With the COVID-19 closures, news are happening at warp speed. Anise is not a news source, but as a service to our community, we will try to summarize the COVID-19 news that matters.

As a switch, our blog now begins by thanking all the front line COVID-19 First Responders – nurses, doctors, healthcare providers, and all those who are working steadfastly toward a COVID-19 cure. This blog’s image is a tribute to the COVID-19 First Responders. Photo by: unsplash-logoLuis Melendez

Tax Filing Deadline

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin just announced that U.S. taxpayers will have 3 months extension to file their taxes (until July 15). Governor Polis followed by announcing that Colorado residents will also have until July 15 to file Colorado State income taxes. For Colorado, this extension is without any penalties or interest, and there are no caps or conditions on the tax filing amounts.

Eviction and Utilities

For the State of Colorado, the private sector will be encouraged to put a stop to all evictions and foreclosures during the time of COVID-19 crisis, and the State will not devote resources to evictions or foreclosures. The Governor also encouraged banks and other private sectors to align their policies with federal FHA deferment. The Governor has also called on public utilities to suspend disconnections in service due to missed payments, without interest or penalties.

Health Insurance

The Governor has extended the deadline for applications on the State Health Exchange to April 3rd in order to expand coverage to those that may have recently lost their health insurance coverage.

Restaurants approved for alcohol takeout and delivery

To celebrate Governor Polis allowing restaurants and bars to serve alcohol to go and through deliveries, Anise is offering our restaurant quality house wines for $15 a bottle for take-outs. The following is a list of our current house wine varieties:

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Pinot Noir
  • Cabernet Sauvignon

Parking and Denver Department of Transportation Updates

To help with take-outs and to-go pickups, for the next 30 days, the Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) will suspend enforcement of the following:

  • Parking meters (All meters will be free and without time limits.)
  • Time-limited, non-metered parking areas (e.g., 30-minute, 1-hour, 2-hour, etc.)
    Residential Permit Parking areas
  • 72-hour parking limits (Residents and visitors can park their vehicles in one spot for more than 72 hours.)
  • Large vehicle parking (People can park trucks and other vehicles more than 22’ in length on the street.)
  • School bus loading zones
  • Booting
  • Denver’s street sweeping program will begin April 1; however, the city will not enforce parking restrictions related to street sweeping for 30 days. People who are able to move their cars on street sweeping day are asked to do so to allow street sweepers to reach the curb line and more effectively sweep.

Because these are developing news, we will constantly monitor different Internet sites and update this blog with links to substantiate our information as necessary.

Be safe and stay healthy! We will beat this together.


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