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Dear friends, neighbors and colleagues –

Beginning this week, all local public health orders related to COVID-19 have been lifted and the City of Fort Collins has aligned to the state’s updated guidance. People who are fully vaccinated can now go mask free in most places, unless the setting or business requires them. As everyone adapts to new mask recommendations, I am asking our community to be kind and respectful at business establishments and toward others. One thing is clear - when more people are vaccinated, COVID-19 cases decrease. Vaccines are widely available across the county. If you haven't received yours, consider making a plan today!

Darin

State & County

Larimer County Ends Local Public Health Orders

The Larimer County Department of Health & Environment ended local public health orders related to COVID-19. Beginning May 17, Larimer County is aligned with statewide health orders. 

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Masks and Face Coverings

The City of Fort Collins has ended the requirement for people to wear face coverings in most enclosed buildings open to the public. While our local order has ended, statewide guidance remains in place, and masks are still required on Transfort buses.

State Mask Order
  • Fully vaccinated people can go without masks in public indoor spaces, unless the setting requires otherwise.
    • Businesses may implement additional mask polices
  • Unvaccinated people over the age of 11 are encouraged to continue wearing masks in all public indoor spaces where members of different households are present
  • Masks are still required in :
    • Public Transportation: Everyone on planes, buses, trains and other forms of public transportation. 
    • Schools: For unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated  students, teachers, and staff in schools.
    • Congregate Care Facilities: For unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated residents, staff and visitors to congregate care facilities, including nursing facilities, assisted living residences, intermediate care facilities and group homes.
    • Prisons and Jails: For unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated residents in prisons and jails.
    • Health Care Settings: For unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated personnel in emergency medical and other health care settings, including hospitals, ambulance service centers, urgent care centers, non-ambulatory surgical structures, clinics, doctors' offices, and non-urgent care medical structures.
Additional State Guidance

Business

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 TOMORROW, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 

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Sales Tax Updates & New FAQs

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.
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Community

After a brief pause in 2020 due to COVID-19 budget impacts, the City of Fort Collins has resumed its annual Community Survey which is open now through May 24.

Surveys were mailed to randomly selected households across Fort Collins beginning in April. Residents who receive the survey are encouraged to complete the survey and return by mail or online using a unique link code. Survey responses are completely confidential and allow residents the opportunity to rate City services and amenities and provide input on what priorities the City should focus on in the future.

The annual Community Survey helps inform the City’s Strategic Plan, Budget, and helps the City:

  • Prioritize programs and projects
  • Improve existing services
  • Identify disparities in perceptions of service across various demographics
  • Create communication outreach efforts

Residents who did not receive a survey in the mail but would still like to weigh in can share their input online:

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Vaccinations

Vaccine distribution is underway in Larimer County, and everyone ages 12+ is now eligible for a vaccine.

Studies show the spread of COVID-19 slows dramatically once 65% of eligible residents are vaccinated. Every person who gets the vaccine helps stop COVID-19 from spreading, helping our community stay healthy.

Do your part by signing up for a vaccine and continuing to: 

  • Wear a mask or face covering if you are not fully vaccinated when indoors and near others.
  • Wash your hands frequently!
  • Stay home if you’re not feeling well or have been exposed.

Let's continue to work together and take care of each other!

Vaccine Information

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