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Although this document contains many guidelines that follow California’s rules which may not apply in Colorado, this is a very comprehensive document with many good ideas.

This page offers more specific information for the food and agricultural supply chain.

COVID-19 information and resources from the CO Dept. of Agriculture.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has organized an internal Food Security Task Force to understand the impacts COVID-19 is having on the food/ag supply chain in Colorado. The goal is to keep open lines of communication with our stakeholders in an effort to identify barriers that need to be removed or opportunities to activate to ensure food security across the supply chain.  If you are seeing bottlenecks or constriction points in the supply chain at any level, please contact this group.

This page provides recommendations as you plan to reopen your tasting rooms.  As always, the first recommendation is to stay on top of the local rules and restrictions issued by the State and local health departments.

This is primary source for all information on the Outbreak of COVID-19 from the CO Dept. of Public Health and Environment.  Click here for updates on the spread and treatment of virus, as well as the Governor’s executive orders, public health orders, resources for staying healthy, for operating your business safely.

Information from the CO Dept. of Revenue Taxation Division on changes to tax deadlines and requirements.

This document contains the recommendations compiled from CDPHE recommendations for how farmers markets can operated in a time of COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing.  It is subject to frequent revisions.

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade’s COVID-19 Business Resource Center with information for business owners, employees and families.

The Colorado Proud program is listing producers, growers, processors, and manufacturers of Colorado ag products, including wine, that are delivering to consumers.  Click here to list your business.

This guidance document and the accompanying FAQ document contain the procedures and requirements for winery tasting rooms to reopen as of May 26, 2020.  Wineries must provide “access to food for on-premise consumption can open. The provision of food/meals must be from a licensed retail food establishment.”  And food must be available during all hours you are offering samples of wine or on-premise consumption.

The Colorado Governor’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade provides resources, contacts, and support for small and larges businesses all over the state.  The link above goes to the Food & Agriculture program of OEDIT.

The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network offers no-cost consulting and low-cost training for entrepreneurs in every county in Colorado.  They are also offering Workshops focusing on the current COVID-19 crisis and keeping your small business afloat.

Click on this link to view the most recent orders pertaining to COVID-19 from Governor Polis and from the CO Dept. of Public Health and Environment.  From here you can download the PDF versions for each order and read the details yourself.

Information compiled by Colorado State University’s Extension service and Produce Safety Collaboration for agribusinesses.

Cultivation Station, a business development podcast from The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Colorado Proud program, dives into the rich and diverse world of food and agricultural businesses. Whether you’re just beginning to think about starting a food or ag business in Colorado, or your operation is already up and running, the many topics covered, expert insight and insider tips and tricks can help you be successful!

Federal information page from The White House, Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The Liquor Enforcement Division of the CO Dept. of Revenue features link to recent rule and procedural changes due to the Governor’s emergency orders and CDPHE’s public health orders.

Presentation to the May 22nd wine industry brainstorming session.