Larimer County is following the state Health Order – Larimer County is aligned with statewide Colorado public health orders and recommendations. There are currently no local public health orders related to COVID-19. Businesses may implement their own policies so long as they are meeting the minimum requirements set forth by the state of Colorado. Please be kind to others and respectful as everyone adapts to these new requirements and recommendations.
The amended Executive Order states that fully vaccinated people can go without masks in public indoor spaces unless the setting requires otherwise.
Unvaccinated people over age 11 are encouraged to continue wearing masks in all public indoor spaces where members of different households are present.
Masks are still required in certain settings, including in schools for unvaccinated students, teachers, and staff, as well as other settings which are laid out in the Executive Order.
Testing is available:
- Mondays and Wednesdays at The Ranch in Loveland from 9 am-12 noon. Closed on: Monday, 5/31 Memorial Day.
- Thursdays at Northside Aztlan Community Center in Fort Collins from 9 am – 12 noon.
COVID-19 Vaccine Registration & Clinics:
Studies show that the spread of COVID-19 slows dramatically once 65% of eligible residents are vaccinated, getting us closer to lifting COVID-19 related
guidelines and back to enjoying everyday activities.
Do your part on our drive to 65 and get vaccinated today at any of the dozens of locations available throughout Northern Colorado.
|Thursday, May 20th Moderna 1-5pm||Northside Aztlan Center, 112 E Willow Dr, Fort Collins|
|Saturday, May 22nd Moderna 9am-5pm||Moby Arena|
State Community Vaccine Clinic at The Ranch
- Parents can now register their children ages 12-15 for the Pfizer vaccine at the community vaccination site at The Ranch:
Monday-Saturday, 10 am – 5:30pm At 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland
- Week of 5/17: Moderna and Pfizer (priority for those who are age 12-17) available
- Appointments (preferred) and walk-ins available
COVID-19 Recovery Resources
Community Support Resources
We know times are tough, and you may need a little bit of extra help. . .
In Larimer County, there are many agencies working hard to provide food and financial assistance and emotional support. We have put together some links to help make your search for assistance a little bit easier.
- Link to Individual & Family Assistance resource page.
- Link to Emotional Support & Mental Health resource page.
- FEMA Funeral Support : Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.
- Due to COVID-19 pandemic, many people in our community are facing uncertainty with paying rent. Neighbor to Neighbor is here to help.
- Additional support available for Front Range Community College summer semester students who have been impacted by COVID-19. Up to $1,500 per student: FRCC COVID-19 Education Impact Grant for Summer 2021.
Business & Workforce Support
COVID-19 Business Guidance:
6-foot distancing is only required for gatherings of more than 100 people in public indoor spaces. This does not apply to places of worship, retail establishments and restaurants with sit-down dining.
For indoor events over 500 people in Larimer County, please submit an Indoor Events Plan to Larimer County Department of Health & Environment to discuss COVID-19 precautions and safety measures.
Business Q/A with the Department of Health: The Larimer County is aligned with statewide public health orders. Join us to learn how this affects your business.
The Larimer County Dial expired on May 16 and we are now aligned with statewide Colorado public health orders and recommendations. To provide updates and answer your questions the Larimer County Department of Health hosts weekly question and answer sessions. All businesses are invited to join us for the next 1-hour session, Thursday, May 20 at 2 p.m. via Zoom.
To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance.
- Zoom Meeting Direct Link: https://zoom.us/j/94104999954
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act. The program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.
Eligible applicants may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees. Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal.
The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (Fondo de revitalización de restaurantes), part of the American Rescue Plan Act, will provide $28.6 billion in grants to restaurants and bars in need. This fund will offer grants to hard-hit restaurants and bars based on lost revenue. Five billion dollars of that total will be set aside expressly for businesses with 2019 gross receipts of less than $500,000.
Climber Business Fund – Colorado announced a $250M small business loan fund. Loans of up to $500,000 are available, with special consideration for businesses in rural, distressed, and underserved areas. See complete details.
PIVOT Larimer County – Applications Open
Larimer County and Colorado State University are partnering to support the long-term stability of local businesses and organizations. With changing customer habits and new health expectations, many businesses need to ‘pivot’ their business model to adapt to the changing times. In response, CSU’s College of Business is providing free training to Larimer County businesses on how to ‘pivot’ their business and develop a long-term resiliency plan. Learn more: csubiz.com/pivot
Upcoming Pivot Jumpstart Cohort: June 4 – June 25, 2021. Fridays from 12:30pm – 5:00pm
Estes Park Recovery Resources:
2020 Wildfires Recovery Resources
Be Flood Ready – Text FLOOD2021 to 888-777 for post-fire flood preparedness messages and up to date information.
Larimer County – Long-Term Recovery Group: formed and working with Larimer County officials to rebuild, recover, and repair utilizing skilled case managers, identifies and assists fire survivors who do not have adequate personal resources for basic needs and recovery.
The Interaction of the 2020 Wildfires & Forest Treatments – May 19 at 5:30pm
Panelists: Tony Vorster & Brian Woodward – Natural Resource Ecology Lab, Colorado State University and Katie Donahue, District Ranger – U.S. Forest Service
Agencies have been implementing forest mitigation and restoration work in the Poudre and Big Thompson watersheds for years. Join us to learn what initial satellite observations suggest about how these treatments influenced burn severity.
United Policyholders has scheduled several presentations in May for people affected by 2020 wildfires in Colorado.
- Survivor to Survivor Forums:
- Tuesday, May 18th, 2021, 8:00 p.m. MT
- Navigating the Contents Portion of Your Claims:
- Tuesday, May 18th, 2021, 8:00 p.m. MT
- Roadmap to Recovery Q&A:
- Wednesday, May 26th, 2021, 5:30 p.m. MT
Please register for all events: www.uphelp.org/events
Click the image below for a webinar on Cameron Peak Burn-Scar Flooding. This webinar provides and overview of what potential impacts are anticipated and what community members in and around the burn area can do to be prepared