Larimer County’s move from Level Yellow to Level Red puts a considerable strain on businesses that are already significantly impacted by COVID-19. In response to this impact The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, the Loveland and Fort Collins Area Chambers of Commerce, the Cities of Loveland and Fort Collins, Towns of Estes Park, Windsor, Berthoud and Wellington continue to advocate for our businesses. Specifically, we have been researching programs nationally and within Colorado, and now we are working with State and Local officials to understand and create a variance program that would allow businesses operating at the highest levels of safety to open at a greater capacity.
This program will require approval from the State and at this time variances are not allowed for Counties in Level Red. As we continue to work with the State on options, it is important to continue building this program for Larimer County so that we can be ready as soon as anything changes and we have an opportunity to move forward.
Larimer County businesses have been extremely creative and adaptable in the face of the pandemic. For this reason, we need your feedback on how this variance program can be operated safely and effectively.
Please join one of the Business Variance Program focus groups:
- Restaurants, Bars, Breweries: Monday, November 30 - 4pm-5pm
To view Level Red changes for Larimer County residents & businesses, click here. The Larimer County Health Department
- All Businesses: Tuesday, December 1- 4pm to 5pm
will be working with businesses to work through 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 am - 4:30 pm)
- Text us questions: 970-999-1770
- Email us: Submit your general questions and concerns about the Safer at Home order and reopening guidance here.