State Legislature Town Hall – rescheduled as a VIRTUAL TOWN HALL
State Senator Chris Hansen invites you to a Virtual Town Hall this Thursday, March 26th from 1-2PM on Facebook Live. In addition to providing you with an update on COVID-19, Sen. Hansen will also discuss the recent revenue forecast, what it means for our state budget, and how the General Assembly will proceed when reconvened.
From his most recent newsletter he provides the following helpful links and updates:
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado: This page contains all of the links below along with all media releases from CDPHE regarding COVID-19.
- COVID-19 Testing: This link will take you through all of the proper steps surrounding how and when someone should go about getting a test for COVID-19.
- Help Colorado Now: This link provides information on opportunities to donate or lend a hand to fellow Coloradans.
- DPS Food Security Fund: This link provides information on how to work with the DPS Foundation to rally behind our school community to leverage DPS’s already existing resources to help fulfill the food security needs of our families.
- CO Dept. of Labor and Employment Information and Resources on Coronavirus: This link will provide you with information on resources for workers like paid sick leave, unemployment insurance, and wage claims.
Furthermore, here are some other updates from the last week:
- Workers who have lost their jobs and their health coverage, as well as those uninsured, can sign up for health coverage on the state’s exchange through next Friday, April 3rd. Please visit the Connect for Health Colorado website for more information or dial 855-752-6749 to enroll or speak to an expert about your eligibility.
- Mayor Hancock has announced “stay at home” orders for the city and county of Denver that will go into effect on Tuesday March 24th at 5 p.m. and will last until at least April 10. Restaurants will still be allowed to make to-go orders, and people may still utilize parks for exercise, but may not congregate and must practice social distancing. Denver PD will be advising citizens about the new order, but will not write citations or arrest people.
- The state of Colorado will mirror the federal change to move Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. Taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties.
- Small businesses across Colorado can now seek low-interest federal disaster loans of up to $2M. Apply at sba.gov or call (303) 860-5881 for help with an application.
And as always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me through phone or email if you have any questions or concerns I can help with.
State Senator Chris Hansen
CO Senate District 31