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LARIMER COUNTY NOT PURSUING VACCINE VERIFIED FACILITY PROGRAM; OPTIMISTIC ABOUT NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO FIGHT COVID-19

The Larimer County Department of Health & Environment (LCDHE) is no longer pursuing the implementation of the optional Vaccine Verified Facility & Event Program. LCDHE is focused instead on new opportunities to fight the virus by providing boosters, pediatric vaccines, and exploring ways to increase access to monoclonal antibody treatments. On October 20th, the Ninth Public Health Order (PHO) requiring masks in all public indoor spaces in Larimer County went into effect. The PHO...

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Larimer County Public Health Officials Issue Public Health Order Requiring Masks in All Public Indoor Spaces, Effective October 20 at 12:00 PM

Larimer County, CO - The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) has issued a public health order requiring that face coverings be worn in all public indoor spaces in Larimer County.  The order requires that all persons aged 3 years and older wear face coverings and outlines limited exceptions, including for individuals who cannot medically tolerate a face covering. The order goes into effect Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 12:00 pm. On August 11, 2021, the Larimer County...

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FRCC to Give Out $8 Million to Fall Semester Students

We are pleased to announce that funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, 2021 (ARP) will allow FRCC to provide more than $8 million in financial support for all our fall semester students. Students who are registered for fall 2021 classes will be automatically considered, with awards ranging from $250 to $1000 per student, depending on their need. No additional application is necessary. However, if a student hasn’t already completed one of the following forms, we strongly encourage them to...

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Vaccine Clinic Saturday 1-5pm – Receive a Ticket Voucher for a Washington’s Performance

Everyone is invited to a vaccination clinic from 1-5 pm this Saturday, Aug. 14 in Fort Collins Old Town Square. Vaccination walk-ups are welcome, or appointments can be scheduled in advance. Visit larimer.org/covidvaccine to schedule an appointment or for information. After your vaccination, you’ll receive a ticket voucher to see a future music performance at Washington’s! Todos están invitados a una clínica de vacunación de 1 a 5 p.m. este sábado 14 de agosto en Fort Collins Old Town Square....

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Larimer County Health Officials Strongly Recommend Residents Wear Masks in Indoor Settings as COVID-19 Increases

Larimer County, CO - Due to the rapidly increasing threat of the Delta variant, primarily among unvaccinated people, Larimer County Health officials are calling on unvaccinated residents to make the decision to get vaccinated without delay. Additionally, officials are strongly recommending that all community members, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, wear masks in public indoor settings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “There are simply not enough people vaccinated yet and wearing masks in...

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With more than 20,000 students fully vaccinated, CSU announces new vaccine, screening and mask mandates for Fall 2021

Dear CSU Community, Perhaps the most powerful lesson that COVID-19 has taught us is that we can act quickly and effectively to protect ourselves and one another. CSU’s powerful culture of compassion and outreach has already led us successfully through an academic year upended by the pandemic. As we head into our in-person Fall 2021 semester, we call on each of you to remember that Rams Take Care of Rams and to adhere to the new vaccine, mask and screening mandates outlined here. Each member of...

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Helping Youth Consider Covid-19 Vaccines

The video below is the brainchild of local high school senior Ulisses Rico Moncada; he felt it was important to promote messages that would resonate with youth. “I’ve seen a false sense of security amongst teens and young adults because we’ve been told older adults and people with pre-existing health conditions are those most vulnerable to Covid-19,” says Ulisses. “Teens and young adults are not in the high-risk area, so I think there is no pressure for that group to get the vaccine. The...

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State issues fourth amended public health order 20-38

REMOTE, (July 1, 2021): Today, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released an amended public health order 20-38. The new changes are effective today and will expire at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 1 unless extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing. This update requires medical-grade face coverings for unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated employees in the following settings which serve vulnerable or at-risk populations: homeless shelters, prisons, jails, and emergency...

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Larimer County Emergency Rent Assistance Program

Larimer County‘s Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance funds can help renters stay in their homes by paying back rent and utilities, and more. We are partnering with Neighbor to Neighbor to review applications and send payments to recipients. Call Neighbor to Neighbor at 970-829-0296 or visit larimer.org/erap to learn more.  

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If you’re vaccinated against COVID-19, you could win $1 million. 

