List of businesses hiring new workers in Colorado

Below is a list of places that have confirmed they are hiring. As we get new businesses, this list will be updated.

Albertsons Company, which operates Safeway, announced March 16 it was hiring 1,000 new employees in Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska and New Mexico. Open jobs include in-store employees, delivery drivers, and distribution center employees.  Information on job openings can be found here and here.

King Soopers is looking to hire people to help restock shelves, bag groceries, unload truck and more at its stores statewide. They are holding a hiring event in Colorado Springs March 23 and 24. More information can be found here. Hiring information at stores statewide can be found here.

Amazon is hiring 100,000 full and part-time workers nationwide at their fulfillment centers and for delivery to help with what they are calling an “unprecedented” need for labor. The company says online sales have surged well beyond what is normal for this time of year.

Information on Amazon jobs can be found here.

Domino’s Pizza says they are hiring 10,000 workers to meet the huge increase in pizza orders. The chain is looking to hire in stores and factories, including chefs, customer service representatives and managers.

Information can be found here.

Dollar General is looking to fill up to 50,000 positions nationwide by the end of April. The company says many of the positions will be temporary, but that they do anticipate long-term career growth for some of the new hires. Details about job openings “can be found here.

Ace Distribution Center is hiring for regular and seasonal positions. You can apply online by clicking here and then scrolling down and choosing the distribution tab.

CVS Health is hiring up to 50,000 workers for full-time, part-time and temporary jobs, including store positions, home delivery drivers, distribution workers and customer service representatives. The company is hoping to fill these positions immediately. Details on applying can be found here.

Walgreens is hiring more than 9,500 people for positions including customer service associates, pharmacy technicians and shift leads. The company is hiring for full-time, part-time and temporary positions. Click here for information.

Pizza Hut is hiring 30,000 workers nationwide. The company says it’s expanding their workforce to include “contactless” delivery, carryout, and curbside pickup. Click here jobs in your area.

USAFA is hiring NAF (Non-Appropriated Funds) positions. Click here to view available jobs, but read the requirements carefully.

Windigo Logistics based out of Fountain is looking to hire about 50 employees. Click here to apply and for more information on the company.

T&H Services, a subsidiary of Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation, is hiring employees to work from April-September. Pay is $18.55 an hour. Click here to apply and for more information on the company.



Under the Safer-at-Home Order, Coloradans should continue to stay home as much as possible. The Order directs vulnerable populations, including seniors, to continue staying home and only leaving when absolutely necessary.

According to the Governor’s Office, changes during the Safer-at-Home Order will be phased in, with different changes that went into effect on April 27, May 1, and May 4. Find more details about the Safer at Home Order by clicking HERE.

The IRS  deposited the first wave of stimulus payments on 4/11/2020. U.S. residents received the Economic Impact Payment of $1,200 for individual or head of household filers, and $2,400 for married filing jointly CLICK HERE FOR MORE

The Better Business Bureau says some of its offices are getting calls from concerned consumers about a prepaid debit card that arrived in an unmarked envelope stating it was their economic stimulus payment. These payments are legitimate! Nearly four million people will receive an Economic Impact Payment card instead of a check, according to the IRS. The card contains the money sent out by the IRS as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).


