Safer-At-Home Business Reopening Process
UPDATE: Effective May 27: Guidance for restaurants & food services: The intent of this guidance is to open establishments for the primary purpose of dine-in service. Any establishment that can adhere to the guidelines below and ensure access to food for on-premise consumption can open. The provision of food/meals must be from a licensed retail food establishment. Other kinds of establishments that do not serve food will be evaluated in June.
Governor Jared Polis has issued an update on how the state is responding to COVID-19 and introduced the Level 2: Safer-At-Home Executive Order and Public Health Order. The order will expire 30 days from April 27, 2020, unless extended further by Executive Order.
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:
- Child care facilities
- Children’s day camps & youth sports camps
- Education P-12
- Field services & real estate
- Local & personal recreation
- Office-based businesses
- Higher education
- Limited health care settings
- Non-critical manufacturing
- Nursing homes & congregate care facilities
- Personal services
- Restaurants & food services
- Best practices for all businesses
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.
- May 29: Estes Valley accommodations orders expire May 31
- May 23: 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
- 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