Colorado’s dial framework standardizes different levels of “openness” at the county level. It is a tool that allows Colorado to balance the urgent need to contain the virus with the need for localized guidance during the pandemic.
Dial 3.0 goes into effect on March 24, 2021. Read more about Dial 3.0. Dial 3.0 makes it easier for counties to move into Level Green: Protect Our Neighbors, the least restrictive level on the dial. It also removes many of the restrictions that currently apply at that level. Additionally, several restrictions in Level Blue are loosened in Dial 3.0.
The CO Department of Public Health & Environment and the CO State of Emergency Operations Center has created industry-specific checklists that businesses must follow prior to reopening.
Symptom Screening: Watch how to conduct a facility health screening.
Please submit your additional questions or concerns here.
*Please note that local governments can choose to enact stricter guidance than the state — like extending the Stay-at-Home order within the local government’s jurisdiction.
Larimer County – CURRENT LEVEL: YELLOW
- February 6, 2021: Larimer County Moves to Level Yellow Saturday, February 6, 2021
- November 20, 2020: Larimer County to Move to Safer at Home Level Red of Colorado’s Dial
- November 13, 2020: Larimer County Health Department issues an Emergency Public Health Order to help suppress the virus and maintain hospital capacity for care
- November 5, 2020: Larimer County to Move to Safer at Home: Level 2 (Yellow)
- October 15, 2020: Larimer County Health Department issues an Emergency Public Health Order to help suppress the virus
- August 6, 2020: Variance Update
- July 17, 2020: Larimer County Cases Rise, Variance Could Be Revoked
- May 29. 2020: Estes Valley accommodations orders expire May 31
- May 23, 2020: Larimer County Receives State Approval to Re-open Some Businesses Ahead of State Orders
- Larimer County Submits Variance Seeking to Safely Reopen Businesses Ahead of State Orders
- View Variance Request Here
- Larimer County Zoom Call with Businesses to Discuss Variance Request (May 20)
- Safer at Home Phase of COVID-19 Pandemic in Larimer County (includes what it means for businesses, checklists for reopening, business types, etc,)
- Outdoor Dining Permit Checklist
- Outdoor Dining Expansion Permit
- Business Best Practices
- Customer Best Practices
- Temporary Modification of Premise
Face Coverings & Business
- August 14: Governor Polis Extends Mask Order Into September
- July 16: Statewide Mandatory Mask Order – Executive Order D 2020 138
- May 30: Larimer County Amended Face Coverings Order
- May 29: Fort Collins extends and updates face covering rule; codifies outdoor dining in public right-of-way
- May 1: Fort Collins to require face coverings in most buildings open to the public
- May 19: Larimer County Public Health Amends Face Covering Order
- Amended Face Covering Order
- Frequently Asked Questions about Face Coverings and Masks
- Additional Social Distancing Requirements Checklist (for businesses looking to remove the face covering requirements for customers)
- Town of Estes Park Face Coverings Ordinance