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Dear friends, neighbors and colleagues - 

Local healthcare providers are growing increasingly concerned about the rapid and alarming growth of COVID-19 in our community. On Friday, Larimer County Department of Health and Environment announced that Larimer County would move levels on Colorado’s COVID-19 dial. We can all help make a very real difference in slowing the spread of COVID by celebrating this Thanksgiving holiday with just our immediate household members. I know Thanksgiving will be different this year, and whether this week or another time, I hope you are able to relax and enjoy a safer holiday season.  

Take care,

Darin Atteberry, City Manager

County

Larimer County Moves to Level Red
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment moved Larimer County from Safer at Home Level 2 (Yellow) to Level 4 (Red) on Colorado’s Dial, effective today (Tuesday, November 24) at 5:00 p.m. The Larimer County Board of Health has voted to support this transition to Level Red. The move is a result of rapidly increasing COVID-19 case counts, positivity rates across all age groups, and significant impacts to hospital utilization within Larimer County over the past several weeks.

To view changes for Larimer County residents & businesses, click here. These changes will go into effect Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

The Larimer County Health Department will be working with businesses to understand and implement the new capacity limitations. 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 questions to: 970-999-1770 
  • Send an Email: Submit your general questions and concerns about the Safer at Home order and reopening guidance here.

With the alarming rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Larimer County and across Colorado, we recommend you only celebrate Thanksgiving with members of your household. Read below for more about how to keep your loved ones and our communities safe as we celebrate. 

Thanksgiving Tips

City

Updates to City Facilities and Operations
The shift outlined above will have the following impacts to City facilities and operations starting this Wednesday; additional changes are possible based on county guidance:

  • Recreation facilities will remain open on existing schedules with a limit of 10 patrons per space. Registration is required for all drop-in usage. All sports have been postponed and will be reevaluated in January. 
  • Golf courses will remain open, but adjacent restaurants will be closed
  • The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery will reduce capacity to allow for only 50 visitors in the building at one time, down from the current 100 which was already well below the 50% occupancy. Hours will remain the same, Wednesday-Sunday 10:00-6:00
  • All other facilities and in-person customer service counters will remain open under current COVID hours and operations

Business

Share Your Business Changes with the Community
As businesses shifts operations, we ask that you please fill out the following form to be included in the Support Fort Collins Business Map, where community members can search to find which Fort Collins businesses are open, offering delivery, curbside service, gift cards and other offers.

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

Visit For Fort Collins

Community

VirtuVisit Program
Do you know someone who would benefit from seeing family and friends but can’t for safety reasons? The VirtuVisit program can help! Participants are matched with volunteers who sets up a free user-friendly smart device - volunteers also teach participants how to use that device comfortably and confidently.

Participants keep the device for six months and will be able to make video calls with friends and family, attend virtual classes and gatherings. Visit fcgov.com/volunteer/virtuvisit for more information and to enroll.

An Update from The Gardens on Spring Creek
Status shift on the Colorado COVID-19 Dial Dashboard has not changed The Gardens' daily operations. They are, however, moving to winter hours on December 1: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with half-off admission rates. 
More from the Gardens

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