  • More than 100,000 Americans have now died of Covid-19 in less than four months. That’s almost twice the number of Americans lost during the entire Vietnam War and about the same number that died nationwide during the flu pandemic in 1968. On average, nearly 900 Americans have succumbed to the disease every day since the first known virus-related death was recorded on February 6. Even then, the numbers may not paint a complete picture of the damage, since some victims — like those who die in their homes and not in a hospital — might never have been tested for the virus, and states still don’t agree on how to report deaths. While Americans are absorbing the steep toll of the crisis, infectious disease experts say it’s almost certain we’ll see a second surge of the virus when summer ends.
  • The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says 1,392 deaths among positive cases had been reported to the state as of Monday, an increase of 40 from the day prior. Of those deaths, 1,135 are from COVID-19. However, the latter deaths only reflect data collected through May 23. There are 24,797 cases statewide and 4,196 people have been hospitalized. According to the state, 362 people are currently hospitalized with confirmed cases of the virus. The CDPHE says 160,796 people have been tested.
  • Six feet may not be far enough apart for effective social distancing, according to new commentary published in the journal Science. Medical experts say the distance recommended by the World Health Organization may not properly shield others from aerosols passed by breathing and speaking, especially in indoor situations, by people infected with Covid-19. Like so many things about the coronavirus, the experts say more information is needed about the nature of its spread. For now, masking up seems to be the best bet. Dr. Anthony Fauci said it again yesterday, imploring people to don masks as the country opens back up. He says while wearing a mask isn’t 100% effective, it’s an important safeguard and is also a sign of respect for others — and a symbol of pandemic best practices.
  • The possibility of charging people a fee for hiking the popular Manitou Incline is gaining momentum from the City Council. Manitou Springs Mayor John Graham said that in an informal work session Tuesday evening, the council voted to require Incline users to reserve trips in advance and pay a fee that would be used to help finance regular maintenance. Graham said a reservation system would reduce the large crowds on the Incline and help maintain appropriate social distancing for the COVID-19 pandemic, possibly allowing no more than 50 to 100 people on the trail every hour. Colorado Springs and the U.S. Forest Service are Manitou Springs’ partners in overseeing the Incline, and all three must approve any management plan for the Incline, and the City of Colorado Springs is against the fee.
  • The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is set to unveil new Africa exhibit as soon as it can reopen, but when that will be is up in the air for now. Last week, two hippos returned to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo to be the stars of a brand new exhibit called Water’s Edge. Along with the hippos, eleven African penguins arrived at Water’s Edge just last month, and nine more are on the way. El Paso County commissioners are to vote today on a variance to let the zoo open. If approved, it will be sent to the state for review.
  • This week restaurants opened up in a limited capacity as Colorado starts allowing them to serve customers again, but some worry it won’t last due to a ‘second wave’ of COVID-19 cases. The El Paso County Deputy Health Director, Dr. Leon Kelly says reopening is what we’ve been working toward, but says it could bring more cases, and he assures the community they are confident and prepared for such a case. Dr. Kelly says much of how this all pans out is up to us. As long as we protect our most at-risk community, together we can get through the summer.
  • Lake Pueblo State Park is preparing for another wave of crowds after record numbers of people came out over Memorial Day weekend. The park was so busy over the weekend it had to close for the first time ever due to being at capacity. With Father’s Day and 4th of July coming up, staff are using different strategies to get ready for the upcoming holidays.The park will provide updates on things to expect before you get to the park on its social media.



The state of Colorado are specifically seeking people who can share reliable information, provide virtual support, deliver food, medication, and medical supplies, and help with daily tasks for people who live alone. To volunteer, visit


We at RXP@1039 are dedicated to keeping you informed with the most up-to-date information pertaining to the COVID-19 disease. We will update this page as much as possible. Here are some helpful links and articles for you, as well as information on any concerts cancelled due to the situation.

Updated business hours for KRXP: Due to concerns with the Coronavirus and mandated social isolation, our offices are closed to the public until further notice. For details on concert cancellations click HERE.

Helpful Links:

The Colorado Department of Health and Environment Coronavirus Page

School closed? Recommendations for parents 

What to do if you were exposed to COVID-19

I have symptoms of COVID-19. What should I do?

COVID-19 Facts for Coloradans

COVID-19 testing (for the public)

Resources for local public health agencies and health care providers


Take everyday actions to protect yourself and those you love

  • There are effective ways to reduce the risk to yourself and the people you care about.
    • Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
    • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, or use your inner elbow or sleeve.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Stay home if you’re sick, and keep your children home if they are sick.
    • Clean surfaces in your home, and personal items such as cell phones, using regular household products.
  • Be calm and prepared.

