If you’re feeling scared or uncertain about what’s happening in the world right now, you’re not alone. We want to hear how COVID-19 has affected you and your loved ones. Share your story with us.
Read Coloradans’ COVID-19 stories here.
A note from John:
Our lives have dramatically changed in just a few weeks. I know it’s hard, and I’m thinking every day about the tremendous impact COVID-19 is having on Coloradans and people across the country and world. We owe immense gratitude to all our first responders, doctors and nurses, grocery store workers, cleaning crews, drivers, and everyone else working on the front lines.
As we do our part to stay home and practice social distancing, we must find ways to support the workers and small businesses that are the backbone of our economy. As a former brewer and restaurant owner myself, I understand the anguish that the service industry and other small businesses are going through now.
This isn’t easy. But I’ve seen Coloradans come together and help each other in times of crisis — be it wildfires, acts of gun violence, or floods. Colorado is resilient. We’ve gotten through tough times before, and we’re going to get through this one now, together.
How you can help:
We all have to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 — not just for our own health, but for the vulnerable people in our communities who are most at risk. Here’s what you can do:
- Stay home, save lives. Stay home unless it’s absolutely essential to leave.
- Practice social distancing. If you do need to go outside, stay at least 6 feet away from other people.
- Wash your hands regularly and practice good hygiene. The CDC recommends washing your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds — that’s about one verse of your favorite song.
- You can donate to the Colorado COVID-19 relief fund and find volunteer opportunities at HelpColoradoNow.org.
- Support local restaurants by ordering takeout or delivery at a safe social distance. Tip generously!
- We’ve shifted our field operation to get resources and information to Coloradans who need it most. Sign up to text and call.
- Join us in supporting the Food Bank of the Rockies.
What we’re doing:
These are not normal times. It would be wrong to pretend that they are. In the face of an unprecedented public health emergency, our campaign has made adjustments to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Our campaign has postponed all in-person events.
- Campaign staff (and me!) are working from home and have moved all meetings to conference and video calls.
- We are hosting virtual events to connect with Coloradans, hear from experts, and share information about how to stay healthy and safe. You can check out some of them here.
- Our volunteer and field efforts are shifting towards getting resources and information into the hands of people who need it. Sign up to volunteer.
- We want to hear from you. If you’ve been affected by COVID-19, share your story here.