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Dear friends, neighbors and colleagues - 

Over the weekend, both the City and the County issued orders requiring customers and employees to wear masks or other cloth face coverings inside any business. These orders were issued to help slow the spread of COVID-19 from people who may be asymptomatic carriers, and to support businesses in requiring masks of their customers. The details of both orders are below – thank you for your continued cooperation and demonstrating care for our community in this way.

Take care,

Darin Atteberry, City Manager

City of Fort Collins Updates

City Face Covering Order
The City of Fort Collins is requiring people to wear face coverings in most enclosed buildings open to the public beginning today (Monday, May 4). Face coverings will be required in the following places:

  • Any enclosed area, including retail and commercial businesses or on-site service providers, to which the public is invited or in which workers, including volunteers, from more than one household are present,
  • Any City of Fort Collins building or indoor City facility,
  • Any public transportation, including City Transfort buses and bus shelters; or
  • Any other public indoor place where persons are unable to maintain safe social distancing (six or more feet separation) from others not of their own household.

The order is meant to help protect employees, assist healthcare workers and emergency personnel in responding to the coronavirus outbreak, and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Face coverings that meet the City’s requirements must cover the nose and mouth and remain affixed without the use of hands. Examples include bandanas, medical masks, cloth masks and gaiters. The public is discouraged from acquiring healthcare-grade or industrial-grade masks that would be used by healthcare workers.

All businesses must post signage in a prominent area informing the public about the policy. The City has created signs that may be downloaded and used by businesses. Those signs are available online.

Read the FAQs


County Face Covering Order
Larimer County has issued an order requiring all customers and staff to wear a mask or other cloth face covering when inside or in line to enter any business. Businesses include but are not limited to schools, recreational facilities, retail businesses, manufacturing, places of worship and personal service establishments. 

The public health order requires face coverings for anyone over two years old. Anyone who has an underlying health condition is at higher risk for contracting COVID-19 and should remain at home during this safer at home phase.

More from the County

Business & Nonprofit Resources
For Fort Collins Website Launch to Champion Local Businesses
Fort Collins community partners, including the City of Fort Collins, Visit Fort Collins, the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, Midtown Business Improvement District, and the Downtown Business Association launched a new website and campaign called For Fort Collins.

For Fort Collins is a marketing and public relations campaign aimed at encouraging community members to support local businesses, especially those in the industries most impacted by COVID-19 (such as restaurants, retail, creatives, salons, manufacturers and more). Along with serving as a source of information for the latest physical distancing requirements, it provides business owners with a marketing toolkit and custom graphics generator to help them reopen strong and reopen safe. The campaign also includes ways you can support local businesses in addition to spending money, including graphics that give shout-outs to businesses and that can be shared on social media using the hashtags #ForFortCollins and #ForFoCo.
Visit For Fort Collins

Community Support

May the Fork Be With You
Protect the Poudre you must; the fork you must use! Join the community effort to protect our waterways from plastic pollution by using the fork - your reusable fork that is! And don’t forget about your reusable spoons, knives and straws, too. When ordering takeout or delivery, let restaurants and delivery services know you don’t need plastic utensils. If you want to channel the fork further, head to to provide your input on how Fort Collins can reduce plastics pollution.

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