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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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Emergency Preparedness and Security

 Contact Information

Dept Head: Lt. Jim Byrne

The City remains committed to providing customer service during this time. Please visit fcgov.com/cityservices to find the department or program needed, as well as department phone and email contacts. Additional customer service resources are available to assist community members in doing business with the City.

  • 281 N. College Ave., including the Development Review Center, reopened June 15 and is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entrance to the building will be from College Avenue, and visitors are asked to follow directional signs posted inside the building. All virtual services continue to be available, and the City encourages that option if possible. For in-person service, appointments are recommended as response times may be longer and all services may not be available in person. Contact information for the Development Review Center can be found at fcgov.com/developmentreview/. All other appointments can be scheduled by contacting a department directly.
  • Board & Commission Meetings: City boards and commissions have been asked to cancel all meetings through the end of April with exceptions for boards with quasi-judicial or essential business. However, those boards may still cancel meetings as workloads permit. For more information and for a full list of board and commission meeting cancellations, visit fcgov.com/cityclerk/boards
  • Business Support: The Economic Health Office is managing resources and support for local businesses. For details, visit fcgov.com/business.  
  • City Council: The City strongly urges remote viewing and participation for City Council meetings, except for those persons for whom remote viewing is not a workable option. The City will offer a remote participation options whenever possible
  • The Lincoln Center reopened in a limited and safe capacity as of Monday, July 6. The Lincoln Center can accommodate small-scale meetings and events of up to 50 people with physical distancing in place. The indoor and outdoor event spaces are available for rental and future usage. Inquiries can be made by calling 970.221.6733 or emailing bGNyZW50YWxzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==.
    • The 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.
  • Parking Services at 215 N. Mason St. reopened on June 15. Visitors should follow directional signs in the building.
  • The Police Department lobby reopened Monday, June 29th. The lobby hours are Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To request a report or to make a report online, please visit www.fcgov.com/police/. 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. 
  • The buildings for the Streets Department at 625 9th St. and the Traffic Operations Department at 626 Linden St. will have front doors locked, but both buildings will be staffed during business hours as of June 15. Visitors will need to ring a doorbell to be let into either building.
  • The Utilities Customer Service counter at 222 Laporte Av. reopened June 15. Phone service hours remain 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Visitors should follow directional signs in the building. Full details on Fort Collins Utilities' response at fcgov.com/utilities/covid-19

Facility closures include: 

  • Carnegie Center for Creativity 
  • City Park Pool
  • Club Tico – open for Recreation programs and rentals only.
  • Mulberry Pool 
  • Pottery Studio - open for Recreation programs and rentals only.

The City has enacted several emergency orders related to the coronavirus outbreak. The emergency orders are permitted under the City's ongoing local emergency proclamation. The orders are listed below:

  • 2020-01: Emergency Purchases
    • This order permits the City to make emergency purchases needed for coronavirus response.
  • 2020-02: NACC Shelter
    • This order allows the Northside Aztlan Community Center to be used as an emergency shelter
    • Read the press release here.
  • 2020-03: Fare Suspension
    • This order suspends fare collection on Transfort.
    • Read the press release here.
  • 2020-05: RV Camping
    • This order temporarily allow people to occupy recreational vehicles parked on private property for living, working, or sleeping purposes in order to provide more options for social distancing and physical quarantine.
    • Read the press release here.
    • This order was updated to clarify that recreational vehicle includes other vehicles like campers and pop-up campers. (2020-5A)
  • 2020-06: Drive Up Religious Services
    • This order allows religious organizations to hold outdoor drive up services in which worshipers must remain in their enclosed vehicles. 
    • Read the press release here.
  • 2020-10: Myrtle Street Shelter
    • This order allows a building on Myrtle Street to be used as a shelter for those experiencing homelessness.
    • Read the press release here.
  • 2020-11: Yard Waste Collection
    • This order allows solid waste providers to delay curbside residential yard waste collection until June 1.
    • Read the press release here.
  • 2020-12: Transfort Services
    • This order allows Transfort to change routes, service frequency, and fare pricing to respond to ongoing fluctuations in ridership and the needs of the City.
    • Read the press release here.
  • 2020-13: Contractor Licensing Changes
    • This order temporarily allows applicants for contractor licensing to use certification from the 2009 version of the International Building Code to apply for licenses with the City.
    • Read the press release here.
  • 2020-14: Seasonal Overflow Shelter Exemption
    • This order allows the Community of Christ church on Oak Street to be used as a shelter outside of the normal November to April seasonal timeframe.
    • Read the related press release here.
  • 2020-15: Face Covering Requirement
    • This order requires the use of face coverings in most buildings open to the public.
    • This order was amended on May 5 and May 28, 2020. See the most recent amended order here
  • 2020-16: CDBG Process
    • This order allows for an expedited process for the disbursement of Community Development Block Grant Funds allocated for coronavirus-related relief.
    • Read the press release here.

Northside Aztlan Community Center Shelter

Northside Aztlan Center Will Remain Shelter for Those Experiencing Homelessness until June 19

 The City of Fort Collins and local homelessness provider organizations have agreed to extend the use of Northside Aztlan Community Center (Northside) as a shelter for those experiencing homelessness until June 19. The use of Northside as a temporary shelter began on March 19 and the agreement was set to expire on May 31. The shelter currently provides meals and health screenings as well as day and night shelter. After June 19, the facility is planned to return to a community recreation center for intended programming like summer camps and childcare. The facility will need at least four weeks of rehabilitation before summer camps begin the week of July 17.

In response to requests from service providers for additional time to make other arrangements, on Tuesday, June 2, City Council will discuss extending the shelter at Northside beyond June 19. Staff and service provider partners continue to explore all options for ongoing shelter needs during this time as well as plan for fall/winter shelter needs.

Shelter details through June 19 are as follows:

Day Shelter: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (sack lunch provided at noon)

Evening Shelter: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Men Overnight Shelter: 9:00 p.m. – men only at Northside

Women Overnight Shelter: occurred at Fort Collins Rescue Mission and Community of Christ (9:00 p.m.) November – May 31. June 1 – June 19, women can stay overnight at Northside.

Breakfast and dinner will still be served daily at Fort Collins Rescue Mission.

Background Information: 

Since March 19, in response to public health guidance and global emergency, the City and community partners including Homeward Alliance, Homeward 2020, Catholic Charities, Fort Collins Rescue Mission, Health District of Northern Larimer County, and Summitstone Health swiftly established an indoor, centralized operations and shelter site at NACC to help keep people safe and slow the spread of COVID-19.

The week of April 27, the City of Fort Collins transitioned community members experiencing homelessness that had been temporarily sheltering outdoors at Heritage Park to the indoor shelter at Northside Aztlan Community Center (NACC). This plan was supported by Larimer County Department of Health and Environment who  determined that closing the outdoor site while continuing to provide indoor shelter space and adding additional space for at-risk folks was in alignment with Larimer County’s Safer at Home guidance. Since then, the City of Fort Collins Parks department has been restoring the park to it's original condition. 

City staff is still working to evaluate when to transition NACC back to regular operations. This decision will be based on state and county public health recommendations as well as additional community needs for the facility like childcare. 

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