Special proclamation and statement on the City's commitment to equity, inclusion and justice

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, Mayor Wade Troxell issued a special proclamation in response to the death of George Floyd; reaffirming the City's commitment to equity, inclusion and justice; and asking the Fort Collins community to work together to improve racial justice in Fort Collins.

Video: Mayor Troxell issues special proclamation
Official Special Proclamation

In addition, City Manager Darin Atteberry issued a statement about our shared responsibility to dismantle systemic racism, and inviting the community to work together to listen to and learn from those most impacted by racial inequities and create change. This was published June 5, 2020 in the Fort Collins Coloradoan. 

We share a responsibility to dismantle systemic racism - by Darin Atteberry

Read the Proclamation & City Manager's Statement

Latest Industry Rules from Larimer County & Colorado Department of Public Health

Recreation businesses are allowed to reopen or expand operations with new regulation and guidance in the amended state public health order. The amended order mentions business activities that include outdoor recreation activities and certain activities in gyms, recreation centers and pools. 

Join Larimer County for a Recreation Industry Reopening Q&A Forum - Thursday, June 11 at 2:00 pm

Colorado is transitioning into a broadened Safer at Home phase that allows more recreation businesses to reopen or expand operations. The Larimer County Health Department is working with businesses to safely reopen, and this includes hosting industry specific question and answer sessions.

The next 1-hour session will be focused on Outdoor and General Recreation Businesses Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 2 p.m. via Zoom Meeting.

To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance

More Meeting Details:

Places of Worship facilities may resume in-person services, the Larimer County checklist must be completed in its entirety and posted in the facility. For indoor activities, the limit is 50% of the posted occupancy code limit ensuring a minimum 28 square feet per person not to exceed more than 175 people at any given time. Outdoor worship services may be conducted on church property if 6 feet of social distancing can be maintained.

This guidance applies to worship services only. Weddings and other church meetings or events may submit a request for each Public Gathering of 11-50 people. Submit your plan for events here.
Larimer County Variances

PPP: Congress extends loan terms and reduces payroll requirements for loan forgiveness

Earlier this week, the Senate passed H.R. 7010, a bill to help PPP borrowers. Notable changes include:

  • The 8 week covered period for calculating the forgiveness metrics has been extended to 24-weeks. Borrowers that have already received their covered loan may choose to adhere to the original 8-week period or the new 24-week period.
  • The requirement to spend 75% on payroll, health insurance premiums and pension contributions to meet forgiveness requirements has been loosened to 60% 
  • The provision that required employees to be rehired or replaced to pre-COVID numbers by June 30th has been changed to December 31st. It’s been clarified that these don’t need to be the same people or the same roles as pre-virus. 
  • Clarifies the implementation of exemptions to requirements for businesses that cannot find workforce or cannot return to previous levels.
  • Repayment period has been extended to five years (previously, two).
  • Two year deferral of employer’s share of payroll taxes, regardless of loan forgiveness status.

As of June 5, 2020, these changes still need to be approved and signed by the President, and there should be updates to the official SBA guidance soon after.

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