Larimer Level Up

Larimer County’s “5 star” certified business variance program, locally known as the Level Up Program was approved by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office on December 23, 2020. Businesses in Larimer County can now apply and upon approval, inspection, and certification, operate at the capacities one level above the overall county position.

1/5/21 UPDATE: From Larimer County Department of Health and Environment:


The entire county has moved to level orange restrictions on Monday January 4th at noon. No inspection is required for this move.

At this point, the state is telling Larimer County to wait at least 7 days to qualify to allow the Level Up certified businesses to operate at the yellow level. This qualification will depend on if local metrics and cases continue to go down. Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) hopes this timeframe will change and be shortened. For now, LCDHE will continue to certify and conduct on-site inspections so businesses are ready for that move whenever approved. Businesses already certified will be eligible to immediately move to Level Yellow once the state notifies the County. For now, certified businesses will need to operate in orange as they have been and plan to move to yellow soon.

Application Process for the voluntary Level Up Program:

  1. Complete the online application HERE (available in English and Español by clicking drop down menu in upper right hand corner of the form)
    • This application asks for A COVID-19 Prevention Plan and Outbreak Plan for each business and/or business location is required
    • The LCDHE will review applications and initiate inspections
  2. Level Up Administrative Committee reviews and certifies the business contingent upon a successful on-site inspection
  3. On-site inspection and certification by Public Health Representative
    • Please Note: LCDHE will make every effort to review applications and inspect facilities but likely won’t get through them all before the holidays. LCDHE will begin reviewing and scheduling inspections again on the Monday, December 28.

It is important to note that the Level Up Program is contingent upon keeping Larimer County COVID-19 numbers at a two-week sustained decline in cases, positivity percentage and hospitalizations. The community is being asked to continue to do its part and help #KeepNoCoOpen.

Click Here for Information and the Application


Level Up Certified Businesses
Click Here for #KEEPNOCOOPEN Messaging and Assets