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Golden Businesses Adapt to COVID-19

The current pandemic has turned our world upside down, and local businesses have been greatly impacted. Many have been forced to temporarily close, and many have been forced to change how they operate to adapt to the times. Here are a few businesses that have made changes to help with the crisis.

Yeti Cycles has converted temporarily refocusing their production efforts to make 20,000 PPE shields that help to extend the safe use of an N95 mask.

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Steelhead Composites Inc. is a leader in lightweight, reliable and safe gas storage vessels. They’re establishing a cleaning facility to provide storage products that meet specifications for medical oxygen administration to humans (and/or animals) that will be used to meet the immediate oxygen supply shortage needs for COVID-19.

PharmaJet has partnered with Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. and EpiVax in an effort to create a needle-free a vaccine against COVID-19 that produces broad and potent immune responses, is feasible for rapid-responses, scalable, thermostable, safe and easy to administer by healthcare professionals.

CoorsTek is making ceramic parts for Ford Motors that will be used in the building of ventilators for hospitals to help patients who are sick with the disease caused by COVID-19.

 Tributary Food Hall & DrinkeryIndulge Bistro & Wine Bar – GoldenDirty Dogs RoadhouseBean Fosters, and Cafe 13 have all made the transition into becoming fresh food markets and groceries for residents who want to avoid the health risks of traditional grocery stores.

Visit Golden recently put together a blog post about Golden businesses helping out the community. It includes efforts like:

  • Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum: Is working with area quilters and sewers to make face masks for people in need. The  Golden Civic Foundation is handling the distributions of the face masks.
  • BGoldN Feeds Restaurants & Fuels Restaurants – With restaurants struggling and residents facing financial stress, Golden Mayor Laura Weinberg thought, why not start a program to help them both? She enlisted the help of Tyson Noeth of the Golden Backpack Program and Jen Thoemke of Café 13/Connects Workspace to create BGoldN. This worthwhile program got off the ground in no time and now a dozen Golden restaurants are paid to make to-go breakfast and lunches that volunteers distribute to people in need at a drive-up location.
  • Golden Moon Distillery – Westword’s Best of Denver 2020 Best Distillery winner is supplying hand sanitizer to the police officers.
  • State 38 Distilling – Golden’s award-winning boutique distillery is donating a portion of its bottle sales to the Colorado Bartenders Guild.

THANK YOU to all of the businesses who are adjusting and finding ways to help during this crisis.

If we left anyone out of the list, please let us know in the comments below.

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