CSU study looks at how the performing arts can return in a healthy manner during COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers will aim to determine how far airborne particles and droplets are projected by those playing wind and brass instruments, singers, actors and dancers, and whether steps can be taken to protect both performers and audience members from the risks of co-exposure to COVID19.

Arapahoe County unveils small business relief plan CARES program funding will help businesses affected by COVID-19

Recognizing the impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on small and medium-size businesses, the Arapahoe County CARES Program is launching Advance Arapahoe, a $6 million grant program that will provide support and retain jobs at businesses throughout the County. “This is one of the first grant programs we’re launching through the Arapahoe County CARES Program, and it will provide crucial relief to businesses most affected by the COVID-19 shutdowns,” said Arapahoe County Board Chair Nancy Sharpe. “These small and medium-size businesses are essential to our economy, and Arapahoe Advance isRead More

Gov. Polis Provides Update on Colorado’s Response to COVID-19, Emphasizes Importance of Staying Home with Lt. Gov. Primavera

Gov. Polis today provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and highlighted the importance of staying home.

Colorado restaurants can open Wednesday at reduced capacity

Restaurants in Colorado can re-open at reduced capacity this week

Keeping virus measures in mind over holiday

Gov. Jared Polis and state health officials on May 20 urged residents to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend responsibly

Colorado state park swim areas and beaches remain closed to protect public health

Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds all state park visitors that designated swim and beach areas remain closed at Colorado’s state parks to protect public health due to COVID-19. 

Colorado: Keep virus measures in mind over holiday weekend

Residents to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend responsibly by sticking to existing social distancing restrictions, wearing masks and staying in groups of 10 or fewer people to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Governor Extends Disaster Emergency Declaration for COVID-19

DENVER – Gov. Polis today signed Executive Order D 2020 058 extending the Disaster Emergency Declaration for COVID-19.   This Executive Order extends the state of disaster emergency and provides additional funds for response activities due to the presence of COVID-19 in Colorado.  This Executive Order also extends the employment of the Colorado National Guard to support and provide planning resources to State and local authorities as they respond to the presence of COVID-19 in the State.         SPREAD THE NEWS COMMENT, Like, Follow & SHARE @I70Scout CURRENT EDITIONRead More

CSU Extension, task force helping farmers’ markets, food producers adjust to new COVID realities

The warming spring months bring thoughts of summer farmers’ markets – cultural, social and economic mainstays for consumers and food producers in Colorado and beyond. With COVID-19 presenting new realities as the season begins, Colorado State University Extension and food systems experts are offering support to market managers and producers as they implement new ways of doing business. Safe and economically viable farmers’ markets, and adjacent business concerns for farmers, producers and artisans, are issues a busy task force at CSU is examining to help disseminate best practices and information.Read More

Creative Industries COVID-19 Funding & Resources

Dear Colorado Arts & Culture Community, In Colorado and around the world, artists and arts and culture organizations have been hit hard by COVID-19, losing revenues due to canceled events and loss of sales, and facing reduced contributions indefinitely. We are updating our Resources to Support the Arts during COVID-19 in real time. This page is a collaborative effort among Colorado cultural leaders to provide a central hub of resources to support artists & creative business and arts & culture organizations. If you have additional resources to include for consideration,Read More