates

County Updates:

Complete County Closure Details - Based on the need for continued social distancing to combat the spread of COVID-19, the Logan County Commissioners have agreed that all Logan County buildings will remain closed to the public through April 30, 2020. Until then, notifications and other information will be posted as needed at the south doors of the Courthouse.

COVID-19 Community Response & Resources by Logan County- Find local, state, and national updates along with business resources and closures

For more information, announcements and resources, please check the COVID-19 Information Clearinghouse link at

City Updates:

Due to the Public Health crisis, the City of Sterling PLR department is closing down all Outdoor play equipment which includes: Fitness equipment and Facility's, Playgrounds at all Parks, Park Bathrooms, Softball Complex, Tennis Courts, and Basketball Courts until further notice. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but this is in the best interest of the public's health. Although all open space at the Parks are still open, please adhere to social distancing regulations. If you have any questions please contact the PLR office, at 522-9700, ext 1102.


Loan Guide for Small Business -The U.S. Chamber has created a guide to help small businesses, independent contractors, gig economy workers and other qualifying individuals prepare to file for a coronavirus relief loan under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security(CARES) Act. Download Free Guide Here

FEMA Public Assistance Funding - The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (CO DHSEM) is the Grant Administrator for FEMA Public Assistance (PA) funding for the State of Colorado.

U.S. Small Business Administration - Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment - Information and resources on Coronavirus for employers and workers

COVID-19 and Corporate Purpose- Four Ways Business Can Respond Now

Pikes Peak SBDC - Disaster relief information

Colorado Rual Roundup- by the US Department of Agriculture

This website will have the latest information about the federal CARES Act, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, the Paycheck Protection Program, and unemployment benefits.

SBDC Resources Presentation

Please contact Laurie Jones at for more information on federal loan assistance for small businesses.  The East Colorado SBDC is already helping clients by phone, email and using Google Hangouts so they can share documents, and when they can apply for the loan - she can also be on the same screen to help them with the sections they don't understand. Please contact Laurie Jones at (970)520-0798

Startup Colorado, State of Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Northeast SBDC, Northwest SBDC, Ogallala Commons,
GROW SECO, and the Telluride FoundationHello, brave and tireless Coloradans,There’s a ton of information coming your way as a small business owner, and the information you just read will most likely change tomorrow. Trust us, we get it, and we’re here to help. Starting this Friday, you can access the latest information and resources directly from the top, in one 60-minute call, on a consistent weekly basis.

  • Get critical updates from local, state and federal agencies 
  • Hear from experts on topics like funding, policy, and business solutions

Calls are organized by region so that you can get the latest information relevant to your business and area of operation in three convenient ways:

1. JOIN US ON ZOOM: (See Zoom details for your region below.)
Please download the Zoom app on your computer, tablet, or phone. Zoom works on all devices, including Apple, Android, and PC. If you choose the audio-only option, there is no need to download the Zoom app.
(All calls will be recorded and stored on the Choose Colorado YouTube channel.)

US Chamber of Commerce Federal CARES Act Presentation  presented by Caitlin A. Codella

USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America. To learn more click here


Colorado Health Emergency Relief Program

Colorado Department of Revenue that has

resources for workers (paid sick leave, unemployment, wage claims, etc.)



General Information

Health Insurance - In response to COVID-19, Connect for Health Colorado announced a Special Enrollment Period that runs through April 30th. Coloradans who are currently uninsured can enroll for coverage that starts April 1.

Covid-19 Website - The State of Colorado has launched a new website with a breadth of informational resources and improved data visualization for COVID-19. The website will be the state’s primary resource for information related to COVID-19 and will feature statewide coordinated response information.

COVID-19 Legislation - The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which provides unemployment compensation to workers impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19), was passed. Get more information at:

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment - Information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Information on Coronavirus Disease 2019

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 (Centers for Disease Control)

Centering Equity in Times of Uncertainty (New Profit Update)

COVID-19 Cases