APPLICATION PREP & SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
Business applications must include your business contact information, hours of operation, occupancy limit and an attached Safety & Prevention Plan. An example template is available below.
For questions about the application process, certification, or compliance, please contact Karen Willson at email@example.com.
1. Is Pueblo County approved for the program?
Pueblo County must maintain a two-week incidence in the appropriate dial level (Orange: lower than 350, Yellow: lower than 175, Blue: lower than 75) per 100,000 for all of the past 7 days. Pueblo County from December 28-January 10 was at 400.3 per 100,000. 0 days out of the last 7 are below 350 per 100,000.
2. Does my business need to provide proof of proper ventilation under the state requirements?
Business will be required to provide some type of receipt for service detailing what was done, or an HVAC representative can certify compliance during a site visit.
3. Do customers have to wear their masks in between eating or drinking?
Wearing masks is a requirement by the State of Colorado and must be enforced. Wearing masks should be encouraged when speaking with employees or staff but is not required once some type of food or beverage service is provided at the table. Masks must also be worn when moving around the business.
4. How are businesses required to screen customers for symptoms, perform temperature checks or ask questions?
Only the health questions are required. It is recommended, not mandatory to take temperatures if businesses can do so.
5. What is required to record a customer's name and what about parties with multiple people?
Only the head of the party must be documented along with the size of the party. This information must be retained for 30 days.
» Basic Overview of 5-Star to help business owners fully understand the program.
» We will Review the different Covid Wheel Levels and explain how the 5-star program works with each level.
» Explain and Review the Certified Qualifications for businesses.
» Review the application process and give guidance.
» Review the BERT Safety Plan Template and give guidance for completion.
» After class business owners will go back to complete application and safety plan template and then call the SBDC and schedule a virtual appointment with our consultant to review documents before submission to the state.
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