The latest information from the state is available at https://colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus. The last from Tri-County Health is here https://tchd.org/818/Coronavirus.
BUILDING & PLANNING DIVISION
Due to the closure of the Englewood Civic Center to the public, the Englewood Planning Division is utilizing alternative and temporary means to assist the public in conducting business. Until further notice, please call 303.762.2342 regarding electronic submittal of applications and development plans.
Due to recommendations to limit social contact, the building division has instituted the following policy.
Residential inspections of occupied homes will cease indefinitely. Emergency inspections (i.e. gas leak repairs, electrical service repairs, etc.) will be done but you will be asked to provide limited contact with the inspector.
Commercial inspections and inspections on new build residential projects will continue however, contractors are asked to vacate the site upon arrival of the inspector. Please inform your crews that they must honor the requests of inspectors to limit contact. Inspection of the site will immediately end if the request is not honored.
We understand this will create a hardship but it is imperative that we limit contact. This policy is subject to immediate change.
Due to the closure of the Englewood Civic Center to the public, the Englewood Building Division is utilizing alternative and temporary means to assist the public in conducting business.
Until further notice, please email the department at BuildingDept@englewoodco.gov or call 303.762.2357 regarding electronic submittal of permit applications and building plans.
Please be aware that response times may be delayed, but you can expect a reply within 24 hours.
Public Works - Permit Submittal
The City of Englewood is here to help businesses who have been affected by recent disasters including response to the current health crisis. Englewood has a number of economic partners that offer business information and resources. For more information please call 303-762-2342 or email email@example.com.
Colorado COVID-19 Business Resource Center
The Colorado COVID-19 Business Resource Center contains valuable information for businesses, including featured programs and resources for Colorado businesses and employees impacted by COVID-19. Visit the resource center HERE.
The State of Colorado - OEDIT has established a Small Business Navigator Hotline and Email for businesses seeking general guidance, information on access to capital programs, workforce development concerns, and other areas small businesses are affected by. The Small Business Navigator hotline is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MT, or, they can be reached via email.
Hotline: (303) 860-5881
Also, you can sign up for COVID-19 email updates from OEDIT. They will email you whenever there is news to share, which could be daily or weekly depending on the situation. Please be sure to visit OEDIT's COVID-19 Business Resource Center, as that webpage has the most recent news and resources.
CO SBDCs are committed to providing the most up-to-date and relevant information to help you and your business navigate potential hardships. The state SBDC Network has compiled many resources for your business on Disaster Preparedness and Continuity here: https://pikespeaksbdc.org/what-we-do/programs/disaster-relief/. The site is updated frequently. It is recommended you schedule a consultation appointment with the CO SBDC Network. You can find your local SBDC online at www.coloradosbdc.org/location. The SBDC is able to assist businesses with EIDL applications and with additional small business resources and specialized disaster mitigation technical assistance.
Denver/Colorado Springs SCORE
SCORE is a one-stop shop organization for entrepreneurs seeking advice about how to start a new business or improve an existing one. With two chapters in Colorado, SCORE’s more than 100 volunteers are usually retired entrepreneurs or executives with a deep breadth of experience and expertise to assist you. They provide workshops and one-on-one mentoring sessions as well.
Both chapters are working to offer video teleconference workshops for businesses as well as remote mentoring sessions for small businesses in need of advice and counseling. To learn more, visit their sites or contact them below:
Colorado Springs SCORE
Additionally, Colorado businesses and the public are encouraged to follow the SBA Colorado District Office on Twitter for the latest news and information on the revolving Coronavirus response: www.twitter.com/SBA_Colorado (@SBA_Colorado)
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is leading the State’s multi-agency crisis response.
Mi Casa Women’s Business Center
The Mi Casa Resource Center supports any and all entrepreneurs through all stages of business development, helping them explore, launch, and grow their business through bilingual consulting, in-depth training, and a variety of business-related workshops and resources. Mi Casa is currently supporting businesses remotely, but are ready and able to assist all types of small businesses with a variety of programs. Contact them at (303) 573-1302 or e-mail them here: https://micasaresourcecenter.org/contact-us/
Small Business Administration: COVID-19 Pandemic Business Recovery Loan Program Now Taking Applications
Englewood small businesses impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) can seek individual small business loans up to $2M as part of the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available throughout all 64 Colorado counties.
Due to the large volume of website visitors the website link has been changed to accommodate the traffic.
NEW APPLICATION WEBSITE: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/apply-for-disaster-loan/index.html
Email Link: firstname.lastname@example.org
Customer Service Number: 1-800-659-2955 or (TTY) (800) 877-8339
The Small Business Administration now offers low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses throughout all of Colorado suffering from substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This SBA program, based on request from Colorado Governor Jared Polis, provides for capital support to small businesses through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act recently signed by the President.
