Senator Steve Fenberg | COVID-19 Resources
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COVID-19 Resources

Recent Updates



  • As a precaution, the CDC recommends that you mask up indoors if you live in a place with “substantial” or “high” coronavirus transmission, even if you’re fully vaccinated. (The guidance for people who are unvaccinated remains the same: Always mask up indoors in public places.)
  • Right now, Boulder is at “substantial” levels of transmission.
  • Boulder Valley School District is actively monitoring the increase in COVID-19 cases and will be releasing new updates for parents and students on Tuesday, August 10th.


Vaccine Information


State Response


  • In March 2021, the Colorado Legislature unveiled the Colorado Recovery Plan. It’s a $700 million stimulus package that will: take care of our small businesses, revitalize our infrastructure, support hardworking Colorado families, and make investments in our workforce and rural Colorado.
  • These dollars will be allocated through dozens of bills this legislative session. You can read all about the nuts and bolts of the package here.


  • In November, the Colorado Legislature returned for an extraordinary session and passed several bills to provide millions of dollars in relief to Colorado families & businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The full rundown of the bills we passed with information on how to access relief can be found here.
  • Highlights of the package of bills passed:
    • $57 million in direct aid, grants, and annual fee waivers to struggling small businesses
    • Restaurants, bars, and food trucks are able to retain state sales tax they collect from November 2020 through February 2021
    • $20 million to housing assistance to support renters and homeowners facing financial hardship
    • $5 million to the Energy Outreach Colorado Low-Income Energy Assistance Fund in order to provide financial relief to Coloradans that are struggling to pay their utility bills
    • $20 million toward increasing our state’s broadband capacity
    • $45 million to enable existing child care providers to keep their doors open and new providers to open and meet the needs of working parents
    • $5 million to help replenish essential community services that increase access to food for Colorado families facing food insecurity


Federal Response


President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Recovery Plan on March 11th. This sweeping stimulus package will provide direct relief to most Americans, funding to safely reopen schools, investments in COVID-19 testing and tracing, and it will effectively cut child poverty in half. In more detail:

  • The relief package provides a 3rd round of direct payments for most Americans of up to $1,400 per adult and the same amount per dependent (regardless of age). Those payments have already started hitting bank accounts.
  • The $300-per-week boost to unemployment benefits will continue through September 6, 2021.
  • The bill expands the Child Tax Credit:
    • For 2021, the bill temporarily expands the child tax credit, which is currently up to $2,000 per child under 17.
    • Under the legislation, the tax credit would be as much as $3,600 for children up to age 5 and as much as $3,000 for children 6 to 17.
  • $350 billion goes to states, local governments, territories and tribal governments.
  • About $130 billion will go to safely reopening schools.
  • It also includes funding for colleges and universities, transit agencies, housing aid, child care providers and food assistance.

Resources in State Senate District 18


Children & Family Services
Mental Health
    • Mental Health Colorado has updated its resource page with useful information for those who are struggling with mental health of substance use challenges.
    • Colorado Crisis Services: If you are more seriously concerned about your own mental health or that of someone close to you, you can call the Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-8255 or you can text TALK to 38255.
    • Mental Health Partners is still taking new clients, using telehealth sessions for assessments and evaluations. Please call 303-443-8500 to access those services.


Rent and Utilities
    • Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) provides financial assistance for utilities, rent, or mortgages for Boulder and southern mountain residents.
    • Coordinated Entry staff will be working remotely and will be conducting assessments via phone only. If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance, call 720-386-9002.
      • Longmont Coordinated Entry: Client should call 303-579-7364 between noon-2:00pm.
      • Boulder Coordinated: Clients should call 303-579-4404 (daily 10:00am – 4:00pm except Tuesdays, from noon-4:00pm).
    • Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) assists low-income families and individuals with their heating costs (ends April 30th).
    • Energy Outreach Colorado is a statewide nonprofit organization that helps Coloradans pay their utility bills during hardship.
    • Xcel Energy agreed not to disconnect residential customers until further notice.
    • Comcast is increasing internet speeds for all customers and offering 60 days of free internet services to low-income families.


    • The Governor has ordered up to four days of paid sick leave for certain workers experiencing flu-like symptoms and awaiting COVID-19 test results.
    • Anyone who has lost their job or had their hours cut due this pandemic may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.
    • For employers looking to avoid layoffs, CDLE’s Work-Share Program allows eligible employees to work fewer hours and collect partial unemployment benefits.

Additional resources


Ways to Donate and Volunteer


Help Colorado Now

If you’d like to donate or volunteer in the fight against COVID-19, head to The Colorado COVID Relief Fund has already raised nearly $3 million to help Coloradans impacted by the coronavirus. Also, private sector companies who want to partner with us on acquiring testing, critical constrained medical supplies, technology, or support services for people who are isolated, please also go to

Stay Informed

For general questions, call (303) 389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911. For written answers in English, Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more, email Para información sobre COVID19 en Español haga clic aquí (Proporcionado por Denver Health).


In addition to what is listed above, please follow the State of Colorado’s webpage that posts current updates, along with a list of resources.

Again, I will continue to frequently update my Facebook and Twitter with important information, and let you know of any important developments.