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Dear friends, neighbors and colleagues - 

We continue to see concerning COVID-19 trends in our community and across the state. Please read on for more about Larimer County Public Health's additional measures to further mitigate community spread and continue to follow their recommendations and guidelines. You will also find information on how to shop early, local and safe this holiday season along with ways to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday safely. Together, we can change the change the trend and help Keep NoCo Open.  

Take care,

Darin Atteberry, City Manager

County

New County COVID Restrictions
As of November 13, 2020, Larimer County has a two-week incidence rate of 583/100,000 population, and a two-week test positivity rate of 10.3%. COVID-19 hospitalizations in Larimer County have also increased to a level that hasn’t been observed since very early in the pandemic. On Friday, Larimer County Public Health issued additional restrictions to further mitigate community spread.

The new health order that went into effect at 11 p.m. Friday, November 13, 2020, requires the following changes for local residents and businesses:

  • Restaurants:
    • Indoor dining is limited to a maximum of eight people per table. Residents are encouraged to have no more than two households per table.
    • 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 larimer.org/health. 
  • 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 larimer.org/health and need to be completed weekly.

Council Meetings Move to Remote
Given the current COVID trends and the request to minimize in-person interaction with other households, the City is shifting all regular Council Meetings to 100% remote through at least the remainder of this year. 

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Business

Take the Pledge to Shop Local
Pledge to shop early, shop local and shop safe this holiday season by filling out our pledge form and help us keep Fort Collins businesses in business! 

Once you’ve taken the pledge, you’ll have the opportunity to download an “I Pledged to Shop Local” badge to post on your social media platforms. You can also win a $25 Gift Card to NoCo Nosh! Here’s how: 

  • Sign the Pledge (below) to Shop Local this holiday season
  • Post the “I Pledged to Shop Local” Badge OR a photo of yourself showing us how you shop local #ForFortCollins on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and hashtag #ShopLocalFoCo
  • Tag the City of Fort Collins in Your Post

A limited number of gift cards are available; pledge signers will receive a gift card on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Take the Pledge

Community

Celebrating the Holidays Safely
For many of us, Thanksgiving is an important time for connecting with family and friends. Many people are used to visiting others outside their households during this time of year. As we approach the holidays, it’s important to think about the best ways to keep our loved ones and our communities safe as we celebrate. With COVID-19 spreading rapidly through Larimer County, the safest action, especially if you’re at a high-risk for severe illness, is to celebrate Thanksgiving in-person with only the people you live with.

Learn simple steps to prevent COVID-19 this winter: https://covid19.colorado.gov/thanksgiving

Winter Recreator 
The Winter Recreator is here! With smaller class sizes, modified offerings and updated safety protocols, staff hopes you’ll find something to keep you active and inspire creativity. Visit fcgov.com/recreator to view the Recreator online. Registration opens Thursday, November 19 at 7 a.m. For more information email recreation@fcgov.com or call 970.221.6655.

Flip through the Winter Recreator

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.

Let's continue to take care of each other and Keep NoCo Open! Here are the ways we can all do our part:

  • Wear a mask when outside your home and near others.
  • Avoid large gatherings and stay physically distant if you’re around others (at least 6 feet apart).
  • Wash your hands (You should be doing this already, but it's especially important right now!).
  • Stay home if you’re not feeling well or have been exposed.
  • Keep your get-togethers small and only with one other household.

Don't give up. We can do this together, Fort Collins!

Larimer County COVID-19 Risk Dashboard

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