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Dear friends, neighbors and colleagues - 

Additional City facilities with public facing programs and services continued to reopen this week. As you may recall, we are following a phased approach based on the latest available guidance and regulations from health officials and the State of Colorado.

It's hard to believe we’ve been at this different way of living for over 90 days now. As we shift from a crisis response model back into an operational mode, it might feel like we really are getting back to normal; however, we must continue to be diligent in practicing physical distance and wearing face coverings to ensure our businesses, facilities and activities can remain open and safe.

Take care,

Darin Atteberry, City Manager

City
Facility Reopenings
Not all City buildings and amenities have fully reopened, though more openings are expected throughout June. Last week there were several reopening announcements, including the Butterfly House and gift shop at the Gardens on Spring Creek (visit fcgov.com/gardens/admissions for more information). If you need to find a department or program not listed here, please visit fcgov.com/cityservices, as well as department phone and email contacts.

Please remember face coverings are required in all buildings, and the public is expected to observe physical distancing as much as possible.

Northside Aztlan Community Center
The City and community partners like Homeward Alliance, Homeward 2020, Catholic Charities, Fort Collins Rescue Mission, Health District of Northern Larimer County, and SummitStone Health have been helping to keep people experiencing homelessness safe in response to COVID-19. The City worked with its partners to swiftly establish an indoor centralized operation and shelter site on March 19 at Northside Aztlan Community Center (Northside) to help keep people safe and slow the spread of COVID-19.

On June 19, due to other community needs for the facility, the City will begin transitioning Northside back to a recreation facility to prepare for summer day camps that will begin in July. These day camps serve families with essential workers as well as low-income families experiencing homelessness. Families without homes can find ongoing shelter through Catholic Charities, Family Housing Network and One Village One Family. Providers are adapting day and night shelters, services and meals to serve as many people as possible.
Additional Resources

Business
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Read the stories of local business owners and learn how you can rally for #forfortcollins. You'll find a variety of resources for both businesses and community members.

Reopening of Gatherings, Events or Weddings
Larimer County’s state-approved variance includes opportunities for some types of gatherings. “Gatherings” includes activities like concerts, weddings, arts and culture, conferences and various others. The Health Department is working with businesses to safely reopen, and this includes hosting industry specific question and answer sessions.

The next 1-hour session on Thursday, June 18th, at  2 p.m. will be focused on Public Gatherings, Events and Weddings:
To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance
Submit a Session Question

Community

Free Mulch Day
The City's Forestry Division will provide free wood mulch to City community members on Saturday, June 27 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. The mulch may be picked up at 1380 Hoffman Mill Road and loading assistance will be provided. This offer is not available to commercial businesses. All participants are asked to follow the procedures and guidelines listed below:

  • Remain in your vehicle
  • Wear a face covering 
  • Refrain from attending if you, or anyone in your household, are exhibiting symptoms of illness
  • Wash or sanitize hands before and after visiting 
Larimer County Drive-In Fireworks
The City of Fort Collins will be partnering with the City of Loveland and Larimer County to present a regional drive-in style fireworks show at The Ranch Events Complex. This temporary location for 2020 has vast open areas, parking, security and gated access to help limit attendance and discourage crowds for safe viewing. A map and more information on the adjacent viewing locations will be announced here.  City staff are also finalizing plans for a variety of additional alternative festivities for our Fort Collins community. Stay tuned for more details soon!
Drive-In Fireworks

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