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Dear friends, neighbors and colleagues - 

I’m pleased that we are able to slowly reopen more City facilities and amenities, as outlined below. We will continue to do so thoughtfully, in line with guidance from the state and county, balancing the desire to resume regular activity with the need to protect public health.

As we do so, I urge you to continue to be diligent in following all Safer at Home guidelines, practicing physical distance, and wearing face coverings. The best way to ensure we can continue to reopen businesses, facilities and activities is to do everything we can to prevent another spike in COVID-19 cases.

Take care,

Darin Atteberry, City Manager

Regulatory

Updates from the State
On June 4, Governor Polis amended his order for workers in critical businesses and critical government functions to wear non-medical face coverings to allow businesses the discretion to deny admittance or service and require the removal of any individual who fails to wear a face covering. The state has also provided updated guidance for personal and outdoor recreation.

City
Reopening Announcements
The following facilities, programming, and amenities have announced reopenings. These are in addition to previously announced openings:
  • 281 N. College Ave., including the Development Review Center, will reopen June 15 and will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entrance to the building will be from College Avenue, and visitors are asked to follow directional signs posted inside the building. All virtual services continue to be available, and the City encourages that option if possible. For in-person service, appointments are recommended as response times may be longer and all services may not be available in person. Contact information for the Development Review Center can be found at fcgov.com/developmentreview/. All other appointments can be scheduled by contacting a department directly.
  • Parking Services at 215 N. Mason St. will open on June 15. Visitors should follow directional signs in the building.
  • The buildings for the Streets Department at 625 9th St. and the Traffic Operations Department at 626 Linden St. will have front doors locked, but both buildings will be staffed during business hours beginning June 15. Visitors will need to ring a doorbell to be let into either building.
  • The Utilities Customer Service counter at 222 Laporte Ave. will reopen June 15. Phone service hours remain 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Visitors should follow directional signs in the building. Full details on Fort Collins Utilities' response at fcgov.com/utilities/covid-19
  • Natural Areas picnic shelters that accommodate less than 50 people opened June 5 on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations will not be accepted at Gateway Natural Area’s picnic shelters until further notice.
    • The Natural Playground at Gateway Natural Area opened on June 5.
    • The restrooms at Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area opened on June 5.
    • On July 1, Primrose Studio will be available for rentals that meet County and State guidance (50% capacity; groups of up to 16, with physical distancing and face coverings required).
  • Parks staff are currently working to reopen playgrounds, basketball courts, and the in-line skate rink. Playgrounds are limited to 10 users at one time, with basketball courts and the in-line skate rink limited to 25 users. Visit fcgov.com/parks for additional information.
  • Several Recreation facilities opened on June 8 including the Foothills Activity Center, Edora Pool and Ice Center (EPIC), Fort Collins Senior Center and The Farm at Lee Martinez Park. Facilities are open with modified hours and limited amenities at each location. Visit fcgov.com/recreation for more details.
  • Golf courses are now open for league play, club rentals, group lessons and tee times are shortened to every 10 minutes. Visit fcgov.com/golf/golf-covid-19-policy for all opening and policy information.
More Reopening Updates

Business
Join Larimer County for a Recreation Industry Reopening Q&A Forum
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 and take place tomorrow/Thursday, June 11 at 2 p.m. via Zoom:
To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance.

Places of Worship 
Places of Worship may resume in-person services, with the Larimer County checklist 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

Community

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery 
Discovery Boxes are filled with a combination of books, toys, science experiments, learning challenges, guided explorations, and educational activities to help you deep-dive into discovery this summer through hands-on, minds-on learning right in your own living room, backyard, or porch! Your kids will be able to independently experiment, invent, and explore a different subject each month this summer through the lens of STEAM and History!

The activities in each box can be explored independently or together as a family. Activities are designed to help kids thoroughly explore a subject and can be completed in any order, but together create a cumulative learning experience. Get a sneak peek here.

Learn More

Face Coverings & Symptom Tracker

Face Covering Orders
Face coverings are required for employees and customers in businesses in Fort Collins. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Larimer County Department of Health & Environment recommend the use of face coverings as a mechanism to slow the spread of COVID-19. Face coverings help to reduce air droplets that are breathed out onto others which may spread COVID-19 when someone doesn't know they have the virus. Learn more about City's face covering FAQs and amended order here.

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