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Dear friends, neighbors and colleagues - 

One of the primary goals for City Council and staff is that everyone in our community has access to the support and resources they need, particularly those who may be more vulnerable or require additional assistance. We will continue to share resources in this newsletter, as well as on the www.fcgov.com/coronavirus page. From there you can link to information specifically for businesses, neighbors and volunteers, Spanish-language information, and more. In addition, the United Way has lists of community resources, including food, medical, mental health, unemployment and bill assistance, at www.uwaylc.org.

Take care,

Darin Atteberry, City Manager

City of Fort Collins Updates

Drive Up Religious Services
Through a new order, the City of Fort Collins is allowing religious organizations to hold drive up religious services on their property, provided that attendees remain in their vehicles and watch the service on an outdoor screen or display. The order is meant to promote the spiritual health and well being of residents while also adhering to social distancing regulations.

Under the order, those attending a drive up service would park on the religious organization’s property to watch a live service. Audio may not be broadcast from speakers, but those attending can listen on the radio or other electronic devices. Worshipers must close windows and other vehicle openings unless the next car is six feet or more away. For more information and to read the order, visit here.

#NoCoArtsStrong with The Lincoln Center
The Lincoln Center launched a new social campaign called #NoCoArtsStrong for community members to share their art (music, drawings, dance, gardening, etc) on social media. Use #NoCoArtsStrong to show that arts are still thriving in Northern Colorado!

Regulatory
Extended School Closures
Governor Polis has extended all public and private school closures through at least April 30. Poudre School District is continuing to engage students and teachers in remote learning and has distributed more than 2,000 laptops to elementary students whose families did not have one for them to use from home.
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Business Resources
Business Town Halls
Mayor Wade Troxell and City Manager Darin Atteberry will host two more telephone town hall meetings geared toward local businesses and non-profits. This will be an opportunity to hear from community leaders about the City’s response to COVID-19, as well as to ask questions and provide feedback during the live sessions:
  • Monday, April 6 at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 9 at 10 a.m.

The format will be similar to our recent community town hall, and translation services will be available. We highly encourage businesses to participate in one of these calls.

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Community Support

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Drive Tomorrow
The City of Fort Collins and Poudre Fire Authority are holding a PPE Drive tomorrow (April 3), to collect donated items for first responders and healthcare workers. Residents are asked to bring unopened, unused bleach, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, N95 masks, Tyvek suits, and disposable gowns. PLEASE, NO HOMEMADE MASKS. Personal contact will be minimized between donors and those staffing the collection point. Details are below:

  • Date: Friday, April 3
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Locations: Police Services, 2221 S Timberline Rd., and Utilities Administration, 222 Laporte Ave.

Spreading Kindness, Not Germs
We can still spread kindness even when keeping ourselves, our families, and our community safe and healthy. When grocery shopping, consider what you and your family need before going to the store or ordering grocery delivery. Some families and individuals may not be able to find important staples when others are stocking up in large quantities. Please try to substitute if considering WIC-approved items and leave those important products for families with WIC benefits.  

2-1-1 Colorado
2-1-1 Colorado connects Coloradans with human service resources statewide. You can reach 2-1-1 Colorado online at 211Colorado.org, by dialing 2-1-1 or texting your Zip Code to 898-211. Do not call 911 for COVID-19 questions unless it is a medical emergency. 2-1-1 provides navigation services to resources such as:  
  • Housing
  • Rent and utility assistance
  • Applying for SNAP benefits
  • Childcare
  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Clothing and household needs
  • Mental health and substance use disorders 
  • Employment
  • Medical and Dental clinics

For a list of local resources, visit United Way of Larimer County.

Mental Health and Safety
For information about mental health resources and services during COVID-19, please visit the Mental Health and Substance Use Alliance of Larimer County's website or call 970-221-5551. Behavioral Health Services are available from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If staying home is unsafe, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or CHAT online thehotline.org
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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