​People who are not sick do not need face masks to protect themselves from respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. Ill people should wear a mask if they have one — to protect family members and in any scenario where needed to prevent the spread of germs.

Up-to-date News on the Coronavirus



Unemployement Resources for workers

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is offering unemployment benefits if your employer is closed or operating at fewer hours. However, note that the State’s unemployment website keeps crashing as the job losses pile up. The department is repurposing staff, and hiring additional workers. Due to the high volume of claims, the state has now set up a system for applying. If your last name begins with the letters A-M, you should file on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday or after noon on Saturdays. If your last name begins with the letters N-Z, you should file on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or before noon on Saturdays.

The message from the state is to keep trying, and once you file, it should take about 10 days to start receiving benefits

Click here for more info.

Grocery stores

As of right now, grocery stores and pharmacies are not impacted. Some stores have updated their hours of operation to help keep up with restocking products and sanitizing the area. Store Hours still may vary so always check first.

  • King Soopers is now open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day,  and is now reserving hours for senior citizens to shop. The first shopping hour, 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., every Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be reserved for seniors.
  • Target will reserve the first hour of shopping every Wednesday for “vulnerable guests, including the elderly and those with underlying health concerns.” Their hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Walmart stores and Neighborhood Markets will be shifting most stores to a schedule of 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and introducing a new “senior shopping event.” From March 24 through April 28, Walmart stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers aged 60 and older.
  • Whole Foods Customers who are 60 and older are invited to shop beginning one hour before the store opens to the general public, and are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Trader Joe’s changed its hours 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to help increase cleaning. They have also suspended all food/beverage samples.
  • Costco says they are asking customers to practice social distancing in the store and limiting items for purchase for customers.
  • Sam’s Club is encouraging the use of their Scan & Go app to help avoid checkout lines and they are providing hand sanitizer at registers/exits, and announced they’ll now be expanding their dedicated shopping hours for ‘heroes.’ These hero shopping hours currently include Sam’s Club associates. But starting Sunday, April 19, it will expand to welcome healthcare workers and first responders. The hero shopping hours are every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.Sam’s Club also announced they’ll be providing masks to any shopper that enters their store.
  • Safeway/Albertsons remains open; their new hours are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and they are reserving the first two hours of operation every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to the elderly, pregnant, and those with compromised immune systems to shop. They are also hiring. For more information, click here
  • Dollar General is also offering the first hour of operation each day to be for senior citizens only. The company also announced that locations will begin closing an hour earlier to give employees a chance to clean and restock. Hours vary, check their website for details.

The grocery delivery service Shipt is still providing at-home deliveries. They are providing door drop-offs to give the option of no-contact delivery and they are also giving two weeks of financial help to those diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed under quarantine by a health professional.


Restaurants and bars
Governor Polis announced that starting on 5/27/2020, restaurants will finally allow customers to dine inside their businesses. Restaurants need to be at 50 percent capacity in-doors, no parties larger than eight people are allowed, tables must be six feet apart and cleaned after customers leave, as well as all workers wearing face coverings. Two new rules state that restaurants need to have windows and doors open to increase airflow inside the restaurant, and the Governor will allow expanded outdoor seating at restaurants with the goal of having more people eat outside than in. Governor Polis also suggested that if you have a large yard and live nearby a restaurant, that you offer it for social distance seating if you can.  Bars will stay closed, as establishments that do not serve food will be evaluated in June. Summer camps are also set to reopen on the first day of June, and Colorado courts will also reopen. FIND A FULL LIST OF OPEN RESTAURANTS HERE.

If you’re feeling wary about leaving your home, there are still food delivery services operating. Uber Eats is offering to waive delivery fees for independent restaurants in both the U.S. and Canada. During this time, Uber Eats says local restaurants are depending on customer demand to stay afloat. Grubhub is offering no-contact delivery along with DoorDash and Postmates to allow safe distance for both employees and customers.


