Larimer County COVID-19 Guidance for Businesses starting May 17, 2021

Larimer County is aligned with statewide Colorado public health orders and recommendations. There are currently no local public health orders related to COVID-19. Businesses may implement their own policies so long as they are meeting the minimum requirements set forth by the state of Colorado. We're asking all residents to be kind to others and respectful when visiting business establishments as everyone adapts to new requirements and recommendations. For more details, please visit the LCDHE guidance page 

How to get vaccinated: 

The Larimer County Department of Health & Environment has a webpage dedicated to helping residents find information about COVID-19 vaccination and register for an appointment at www.larimer.org/covidvaccine. The direct link to schedule an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine is: https://larimerhealth.secure.force.com/Vaccine/. Individuals may also call LCDHE at 970-498-5500 for assistance scheduling an appointment. Phone assistance is available in English and Spanish. Appointments are currently available for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines at sites in Loveland and Fort Collins.

Fort Collins Utilities Payment Assistance for Commercial Customers

If your business is behind on its bill from Fort Collins Utilities due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, you may be eligible for financial assistance. Fort Collins Utilities has received $469,000 from Platte River Power Authority to directly support our customers in need. 

Commercial customers may request financial assistance for past-due Fort Collins Utilities electric services. 

  • Apply early. Funds are limited, and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • Approved funds will be applied directly to commercial customer accounts as bill credits within seven business days. 
  • One electric account is allowed per application. If your business has multiple accounts, you are welcome to submit multiple applications. 
  • Call 970-212-2900 if you cannot complete the application online 
  • The application deadline is Wednesday, May 19, 2021 

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What does the new Community Recycling Ordinance mean for your business?

Did you know the Community Recycling Ordinance comes into effect on June 30, 2021? This means all waste haulers in Fort Collins will be required to charge customers for baseline recycling service, including commercial and multi-family locations for the first time. Visit the City’s webpage to learn more about the Ordinance and read the FAQ Sheet to ensure your property is prepared to start recycling!   

Have more questions?  The City’s Waste Recycling & Reduction Team will be hosting three Q&A sessions prior to June 30th. In each session, our team will address your questions and offer business owners and multifamily property managers a brief overview of the Ordinance, present resources about our recycling assistance program, and share information about variances and compliance.   

  • Monday, May 17, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. – Q&A Session 1 – Register here  
  • Monday, June 07, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. – Q&A Session 2 – Register here  
  • Friday, June 18, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. – Q&A Session 3 – Register here  

Questions about recycling best practices and support for getting started? Visit the Waste Recycling Assistance Program (WRAP) website or contact the Waste Reduction & Recycling team at WRR@fcgov.com

Sales Tax Updates & New FAQs - also in Spanish

Starting on June 7, 2021, the City of Fort Collins will begin using a new online tax collection and business licensing system called MUNIRevs. In preparation for the transition, the City will not be accepting or processing any new license applications. Please wait until June 7 to submit any license applications.  

Payments will continue to be accepted through the end of May on our current online system. 

Still have Sales Tax related questions? Not sure if your business has all the correct City licenses and permits to be operating in Fort Collins? Check out the City’s new Sales Tax FAQs. Now also available in Spanish

Things to Know & Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events: 

  • PIVOT Larimer County Applications Open - With changing customer habits and new health expectations, many businesses need to ‘pivot’ their business model to adapt to the changing times. In response, CSU’s College of Business is providing free training to Larimer County businesses on how to ‘pivot’ their business and develop a long-term resiliency plan. 
    • Upcoming Pivot Jumpstart Cohort: 
      • June 4 - June 25, 2021 
      • Fridays from 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
        • Business Q&A with Larimer’s Health Department - All businesses are invited to join us on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. 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