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Dear friends, neighbors and colleagues - 

Thank you for your continued diligence in helping keep the spread of COVID-19 low in our community. As the Larimer County information below indicates, there have been some slight increases in total cases, which is to be expected as people are out more. However, in order to move into the next phase of the state’s reopening plans, we must continue to demonstrate low transmission in our area.

I’ve said it many times, but it still bears repeating: the very best way for us to support our local businesses and allow services and activities to remain open is for each of us to continue wearing our face coverings, washing our hands, and staying home as much as possible. We cannot become complacent now.

Take care,

Darin Atteberry, City Manager


The Latest from Larimer County
According to Larimer County Department of Public Health and Environment, COVID-19 cases in the community are increasing; on July 2nd, there were 16 reported cases, up from the recent daily average of five. 

They also shared that "ages of reported cases have continued to drop, and the median age of cases is now between 20 and 30 years old. While this age demographic doesn’t tend to get very sick from COVID-19, these cases continue to create community spread in our community."

Larimer County Public Health's Risk Dashboard
helps community members understand risk and COVID-19 data relevant to our county. The dashboard highlights the early warning indicators used by the Health Department to monitor the health of our hospital systems and COVID-19 case data. Some indicators are updated daily, while hospital data will be updated three times a week.

Wearing a face covering is something we all can – and should – continue to do to protect each other. Wearing a face covering, even when you feel healthy, reduces the risk of transmitting the virus to others. Face coverings, physical distancing, handwashing, and frequent cleaning all help slow the spread of the virus and must continue in order to allow Larimer County to move forward with reopening.
Larimer County COVID-19 Risk Dashboard

City Reopenings
The following facilities, programming, and amenities have reopened, in addition to previously announced openings:
  • The Lincoln Center reopened in a limited and safe capacity as of Monday, July 6.
    • As our community gets back to business, The Lincoln Center provides an ideal place for holding small-scale meetings and events of up to 50 people while accommodating current physical distancing requirements. The Lincoln Center’s indoor and outdoor event spaces are available for rental and future usage. Inquiries can be made by calling 970.221.6733 or emailing
    • Additionally, The Lincoln Center Box Office reopened and resumed regular operating hours (Tue–Sat, 12 p.m.– 6 p.m.) as of Tuesday, July 7. All other access into The Lincoln Center is restricted and limited to those attending a ticketed or scheduled event.
  • Splash pads located at Spring Canyon Park and Fossil Creek Park reopened this week.
    • The Old Town Square splash pad, financed by the Downtown Development Authority and maintained by the City, reopened in late June.
    • Signage will be posted limiting the number of users at one time along with physical distancing recommendations. Splash pads will remain operational through Labor Day.
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Safety Reminders
Wearing a face covering inside Fort Collins businesses, washing hands and practicing physical distancing protect us all. Keep our community thriving, businesses open, and employees healthy. Learn how you can be a responsible consumer while you support and shop local at

Visit For Fort Collins


New Virtual Art Tours 
The City's Art in Public Places is celebrating 25 years with new virtual tours of the public art on the Fossil Creek, Poudre, and Spring Creek Trails! You'll also find updated Northeast Fort Collins and Community Parks maps and a walking tour of Downtown

Gardens on Spring Creek Activities
The Gardens' Read and Seed program will return on July 13 with smaller, outdoors classes so children and their caregivers can safely explore. Other activities throughout the summer are listed below:

  • Yoga at The Gardens
  • Tai Chi at The Gardens (sold out this Saturday)
  • Garden to Fork Cooking Classes
More from the Gardens

Emergency Preparedness & Security
City Hall West, 300 Laporte Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80521