Larimer County's Latest Public Health Order May Impact Your Business

Larimer County's Safer at Home Level 1 Status is at risk, in response the Larimer County Health Department has implemented an Emergency Public Health Order, which went into effect at 11:00 p.m. Friday, October 23, 2020, the Order requires the following changes for Larimer County residents and businesses:

  • Personal indoor and outdoor gatherings are limited to no more than 10 people from no more than two separate households.
  • Restaurants and bars shall cease alcohol beverage sales to consumers for on-premises consumption and for takeout at 11:00 p.m.
  • All Non-Critical Office-Based Businesses are encouraged to further increase remote work options and reduce in-person work to the greatest extent possible.
  • Recreational sports will be limited to players who reside in Larimer County and neighboring counties (Weld, Boulder). 
  • Organized recreational and league sports are limited to 2 spectators per player with no more than 50% of capacity, up to 100 spectators in indoor facilities, and 175 in outdoor facilities. All teams and facilities participating in recreational and league sports must submit complete rosters, schedules, location of games/practices and contact information (to include names, phone numbers and email addresses) of all team members or parents of youth who participate prior to the teams playing in any league events, including practice. Failure of parents, facilities, coaches, and/or team organizers to cooperate with contact tracing may result in the league or season being suspended or CANCELED.
To provide updates on this situation and answer your questions the Larimer County Health Department hosts weekly question and answer sessions. All businesses are invited to join us for the next 1-hour session, Thursday, November 5 at  2:00 p.m. via Zoom. To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance. Check out Keep NoCo Open free downloadable assets to help spread the word.
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Free De-escalation Training for Businesses During COVID-19 - Capacitación gratuita sobre reducción de la tensión para negocios

Looking for resources on de-escalating tense situations at work? Want to provide team members with tools to navigate challenging scenarios around the mask mandate? Would you like to know what other businesses are doing to prevent tense situations from developing?

¿Está buscando recursos para evitar situaciones tensas en el trabajo? ¿Quiere proporcionar a los miembros de su equipo herramientas para lidiar con situaciones conflictivas en torno al mandato del uso de tapabocas ? ¿Le gustaría saber qué están haciendo otras empresas para evitar que se desarrollen situaciones tensas? ¡Por favor vea los videos en ahora!

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Business Holiday Support
Register your Business on the new Fort Collins Marketplace - Launching in November, Visit Fort Collins has developed an e-commerce website to showcase local businesses and their products. Businesses will have the ability to sell products on the platform.
  • Curious how it will look and work? Take a look at these videos for a sneak peek.
  • Click here for more information and to fill out a participation form.
  • Information sessions will be hosted Mondays at 1:00 PM and Thursdays at 2:00 PM.
    • Attend Monday's session here.
    • Attend Thursday's session here.
Is your business ready for Holiday Shoppers? Google for Small Business is taking the guesswork out of this season with personalized recommendations to help you meet shoppers where they are across Google Search, Shopping and Maps.

    Things to Know & Upcoming Events
    • Restaurant Survey - The City is gathering restaurant industry information to better understand the climate due to the public health emergency. Please take 5 – 10 minutes to complete this survey online to assist us in learning more about the industry.
    • Telework Survey - The pandemic has resulted in many jobs moving to teleworking or remote work. The City is hoping to gather feedback from businesses and organizations on their current telework policies as well as gauge interest in willingness to shift to telework in the future. Please click here to access a short survey. Your responses will help us create teleworking resources.
    • City of Fort Collins Utility CARES Act Assistance - Small business customers may request financial assistance totaling $1,200 or less for past-due Fort Collins Utilities bills dated May 1 or later (electric, water, stormwater and wastewater services).
      • The application deadline is Thursday, November 12
    • Colorado COVID Legal Relief - Available in Spanish - Colorado COVID Legal Relief offer FREE legal aid to Colorado small businesses facing challenges due to COVID19. The webpage is now available in Spanish.
    • Comcast RISE Grants Now Available for Minority-Owned Businesses - created to invest in the success of these critical businesses by providing valuable and practical support. 
    • Recovery Resources for Residents Impacted by 2020 Larimer County Wildfires - Larimer County has created a web page containing resources for those affected and avenues through which you can help your fellow Larimer County residents that have been displaced by the wildfires.
    • Businesses interested in giving back and supporting our local Emergency Wildfire Response teams, please fill out the following form.
    Upcoming Events:
    • COVID-19 Case Numbers are Rising in Larimer County Which May Impact Your Business. Chat with Larimer’s Health Department
      • All businesses are invited to join us on Thursday, November 5, at 2:00 pm via Zoom. To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance. 

    Sign up for weekly updates from the City of Fort Collins Emergency Preparedness and Security COVID-19 newsletter at fcgov.com/eps/coronavirus

    Check out ForFortCollins.com for tools and resources created to help your business reopen safely and strongly while gaining support from loyal customers and community members.

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