COVID-19 Update: A Letter from Larimer County Public Health Director Tom Gonzales

In late May, we all breathed a sigh of relief. COVID-19 cases had dropped dramatically in Larimer County and with that, there were fewer hospitalizations and deaths. As our community got vaccinated, local businesses rebounded, kids returned to in-person learning, participated in sports, went to summer camp, musicians got back on stage, and we all finally felt safer visiting our friends and family.

What has changed and what is the current situation?
Unfortunately, the arrival of the Delta variant in July changed the game. Click Here to Continue Reading. 

Click Here to Find Vaccine Locations Near You

Come see Shine Co-CEO Marah Lidey at This Year's Business Appreciation Celebration Oct. 7, 2021

Marah Lidey is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Shine. She’s earned a spot in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for Consumer Technology and has been featured in Vanity Fair as one of the most successful Black women entrepreneurs who have raised venture capital, and in 2020 she was featured in Marie Claire for her work at Shine on inclusive mental health. Marah previously led product and digital marketing at companies like American Express, Viacom, and Autotrader.

Register for the Business Appreciation Celebration to see her keynote speach!
The event will be available in English and Spanish.

Register Here!

We Want to Hear From You and Your Employees on Recovery!

The pandemic has brought serious challenges to our community, often worsening existing issues. As we begin to shift from response to recovery, we know we cannot return to the pre-pandemic status quo, and must focus on a recovery that benefits all.  

The City of Fort Collins is working to create a long-term Recovery Plan. As we develop the Recovery Plan, we want to hear your ideas about what a vibrant and resilient recovery looks like for our community and what priorities we should focus on as we work to build back stronger. 

Whether you have a one minute, 5 minutes or more than an hour, we want to hear from you.  

Have 1 minute? Share One Idea. 

Have 5 minutes? Take the Survey.

Have more time? Join us for a virtual community conversation on Wednesday, September 22, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Share Your Ideas

National Small Business Development Week is September 13-17

To support our business community, the Loveland Business Development Center and Larimer SBDC are partnering to bring you some amazing events to grow your skills as a business owner, connect with other entrepreneurs and access business resources that are here to support YOU! – attend one or attend them all!"

Check Out The Events!

Things to Know & Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Events: 

    • Business Q&A with Larimer’s Health Department - All businesses are invited to join the County on the fourth Thursday of each month. Join the September 23, 2021 session at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance.
    • Join us for a community conversation to talk about recovery and share your ideas. Sign up here to attend our recovery session on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Virtually via Zoom 

    Sign up for weekly updates from the City of Fort Collins Emergency Preparedness and Security COVID-19 newsletter at

    Check out 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