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Dear friends, neighbors and colleagues - 

As we continue through recovery, the City is looking toward the long-term economic impacts of COVID-19. Last night, City Council appropriated the CARES funding to help offset some of the costs the City has incurred in recent months and to support the community in the coming months. There is still work to be done in this area, and this is a positive step in that direction. In addition, the City is working to develop the 2021 City Budget. While we normally create two-year budgets, due to the continued economic uncertainty, the City will instead create a one-year operational budget that will allow us to prioritize existing services and remain flexible should the financial picture change again. More information about ways to get involved is below.

Take care,

Darin Atteberry, City Manager

City

2021 Budget
Generally, the City creates a biennial budget every two years using the Budgeting for Outcomes (BFO) process. BFO focuses on outcomes and results, not on cost, and puts the community’s values and priorities first.

Due to the economic uncertainty related to COVID-19, the City will create a one-year 2021 Recommended Budget for City Council to consider this fall, and we want to hear from you as we prioritize.

Transfort Launches COVID Survey
Transfort, the transit agency owned by the City, released a community survey to help understand how community members are making decisions to ride Transfort since the coronavirus outbreak as well as what factors they will consider before resuming transit use.

The survey asks riders about their use of Transfort before and during the outbreak as well as their plans for riding Transfort in the future. Participants will also be able to provide feedback on different actions Transfort has taken or may take to promote safety when using Transfort service. Feedback from the survey will help guide Transfort’s decision making in the future.

The agency encourages all community members to participate, including Colorado State University students, faculty and staff; Poudre School District families and staff; and Front Range Community College students and staff.
Take the Transfort Survey

Business

Q&A Session with the Larimer County Health Department
Larimer County received a variance in May 2020 that allows for larger gatherings and people-per-business for certain types of activities than the state Safer-at-Home order permits. This variance is contingent on maintaining low levels for specific COVID-19 metrics. An increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Larimer is putting larger gatherings like weddings or graduations, as well as the capacity allowed for many restaurants and breweries at risk.

Still have questions? Join this question and answer session with the Larimer County Health Department to get an update on this situation and learn how the loss of our variance could impact your business. All businesses are invited to join the 1-hour session, Thursday, July 30, at  2 p.m. via Zoom. To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance

Meeting Details:

Meeting ID: 941 0499 9954
Keep NoCo Open

Community
COVID-19 Resources
2-1-1 connects Coloradans with human service resources statewide. Visit 211Colorado.org, dial 2-1-1 or text your Zip Code to 898-211. Do not call 911 for COVID-19 questions unless it is a medical emergency.

2-1-1 provides navigation services in several areas:  

  • Housing, including shelters and transitional services
  • Rent and utility assistance
  • SNAP benefits
  • Childcare
  • Food/meals
  • Transportation
  • Clothing/personal/household needs
  • Mental health and substance use disorders
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Medical & dental clinics
  • Other government/economic services

2-1-1 Resource Navigators help by phone Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and are able to translate over 170 languages. Coloradans can also reach 2-1-1 toll-free by dialing 866-760-6489. 

Visit 2-1-1 Online

County Health

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 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

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