These safe, effective, and life-saving vaccines could give you the opportunity to win $1 million. As part of this public health initiative, the Colorado Lottery will conduct a random weekly drawing on behalf of the Colorado Department of Health & Environment to identify one vaccinated Colorado resident each week to win a million-dollar cash prize. All Colorado residents age 18 and older who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, as determined by eligibility rules, are...

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Larimer County Businesses Can Request Onsite COVID Vaccine Clinic

Every person who gets the a COVID-19 vaccine helps stop the virus from spreading, helping our community stay healthy and our businesses thriving. The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) is offering businesses an opportunity to host onsite COVID vaccine clinics. Please complete this form to request an onsite COVID vaccine clinic. Requests will be prioritized based on our staffing availability and vaccine supply.

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Governor Jared Polis, CDLE Announce the Colorado Jumpstart Incentive

Unemployed Coloradans Who Return to Work are Eligible for an Incentive On Wednesday, Governor Jared Polis signed an Executive Order creating a new monetary incentive program to support unemployed Coloradans as they return to work full time. Under the Colorado Jumpstart incentive program, unemployed individuals are eligible to receive an incentive of up to $1,600 to support the transition into full-time work. “Powering the comeback means supporting Coloradans getting back to work and our...

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Larimer County Health Department To End Local Public Health Orders As Community Gets Vaccinated

Larimer County, Colo. – The Larimer County Department of Health & Environment (LCDHE) is set to expire local public health orders related to COVID-19 at 11:59 PM on May 16, 2021. Beginning 12:00 AM on May 17, Larimer County will be required to follow Colorado Amended Public Health Order 20-38: Limited COVID-19 Restrictions. The state order may be modified before May 17. On April 16, 2021 Larimer County health officials issued a public health order intended to suppress transmission of the...

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Celebrate Economic Development Week May 10-14

Celebrate Economic Development Week May 10-14

Economic Development looked a lot different in Northern Colorado than is has before. Together we worked with our communities to respond by creating programs and resources to help our community begin to recover. As we share some of these resources in honor of Economic Development Week, May 10-14, 2021, remember you too can help support in our economic recovery. Here's a few tips for how you can support our local favorites: Stop into a shop you’ve always been curious about. Buy a gift card for...

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CSU System announces COVID vaccine requirement for Fall 2021

The Colorado State University Fort Collins and Pueblo campuses will require COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty, staff, and students for the Fall 2021 semester. After conferring with the presidents of the two campuses, CSU System Chancellor Tony Frank today announced the new requirements, which will be finalized by the Board of Governors of the CSU System when it meets on May 6. This requirement is conditioned upon full approval of one or more vaccines by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration....

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Colorado Launches CLIMBER Small Business Loan Fund

New program designed to provide critical help to Colorado small businesses  Today, the Colorado Department of the Treasury, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA), and Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) launched the Colorado Loans for Increasing Mainstreet Business and Economic Recovery (CLIMBER). CLIMBER is a statewide loan fund that will provide up to $250 million in working capital to Colorado small businesses through 2023. “At this critical moment in our...

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9Health:365, In partnership with Albertsons/Safeway, Hosting COVID Vaccine Clinics in Northern Colorado

9Health:365, in partnership with Albertsons/Safeway, is hosting COVID vaccine clinics each week at two sites in the north of Colorado, designed to prioritize underserved communities. Community members may click one of the links below to schedule an appointment, or if you don't have access to a computer, call the numbers on the flyers attached below in English and Spanish.  The sites are: The link for Loveland is: https://kordinator.mhealthcoach.net/vcl/9HFLoveland The link for Ft Lupton...

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Estes Park Businesses are Hiring! Sign Up for Virtual Job Fair

The spring season is upon us and Estes Park businesses are hiring! We are currently hosting a Virtual Job Fair for dozens of Estes Park businesses. This virtual event will be available to interested job seekers now through May 25th. Please use the link below to register and begin attending. It is available to all job seekers 24/7. Additional participating businesses are joining every day so check back often!! You can register for and attend this event by clicking...

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What You Need to Know about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF)

American Rescue Plan Act provides $28B of grant support to help America’s restaurants, bars, and nightclubs recover from the COVID pandemic, through a program called the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). The RRF web page and the web landing site are both up and running, and is the best source for the most up-to-date information. RRF is NOT ready to accept applications yet. Applicants and stakeholders are encouraged to visit the site to determine eligibility and prepare for program...

