PUEBLO — An overwhelming number of businesses applied for the City of Pueblo's COVID-19 emergency money.
The city government has chosen to stop accepting applications, as more than 200 applications have been received.
$5 million was used from the city's half-cent sales tax to help with the virus relief fund.
"We want to make sure that when it is time to open, there are few impediments to them reopening so that they can get back up and running as quickly as possible," Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar said.
Mayor Gradisar also said the city should start sending the money out to businesses by Friday.