There are several food delivery services available to bring food to your door.

In addition to individual local restaurants with delivery services (check their websites), the following services are available:

  • DoorDash — will deliver from several restaurants including Chipolte, Firehouse Tavern, and McDonald’s.
  • Postmates — will deliver from several local restaurants as well as chains like Five Guys, Denny’s and Subway.
  • Uber Eats — will deliver from Panda Express and Popeye’s, among several others.
  • Grub Hub — will deliver from chains like Buffalo Wild Wings, Taco Bell, and Wendy’s.
  • EatStreet — works more closely with local restaurants instead of national chains.
  • Subway Restaurants are offering a Family Take Out Special. Stop by your local restaurant and get a free Footlong when you buy two. (Additional charges for extras. Free sub of equal/lesser price. At participating restaurants. No additional discount. Not valid on delivery.) Free delivery is also now available through all providers that are applicable to your market. Use promo code: SUBWAYNOW to waive all delivery fees on your next purchase. (Limited time
    only. Select areas. $0 Delivery fee. Other Services, fees & limitations may apply.)
    Please check the hours of operations at your local Subway restaurant.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts will remain open to serve guests and are within a category of businesses considered essential under the state of Colorado guidelines.  As part of Dunkin’s ongoing efforts to help ensure the safety of guests and crew in light of the COVID-19 health crisis, all restaurants are limiting service to drive-thru, carry out, and delivery through delivery partners where available.  Dine-in service has been suspended to prevent the congregation of guests.  On-the-Go ordering is available through the Dunkin’ app for pickup in-store or at the drive-thru to limit contact.  All of the above have different charges per delivery, with some holding specials for a user’s first order.  Check the individual websites for more information on charges and delivery locations.



Relief is on the way for thousands of families in Colorado with children who aren’t getting meals at school while the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into summer. The Colorado Department of Human Services and Department of Education announced that federal approval has been granted to administer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer money to about 363,000 children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and enrolled in the National School Lunch Program. According to a release sent Tuesday, the benefits work out to $5.70 per student for every day of school closure or a lump sum of $279. The benefits will be given out starting in mid-June through July. Families who already receive SNAP benefits and are eligible for this program will see the extra benefits deposited onto their EBT card automatically. Eligible families that don’t participate in SNAP already will get instructions on how to receive their benefits through their school district.


You can check the status of your concerts HERE.



Southern Colorado Business & Organization Closures:

NEWS 5 has compiled a list of closures. Check their site for the most up-to-date information.


  • Colorado Springs St. Patrick’s Day Parade postponed until September
  • The Broadmoor World Arena and Pikes Peak Center have suspended all events until further notice. The venues ask ticket purchasers to hold on to their tickets while they work to reschedule those events.

Schools and School Districts

Gov. Jared Polis says he expects to see many K-12 public schools open this fall and elsewhere despite the coronavirus threat, though “it’s not going to look like any other school year.”


Pikes Peak Library District is offering Curbside Services as well as Virtual Library Services & Programs —- All 15 library locations

The Pueblo City-County Library is offering Curbside Pickup and Mail Delivery.

City and County Government

  • All Pueblo County recreational facilities closed as of March 13
  • Pueblo County Assessor’s Office closing on March 16
  • Pueblo Library District is suspending all programs, classes, events, and outreach activities beginning March 13 thru April 15.
  • The 4th Judicial District in El Paso and Teller counties will be operating on an emergency basis. Courts will reopen June 1.
  • El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has announced temporary closures of all branch locations and suspension of Motor Vehicle, Driver’s License and Elections public facing services. The Recording Department at Citizens Service Center will offer very limited services. Marriage licenses can be obtained via appointment to couples only, family and friends will be prohibited. Other recording services are available; however, it is strongly advised citizens mail documents that need to be recorded or deposit them into the external drop box on the building’s east side. Access to buildings and in-person services will be reduced beginning March 18.

