COVID-19 Information and Resources

Learn more about the COVID-19 response and what services are currently available across the state.

General COVID-19 Information

Colorado Official State COVID-19 Website

Colorado has launched a website to provide up-to-date information about the state’s response to COVID-19. Topics include Prevention and Community Spread, Testing, Recommendations for the Community and Resources for Healthcare Providers, among others.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC has a website that provides information around the nationwide response to COVID-19 and offer resources to individuals, businesses and communities to help prepare for and respond to the pandemic.

Colorado Health Emergency Line for Coronavirus

Colorado’s call line for general questions about COVID-19, provides answers in many languages including English, Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话) and more. To get general information over the phone, call 1-877-462-2911.

Resources by Community

United Way of Larimer County

Find information on resources available in Larimer County.

United Way of Weld County

Find information on resources available in Weld County.

Pikes Peak United Way

Find information on resources available from Pikes Peak United Way, serving 12 counties in Southern Colorado.

Boulder County

Find information on resources available in Boulder County.

Arapahoe County

Find information on resources available in Arapahoe County.

Southwest Colorado Disaster Assistance

Community and business groups are working together to collect and share resources during the COVID pandemic to support residents, businesses and visitors of Southwest Colorado with up-to-date, accurate information and resources.

Food Resources

Hunger Free Colorado

Hunger Free Colorado is working to keep information around food access up-to-date and available for communities across the state. They are also offering a Food Resource Hotline to help individuals and families locate and access food.

School Meal Sites – Colorado Department of Education (CDE)

As school districts across Colorado announce school closures to help minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus, the CDE is working to mitigate food insecurity among youth. The CDE is offering a comprehensive list of school meal sites that are currently available across the state.

Food Pantries

Search for a food pantry in your area by entering your city or zip code in the search. Pantries are still open to the public but have shifted to pre-packed food boxes for pick-up outside the building or by drive-through. Many pantries are also allowing folks to come on behalf of those with no transportation means—just make sure you have the client’s name and birthday to receive their benefits for them. Please note that service availability is changing frequently; 2-1-1 Colorado is continuously working to update the availability of programs across the state. We recommend calling any services before visiting to ensure that the service is open and available.

Support for Unemployed/Underemployed Individuals

Unemployment Insurance

If you work for a ski resort or other employer that closed or reduced your hours to help stop the spread of COVID-19, you can file or reopen an unemployment claim.

One Fair Wage – Emergency Coronavirus Tipped and Service Worker Support Fund

Offers financial assistance to restaurant workers, delivery drivers, and other tipped workers and service workers who are seeing their income decline during this disaster, or aren’t able to work because of quarantines or other health concerns.

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

Offers assistance to bartenders and family members of bartenders who are facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Eviction Moratorium

Governor’s Executive Order to Limit Evictions, Foreclosures, and Utilities Disconnections

Governor Polis issued an executive order for the state of Colorado that limits evictions, foreclosures and utilities disconnections across the state. The order also shifts funding to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment to improve and expedite services available to individuals applying for unemployment insurance.

A Colorado Tenant’s Guide to COVID-19

If you are concerned about your ability to pay rent because of COVID-19, A Colorado Tenant’s Guide to COVID-19 was written by attorney Zach Neumann with input from a coalition of housing advocacy organizations. It will be continuously updated. Be in the know about the eviction moratorium, how to communicate with your landlord, and your rights and responsibilities as a tenant. This guide does not constitute legal advice and is for general information purposes only.

Other Resources

Comcast Free Internet Service

Offers new, low-income Internet Essentials customers two months of free internet.

Xcel Stops Disconnections to Service

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Xcel will not disconnect service to any residential customers until further notice. Individuals having difficulty paying bills are encouraged to contact Xcel’s customer care center to arrange a payment plan that works for them.

Black Hills Energy Suspends Disconnections

Black Hills Energy is temporarily suspending nonpayment disconnections for its customers and encourages those facing financial hardship to visit their website to see the various assistance options they offer.

Health First Colorado (Medicaid) Special Enrollment Period

Connect for Health Colorado is offering a Special Enrollment period (SEP) to allow Coloradans who have lost coverage or are about to lose coverage due to COVID-19 to seek coverage. Individuals can enroll in a health insurance plan for coverage that starts on April 1st, 2020. Enrollment is open between Friday, March 20th, 2020 and Friday, April 3rd, 2020.

Colorado WIC

Colorado WIC’s highest priority at this time is to continue serving WIC families while keeping families and staff safe. In an effort to support social distancing and slow the spread of COVID-19, many WIC Clinics throughout the state have adjusted how services are being provided.

2-1-1 National

Offers general information on COVID-19 and the national resources that are available to individuals impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Also offers help finding local 2-1-1 Help Centers.

Transportation Services

Denver Regional Mobility & Access Council (DRMAC) is tracking available transportation services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stay-at-Home Orders

Colorado Statewide Stay-at-Home Order

Governor Polis issued a statewide Stay-at-Home order that is in effect between March 26th, 2020 and April 11th, 2020. Find out more about the order and which critical activities are exempt during this time.

Services found within search results may involve eligibility criteria. Please contact the resource directly to find out more information about how to obtain these services. This site contains links to other sites. All of the information provided is believed to be accurate and reliable. However, 2-1-1 Colorado assumes no responsibility for any errors appearing, nor for the use of the information provided.

2-1-1 Colorado is committed to helping Colorado citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, our goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs. We accomplish this through the work of our four Area Information Centers across the state.
No matter where you live in Colorado, you can dial 2-1-1 and find information about resources in your local community. Whether you need help finding food or housing, child care, crisis counseling or substance abuse treatment, one number is all you need to know.