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(January 1, 2021) This week, San Miguel County distributed $3 million in additional CARES Act funding to local businesses.
From over 200 business inquiries and 135 applications, San Miguel County is pleased to share that checks were sent last week to 87 local businesses that qualified for the Severely Disrupted Business Program. The program was based on revenue losses in 2020 resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the business revenue generated in 2019. “We wish that we could do more for our local businesses, especially those that continue to struggle with no end in sight,” said County Manager Mike Bordogna. “We advocated for our business community and are thankful that we were able to provide the assistance that we did. This is a small step to help them hang on while we continue to fight this virus.”The county, in collaboration with Region 10, will open a Small Business Relief Program with funding from the state in order to further support eligible businesses. More details will be announced regarding this program next week. San Miguel County will continue to seek out any and all opportunities to bring financial support to all businesses affected by the pandemic. Public Health has confirmed fourteen new positive cases of COVID-19 from test results received from December 30 through January 1. Of these cases, 8 are residents and all actively contagious cases are currently in isolation. There have been 421 total COVID cases among residents to date with 13 active cases. To learn more about the County’s current COVID-19 metrics, please visit the County COVID-19 dashboard. - 52-year-old male, resident, symptomatic, household - 50-year-old female, resident, symptomatic, social - 44-year-old male, resident, symptomatic, social - 35-year-old male, resident, symptomatic, community - 32-year-old male, resident, symptomatic, household - 31-year-old female, resident, symptomatic, community - 30-year-old male, nonresident, symptomatic, household - 28-year-old male, nonresident, symptomatic, household - 27-year-old female, resident, symptomatic, travel - 24-year-old male, nonresident, asymptomatic, social - 22-year-old male, resident, symptomatic, workplace - 21-year-old female, nonresident, symptomatic, travel - 17-year-old female, nonresident, symptomatic, travel - Male infant, nonresident, symptomatic, travelSan Miguel County will continue posting caseload updates twice a week. The next update will be published on Tuesday, January 5. Five Commitments of Containment: - Wear a mask - Maintain six feet of physical distance - Minimize group size - Wash hands frequently - Stay home when sick and get testedFor up-to-date coronavirus information, visit: https://www.sanmiguelcountyco.gov/coronavirusTo sign up for the biweekly county newsletter, visit: https://mailchi.mp/sanmiguelcountyco/smc-co-newsletterFor more information surrounding the state’s COVID-19 dial, visit: https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial/covid-19-dial-dashboard# # #