Special Vaccine Clinic for Restaurant Workers - Register Now

The State is organizing a vaccine clinic for restaurant workers at the Larimer County Ranch on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. There is limited space available so please send the following link and instructions to your employees as soon as possible to register: 

Eligible individuals will need to sign-up for an appointment using the link and pre-registration ID # below to find a time slot that works best. 

Please note: You must answer the screening question first. Then copy and paste the pre-registration ID # below into the registration page and click "Find My Private Event."

The pre-registration ID # you will need is: COVIDS@fe

Register Here

If you are unable to register for the special clinic, please make sure you and your staff are registered through the various vaccine providers in our region or through the Larimer County Health Department to be contacted as vaccines become available: Register for notifications here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1B.4 Starts March 19, 2021

The Vaccine Phase 1B.4 will include businesses or agencies that employ eligible frontline essential workers in higher education, restaurants, postal service, public transportation, manufacturing, human services, faith leaders, frontline journalists, continuity of government, and direct service providers for people experiencing homelessness. 

Visit the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment vaccine page for more information. 

Sign-up here to be connected with a vaccine provider as doses become available. You will be contacted by email when appointments are available for your employees. 

What the American Rescue Plan (ARP) means for your business

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is a $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue package designed to facilitate the United States’ recovery from the devastating economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Specifically, the new law includes: 

  • $7.25 billion additional for the Paycheck Protection Program, including to expand eligibility to additional nonprofits and digital news services 
  • Additional funds are allocated for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, and now allows businesses to apply for both a PPP loan after Dec. 27, 2020, and the SVOG 
  • $15 billion additional for Targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance (EIDL) payments, including NEW $5 billion for Supplemental Targeted EIDL Advance payments for those hardest hit 
  • NEW: $28.6 billion for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund for industry-focused grants 
  • NEW: $100 million to establish a Community Navigator pilot program; grants will go to eligible organizations supporting efforts to improve access to COVID–19 pandemic assistance programs and resources. 
Learn more

Support our Women-Owned Businesses

During Women’s History Month, let’s support and celebrate our women-owned businesses as they make significant contributions to our community. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed many unique challenges on women and they continue to overcome these extraordinary times.  

Take advantage of the following resources: 

Things to Know & Upcoming Events
  • Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) Updates allow PPP Loan borrowers to amend their payroll tax filings for 2020 and claim refunds (refunds could be as much as $5,000 per employee). ERTC is now extended through June 30, 2021 and increased the benefit to as much as $14,000 per employee.  
  • Unemployment Insurance Fraud claims have been on the rise. For resources and more information visit the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Fraud webpage. 
  • Relief Available for Businesses Impacted by Fires - See the news release for complete information, including how to apply (deadline is April 26, 2021) 

Upcoming Events: 

  • Business Q&A with Larimer’s Health Department - All businesses are invited to join us on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 2:00 pm via Zoom. To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance

Sign up for weekly updates from the City of Fort Collins Emergency Preparedness and Security COVID-19 newsletter at fcgov.com/eps/coronavirus

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

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222 Laporte Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80521