Colorado Government

  • Department of Corrections has suspended all visitations for all facilities. Officials are evaluating options for video visits and expanded telephone conversations. Legal visits will now be non-contact visits. Parolees who are sick, immune compromised, over 60, and/or considered to be at higher risk of infection will not be required to come into the parole office, but will still be required to maintain contact with their parole officer.

Parks and Recreation

  • All youth and adult recreation programs and activities will be suspended until April 6.
  • The City Auditorium is closed until further notice.
  • Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain remains open to online reservations only. Visitors will not be able to pay via credit card or cash at the gate. Staff will encourage social distancing to all guests.
  • Sertich Ice Center is suspending all public programming beginning March 16 thru April 6
  • The Deerfield Hills, Hillside and Meadows Park community centers are closed until further notice
  • The Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center is closed until further notice.
  • The Pioneers Museum is closed until further notice.
  • Facilities will undergo additional deep cleanings during the closures. For facilities that remain open, which includes but is not limited to parks, trails, and open spaces, visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing and personal hygiene practices and should stay home if they feel sick.
  • YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is closing from March 17 to April 18, offering critical child care. The Colorado Springs Senior Center will be closed through March 29
  • Bear Creek Nature Center temporarily closed to public until at least April 6. Trails will still be available.
  • Fountain Creek Nature Center is temporarily closed to public access until April 6. This time frame could be extended. The trails are still open to the public. All public programs until April 6 are canceled.
  • Manitou Incline is closed until further notice


  • Great Wolf Lodge is closing all resorts, including in Colorado Springs.
  • The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is closed temporarily


  • Peterson Air Force Base closing operation facilities
  • Fort Carson closing operation facilities
  • Schriever officials have taken additional actions to mitigate transmission of coronavirus and to preserve the base’s critical mission operations.There have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Schriever AFB.
    • Leadership has directed the following actions to be implemented effective at midnight:
      • Restricted area access limited to specified mission essential personnel only.
      • Child Development Center and School Age Center, Outdoor Recreation Framing and Engraving, Fitness Center and Indoor Running Track, including after-hours access, Event Center and Bennie’s are closed.
      • Large events and gatherings of more than 10 personnel are canceled or postponed.
      • Base Shuttle service inside and outside the RA will be suspended.
      • The following agencies are available by appointment only:  50th Force Support Squadron, 50th Comptroller Squadron and Airman and Family Readiness Center.
      • Facilities outside the restricted area, not specifically identified above, will remain open.  However, commanders and supervisors are minimizing the number of personnel in the work centers, primarily through telework.
      • The Satellite Dish Dining Facility will be limited to Building 300/400 occupants and 50th Space Wing mission essential personnel only and will be take-out only.
      • Food truck service will be suspended.
      • Ongoing construction projects outside the RA will continue.
      • Construction projects inside the RA are being considered on a case by case basis.

Military Installations

  • Air Force Academy closed to visitors starting March 13
  • Peterson AFB elevated its health protection condition to HPCON-Bravo.


  • UCHealth has adapted their hospital visitation policy to protect patients, visitors and staff. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE. The restrictions are in place at Memorial Central, Memorial North, Grandview Hospital and at Pikes Peak Regional Hospital in Teller county.
  • Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo in no longer allowing children as visitors to the facility. Patients are allowed only one visitor in a 24-hour period. If visitors present symptoms of cold or flu, they will not be allowed in the hospital, regardless of age
  • Nursing Homes: If you wish to visit a loved one in a nursing home or assisted-living facility, you are advised to call ahead to find out if visitation is allowed.
  • St Mary Corwin Medical Center is not allowing visitors at this time. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado is closing select locations to consolidate clinical services and limiting appointments and elective procedures/surgeries and diagnostic radiological studies. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.