The EIDL program is available to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations in designated areas of a state or territory to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This disaster loan program is overseen by the SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance which supports the review of loan submissions as well as customer service to potential borrowers and the general public. Businesses interested in applying for up to $2 million through the EIDL program should visit the SBA Office of Disaster Assistance web site at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ to learn more. Business owners who believe their business has suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak are encouraged to apply.
Small businesses are encouraged to visit https://go.usa.gov/xdewG to learn more about the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.
For program questions or assistance in completing the application online, businesses can contact our Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or email@example.com
The SBA Colorado District Office is working closely with our state-wide strategic partners, such as the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, Mi Casa Women’s Business Center, Denver SCORE and Colorado Springs SCORE to assist small businesses with a variety of support and programs in their communities as well as technical training they require.
Small Business Owner’s Guide to CARES Act
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress. The CARES Act contains programs and initiatives are intended to assist business owners respond to the current situation. The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act is available at the following link: CARES Act – Small Business Owner’s Guide
Small Business Support and Recovery Grant
The City of Englewood is currently offering a grant up to $2,000 to eligible small, locally owned Englewood businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Apply HERE.
Time for Takeout - Englewood Chamber of Commerce
To support our local Englewood restaurants that are offering to-go, curbside pick-up, or delivery options we are asking that you please explore the list on this page, and consider placing an order or buying a gift card. Keep Englewood strong!
CLOSURES, POSTPONEMENTS, & CANCELLATIONS
- ANNOUNCED MARCH 26: All City of Englewoods playgrounds, picnic areas, other similar areas conducive to a public gathering, and attended areas are closed.
ANNOUNCED MARCH 20: The Egg Scramble that was scheduled for April 4 has been postponed. Date TBD.
ANNOUNCED MARCH 20: The 8th annual Jeremy Bitner Fallen Officer 5k/10k Run & 5k Walk has been postponed and a new date is TBD. A virtual race is being offered. Learn more at www.bitnermemorialfund.org.
ANNOUNCED MARCH 18: The April 8 Board of Adjustment meeting has been cancelled.
ANNOUNCED MARCH 17: Driving range, club house and all services at Broken Tee are closed until further notice. Call 303-762-2670 if you have any questions.
"For many years, Broken Tee Golf Course has provided a safe and fun environment for recreation and socialization.
That is why, in an abundance of caution and the best interests of our valued members, guests and staff, Broken Tee Golf Course will temporarily close at the end of the day on on Tuesday, March 17th. We are closely monitoring the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) and will determine a re-opening date accordingly. Please periodically check our website & social channels for information.
We believe temporary closure is the responsible decision for our community. Your health, safety and welfare are top priorities.
If you have any questions, please contact us at the club.
Broken Tee Golf Course Management Team"
ANNOUNCED MARCH 17: All city buildings will be closed to the public at noon, Tuesday, March 17. View the press release.
- ANNOUNCED MARCH 16: Englewood Municipal Court is closed to the public effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until further notice. Learn more at englewoodco.gov/court.
- ANNOUNCED MARCH 16: The March 16 City Council meeting will now be an emergency meeting that starts at 6 p.m. This meeting will be closed to public attendance but willbe live-streamed at englewoodco.gov/youtube.
The meeting will focus on two items:
1.) a Council-authorized Emergency Declaration that will allow the City Manager to close additional City offices and facilities to the public,
2.) a policy to allow City Council to meet by telephone (currently not allowed).
City Council will be considering additional closures of public and private buildings throughout the city of the coming days.
- ANNOUNCED MARCH 16: March 18, meeting of Historic Preservation Committee - Canceled
- ANNOUNCED MARCH 16: Citizen’s Planning School – Postponed: Date TBD
- ANNOUNCED MARCH 16: March 31, Planning and Zoning Commission Training – Postponed: Date TBD
- ANNOUNCED MARCH 16: March Code Enforcement Advisory Committee Meeting - Canceled
ANNOUNCED MARCH 15: The Englewood City Council has canceled its Study Session that occurs before the Regular Meeting this Monday, March 16.
ANNOUNCED MARCH 13: The Englewood Recreation Center and Englewood Library will temporarily close on March 13 at the end of the day.
ANNOUNCED MARCH 13: To help protect our vulnerable population, The Malley Center has also been temporarily closed as of March 13 at 5 p.m.
- Nancy is handling VOA lunches for those patrons who need them and at this time VOA is still delivering to us. Direct questions about the program to her.
