Workers, Employers Economic Support Information
CARES Act - The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act is federal government support in the wake of the coronavirus public health crisis and associated economic fallout. Click HERE for a CARES Act Support Guide for workers, families, and employers, which includes information and resources regarding the following:
• Direct Economic Support Payments;
• Unemployment Benefits;
• Paid Sick and Family Leave;
• Food and Nutrition;
• Small Businesses and Nonprofits;
• General Business;
• Nonprofit Support;
• and Other Benefits.
Paying rent, paying bills and food assistance:
Numbers for western Colorado; 888-217-1215, 970-244-8400
NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL INTO GUNNISON COUNTY PROHIBITED
STATE ISSUES "STAY AT HOME" ORDERS
March 26, 2020
Governor Polis announced a statewide STAY-AT-HOME order lasting until April 11, 2020.
“Coloradans are living through a global pandemic and this decision was made to help save lives,” said Governor Jared Polis.
This executive order means Coloradans should not be leaving their homes except for critical activities including:
- Obtaining food and other household necessities including medicine
- Going to and from work if you are a critical employee
- Seeking medical care
- Caring for dependents or pets
- Caring for a vulnerable person in another location
- Cannabis and liquor stores will remain open
- Or participating in outdoor recreation at a legally-mandated safe distance of six feet or more from other parties
Silver Thread Public Health Amended Public Health Order
March 23, 2020 - 4 pmCOMPLETE PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER CAN BE ACCESSED HERE
Hinsdale County, Town of Lake City Declare Local Disaster Emergency
March 14, 2020
On March 14, Hinsdale County and Town of Lake City declared a local disaster emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic affecting our communities and neighboring counties.
MESSAGE FROM HINSDALE COUNTY
March 17, 2020 - 11:30 am
Hinsdale County together with the Silver Thread Public Health District, Lake City Area Medical Center, and Town of Lake City are working together to reduce the impacts for our community of the COVID 19 pandemic. Hinsdale County is immediately focused on reducing the spread of COVID 19 virus by reducing social contacts, following recommendations for the six-foot distance between persons, frequent sanitation, and appropriate cough/sneeze etiquette. The Silver Thread Public Health District will be issuing amended orders early afternoon today. Please continue to check their Facebook page for updated information. We realize statewide, regional, and county measures directly impact our friends, families and business owners. Hinsdale County Commissioners remain in contact with state and federal partners, monitoring financial relief options. We will share that information with you and work together towards economic perseverance and recovery support.
PARTICIPATE IN THE CENSUS ONLINE
Census employees are distributing packets in Lake City and Hinsdale County starting this week. Most of the country gets their packets in the mail but PO Boxes do not count as an address.The packets are in white plastic "2020Census" bags.
Questionnaire packets will be left on the front porch. Enumerators do not go into houses, they do not need to ask about your family and for the most part, do not need to talk to anyone. They do, however, need to find every place someone lives or could live - rear apartments, garage guesthouses, remote cabins - and leave a packet.
HINSDALE COUNTY RESIDENTS! you don't need to wait for the questionnaires! You can go online right now to https://2020census.gov/en.html and complete the questionnaire online.
State of the County
Hinsdale County Board of County Commissioners has released a State of the County report. Download the document here.
Hinsdale County Board of County Commissioners has approved the Department & Commission Goals and Strategic Actions for 2020. To download the document, click here.
Monitor the Hinsdale County Emergency Facebook page for up-to-the-minute emergency notifications or information.
To receive emergency alerts, download the CodeRED app, or register here.