Colorado Resources

Health Resources

Tips to Avoid the Spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay at home except for essential needs.

  • If you have to go out in public, wear a mask or cloth covering that covers both your mouth and nose.

  • Wash your hands with soap & water for 20 seconds and/or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

  • Avoid touching your face.

  • High-risk Individuals include: the elderly, immunocompromised individuals, and individuals with history of chronic respiratory illnesses (asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, etc).

  • For information about testing please visit: https://covid19.colorado.gov/testing

    • You MUST have an order from a your health care provider to get tested. 

    • DO NOT call 911 for information regarding COVID-19. Call CO HELP 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911.

  • It is important to differentiate COVID-19 symptoms from symptoms of a cold or the flu. See the chart below for some common symptoms of each and how they differ. 

Testing

  • For information about testing please visit: https://covid19.colorado.gov/testing

    • You MUST have an order from a your health care provider to get tested. 

    • DO NOT call 911 for information regarding COVID-19. Call CO HELP 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911.

For General Information and Updates

Economic Relief

  • In addition to being a public health crisis, this pandemic has also created economic uncertainties for people across Colorado. There are relief programs available to aid in these difficult times. For a general directory of all services available visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/state-recovery-assistance

Rental and Utility Assistance
  • See the Colorado Tenants Guide to COVID-19  for information on navigating difficult conversations with a landlord. 

  • Evictions are temporarily suspended in many parts of Colorado. Governor Polis has directed state agencies to work with landlords to develop measures to avoid removing or executing eviction procedures against tenants as a result of late or unpaid rent. This means that if you cannot pay your rent, your landlord cannot pursue an eviction until the various eviction moratoria expire, and right now, no one knows when that will be.

  • The CARES Act also includes a federally mandated eviction moratorium that halts new evictions for certain rental properties in Colorado through June 25, 2020, as well as the charging of late fees.  The covered rental property types include most federally assisted rental housing programs, low income tax credit housing, and housing with federally backed loans.  

  • There are a number of resources available for rental assistance:

    • Stimulus funding: In the days and weeks, each U.S. taxpayer who earns less than $75,000 per year will receive a $1200 check from the federal government along with an additional $500 for each dependent child. (For example a family with two parents and three children under the age of 17 would receive $1200+$1200+$500+$500+$500 =$3900) c

    • Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance: In Denver County, residents may apply for TRUA benefits to support rental and utility payments. More information can be found by dialing 3-1-1 or visiting: Rent and Utility Help - Department of Housing Stability

    • Other rental support: The State of Colorado is providing some rental support to tenants facing hardship as a result of COVID-19. Residents across the state can search for emergency rental assistance providers at the State of Colorado Eviction Prevention Programs. You may also call 2-1-1 or visit http://211.org/ 

    • Energy Assistance: Apply for or find out information about the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) by calling the HEAT HELP Line (available 24/7) at 866-431-8435. Applications can take 30 days to process but can be quicker for emergencies like a shutoff notice.

Unemployment Benefits
Food Assistance
  • Food Assistance: There are many options available to you to apply for Food Assistance (SNAP) benefits. Try to provide as much information as you can on the application to make the process faster.​​

    • For other food assistance: You can also find food banks and pantries during the COVID-19 Outbreak. Visit this site for more information. If you have children under 18, some public schools are offering “grab and go” break snacks and lunches that you can pick up at any school that is near you.

Healthcare Coverage
  • Special enrollment period for 2020 coverage currently in effect until April 30th for those who are uninsured or about to lose insurance because of COVID-19.

    • Coloradans are currently able to get health insurance for 2020

      • You qualify if you:

        • Currently don’t have health insurance

        • Have recently lost your health insurance

        • Will lose your health insurance soon

  • All COVID-19 related care including testing and treatment are required to be fully covered by all insurance providers.

  • Visit https://connectforhealthco.com/get-started/covid-19-support/

211 Hotline
  • 2-1-1 is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state. No matter where you live in Colorado, you can find information about resources in your local community.

  • 2-1-1 Colorado streamlines services and provides one central location where people can get connected to the resources they need with a database that is updated daily.

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