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American Rescue Plan tax credits available to small employers to provide paid leave to employees receiving COVID-19 vaccines; new fact sheet outlines details

IR-2021-90, April 21, 2021 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced today further details of tax credits available under the American Rescue Plan to help small businesses, including providing paid leave for employees receiving COVID-19 vaccinations. The additional details, provided in a fact sheet released today, spell out some basic facts about the employers eligible for the tax credits. It also provides information on how these employers may claim the...

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SBA launches Restaurant Revitalization Fund webpage with important program details

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (Fondo de revitalización de restaurantes), part of the American Rescue Plan Act, will provide $28.6 billion in grants to restaurants and bars in need. This fund will offer grants to hard-hit restaurants and bars, with restaurants able to apply for grants based on lost revenue. Five billion dollars of that total will be set aside expressly for businesses with 2019 gross receipts of less than $500,000. How to apply The official application launch date will be...

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Larimer County Health Department Issues Local Public Health Order To Guide County Through the Next Phase of Pandemic

Larimer County, Colo. – The Larimer County Department of Health & Environment (LCDHE) has issued a Public Health Order (PHO) to help guide the county through the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and toward a full reopening. The Larimer County order has been issued as Colorado’s Executive Order PHO 20-36 and the Dial 3.0 has expired. The intent of the local Public Health Order is to protect the Larimer County community and to slow the spread of COVID-19 as progress in vaccination efforts...

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Grassroots Organizations Collaborate to Vaccinate BIPOC in Larimer County

‘NoCo Gets Vaccinated’ provides COVID-19 vaccination information and services Larimer County, CO - ‘NoCo Gets Vaccinated’ is a grassroots effort between local community organizations, public health agencies, and partners to provide updated information and services for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community regarding COVID-19 vaccination. The initiative aims to build trust among the community while ensuring accessibility to vaccine supply for the Larimer County BIPOC...

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FRCC plans to return to in-person learning for fall semester.

It has been a year since the beginning of a global pandemic that has changed so much about the way we live our lives. I know that all of us—students, faculty, and staff—have been waiting for a return to life before the pandemic. I am excited to share that we are planning to be close to full capacity on campus for fall semester 2021. We will continue to offer Real-Time Remote and Online courses for those who prefer learning remotely. Student services will continue to be available both virtually...

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OEDIT: Phased rollout of Restaurant Revitalization Fund to begin in early April

A message from Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade The Restaurant Revitalization Fund, part of the American Rescue Plan Act, will provide $28.6 billion in grants to restaurants and bars in need. This fund will offer grants to hard-hit restaurants and bars, with restaurants able to apply for grants based on lost revenue. Five billion dollars of that total will be set aside expressly for businesses with 2019 gross receipts of less than $500,000. Funds may be used to...

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PPP deadline likely to be extended to May 31, 2021

According to the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, "the Senate passed the House version of a bill to extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application deadline to May 31, 2021, and President Biden is expected to quickly sign this into law. With the current March 31 deadline quickly approaching, this extension will give Coloradans more time to submit their PPP loan application."

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Colorado’s COVID-19 Dial 3.0 released today

REMOTE, (March 23, 2021): As more Coloradans are eligible to get vaccinated and choose to do so, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has released the latest update to Colorado’s COVID-19 dial framework: Dial 3.0. The updated dial public health order goes into effect Wednesday, March 24. State officials expect that Dial 3.0 will remain in effect until mid-April, at which point the state plans to retire the dial and implement a new public health order that gives...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Available

Food and restaurant workers are eligible to be vaccinated starting today in Phase 1B.4 of the Colorado Vaccine Distribution Plan. COVID vaccines are safe, effective, and free. Vaccination can help businesses continue operating smoothly during the pandemic by reducing absences and quarantines. The Johnson & Johnson 1-dose COVID vaccine will be available on Tuesday, 3/23, for eligible food and restaurant workers only. Individuals must schedule an appointment in order to be vaccinated. Please...

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SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program

WASHINGTON – Building on a month of strong results, the Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Small Business Administration are taking steps with the Paycheck Protection Program to further promote equitable relief for America’s mom-and-pop businesses. The latest round of Paycheck Protection Program funding opened one month ago and already the Biden Administration has succeeded in making major improvements to the program’s implementation: For businesses with fewer than ten employees, the...

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Larimer County Moves to Level Yellow Saturday, February 6, 2021

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has released the COVID-19 Dial 2.0. The new dial will consequently move Larimer County from Level Orange to Level Yellow effective Saturday, February 6, 2021.  To view the changes for Larimer County residents & businesses, click here.  The Larimer County Health Department will be working with businesses to work through the new capacity limitations. Please contact the Health Department through one of these options: Call the...

