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The Colorado Secretary of State has reported that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open starting Monday, January 11, 2021 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. Initially, only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans starting Monday, January 11, 2021 and […]

Gov. Polis was joined by Dr. Richard Zane, UCHealth’s CIO and John Santistevan, President & CEO of Salud Family Health Centers and Peter Banko, CEO of Centura Health, to provide an update on Colorado’s goals to vaccinate Coloradans in Phases 1A and 1B. You can learn more about Colorado’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine/vaccine-for-coloradans.  

On December 29th, Gov. Polis signed Executive Order D 2020 293, which authorizes the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to reallocate existing funds from contracts with local Public Health Agencies due to the presence of COVID-19. This Executive Order shall expire thirty (30) days from December 29, 2020, unless extended further by Executive […]

The Colorado State Laboratory confirmed the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 and notified the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) of the case. This is the first confirmed case of the variant in the U.S., according to health officials.  For more information, please click here to be redirected to the State of Colorado’s website and Gov. […]

On July 14, 2020, Governor Polis signed into law the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act of Colorado (“HFWA”).  Although the HFWA took effect immediately, some measures of the Act will not take effect until January 1, 2021 and January 1, 2022, depending on the size of the employer. Effective July 14, 2020 through December 31, […]

On March 6, 2020, Governor Polis signed the CROWN Act into law.  The CROWN Act went into effect on September 14, 2020. Colorado is the fifth state to enact this legislation, which bans discrimination against hairstyles associated with a racial identity.  Other states that have enacted the CROWN Act include California, New York, New Jersey […]

“You say COVID and I say Covfefe – Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off! The Nuts and Bolts and Legal Issues of Reopening the Office in the Time of COVID-19” presented by Kevin Allen and Jennifer Schlatter of Allen Vellone Wolf Helfrich & Factor, P.C. In this educational session, Kevin and Jennifer discuss issues on […]

On May 21, 2020, Governor Polis issued the Guidance to Employers and Places of Public Accommodation Regarding Equal Opportunity Employment and Reasonable Accommodations Due to the Presence of COVID-19 (the “Colorado Guidance”).  The Colorado Guidance discusses non-discrimination and reasonable accommodations for those with COVID-19, those who have been exposed to COVID-19, those with symptoms of […]

Governor Polis signed Executive Order D 2020 092, amending and extending prior Executive Orders concerning non-medical face coverings.  This Executive Order provides discretion to employers and operators of places of public accommodation to deny admittance or service and require the removal of any individual who fails to wear a medical or non-medical face covering. This Executive […]

On April 26th, Governor Polis issued Executive Orders on Safer at Home, Voluntary or Elective Surgeries and Procedures and the New Normal Advisory Board. The Safer at Home Executive Order D 2020 044 outlines a new level in Colorado’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes allowing more Coloradans to return to work and finding […]

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