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Dear friends, neighbors and colleagues - 

The City continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly changing Coronavirus (COVID-19) in collaboration with our expert partners. We are committed to keeping our residents and businesses informed and will be sharing daily updates via this newsletter. We are in the midst of some uncertain times and I remain encouraged and inspired by the amazing work of my colleagues, our regional and state partners, our local businesses and non-profits and the compassion and generosity of our community. And though we may be practicing physical distance, we remain stronger together. 

With gratitude,

Darin Atteberry

City of Fort Collins Updates

Facility Closures: All City facilities are closed to the public at this time. If you need to conduct business with the City, please visit to find specific department web pages and contact information. If you cannot find the contact information you need, please call 970-221-6500 and someone will direct your call. Please Note: This number should be used for City business. Any health related questions about COVID-19 should be directed to the Larimer County Department of Health & Environment.

  • Utilities: Utilities customer service will still be open by email and phone at (970) 212-2900. Fort Collins Utilities will not disconnect service to customers until further notice for non-payment. If you are having difficulty paying your bills, contact Utilities to receive assistance or make a payment arrangement. Full details on Fort Collins' Utilities response is at
  • Municipal Court: The Municipal Court is closed through April 2. Court staff will be available during business hours to respond to emails and phone calls, resolve or reschedule cases, and process payments. Arraignments, bond return hearings, and other morning hearings will be postponed to dates in April, with notices mailed or emailed when possible. Trial dates will be rescheduled individually and notices will be mailed or e-mailed. Details about rescheduled dates and other information can be found at

Culture and Recreation Facilities and Events: In order to comply with the Governor’s order that gyms, theaters and similar spaces close for 30 days, we are extending our recreation and cultural facility closures to April 15. This includes all programming, classes, tours, events and performances at the following facilities:

  • Carnegie Center for Creativity
  • Club Tico
  • EPIC
  • The Farm at Lee Martinez Park
  • Foothills Activity Center
  • Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
  • Fort Collins Senior Center
  • The Gardens on Spring Creek
  • The Lincoln Center
  • Mulberry Pool
  • Northside Aztlan Community Center
  • Pottery Studio
  • Rolland Moore Racquet Complex
  • City Golf Courses (City Park Nine, Collindale and Southridge)
Parks and Natural Areas remain open at this time.
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Regulatory Changes

As of 3/20/20 Governor Polis has announced new executive actions to protect the health and safety of Coloradans: 

  1. The Governor signed an executive order suspending in-person learning in public and private schools across the state from March 23 to April 17. 
  2. The Governor also announced that he would be extending the suspension of downhill ski area operations through April 6. 
  3. In accordance with CDC guidelines, the Colorado Department of Public Health also issued a public health order prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more people.
  4. The Governor signed an executive order closing all bars, restaurants, theaters, gymnasiums, casinos and expanded that to nail and hair salons, spas and tattoo and massage parlors. 

For the most current information, visit the Centers for Disease ControlColorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and Larimer County Health Department.

Business & Nonprofit Resources

In challenging moments, we encourage our community to adapt their support of local businesses (examples include being mindful of social distancing, pick up and go, and saving your visit for another day if you are feeling unwell). We need to remember to show kindness and support to our neighbors and local businesses to the best of our ability, as these connections have a major impact on the vitality of our community. 

The following industries will likely be impacted by a decline in consumer spending from COVID-19: travel, hospitality, retail, restaurants, and small businesses of all industries (including our minority-owned businesses).

We will continue to share new information as it becomes available. Please reach out to the Economic Health Office at with any questions.
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Community Support

Adopt-a-Neighbor Program Expansion:
We are in a unique and uncertain time, but we are in it together. The coronavirus situation puts some of our friends, families and neighbors at greater risk. Yet, with all the uncertainty, we have the chance to show the world that Fort Collins is a truly exceptional community of people who rise up to help one another.

The City is seeking healthy volunteers to assist with services to our vulnerable populations. We are launching an expansion of the Adopt-a-Neighbor program to pair volunteers with neighbors in need during the current pandemic. Volunteers will assist neighbors who are vulnerable to COVID-19 with regular tasks, such as grocery shopping and delivery, picking up medications, basic errands, driveway shoveling, and pet care. Specific needs and schedules will vary and need to be coordinated by the volunteer and neighbor they are paired with for the program.

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Northside Aztlan will be 24/7 Shelter for Those Experiencing Homelessness from March 19 – April 10:
In response to the latest local, state and federal recommendations regarding social distancing and in an effort to protect vulnerable community members, Fort Collins City Manager Darin Atteberry has issued an emergency regulation authorizing the use of Northside Aztlan Community Center (112 E Willow St.) as a daytime and overnight shelter for those experiencing homelessness beginning March 19 at noon until April 10. The shelter will be operated by the Murphy Center and Catholic Charities.

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