Pandemic Business Assistance Resources

What do the Safer At Home levels mean?

COVID dial with purple

Note: Adams County is currently at Level Yellow (Updated Feb 6, 2021)

The City of Thornton Economic Development Office is here to support your business through this unprecedented and difficult time. The nation’s situation and response is changing by the hour and we are doing our best to stay on top of the information and resources available to you.

The 5 Star Certification program is up and running!

Certified businesses will be allowed to operate with indoor capacity limits one level less on the COVID Dial system than the county is currently operating. The Maintain & Sustain Adams – 5 Star Certification gives businesses who provide a safety plan and establish more stringent safety protocols additional flexibility to operate during the time of COVID-19 and under the State’s Dial system. As Adams County’s dial position moves, program participants who remain in good standing will continue to operate at the capacities one level below the overall county position.

Click here for more information and to apply today! Please note, Certified businesses cannot operate at level blue until 70% of 70+ and older are vaccinated.



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Download Business Recipient Testimonials

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General Tips & Information:

  • Your Landlord – Your property owner is facing this unknown time with you and many are offering deferrals and abatement options. Let them know what you need to recover from the financial crisis you are facing.
  • Your Bank – Nationwide, banks are offering deferrals of interest, mortgages and fees to help the small business community. Contact your bank and/or lender to find out what options are available to you.
  • Workers Comp & Other Insurance – some companies are working with policy holders to defer payments at this time.
  • United Power/Xcel Energy/City of Thornton Utilities – They don’t want you to be concerned about losing vital utilities. The utility providers are committed to work with individual customers on payment plans.
  • City of Thornton has a Community Information Page on its website.
  • City of ThorntonCooperative Purchasing and contracting process.  
  • Thornton 2020 Restaurant Guide – many of Thornton’s local eateries and drinkeries are offering discounts, delivery, drive-thru, and carry-out options.
  • Gift Cards – Are you interested in selling your products, services, or gift cards online to supplement your current business income? Contact Adam Bundy at Blue Ink Design at for more details.

Small Business Resources:

COVID-19 Updates:

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Download Governor's Stay at Home Mandate - Q&A

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Business Support Services:

Business Financial Resources:

Informational Webinars & Online Resources:

MiCasa YouTube Channel

SBA Learning Center

North Metro SBDC YouTube Channel

North Metro Economic Development Directors & State Business Support Services

CARES Act 101: How Your Business Can Benefit

Tips to Access Capital During COVID-19 and Beyond

Position Your Business for the Post COVID-19 Economic Recovery

Video Guide to Applying for Paycheck Protection Program