The Town of Frisco has formed a COVID-19 Frisco Strategic Economic Response Team to support Frisco businesses and individuals during the COVID-19 crisis and to tactically plan for recovery. The Town of Frisco is also committed to partnering with the County, the towns in Summit County and the Summit County Chamber of Commerce on any countywide collaborative effort, as it develops, in the weeks to come.
The Frisco Response Team has been tasked with becoming a one-stop resource for Federal, State, and local economic COVID-19 initiatives and programs, as well as providing advice and hands on assistance for businesses, as they navigate and apply for these resources. The Town of Frisco has dedicated three staff members to the Response Team, and they began working on this team’s mission on Monday, March 23.
“The first case of COVID-19 in the state was identified in Summit County on March 5, and the Summit Public Health order, which paused business in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, was issued on March 16. This public health order was just a week ago, but to most of us it seems more like a month has passed,” stated Frisco Town Manager Nancy Kerry. “That said- Frisco Town Council has made it clear that it is never too early to help lead businesses through this crisis and to start strategizing around recovery. The Frisco Response Team is all about connecting businesses to resources and then helping them to access those resources as soon as possible.”
Starting last week, the Town of Frisco began twice weekly call-in meetings for local businesses. This will continue on Wednesdays and Fridays going forward. Everyone is invited to join these meetings, and meeting information, including call-in and video meeting information, is available on the FriscoGov.com meeting calendar.
The Town of Frisco has an ongoing commitment to the safety and physical and mental wellbeing of residents, employees and guests; and to that end, the Town is making decisions about operations based on science, following the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, and Summit County Health. Right now, the Town is an active partner within this region to prevent the spread of COVID-19, to protect our most vulnerable populations, and to support medical providers by reducing the amount of seriously ill patients who will require care. The Town is also focusing efforts on the economic well being and recovery of our community and businesses with the understanding that this is a vital part of navigating this crisis and getting on the path to recovery. The Town’s strategy is to stay nimble and adaptable so updates will be forthcoming in the days and weeks to come.