Larimer County has recently experienced a sudden spike in local pandemic case numbers, and unless the numbers can be stemmed or reversed the County's variance granted by the State will be revoked. The benefits of the variance allows Larimer businesses greater flexibility and creates more opportunities to reach customers beyond the Safer-at-Home order.
The Larimer County Health Department stated that businesses must lead the way in preserving the variances by stringently enforcing the new statewide law requiring masks and by continuing to observe social distancing and restrictions on group sizes on their premises.
“If we continue to see cases rise, and early-warning indicators continue to appear, we could see our variance rescinded,” Larimer County Health Department spokeswoman Katie O’Donnell said on Thursday. “This would mean a roll back to the ‘Safer-At-Home’ phase from a state level, and a minimizing of the allowed business operations we were awarded with our variance.”