Larimer County Issues Emergency Public Health Order - New Restrictions Starting November 13 2020

Rising COVID-19 cases jeopardize Larimer County's Safer at Home Level 2 Status. Larimer County Health Department issues an Emergency Public Health Order, which goes into effect at 11:00 p.m. Friday, November 13, 2020. The Order requires the following changes for Larimer County residents and businesses:

  • Indoor dining is limited to a maximum of eight people per table. Residents are encouraged to have no more than two households per table. Restaurants are still required to follow all other State of Colorado COVID-19 Dial Level Yellow requirements.
  • No food or beverage service at bars. Customers may not stand or sit at bar. Tableside service is allowed.
  • Once the capacity for restaurants and bars is met, reservations are required. No indoor waiting areas for restaurants or bars.
  • Restaurants and bars are now required to collect contact information for customers and provide LCDHE with that information weekly at
Sports and gyms:
  • Organized recreational and league sports are limited to 2 spectators per player with no more than 50% of capacity, up to 50 spectators in indoor facilities and 175 in outdoor facilities. 
  • Gyms are required to provide attendance for classes that take place in their facility. This includes any class operated with 5 or more people. These attendance lists must be submitted at and need to be completed weekly.
As well, the County is encouraging everyone to “protect their bubble” at home. Keep any personal gatherings small to keep it safe, especially in the next three weeks.

The Larimer County Health Department will be working with businesses to work through the new restrictions. Please contact the Health Department through one of these options:

  • Call the Joint Information Center: 970-498-5500 (open Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
  • Text us questions: 970-999-1770 
  • Email us: Submit your general questions and concerns about the Safer at Home order and reopening guidance here.

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 19, 2020 at  2:00 p.m. via Zoom. To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance.

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