Protect Our Neighbors Business Reopening Process


Governor Jared Polis has issued an update on how the state is responding to COVID-19 and introduced the Level 3: Protect Our Neighbors phase. Protect Our Neighbors means that communities that meet certain criteria have less stringent restrictions than under
Stay-At-Home and Safer-At-Home. Communities may permit activities at 50% of pre-pandemic capacity, with at least 6 feet between non-household members, and no more than 500 people in one setting at a time. Communities that can demonstrate strong public health and health care systems – paired with low virus levels – should take on more control over their own reopening plans. Strong local public health and health care systems are the key to reopening the economy. Different communities will be at different phases, based on local conditions and capabilities.

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.

Workplace outbreak guidance

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Symptom Screening: Watch how to conduct a facility health screening.

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*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

Fort Collins


Face Coverings & Business


Weld County