Businesses across the state and nation have been at the forefront of helping to combat COVID-19, from developing life-saving technologies to stepping up in extraordinary ways for their communities. Businesses are also going above and beyond to comply with state and local public health orders, following heightened sanitation guidelines, reducing their capacity, and creating safe and socially distanced spaces for customers and staff.
According to the Governor’s Office, recent state inspections conducted by the Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) have found that the vast majority of Colorado businesses are carefully following COVID-19 protocols and public health orders. Over the week of Thanksgiving, CDOR completed 204 inspection checks. Of those, only two businesses received a summary suspension.
“Most Colorado businesses are doing their part by following COVID-19 state and local protocols, because they know that we can and will get through this together and understand the importance of inspiring consumer confidence in safety,” Gov. Polis said in a press release. “Thankfully, this evidence shows how the vast majority of Colorado businesses are successfully implementing protocols to help keep Coronavirus at bay,” the governor said.
As the business community continues to adapt to these unprecedented times, the Colorado General Assembly convened this week in a special legislative session to pass a series of COVID-19 relief packages in part designed to assist small businesses through the pandemic. The legislature is expected to conclude the session by the end of the week.