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Dear friends, neighbors and colleagues - 

As we continue to transition from crisis response into recovery, we know a variety of complexities and challenges remain. Recovery does not mean the crisis is gone. Our nation continues to face several crises that combined will have a significant impact on the current and future health and well-being of our communities. Racial disparities in health outcomes for COVID-19 patients, discriminatory (and often lethal) practices in our criminal-justice systems, increased polarization of public opinion, and the economic fallout of public health restrictions will influence the values and needs of our community. We must continue to transform the way we do our work to improve lives and build resilience.

One example in the short term is how we have partnered with community and regional partners to offer a wide variety of Independence Day activities. While we cannot gather in person at City Park for our traditional fireworks show, I hope you and your family will find ways to enjoy and participate in some of the activities featured below.

Take care,

Darin Atteberry, City Manager


State and County Updates
The County has launched a new dashboard intended to monitor early indicators and share current risk levels for COVID-19 transmission in Larimer County. Please continue to use social distancing, handwashing and face coverings to continue to keep our community safe.

Last week, Governor Polis issued the seventh amendment to the Safer at Home public health order. The changes include:

  • New guidance for indoor and outdoor events
  • New guidance for residential camps
  • Expanded 50% restaurant occupancy up to 100 people for large restaurants
  • Bars, tap rooms, breweries, etc. may open up to 25% occupancy up to 50 people
Safer at Home Amendment


Police Department Reopening
The Police Department lobby will open starting Monday, June 29th. The lobby hours will be Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To request a report or to make a report online, please visit If you need to request pickup of property related to a Fort Collins Police Services case, please call the Evidence Unit to make an appointment at (970) 221-6835. 

Police Services Online

Gatherings, Events or Weddings under "Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors"
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.

There continues to be a lot of interest in Public Gatherings, Events and Weddings, so tomorrow’s one-hour Q&A session will focus on the same topic. Please join Thursday, June 25 at 2 p.m. via Zoom.To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance. More meeting details:

PPP Deadline Approaching
The deadline to apply for the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) is next Tuesday, June 30. Funds are still available, and businesses can still apply. The online Lender Match can help businesses locate a lender who can process a PPP loan. The SBA also has a PPP tool to review requirements to apply.

Visit Lender Match


Share your Solutions | Our Climate Future
We’re asking community members to share your ideas on how to achieve the community’s goals around waste, energy, and climate as part of the next phase of Our Climate Future. This new phase of engagement builds upon priorities identified last fall, which include sustainable transportation, reuse and recycling, renewable energy, equity and inclusion, and more.

We’ve seen how collective action changed the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re seeing how it is elevating the voices of people of color to combat systemic racism in America. Collective action can also be a powerful tool to ensuring our climate future is equitable, resilient, and prosperous for all. Please share your ideas today!

Get Started Sharing Today

4th of July Community Celebration

The City is excited to announce a day filled with COVID-responsible activities planned with partners across Fort Collins, and the Northern Colorado region, to celebrate this year’s Fourth of July. Below is the schedule of events:

  • Hot Air Balloon Launch: With various launch points throughout the city, everyone is sure to see some of the patriotic fun. Balloons are scheduled to take flight around 6 a.m. and stay airborne for several hours, depending on wind conditions.
  • Airplane Parade: Starting at 10 a.m., cheer on more than 20 local pilots as they salute first responders with an airplane parade flying over Fort Collins and Loveland. Several of the planes will be carrying COVID-19 front-line responders. 
  • Stars and Trucks Parade: Tip your hats to many of the important services that keep our community running with a driving Stars and Trucks Parade! The parade begins at 10 a.m., starting near southeast Fort Collins. Please maintain physical distancing and wear a face covering.
  • Celebrate #FoCoTogether with Neighbors: Share in neighborhood celebrations and activities including:
  • Get Social!: Check out The Gardens on Spring Creek and Fort Collins Museum of Discovery on social media for some Fourth of July history and fun.
  • Pop-up Micro-Concerts: Presented in conjunction with Bohemian Nights, local bands will travel to surprise destinations throughout the city for instantaneous live micro-concerts! Performances are scheduled to begin around 1 p.m. Note: To minimize gathering, performance locations are not being announced.
  • Musical Tribute from The Lincoln Center: Presented in conjunction with Bohemian Nights, tune in to a video stream from The Lincoln Center to hear local bands, capped off with a performance from the Fort Collins Symphony playing a rousing patriotic set. Details on how to access the video stream will be posted on the Fourth of July website and social media.
  • Drive-In Fireworks Show: The City partnered with the City of Loveland, Larimer County, Larimer County Sheriff's Office and The Ranch Event Complex to host a drive-in fireworks show. Entry begins at 7:30 p.m., with limited spaces available. Visit here for full details.
Make your Plans

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
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