In the wake of suspended operations across Colorado due to the COVID-19 pandemic (including a 30-day closure of all Denver’s bar/restaurant dine-in services), many workers are left uncertain and impacted by the temporary closures. The impacts are far-reaching, from employment, financial stability and paying bills/rent, to staying healthy and having access to food, medicine and essentials.
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Here are some resources to utilize, whether it’s rent and utilities assistance, filing for unemployment, or finding local food spots offering delivery and pick-up:
The Colo. Dept. of Labor and Employment announced Monday Colorado workers affected by the COVID-19 closures are eligible to receive unemployment benefits. In an unprecedented wave of unemployment, 10,700 claims were received Monday and Tuesday alone.
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Colo. Dept. of Labor & Employment: File Claim (click “save & finish” button frequently due to glitches, per the CDLE)
RENT & UTILITY ASSISTANCE
The Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance Program (TRUA) offers resources to Denver residents who are facing a housing crisis or hardship to prevent displacement. If you can’t pay rent or need help with utilities, TRUA can offer up to 80 percent of rent paid and assistance paying utilities.
Mile High United Way is another organization that can provide more information and resources on housing stability.
If you plan to utilize a rental assistance program and need supporting documents, please send us an email here with your name, building and unit number. You can access a copy of your lease via the RENTCafe resident portal.
MORE: Dept. of Housing Stability
Denver bars and restaurants will halt dine-in services for thirty days, but many local shops are still offering delivery, take-out and curb-side service options:
Offering delivery with a 10% discount
Open for pick-up and delivery
Little Man Ice Cream
Pints and sammies available for pick-up
Home-delivered baskets of local, sustainable meats, eggs, veggies and staple items, including grass-fed ground-beed and pasture-raised chicken
Contact-free, pick-up & curbside service for breakfast, brunch, lunch & dinner
Cap City Tavern
Offering delivery via GrubHub & UberEats or curb-side pick-up
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Colo. Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)
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