Release Date: August 19, 2021

BCPH Industry Support Session and Resources - August 26th

You have spoken and we have listened!  In response to increasing uncertainty around the delta variant, we are bringing back occasional cross-industry updates for businesses starting next week (August 26th), along with informational emails and resources.  Next week will focus on the trends locally that have led to recent actions and what the modeling suggests for our area. 

 

You will find the following below:

  • Industry Support Session – August 26th at 1:00pm (register at  https://bit.ly/BCPH_Industry082621)
  • New Mask Signage!
  • Mask Orders and Recommendations
  • Vaccination Information for Businesses
  • “Power the Comeback” Business Pledge

We are here to support the community, both individuals and businesses, as we collectively try to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant (and other variants), mitigate impacts to our economic vitality, and recover from this pandemic together.  

 

INDUSTRY SUPPORT SESSION – August 26th

BCPH COVID-19 Cross-Industry Update – Thursday, August 26th at 1:00 pm – register at https://bit.ly/BCPH_Industry082621

Boulder County Public Health and your local Boulder County chambers and economic development partners invite you to get the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, variants affecting our community and current public health orders / recommendations.  The purpose of these sessions is to minimize confusion, get questions answered, hear updates on next steps, and discuss best practices within the industries. 

Registration required at https://bit.ly/BCPH_Industry082621.  Zoom information sent prior to the meeting. The first meeting will look primarily at the trends we are seeing locally that led to masks being highly recommended indoors and required for childcare / school / camp settings indoors. 

 

NEW! MASK SIGNAGE

New Mask Signs for Businesses to Use (English and Spanish) – https://bit.ly/BOCOMaskSignage

  1. Masks Highly Recommended (Regardless of Vaccination Status)

  2. Masks Required for Unvaccinated

  3. Our Staff is Wearing Masks to Protect You

  4. Masks Still Required in this Business

  5. Masks Not Required if Vaccinated

  6. Please Keep a Mask Handy

  7. Our Staff is 100% Vaccinated

There are two versions of every sign – one with logos at the bottom for City of Boulder businesses and one without logos for other parts of Boulder County.  Depending on the policies you are implementing in your business, please feel free to use the signs that fit. 

 

Thank you to Downtown Boulder Partnership, City of Boulder, Latino Chamber and Boulder Chamber on the collaboration to get the signage made and available for all businesses to use.

 

PREVIOUS RECORDINGS

Bi-weekly Spanish Update (Vaccinations) - https://youtu.be/yQ8CYNXlsq0

All previous recordings can be found at Boulder Chamber - YouTube

All previous Spanish recordings can be found at https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt0Et7VAC9IbWSxrqKJZdrFaOiCJfIN3V

 

BOULDER COUNTY MASK UPDATE

Recently, Boulder County Public Health issued mask orders and recommendations due to the delta variant causing an increase in COVID-19 cases locally. 

 

Masks Required In PK-12 and Childcare Settings

To protect health and support continued in-person learning in PK-12 schools and childcare settings, Boulder County Public Health issued Public Health Order 2021-07 requiring facial coverings.

BCPH Strongly Recommends Wearing a Mask Indoors
Due to the Delta variant causing a surge in COVID-19 cases, Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) strongly recommends that all individuals 2+ wear masks in all indoor settings regardless of vaccination status. On Aug.11, just 16 days after moving into substantial transmission on July 26, Boulder County moved into high transmission, which is the highest level of transmission of COVID-19 under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) transmission tracker.  The CDC recommends that all individuals, including vaccinated individuals, wear a mask indoors in public in counties with substantial or high transmission.  

See full press release here - Boulder County Public Health strongly recommends all individuals 2+ wear a mask indoors in public due to Delta variant surge (govdelivery.com)


WORKPLACE VACCINATION PROGRAM

All Coloradans over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, and all Coloradans over the age of 18 will be eligible to receive the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. 

 

State of Colorado Vaccine Information: For Coloradans | Colorado COVID-19 Updates

Boulder County Vaccine Update Information: COVID-19 Vaccines - Boulder County

List of Vaccine Providers and Community Vaccination Sites: Where can I get vaccinated? | Colorado COVID-19 Updates

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE COVID-19 VACCINE, PLEASE CALL: 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926)
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Answers available in multiple languages.

 

Workplace Vaccination Clinics

Colorado is offering a new workplace vaccination program, which will allow employers, unions, and trade associations of any size to provide their workers with more opportunities to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in a familiar and convenient location. Employers can enroll and request a free, on-site vaccination event by filling out a Google form - there is no workplace too small to get vaccinated! All staffing, logistics, and vaccine supplies will be coordinated and provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

 

Request Form: Workplace Vaccination Program Event Request Form (google.com)

 

Vaccine Resource Flyers

Boulder County has created flyers with critical information on how to sign up for a vaccine and resources to assist with vaccine access.

“POWER THE COMEBACK” BUSINESS PLEDGE

The State of Colorado is launching a new business tool as part of our "Power the Comeback" campaign, which will encourage businesses to do their part by encouraging employees to get vaccinated and by promoting policies that create COVID-safe workplaces. 

 

Through this "Power the Comeback" campaign, businesses can take the Power the Comeback business pledge.

 

Here are some of the ways they are asking Colorado businesses to help public-facing workers understand the benefits of getting vaccinated and understand the support their employers can provide:

  • Host a vaccine clinic for employees

  • Promote information about the Colorado law that mandates paid time off to get the vaccine and recover from vaccine side effects. 

  • Provide incentives for employees to get vaccinated (e.g., cash bonuses, additional paid time off, etc.). 

  • Share information about nearby vaccination clinics with employees and customers.

  • Commit to posting ample signage about safe COVID-19 behaviors, mask rules for those who are unvaccinated, employee rights, and quarantining rules if exposed to COVID-19.

  • Have a policy in place that encourages any individual aged 12 and older, who is not fully vaccinated, to continue wearing a mask inside your workplace.

A toolkit that includes posters, graphics and other materials for use will be available once your pledge is received.

 

Paid Sick Leave Available to All Employees for COVID-19 Vaccination:

Did you know all employers must provide paid sick leave to employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, or if an employee needs to take time to recover from the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine? View additional details on the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act at cdle.colorado.gov.