- Staff are still working at the Center during the closure and are available to answer any questions. Call 303-762-2660 for more information.
ANNOUNCED MARCH 12: Starting next week, public access will be restricted at the Service Center, Charles Allen Water Filtration Plant and South Platte Water Renewal Partners (wastewater treatment plan).
ANNOUNCED MARCH 13: Museum of Outdoor Arts is closed through at least April 5.
ANNOUNCED MARCH 13: Englewood Schools will be on an extended break beginning March 16 with an estimated re-opening date of March 30
ANNOUNCED MARCH 13: Littleton Public Schools are closed from March 16 – March 29
ANNOUNCED MARCH 13: Sheridan Public Schools are closed from March 16 – March 27
ANNOUNCED MARCH 13: The “Get Counted” census event has been postponed to April 16
ANNOUNCED MARCH 13: Coffee with a Cop on March 17 has been canceled
ANNOUNCED MARCH 13: Active Aging Expo on April 16 is canceled and is postponed until the fall
Here is a list of closures and postponements across the state: https://bit.ly/38NqHiW
Khesed Wellness has received funding to provide 500 free video and phone mental health therapy sessions for underinsured, displaced and essential workers in the Greater Denver area during the COVID-19 pandemic. To find out more, visit https://www.khesedwellness.com/.
- Wellspring Englewood - 4300 S Lincoln St. Englewood, CO 80113
"We have upped our food pantry schedule from happening on Sundays only, to Sundays and Wednesdays. If you or anyone you know needs food assistance, please join us on Sunday from 11:30 to 1:00pm, or Wednesday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. All food pantry operations will happen outside to comply with city and county recommendations.
WE NEED MORE FOOD! If you are able to donate food, please drop off any and all food items Monday through Thursday between 9am and 2pm. Bins will be located outside of our building by the north door." Learn more HERE.
The Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger is partnering with local funders to create a fund in response to the urgent food access and nutritional needs that are emerging as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Today, the COVID-19 Emergency Hunger Relief Fund is open for applications!
You can use this funding for operating funds, including food, staff, packaging, safety supplies, food transportation, client communications, etc. Grants (up to $25,000) are available with some geographic prioritization based on community needs.
Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative is offering child care to all essential workers involved in the COVID-19 crisis. Workers can receive free child care until May 17.
Learn more at https://covidchildcarecolorado.com/.
Comcast is helping connect low-income families to the Internet at home. New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to all qualified households for $9.95/month plus tax. Apply by April 30. Apply a https://internetessentials.com/covid19.
Online Learning for Kids
What can you do to help keep the community safe?
We urge all Englewood residents and community members to protect themselves with the most up-to-date coronavirus prevention practices and measures recommended by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Additionally, we are also at the height of flu season. As with any respiratory virus, people should continue to practice these everyday wellness steps:
Cough or sneeze into your sleeve, or if you use a tissue then discard the tissue and promptly wash your hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if hands are not visibly soiled.
Take extra precautions for those with chronic medical conditions
Older adults (over age 60) and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions, like heart or lung disease or diabetes, seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.
Consider avoiding crowds, avoiding non-essential air travel, limiting close contact when you're out in public, and washing your hands often. Review more at CDC’s people at risk for serious illness from COVID-19.
EMERGENCY CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS
ENGLEWOOD MUNICIPAL COURT
The City of Englewood is taking the appropriate measures to ensure the health and well-being of its employees and citizens. To that end, the Englewood Municipal Court is closed to the public effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until further notice. Cases will still be handled in a fair, just and impartial manner during this time with the same high standards of accountability, integrity and equity. The court will remain in communication with the community. Please continue to check back for updated information regarding the status of the court’s closure and handling of cases.
Court staffing may be limited over the next several weeks. If no one answers, please leave a voice mail that includes your name, case number and phone number where we can reach you. Every effort will be made to return your call the same day or at least within 24 business hours. Please call 303-762-2580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For more information please visit: https://www.englewoodco.gov/inside-city-hall/city-departments/court
ENGLEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT
To protect residents and staff from public health exposure to COVID-19, the Englewood Police Department is requesting you conduct all business with us online, including, requesting public records and reporting crimes only if no immediate response is needed and no one is in danger. If there is an emergency, please dial 911.
The police department can respond to your reports by phone without risking you and our officers’ safety. We appreciate your understanding during this tough time.
If you think you need to come to the police department, please call us first at 303-761-7410 so we can help you. Find our online services at: https://www.englewoodco.gov/inside-city-hall/city-departments/police-department
"CAFE 180 has made the decision to close our restaurant to the public to do our part in slowing the spread of the coronavirus; however, we are going to be making daily to go meals for anyone experiencing food insecurity. We will be handing out meals though our patio window at 11am starting on Saturday March 14th. Our intent is to offer this Monday-Saturday, beginning at 11." - Cafe 180. Learn more at https://cafe180.org/.
