General Help and Information
Please check Colorado’s COVID-19 website here. This is the central resource for everything having to do with this pandemic in Colorado. For COVID-19 help or information:
Phone: CO-HELP: 1-303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911
Colorado 211 Service
Call 211 to get the help and resources that you need. 2-1-1 Colorado is a collaborative of eight organizations, hosting six call centers across the state to provide food, shelter, and rent assistance to those who qualify. For more information, simply call 2-1-1. For more information on this service, click here.
Your Voice on COVID Policy
The Governor’s office has developed a new weblink to capture questions, comments, suggestions, and requests for guidance regarding Colorado’s COVID-19 response. Given the massive volume of such correspondence, using this website, rather than email, will ensure your inquiry is added into their discussion queue for the quickest response possible: https://covid19.colorado.gov/CovidConcerns
This crisis is, unfortunately, another opportunity for scam artists. Scams include offering testing (hint: you pay money and don’t get tested), cures (hint: there is no miracle cure currently), and more. See bottom of local section below for Fort Collins Police warnings
The Colorado Sun has an excellent resource page where you can quickly view a variety of information related to COVID-19. I found the summary of public orders issued to date especially helpful.
If you are healthy and able please consider making an appointment to donate blood. People have stepped up to contribute in the near term, but we need to ensure blood supplies are available for the weeks and months ahead. https://www.uchealth.org/locations/garth-englund-blood-donation-center-fort-collins/
You can Volunteer or Contribute at HelpColoradoNow.org
Educational Programming for Kids
Tired of being on duty all day for home schooling? Colorado has teamed up with Rocky Mountain PBS and a few of our great Colorado master teachers to help out. Even when the school year is over, please consider using this programming to help prevent the summer slide. More information on programming and schedules can be found here: https://www.rmpbs.org/education/colorado-classroom/
Donate Personal Protective Equipment Larimer County has set up a static equipment drive at the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment at 1525 Blue Spruce Drive in Fort Collins. Donations will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays only.
Student Loan News
Lots of great resources available here: neweracolorado.org/navigating-loans Also, read here about how Colorado has struck a deal with private student loan companies to help those with privately held student loans.
Resources for those Facing Poverty
Resources & Information for Seniors at www.LarimerSeniors.org.
Bell Policy Center Resource Hub
Colorado Department of Human Services
Additional resources to help you can be found here.