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The Small Business Administration and U.S. Treasury Department have released new regulations on the expanded Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as amended through the $900 billion coronavirus relief package that was enacted into law at the end of December. The coronavirus rescue package provides relief for small businesses from burdensome loan forgiveness requirements; creates a “second…

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With COVID-19 incidence rates climbing across Colorado, putting stress on hospitals, public health systems and health care workers, Gov. Polis Wednesday announced a change to the state’s COVID-19 risk dial, changing the Red (Severe Risk) Level and adding a Purple (Extreme Risk) Level. The new dial will go into effect on Friday. However, several counties…

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COVID-19 cases are rising across Colorado and in Denver, leading Denver Mayor Michael Hancock last Friday to issue two new public health orders addressing face mask requirements and public and private gathering size limitations. In Denver, face coverings are now required for all indoor and outdoor activities and meetings with limited exceptions like organized athletic…

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The past six months have certainly been difficult for our state. Colorado — and our state’s citizens, businesses, schools and nonprofits — have risen to the challenge to contain this pandemic, keep our communities safe and healthy, and maintain our economy. Homebuilders have embraced Colorado’s spirit of collaboration and cooperation to defeat COVID-19 —while keeping…

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After spikes in COVID-19 rates across Colorado, and several counties and public health agencies instituting mask orders, Gov. Polis on Thursday issued a statewide mask order. The order is in effect immediately and will last until August 15. During Thursday’s COVID-19 press conference, the governor also announced a two-week pause on approving county variances. Under…

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Good morning HBA Members, The link below provides information that lists counties with variances from CDPHE. This may be helpful to you and your businesses. https://covid19.colorado.gov/public-health-executive-orders/local-orders-variances Best Regards and hope you all had a terrific Memorial weekend!      

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Good morning. Most of us are entering week #8 of COVID related changes to our workplace and our lives.  During these last eight weeks, there have been multiple orders coming out of the Governor’s Office and, as I’ve been making sure to remind you all – multiple orders coming from the local municipalities and counties…

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Good Afternoon HBA Members, Below is an update from the Governor’s Office yesterday regarding the state’s response to COVID-19 and their testing strategy. If you would like to donate any PPE, the HBA is a collection site and we are partnering with health care provider organizations for any donations.  Please let me know if you’d…

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HBA shout out to HBA Member Closet Factory! In the month of April, Closet Factory is running a campaign called “Nominate a Nurse” to win a free custom closet makeover. Doug Lestickow, Vice President of Closet Factory was recently interviewed by Joana Canals on Colorado’s Best. Doug stated “everyone agrees the heros at this time…

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Dear HBA of Metro Denver Members, It is nearing one month that most of us started experiencing changes to the term “business as usual”.  Working from home, zoom meetings, re-adjusting budgets and workplans…none of us saw it coming and all of us are impacted. The HBA of Metro Denver is no exception. As a trade organization that represents…

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