State Mask Order
The statewide mask order is similar to the one already in place in Fort Collins and requires everyone over the age of 10 to wear a mask or face covering in all public indoor spaces unless they have a medical condition or disability that prevents them from wearing a mask. This includes using or waiting to use any form of public transportation, a taxi service, car service, or ride-sharing service. Businesses are required to post signage mandating mask-wearing and must refuse entry or service to people not wearing masks.
Enforcement will continue to focus on education and voluntary compliance. Concerns about businesses not enforcing the mask requirement can be submitted to Larimer County Health
.County Variance and Case Count
This weekend, Larimer County Public Health was notified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment that the uptick in daily case counts in Larimer County has put its variance at risk. A revocation of the variance could potentially impact some of our Community Services operations and local restaurants and breweries, places of worship, public gathering sizes and graduations.
Larimer County was required to create a mitigation plan to show how the county will decrease and stabilize case counts. This plan requires strong community enforcement and compliance for face coverings, social distancing, and following the required guidelines for businesses. It’s critical that we continue to reinforce and support these efforts through education and our own actions. Together we can keep our community healthy and safe and our businesses open.