What changes under Colorado’s “safer at home” Phase?
Colorado’s new “safe at home” phase, to begin this Monday, April 27, will allow some retailers to reopen, first for curbside pickup that week, then, beginning Friday, May 1, they can open to limited numbers of in-store customers if they have social-distancing policies in place.
Small businesses can conduct services one-on-one
Real estate agents also will be able to begin conducting one-on-one showings, but not open houses, on April 27.
Salons, tattoo shops, personal trainers, dog groomers and other one-on-one personal services, as well as elective medical services such as dental offices, will be able to reopen May 1. But they will have to follow strict safety guidelines.
Offices can bring back up to 50% of their employees to work in-person starting Monday, May 4, if they can follow social-distancing guidelines. They’re also urged to put symptom-monitoring protocols, including employee temperature checks, in place.
Remote Work and Telecommuting is strongly encouraged
But if offices can keep operations running remotely, they should do that instead, the governor has stressed. And if they’re breaking the rules? They could face state enforcement measures.
In response to the recent pandemic Sustain able Design Build (SDB) has updated their operations to make their clients and workers safety their highest priority. Sustainable Design Build is taking the necessary steps in accordance with Denver and Colorado’s state orders along with government agencies such as OSHA. Sustainable Design Build has always taken pride in safely delivering all home remodeling services to its clients and community. Continually learning and gaining specialization in our field of expertise is a core fundamental belief of all owners and employees of SDB. So, when CHC Training offered their Epidemic / Pandemic Response Contractor Certification, SDB jumped at the opportunity to elevate its practices in safety during this pandemic and beyond. On April 15th, 2020, Sustainable Design Build’s General Contractor and Project Management staff completed the training and certification course with CHC. SDB’s clients can confidently be assured that it will conduct business to the highest quality and expectations so they can achieve their goals unhindered during this pandemic.
We are well underway with Colorado’s Stay-at-Home order and with the recent address from the Governor we can expect this to extend past the original targeted date. For homebuyers and sellers, this may seem like a wrench in the works. But no one should despair as there are plenty of responsible proactive actions we all can take to make sure this pandemic does not stifle our projects. Social distancing offers homeowners and buyers a chance to act proactively towards their next remodel or building with these rules.
The point behind this rule is that you are not idle during the lockdown. You may find yourself with a little extra time on your hands since many services are closed. This is the perfect opportunity for you to exercise all your mental faculties to devise, plan and imagine all the things you would like to do for your home! There are few things as uplifting and encouraging as planning for your future. Take this time to envision your home goals and then start researching on how to achieve them once we all resume.
Were about to make the first steps into homeownership? Or maybe you were looking at remodeling your home? That sounds like you were about to get yourself pre-approved or pre-qualified for a new loan! Getting pre-approved is the one thing that can really set expectations and realistic goals for prospective homeowners. The amazing thing about this step, is that you do not need to meet with anyone in person. You can reach out to lenders over the phone and email to set some time aside. They can gather all the necessary information and you will finally have that budget for a construction loan or that new home. Pre-qualifications are great options.