Coronavirus Business Toolkit

March 06, 2020

The Arvada Chamber and the Arvada Resiliency Taskforce are closely tracking the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) for all Arvada businesses and the community. Below are resources for how your business and family can respond to the virus. We will update this page as information is made available. Updated 2/28/22.

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COVID-19 Testing Information

(LINK) Current No-Cost Testing Sites In and Around Jefferson County

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

State of Colorado Economic Recovery Programs

Small Business Administration

  • Small Business Navigator Hotline
    The SBA Colorado District Office is working closely with state-wide strategic partners, such as the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). The State of Colorado – OEDIT has established a Small Business Navigator Hotline and Email for businesses seeking general guidance, information on access to capital programs, workforce development concerns, and other areas small businesses are affected by.
    The Small Business Navigator hotline is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MT, or, they can be reached via email. Hotline: (303) 860-5881 Email:
  • Sign up here for e-mail updates for the latest news and information from the Colorado SBA.

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  • Temporary Modifications of Liquor License Premises
    On-premise consumption licensed establishments in Arvada interested in expanding premises for consumption can apply for temporary modifications in order to pre-plan for temporary outdoor seating areas to support social distancing requirements while complying with all public health orders and other liquor laws and regulations. The City of Arvada is streamlining permitting and there are no City of Arvada fees for this application.
  • Expansion of Outdoor Dining and Retail Areas Onto Commercial Private Property

    Arvada businesses, commercial tenants and commercial property owners interested in expanding outdoor dining and retail areas onto commercial private property can apply for a temporary use permit from the City of Arvada with permission of the property owner.  Please contact a member of the Community and Economic Development Work System by phone at 720-898-7435, or via email at and make sure to review the following information:

    • In order to support your request for expanded outdoor areas of commercial use, the City of Arvada will need to process a temporary use permit for the proposed area.  Please provide the City of Arvada with a site plan, with dimensions, showing the proposed expansion area, as well as a narrative description of the temporary use dimensions and activity.  Requests for temporary use permits that involve private property must also include written permission from the private property owner of the desired expansion area. The area must accommodate for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.   Approved temporary use permits will be granted through Labor Day (September 7th, 2020). Extensions beyond this date may be granted, based on conditions of COVID-19 related public health orders.
    • Open sided tents, including 10 X 10 pop up tents, with a maximum aggregate size of 700 square feet are allowed to be grouped together as long as these groups are separated from each other by a minimum of 12′ fire break/open space.  Single open sided tents or groups of tents over 700 square feet require permits.  Tents or groups of tents with sides that are over 400 square feet (total) also require permits.  Tents must be staked in accordance with the tent manufacturer’s installation instructions; water barrels are not an approved method of securing tents.
    • Please provide a detailed layout showing any seating or table configurations, equipment, heaters, cooking equipment or other items and provide measurements showing clear aisle and exit opening or “door” widths with your tent permit application.  Please note, propane heaters, cooking appliances, and electric generators are not allowed under tents.

  • Colorado Restaurant Association: COVID-19 Update: Alcohol To-Go and Delivery Now Allowed
    Regulations you need to know + sources for to-go containers
  • Colorado Restaurant Association: COVID-19 UPDATE: Rules and Recommendations for Takeout, Delivery, and Drive-Thru
  • How to Help the Restaurant Industry During the COVI-19 Bar Closures
  • Manufacturer’s Edge: Clarification on State and Local COVID-19 Public Health and Safety Orders
    Colorado Governor Jared Polis, local officials, and their staff are working tirelessly to reduce the spread of COVID-19 across the state and have issued “stay-at-home” and reduction of in-person workforce orders. “Essential businesses” are allowed to continue to operate. While we cannot provide you legal advice, based on our reading of the orders and the instructions we have received from the State, most manufacturers fall under the essential business category. The State has set up an official self-certification form called the Social Distancing Self-Certification Form for Business form for essential businesses. According to the State, this is the only form you need to be officially designated as “essential” and, thus, exempt from the stay-at-home orders in the state and in your county. Complete the form and have it readily available in hard copy should any government or law enforcement official ask for it.

    • Please email or call/text their helpline at 720.647.3766 to be connected to someone who can help. Available to all businesses, not just manufacturers.
  • Manufacturer’s Edge: Critical Supply List – Manufacturing Specs
    The maker community has created an open-source compendium of manufacturing blueprints and specs for many of the critical items on state and hospital critical​ needs lists.
  • Manufacturer’s Edge: Daily COVID Podcast Updates
    Join for a daily podcast-style update on news and developments in response to the COVID-19 crisis and how it is impacting the manufacturing community of Colorado.

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