Utility Companies
Pueblo Water is closing its offices to the public until further notice. All residential and commercial customer service will be handled via the phone, online, or through the drive-thru at the Alan C Hamel Administration building at 319 W 4th Street. Water bills may by paid via:

  • Drive Thru at 319 W. 4th Street
  • Drop Box located in the 3rd lane of the drive thru
  • Drop Box located near Pueblo Bank & Trust, off 5th Street
  • Automated Telephone System 719-584-0250, Option 1

Online Bill Pay link by visiting

Colorado Springs Utilities: All facilities are closed to the public, including the Customer Service Center at 111 S. Cascade Ave. and the Conservation and Environmental Center at 2855 Mesa Road through at least March 30. All residential and commercial customer service will be handled via the phone, and shut offs will be suspended and customers can contact with utilities customer service to get on a payment plan.

Fountain Utilities – lobby closed; in-home services suspended except for emergencies.



Colorado Springs Food Rescue is offering weekly no-cost grocery distribution programs Tuesday- Friday starting at 3:00 p.m. and on Saturdays at Noon until supplies run out.

Silver Key is offering their meals on wheels service for clients 60 years or older and their their food pantry programs.

Care and Share is open and so are most of their food pantry partners.

Pikes Peak United Way is offering several local resources for those seeking help with food, housing, utilities, clothing, transportation, taxes, mental health and more. Call 211 for more information.



Here are the changes the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles has made in light of COVID-19

What DMV Services can I Complete Online?

More information can be found at or by calling 719-520-6240.



The Federal Trade Commission issued a statement ahead of the planned checks coming to Americans, to help you stay safe from scammers.

“As the Coronavirus takes a growing toll on people’s pocketbooks, there are reports that the government will soon be sending money by check or direct deposit to each of us. The details are still being worked out, but there are a few really important things to know, no matter what this looks like.

1. The government will not ask you to pay anything up front to get this money. No fees. No charges. No nothing.

2. The government will not call to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Anyone who does is a scammer.

3. These reports of checks aren’t yet a reality. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer.

If you spot one of these scams, please tell the Federal Trade Commission:



Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has extended the tax deadline from April 15 to July 15. 

All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties.



COVID-19 has closed the physical doors at domestic and child abuse shelters in El Paso County however the Department of Human Services and TESSA want people to know they are open at all times for people who need their help. The number to report child abuse 24/7 is 1-844-CO-4-KIDS. If you are in need of domestic help, TESSA is available 24/7 at 719-633-3819.



Here’s how you can donate new, sealed personal protective equipment such as N95 masks, sterile gloves, disposable gowns, goggles and face shields: UChealth accepts items at a donation shed on the south side of the Memorial Administrative Center, 2420 E. Pikes Peak Ave.The office of emergency management is accepting smaller donations from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at 3755 Mark Dabling Blvd., and Centura Health will accept donations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at a drop box outside Penrose Hospital at 2222 N. Nevada Avenue.



The Colorado Beef Council (CBC) has created an online directory to help connect Colorado farms and ranches that sell beef with consumers who want to buy it. This directory will help educate consumers about beef sourcing and allow them to purchase directly from Colorado producers who sell local and freezer beef.

Colorado beef producers wanting to submit their operation for this CBC service can go HERE.  The form allows farms and ranches to self-list to the directory.

The directory will be housed on the CBC web site at The form for producers is also housed on the site under the Cattlemen’s Corner section.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines for essential workers, such as those in the health care and food supply industries. The guidance is focused on when those workers can return to work after having been exposed to the new coronavirus.

— Do take your temperature before work.

— Do wear a face mask at all times.

— Do practice social distancing as work duties permit.

— Don’t stay at work if you become sick

— Don’t share headsets or objects used near face.

— Don’t congregate in the break room or other crowded places.

The CDC also issued guidance for employers in essential industries.

— Do take employees’ temperature and assess for symptoms prior to their starting work.

— Do increase the frequency of cleaning commonly touched surfaces.

— Do increase air exchange in the building.

— Do send sick workers home immediately.

— Do test the use of face masks to ensure they don’t interfere with workflow.