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Personal Property Tax payment plan options for business owners

Larimer County Treasurer & Public Trustee Irene Josey is asking that business owners experiencing hardship paying their personal property taxes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reach out to the Treasurer's Office. The office may be able to help with payment plan options, please email lctreasurer@larimer.org or call 970-498-7020 to discuss payment plan options. Personal Property is generally known as portable or moveable items that are used for income production. Examples would be office...

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SBA Re-Opening Paycheck Protection Program to Small Lenders on Friday, January 15 and All Lenders on Tuesday, January 19

Lenders with $1 Billion or Less in Assets Will be Able to Submit First and Second Draw PPP Applications on Friday – Continuing Dedicated Access for Community-Based Lenders WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, will re-open the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets for First and Second Draw applications on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9 am ET.  The portal will fully...

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SBA Re-Opens PPP to Community Financial Institutions First

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal today at 9 am ET. SBA is continuing its dedicated commitment to underserved small businesses and to addressing potential access to capital barriers by initially granting PPP access exclusively to community financial institutions (CFIs) that typically serve these concerns. When the PPP loan portal re-opened today, it initially...

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Free Online Restaurant Academy

Free Online Restaurant Academy

Do you wish you had all the systems in place to run a profitable restaurant? Want to learn new marketing strategies from experts in digital and social media marketing and much more? Based in Fort Collins, the Online Restaurant Academy has a combined 20+ years of restaurant experience and is committed to helping coach your restaurant through what NOT to do. They are offering a FREE online coaching mini-course designed to level up your restaurant business through proven planning and processing...

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Larimer County partners with area municipalities to distribute relief funds to eligible businesses

Eligible small businesses in Larimer County that have been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions might be eligible for a one-time relief payment program for their business. Larimer County is partnering with the City of Fort Collins, City of Loveland, and Town of Estes Park to serve as “Municipal Business Hubs” and ensure county-wide access to the program and opt into COVID-19 Small Business Relief Support through the Special Session Senate Bill 20B-001. Impacted small businesses include...

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Red level counties move to Orange level effective today

REMOTE, (Jan. 4, 2021): Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has allowed local public health agencies with counties in the Red level on the state’s dial to move to the Orange level, which went into effect at 12:00 a.m. today.  As always, counties can choose to continue to operate with more restrictive guidance. The state’s decision to move the counties simply provides greater flexibility for local jurisdictions. CDPHE notified counties of the decision last week. “Our goal is to...

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Larimer County Level Up Program Approved

Businesses can now apply to receive approval to operate at next level  LARIMER COUNTY, COLO. – December 23, 2020 – 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 at 12:47 p.m. on December 23, 2020. Businesses in Larimer County can now apply for and upon approval, inspection and certification, operate at the capacities one level above the overall county...

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“Level Up” aka “5 Star” Program in Larimer County Pre-Application Now Open

Last week Larimer County submitted for the “5 Star” certified business variance program, locally known as the Level Up Program. The 5 Star State Certification Program enables businesses that meet enhanced safety guidelines in qualifying counties to open at greater capacity. For this program to start in Larimer County, our application needs to be approved by the state and our regional COVID-19 case numbers need to continue to decline. The good news is that we expect to meet both of these...

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Larimer County Applies for “5 Star” Certified Business Variance Program

LARIMER COUNTY, COLO. – December 18, 2020 – Larimer County partners applied for the “5 star” certified business variance program, locally known as the Level Up Program with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office on Friday. The Larimer County Level Up Program allows participating businesses who demonstrate compliance with public health guidelines and safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community to operate with capacity restrictions one...

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Larimer County Businesses Look to Be Part of Solution to Reopen Safely and Effectively

Larimer County’s move from Level Yellow to Level Red puts a considerable strain on businesses that are already significantly impacted by COVID-19. In response to this impact The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, the Loveland and Fort Collins Area Chambers of Commerce, the Cities of Loveland and Fort Collins, Towns of Estes Park, Windsor, Berthoud and Wellington continue to advocate for our businesses. Specifically, we have been researching programs nationally and within...

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NoCo Nosh offers Fort Collins Restaurants Free Sign Up & Zero Commission Rates

              FORT COLLINS, CO – The City of Fort Collins has launched a program to assist local restaurants and incentivize residents to support their favorite restaurants by partnering with NoCo Nosh, a local restaurant delivery service.As part of the program the city will pay the restaurant portion of the delivery fees eliminating the fees that restaurants typically pay for NoCo Nosh to take, process, and fulfill a takeout or delivery order on their...

