Join Us in Showing You Are #ForFortCollins this Holiday Season!

This winter, For Fort Collins wants to encourage you to take the pledge to support local and promote community recovery for what makes Fort Collins special. When you make even just one purchase from a local small business, you’re supporting your friends and neighbors.


Let's support our Fort Collins businesses and their employees so we can ensure they stay open and thriving. Take the pledge at SupportLocal.ForFortCollins.com

Small Business Season with Pit Liquor Deodorant

Be sure to follow Pit Liquor on Facebook & Instagram.

Pit Liquor started when Erica & Jason Feucht were expecting their daughter. They were concerned about the carcinogens in traditional deodorants, so in response Erica & Jason developed their own all-natural deodorant using an alcohol base and other natural ingredients. The motto of Pit Liquor Deodorant is that they don’t mess around with toxic ingredients, wasteful packaging, or products that don’t work. They only use ingredients that are safe enough to eat. 

In 2021, Pit Liquor won the 2021 Colorado Companies to Watch Award, recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in Colorado. Pit Liquor Deodorant has been featured on the Today Show, ABC, Bustle, CW, CBS, Food & Wine, and NPR. 

Read more about Pit Liquor here!

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Food Safety Works Class 

Food Safety Works is a course covering basic food safety practices. The program is designed for employees who are new to the retail food industry, or as a refresher for those who have been out of the industry for a while. This curriculum is NOT intended to prepare for Certified Food Protection Manager certification.

Topics Covered:

  • Preventing foodborne illness
  • Food temperature control
  • Personal hygiene
  • Preventing cross contamination
  • Preparing/serving food safely
  • Cleaning and sanitizing

Monday, December 6, 2pm-5pm

Monday, January 17, 10am-1pm 

$20 Registration Fee

This class is held online using Zoom - details will be emailed after you register.

Enforcement of Larimer County's Mask Order
Public Health Order requiring face coverings to be worn in Public Indoor Spaces within Larimer County took effect October 20 and will continue until Larimer County has met all four required metrics (below) that constitute a “medium” risk score level.

The following actions expected of Businesses
    • Businesses must post signage that clearly explains that masks are required when entering and while inside the facility.
    • To the greatest extent possible, employees should monitor those coming into the facility and ask those not wearing masks to do so. It is never the expectation that employees become confrontational with customers. It is the expectation that Larimer County residents will be kind to our local businesses and employees. We encourage those who can't wear masks to use the local pick-up and delivery options when possible.
To see recommendations and more information regarding enforcement of mask order, click here. 

Things to Know & Upcoming Events
  • The Larimer County Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance (ERAP) funds can help individuals stay in their homes by paying back rent and utilities, and more. 
  • WorkLife Partnership’s Small Dollar Loans Program is an efficient, cost-effective, low-risk alternative to payroll advances and employee loan programs. 
  • Colorado Climber Loan Fund now providing eligible small businesses with working capital loans between $30,000 - $500,000.  
  • Free De-escalation Training for Businesses During COVID-19 – Watch videos now 
  • Small Business Tax Credit Programare available 
  • Skill Advance Colorado Training Reimbursement Grants available - around $1,200 – $1,400 per employee. The application period opens July 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022. 
  • Request Onsite COVID Vaccine clinic - If you're interested in hosting an onsite vaccination clinic for your employees or for the general public at your business or facility, please send a request to the Larimer County Department of Health & Environment. There is no charge, and the Health Department coordinates staffing, logistics, and vaccine supplies.
  • Colorado Disproportionately Impacted Business Grant - provides funding to Colorado businesses that were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and did not receive meaningful access to federal loans and grants. Businesses will receive a minimum of $1,500 and a maximum of $10,000. This grant is intended to cover expenses that have not been covered by other federal funding. 

    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 1-hour session on Thursday, November 18 at  2 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.

    Economic Health Office
    222 Laporte Ave.
    Fort Collins, CO 80521