Donate Masks to Help Protect Medical Workers

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office is accepting donations of N95 masks to aid medical professionals in their efforts to combat COVID-19. If your business uses N95 masks and is saving them for when business returns to normal, consider donating now and restocking later. Your donation could help prevent further spread and business delays. The ACSO is accepting donations Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 13101 E. Broncos Pkwy.

Maker Community Creates Open-Source List of Manufacturing Blueprints and Specs for Critical Items

The maker community has created an open-source collection of detailed information, including manufacturing blueprints and specs, for many of the critical items on state and hospital 'critical needs' lists. The specs are housed in a Google doc that has a great deal of information and is a good source of manufacturing information for making hand sanitizer, examination gloves, negative pressure rooms, and much more. View a complete list of product specs or access the master Google doc.

Governor Seeks Private Sector Solutions to COVID-19

Gov. Jared Polis announced Sunday the launch of the Innovation Response Team (IRT) Task Force, an effort to develop innovative ways to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. The task force is seeking partnerships with the private sector to help with its efforts. You can learn more about how to partner with the Task Force at HelpColoradoNow.org.

The IRT, under the interim leadership of Matt Blumberg, a technology entrepreneur and founder of Return Path email software in Broomfield, is tasked with:

• Developing a statewide system for mass testing and rapid results.

• Developing mobile and other technologies to help track the virus spread and support infected citizens.

• Creating a suite of services for citizens under isolation or quarantine.

• Developing locally sourced alternatives to secure critical medical supplies.

IRT leadership also includes:

• Sarah Tuneburg, CEO of Geospezia, who will eventually lead the team.

• Brad Feld, a Boulder-based venture capitalist, who will chair the IRT’s Private Sector Task Force and coordinate private-sector volunteer activities in manufacturing, telemedicine and at-home service delivery.

• Noel Ginsburg, CEO of Careerwise, who has committed to using his network and companies to start manufacturing personal protective equipment in Colorado.

Again, if you are a private sector company who wants to partner with the IRT, visit HelpColoradoNow.org.

Arapahoe/Douglas Works Workforce Center Resources

The Arapahoe/Douglas Works Workforce Center has created a list of resources for local employers and jobseekers navigating the coronavirus crisis. View their web page or view a flier tailored to local businesses here.

Denver South Company Aytu Bioscience, Inc. Approved for Rapid Coronavirus Testing

Aytu BioScience, Inc. announced Monday that the company may begin the distribution of the first 100,000 COVID-19 rapid tests throughout the country this week. The test delivers results between 2 and 10 minutes at the point of care and are for professional use only. Read the story.

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