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Dear friends, neighbors and colleagues - 

There have been a lot of dates floating around. The state’s Stay-at-Home Order is through April 11. Larimer County’s is through April 17. This weekend the president extended social distancing guidelines through April 30. I know that this feels like a constantly-moving target, and in many ways it is. As our health experts have said, there is no hard date we can choose by which this crisis will be over. The duration depends on the virus activity and the measures we all take now to slow its spread. My commitment to you is that even as the dates move and change, we will continue to be flexible, to heed the recommendations of our health experts, and to take the steps necessary to protect the health of our neighbors.

Take care,

Darin Atteberry, City Manager

City of Fort Collins Updates

Tonight's City Council Meeting (March 31)
Tonight’s City Council meeting will be conducted remotely. Councilmembers, staff and community members will participate online via WebEx. City Council will consider two items:

  • Resolution Approving Emergency Rules Enacted by the City Manager
  • Resolution Establishing City Council’s Intent that Appropriate Members of Congress and the Colorado General Assembly be Advised of City Interests in Pending and Prospective COVID-19 Related Legislation

They will also consider motions to move all other previously-scheduled agenda items to the April 7 and April 21 City Council meetings.

NOTE: The City Manager is recommending, with support from the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem, that the Public Hearing regarding Rezoning of the Hughes Stadium site be postponed until April 21. This is an important item to many community members and the City Council and staff want to ensure public participation on this item is accessible and effective.

Remote Instructions
To address Council during public comment or on a specific agenda item, please log into the WebEx session by 6 p.m. today at https://tinyurl.com/FCCityCouncil03312020. Public comment will only be accepted via WebEx during the meeting, though community members may also email any comments to CityLeaders@fcgov.com in advance of the meeting.

If you do not plan on participating, please watch live on FCTV Channels 14 & 881, or via livestream at www.fcgov.com/fctv

Register by 6 p.m.

Supporting Business During COVID-19
Tips for Supporting your Favorite Businesses:
  • Give the Gift (Card) of Business: Buy a gift card that covers your usual patronage. Then spread out the card use while you continue your normal support, or give them away as gifts.
  • Keep your Subscription: Keep your memberships or subscriptions going to gyms, exercise and painting classes, music lessons, etc. You can help many small businesses keep their doors open and pay bills.
  • Buy Now, Pick up Later: If you planned on buying a manufactured product like a guitar, piece of clothing, etc., call that business, pay now and have them set it aside for pick up later.
  • Reach out to your Favorite Local Business: Call and ask how you can help. See if your favorite store is participating in pick-up or delivery services, providing special deals and/or implementing new hours. Direct them to fcgov.com/business for more business, nonprofit and employee resources.
  • Use Support Fort Collins Business: This new tool maps out businesses offering gift cards, delivery, take-out and other specials. If your business is interesting in participating, please email openforbusiness@fcgov.com.
Additional Resources

Community Support

Digital Fun at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery 
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery may be closed, but that doesn't mean discovery has to stop! The museum has launched #DailyDiscovery, a blog series of fun, hands-on educational activities that can be done at home with limited resources. Visit fcmod.org/blog to learn more.

CityGive Program
Many have asked how they can help support both urgent and long-term needs in Fort Collins. The CityGive program has a list of opportunities available, including several community non-profits accepting direct donations in order to efficiently and effectively address the urgent needs of individuals and families through a range of essential services, including assistance with basic needs; vital, affordable housing; social visits and care navigation.

More about CityGive

Larimer County Symptom Tracker

Are you experiencing COVID-19 symptoms? Report them confidentially to the Larimer County Department of Health & Environment to help public health experts better understand the spread of disease in our area.

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