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Larimer County to Move to Safer at Home Level Red of Colorado’s Dial

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has moved Larimer County from Safer at Home Level 2 (Yellow) to Level 4 (Red) on Colorado’s Dial. The Larimer County Board of Health has voted to support this transition to Level Red. The move is a result of rapidly increasing COVID-19 case counts, positivity rates across all age groups, and significant impacts to hospital utilization within Larimer County over the past several weeks. The Larimer County Health Department monitors...

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Larimer County moves to Level Red Starting November 24

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has moved Larimer County from Safer at Home Level 2 (Yellow) to Level 4 (Red) on Colorado’s Dial, effective Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. The Larimer County Board of Health has voted to support this transition to Level Red. The move is a result of rapidly increasing COVID-19 case counts, positivity rates across all age groups, and significant impacts to hospital utilization within Larimer County over the past several...

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COVID-19 TESTING at Good Day Pharmacy

NOW offering both a RAPID ANTIGEN test ($100) and a PCR (free) test.  Details are below- RAPID COVID TESTING  (Same day results) Good Day Pharmacy in Greeley is  NOW offering rapid COVID-19 tests.  Tests Are $100 And Provide Same Day Results. Patients MUST visit gooddaypharmacy.com to complete an eligibility assessment before the appointment Tests are by appointment only, and are also scheduled at gooddaypharmacy.com Results and receipt will be provided later that day A confirmatory COVID PCR...

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Free De-Escalation Training for Businesses Operating During COVID-19

Looking for resources on de-escalating tense situations at work? Want to provide team members with tools to navigate challenging scenarios around the mask mandate? Would you like to know what other businesses are doing to prevent tense situations from developing? Watch videos now! Capacitación gratuita sobre reducción de la tensión para negocios ¿Está buscando recursos para evitar situaciones tensas en el trabajo? ¿Quiere proporcionar a los miembros de su equipo herramientas para lidiar con...

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Larimer County Health Department issues an Emergency Public Health Order to help suppress the virus and maintain hospital capacity for care

In response to recent increases in COVID-19 case rates, test positivity and hospitalizations, the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) is implementing critical measures designed to slow the spread of the virus in Larimer County. The Emergency Public Health Order, which goes into effect at 11 p.m. Friday, November 13, 2020, requires the following changes for Larimer County residents and businesses: Restaurants: Indoor dining is limited to a maximum of eight people per...

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Free faculty-led workshops through CSU’s College of Business aim to prevent local business closures

Small businesses play a key role in supporting our local economies, employing 1.1 million workers in Colorado, nearly 50% of the workforce. But with COVID-19 stretching companies thin, their survival is increasingly on the line. Research indicates that three-quarters of businesses don’t have enough cash on hand to cover two months of expenses, a reserve that’s being put to the test as many small businesses revenue has cratered during the pandemic. No-cost workshops and additional resources...

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Larimer County to Move to Safer at Home Level 2 (Yellow)

Larimer County, CO - The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has ordered Larimer County to move from Safer at Home Level 1 (Blue) to Level 2 (Yellow) on Colorado’s Dial. The move is a result of rising COVID-19 case counts and positivity rates within Larimer County over the past several weeks. The Larimer County Health Department monitors case counts and positivity rates, along with hospitalization trends, to determine whether the spread of COVID-19 is rising. As of...

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City of Fort Collins Launches Next Round of Assistance Program for Food and Beverage Industry

The City of Fort Collins is inviting restaurants, bars, brewers, and other food & beverage businesses to apply for the Small Business Assistance Program Phase 3. The Small Business Assistance Program is a $1.8M financial assistance program through Coronavirus Relief Federal funds to provide relief to businesses and nonprofits that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The next phase of the program, which is specific to food & beverage businesses, will launch Wednesday, November...

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Colorado Winter Outdoor Grants Application

The Colorado Restaurant Foundation (“Foundation”) has established an emergency assistance program within the Foundation to assist Colorado restaurants affected by the Covid -19 crisis. This fund will be known as the Colorado Outdoor Winter Dining Grant Program (“the Program”).  The Program is designated for Colorado restaurants that have demonstrated financial need as defined by the Foundation’s Board of Directors in time of declared Covid-19 disaster. These guidelines generally outline the...

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