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Dear friends, neighbors and colleagues - 

I hope you were able to enjoy a little Halloween fun last weekend. I’ve heard about many creative ways neighborhoods came together to create a safe and memorable Trick-or-Treat experience, as well as how welcome it was to have an evening that felt almost normal. As we continue into the fall, we continue to see significant increases in our local COVID-19 case numbers, infection rates and hospitalizations. These increases are primarily being traced back to small personal gatherings at home, where participants may not be wearing masks or maintaining appropriate distance. Please continue to practice proven safety measures and to avoid these types of gatherings whenever possible so that we can change the data trends in our community.

Take care,

Darin Atteberry, City Manager

City

Online Forum with Deputy City Manager Finalists
The City has narrowed its search for its second Deputy City Manager to five finalists. Due to COVID-19 public health considerations, all selection activities will take place virtually. The finalists will participate in interviews and selection events with City Council, City staff and community stakeholders the week of Nov. 9, including an online community forum. 

The online public forum is from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9. Community members are invited to view the forum live online and may submit questions for consideration in advance. Questions will be vetted by the City’s Human Resources staff and may be asked during the public forum or panel interviews that week.

The link and instructions to view the forum will be posted at ourcity.fcgov.com/deputy-city-manager in advance of the event.

More about the Finalists

Business
Calling All Fort Collins Food & Beverage Businesses
The City is inviting restaurants, bars, brewers and other food & beverage businesses to apply for the Small Business Assistance Program Phase 3. The Small Business Assistance Program is a $1.8M financial assistance program through Coronavirus Relief Federal funds to provide relief to businesses and nonprofits that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The next phase of the program, which is specific to food & beverage businesses, launches today, Wednesday, November 4, and will close on Wednesday, November 11 at 5:00 p.m.

Colorado Winter Outdoor Grants Application
The Colorado Restaurant Foundation established an emergency assistance program within the Foundation to assist Colorado restaurants affected by COVID-19, called the Colorado Outdoor Winter Dining Grant Program. The Program is designated for Colorado restaurants that have demonstrated financial need during COVID-19 as defined by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Please note that funds are limited. Applicants to the small business Colorado Outdoor Winter Dining Grant Program may or may not receive a grant from the Program.
More Info and Application

Community

Light Up the Night with Your Bike
Outdoor activities provide a healthy way to enjoy the fall weather and stay COVID-safe. FC Moves is giving away free front and rear bike lights to help improve your safety and visibility while riding. November giveaways are:

Thursday, Nov. 5
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Poudre Trail at Whitewater Park

Monday, Nov. 16
3 to 4:30 p.m.
Swallow Road near RMHS

A white front light is required when biking in low light conditions. Pair with a red rear light to improve your visibility even more.

Please wear face coverings and practice physical distancing.

More Information

County Health

Larimer County Public Health's Risk Dashboard helps community members understand risk and COVID-19 data relevant to our county. The dashboard highlights the early warning indicators to monitor the health of our hospital systems and COVID-19 case data. Some indicators are updated daily, while hospital data will be updated three times a week.

Wearing a face covering is something we all can – and should – continue to do to protect each other. Wearing a face covering, even when you feel healthy, reduces the risk of transmitting the virus to others. Face coverings, physical distancing, handwashing, and frequent cleaning all help slow the spread of the virus and must continue in order to allow Larimer County to stay open.
Larimer County COVID-19 Risk Dashboard

Emergency Preparedness & Security
City Hall West, 300 Laporte Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80521