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Dear friends, neighbors and colleagues –

According to local, state and national data, we have turned a corner on this pandemic. We have made great progress in vaccinating our community and our COVID-19 cases are falling as a result. As Fort Collins continues into recovery, this will be the last COVID-19 newsletter we will send, unless there are urgent health or recovery updates to share. I encourage you to follow the City of Fort Collins on social media for the latest information, and sign up for the monthly City News newsletter.

Finally, thank you for your perseverance and commitment to the health and safety of our community over these past 15 months. Please continue to take care of yourselves and each other.

Darin

Darin Atteberry, City Manager

City, State & County

In May, Larimer County Department of Health & Environment ended local public health orders related to COVID-19 and aligned with statewide guidance.

Beginning June 7, the majority of City buildings that have remained closed to the public will reopen for regular hours of operation. Transfort transit centers will remain closed to the public for now. 

Face coverings or masks are no longer required for those who have been vaccinated. Those who are not yet fully vaccinated are encouraged to continue to wear face coverings, and masks are still required in some settings like in businesses that require them and while using Transfort.

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Business

Funding to Train Your Staff: Skill Advance Colorado 

Transforming Colorado’s workforce through customized training, the Skill Advance program offers State funding for Colorado First and Existing Industry customized job training reimbursement grants. Colorado First and Existing Industry grants are jointly administered by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) and the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) and are locally administered by participating community colleges. The Colorado First customized training grant program provides funds for net new hire training and focuses on businesses relocating to or expanding in Colorado and in need of trained workers with the skills necessary to increase their productivity, to increase their wages, and to reduce their need for public support. The Existing Industry customized training program provides funding for incumbent worker training and supports established Colorado businesses with adapting to new technology and preventing layoffs.

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Colorado Jumpstart Incentive for Unemployed Coloradoans Who Return to Work
Eligible claimants who return to work between May 30 - June 26, 2021 can receive a Colorado Jumpstart Bonus of $1,200. More information

Fort Collins Virtual Hospitality & Restaurant Job Fair
Hotels, restaurants, bars, breweries, and other businesses are encouraged to register for this virtual job fair May 17 - June 7. Register.

Community
Celebrate Pride History in Fort Collins

June brings Pride Month in Fort Collins as we celebrate our LGBTQIA+ neighbors and coworkers. Fort Collins has always had LBGTQ community members, but the history of the fight for legal equality and social acceptance is rarely told. It is a story of struggle and resilience in the face of discrimination and violence, as LGBTQ community members carved out spaces to be safe and welcome as they lived and loved in Fort Collins. As part of Pride Month, the City’s Historic Preservation Services Division has launched a new webpage and walking/biking tour highlighting important places associated with the history of our LGBTQ community.

Check it out at fcgov.com/historicpreservation/pride.

Fourth of July Festivities 

The City of Fort Collins is excited to announce the 2021 schedule of events to celebrate the Fourth of July! Partners across the City and Northern Colorado have collaborated to bring you the following activities:

  • Hot Air Balloon Launch: Grab your breakfast and head outside to catch a glimpse of several hot air balloons floating above Fort Collins.
  • Stars & Stripes Golf Tournament: Held at City Park Nine, registration is open through July 2 for two-player teams. Contact City Park Nine Pro Shop for more details.
  • Driving Motorcade Parade: Tip your hats to many of the important services that keep our community running with a driving Motorcade Parade!
  • Drive-In Fireworks Show: The City of Fort Collins has partnered again this year with the City of Loveland and Larimer County to host a drive-in fireworks show. Entry to the fireworks viewing at The Ranch is free and gates at the south entrance will open for vehicle entry at 6 p.m. Visit lovegov.org/july4th for full details. 
    Follow along on social media using the hashtag #FoCo4th for updates, activities, and photos.
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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