CHANGE THE TREND
Change The Trend is a collaborative effort working to mobilize and equip the Englewood, Littleton, and Sheridan communities to constructively engage the issue of homelessness. View their resources at https://changethetrend.org/.
MOVEMENT 5280 will be providing lunches, drinks, hygiene items and other resources directly behind their building (3485 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113).
Learn more at https://movement5280.org/covid-19/.
Byers Legion Hall - 278 W Front St, Byers, CO 80103
Byers Fire Hall - 100 N Main St, Byers, CO 80103
Eastern Service Center - 4405 CR 129, Bennett, CO 80102
Fox Ridge Farms Community Center - 26900 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80018
Deer Trail Grace Baptist Church - 625 7th Ave, Deer Trail, CO 80105
Deer Trail Fire - 488 1st Ave, Deer Trail, CO 80105
On March 25, Governor Jared Polis issued an Executive Order to Coloradans to stay in place due to the presence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the state. The order will take effect Thursday, March 26 at 6 a.m. and is set to last through Saturday, April 11, 2020 unless rescinded or modified by further Executive Order. Read the full order HERE.
- All City of Englewoods playgrounds, picnic areas, other similar areas conducive to a public gathering, and attended areas are closed.
The Neighborhood Resources Program is launching virtual programs for residents to participate in while they are encouraged to stay home. If you have any questions please reach out to Madeline Hinkfuss, Neighborhood Resources Coordinator, at email@example.com or 720-926-2154.
Good in Englewood
Tell us something good your neighbor has done for you during this time! Fill out the form below will feature the stories in upcoming social media posts. https://forms.gle/fTw7a8h5eRNkWGZE9
The Neighborhood Resources Program is launching virtual programs for residents to participate in while they are encouraged to stay home during the COVID-19 isolation time. The Phone Buddies program is a peer-to-peer support program. The program will match a volunteer and an older adult to provide a connection for those who may be isolated.
The City is currently taking applications for the Senior Buddies. If you or a loved one are interested in receiving a phone weekly phone call please fill out the application. Buddies will be paired based on common interests and availability. We ask that the volunteer connect with their senior buddy via phone twice a week for a minimum of 15 min each time for the next 6 weeks. If you know a senior who is interested in the program but does not have the ability to fill out the application online please call 720-926-2154 to fill it out over the phone.
To sign-up as a senior buddy please fill out the form HERE.
Date: Friday, April 3
Time: 12 p.m.
To RSVP please fill out this form below and you will be emailed the meeting link and directions on how to join the meeting on the device (computer, iPad, phone) you are using.
In our efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing and minimizing contact with others, we are at risk for becoming more isolated. A Community Sharing Circle (CSC) is an opportunity for all Englewood community members to engage in an intentional, structured conversation with one another. The facilitated dialogue welcomes all participant voices and experiences to be shared and heard, which creates the possibility for authentic connection.
If you choose to attend the CSC, sharing is voluntary. However, all participants are asked to keep what is shared in the circle private out of respect for one another’s experiences.
Due to COVID-19, City of Englewood Utilities will suspend water shut-offs until further notice. Payments can be made by accessing the online payment system, by phone at 303-783-6930, by mail or by the drop boxes located in front of the City Center or underneath the parking garage. If you are having difficulty paying your bill, please call 303-762-2635 to arrange a payment plan. Utility bills will continue to be mailed and the Due Date specified will remain in effect.
As a safety precaution, the Utilities Department will postpone any appointments which involve City personnel entering a residence/business. However, in cases of water or sewer emergencies, we may need to make contact at residences/businesses directly.
Notification of shutoff reinstatement will be communicated through personal service, the City’s website, and social media.
Participating in ongoing and regular communications with Arapahoe County Office of Emergency Management and health agencies to review necessary data, updates, and strategies to coordinate response and action.
Emergency responders have response plans and screening protocols currently in place.
Providing education about the virus and healthy habits to residents, employees, and users of our public facilities.
Increasing the frequency and detail of cleaning and sanitizing of our public facilities, and providing additional resources and strategies for facility staff.
If ill, facility users are encouraged to cancel participation in classes, activities, and programs.
All unnecessary work-related travel has been cancelled, at the state, national, and international level for City employees.
Established guidelines for City employees who develop symptoms of illness.
No facility rentals are allowed in the Englewood Civic Center
Keep up to date
Learn more about COVID-19 at: