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Deadline for PPP Loan Applications is Tuesday

The deadline to apply for the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) is this upcoming Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The program still has funds available. The online Lender Match can help businesses locate a lender who can process your PPP loan. The SBA also has a PPP tool to review application requirements. More Information

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Larimer County Treasurer Irene Josey extends waiver of delinquent interest

The Colorado Legislature recently passed a bill that grants county treasurers the authority to waive delinquent interest between June 15, 2020, and October 1, 2020, for 2019 taxes payable in 2020. This is similar to two previous executive orders signed by Governor Jared Polis that waived interest through April 30, 2020. Based on this new legislation, Larimer County Treasurer Irene Josey will waive delinquent interest for any taxpayer who still owes current year property taxes beginning on June...

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Larimer County Hosts Next Call on Public Gatherings, Events and Weddings June 18

Save the Date: Thursday, June 18 Questions about Gatherings, Events or Weddings under Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors? Larimer County’s state-approved variance includes opportunities for some types of gatherings. “Gatherings” includes activities like concerts, weddings, arts and culture, conferences and various others. The Health Department is working with businesses to safely reopen, and this includes hosting industry specific question and answer sessions. The next 1-hour...

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Restaurant and Recreation Q and A Call with Larimer County Public Health on June 4

Restaurant and Recreation Q and A - Larimer County Public Health Larimer County Public Health submitted a variance request which was approved by the State of Colorado. This does not lift restrictions completely but allows our businesses to reopen with guidance from Public Health. The Larimer County Health Department is now working with businesses included in the variance to safely reopen. As a part of the process the Department is hosting industry specific question and answer sessions....

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Estes Valley accommodations orders expire May 31

As statewide Safer at Home restrictions are relaxed, the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment and the Town of Estes Park will allow local public health orders limiting the operations of Estes Valley lodging facilities to expire May 31. Beginning June 1, lodging facilities may operate following the required guidance and restrictions set forth by Larimer County and the State of Colorado. A checklist for lodging properties is available at www.larimer.org/variance under “short term...

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Fort Collins extends and updates face covering rule; codifies outdoor dining in public right-of-way

Honore Depew, Policy and Project Manager, , hdepew@fcgov.com Downloads Outdoor Dining Rule (PDF 266.82KB) Face Covering Requirement Update (PDF 590.25KB) Outdoor Dining FAQ (PDF 234.29KB) The City of Fort Collins has updated its mandatory face covering requirement and extended the rule indefinitely under an emergency order signed Thursday evening. The order applies to most buildings open to the public and has been in effect since May 4. The original order was set to expire May 30. The order is...

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Larimer County Receives State Approval to Re-open Some Businesses Ahead of State Orders

Larimer County Public Health has received partial approval of the submitted variance request seeking state approval to slowly reopen businesses ahead of the statewide safer at home restrictions. This re-opening is done thoughtfully with the safety of the community as the priority. Businesses allowed to re-open or expand have additional protocols and requirements to meet in order to continue the re-opening process. If at any time it is determined that Larimer County hospitals are experiencing...

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Fort Collins outlines process for expansion of outdoor dining and retail areas

The City of Fort Collins will allow some businesses to operate temporary outdoor dining and retail areas in the public right-of-way once dine-in service resumes. The change will allow businesses to expand service options while maintaining physical distancing. Restaurants, bars, breweries, retail, and other similar establishments may apply to the City to open an outdoor seating or retail area on a sidewalk or in public parking spaces in accordance with state guidelines. If approved, the City...

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City of Fort Collins Requests Temporary Modification Information for Outdoor Expansion

In an effort to allow restaurants and dining establishments to transfer a portion of their capacity outdoors and meet anticipated social distancing guidelines, the City of Fort Collins is developing a program that will allow for expanded outdoor patio seating adjacent to businesses through a Temporary Modification of Premise approval process. Although restaurant reopening guidelines and dates have not been released by the State and County, the City would like to begin processing Temporary...

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UCHealth Presents COVID-19 Webinar on May 22

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: May 22, 2020 11:00 AM Mountain Time Topic: Covid-19 UCHealth Webinar Content will include: Overview of current state of COVID-19, UCHealth’s response and lessons learned. The evolution of COVID-19, an epidemiologic point of view. Strategies and tactics for addressing COVID-19. National and local regulatory guidance and requirements. The potential role of testing, pros and cons. UCHealth’s COVID-19 employer solutions program. Presenters: Richard Zane, MD...

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Larimer County Public Health Amends Face Covering Order

Larimer County Public Health has amended the public health order requiring face coverings for employees and customers to enter businesses in Larimer County. Larimer County continues to work with local businesses to develop creative mechanisms to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus as part of the overall goal of keeping County businesses and residents safe and as operational as possible. Businesses will have to continue to require face coverings for customers and employees, or businesses...

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Larimer County Submits Variance Seeking to Safely Reopen Businesses Ahead of State Orders

Larimer County Public Health has submitted a variance request seeking state approval to slowly reopen businesses ahead of the statewide safer at home restrictions. Larimer County residents have done a great job flattening the curve. Face coverings, social distancing, handwashing and frequent cleaning all help slow the spread of the virus in the community. Those precautions must continue in order to allow Larimer County to move forward with reopening businesses as safer at home restrictions are...

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NoCoSafetySupply.com provides a local business resource exchange for PPE & safety supplies

A resource to bridge northern Colorado businesses with much-needed PPE, safety, and cleaning supplies has been launched as an accessible way to source and provide items in order to help reopen and operate safely. NoCoSafetySupply.com connects suppliers and those businesses in need in response to the increased demand for these types of supplies from the COVID-19 impacts. The site was created in collaboration with Nick Armstrong of WTF Marketing, the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, and...

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DreamSpring offering PPP funds to local CO businesses | DreamSpring está ofreciendo fondos del PPP a los negocios locales de Colorado

DreamSpring offering PPP funds to local CO businesses DreamSpring (formerly Accion) has secured additional funding for SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and has been able to reserve PPP funds for 7 businesses in Fort Collins totaling $392,202, representing 78 jobs. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, and funding is expected to go quickly. To ensure we can evaluate your loan request in a timely manner, we encourage you to apply for funding immediately....

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Larimer County Recovery Loan Fund to support small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 economic slowdown – Now Accepting Applications

A new $5 million Larimer County Small Business Recovery Loan Fund is now accepting applications. Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) will manage the fund, which includes $2 million in lending capital with initial lending capital provided by Bohemian Foundation. Additional funds will become available with the remaining $3 million in lending capital to be raised through regional collaboration with local foundations, banks, municipalities, private businesses and individuals. “The partnership with...

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Gov. Polis Issues Executive Order on Safer at Home

Gov. Polis today issued Executive Orders on Safer at Home, the New Normal Advisory Board, and Voluntary or Elective Surgeries and Procedures. “Together, Coloradans have been effective in leveling and flattening the curve, but life will remain much more dangerous than usual these next few months and we should all wear masks when in public. Safer at Home is by no means a free-for-all. My administration has acted boldly in the face of this pandemic and is focused on ensuring our state can endure...

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Larimer County Recovery Loan Fund to Support Small Businesses Impacted by the COVID-19 Economic Slowdown

A new $5 million Larimer County Small Business Recovery Loan Fund will soon be available for impacted small businesses. Round 1 will include $2 million in lending capital seeded through a partnership made possible by Bohemian Foundation, the City of Fort Collins and Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce. Round 2 will follow shortly with the remaining $3 million in lending capital to be raised through regional collaboration with local foundations, banks, municipalities, private businesses and...

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Personal Property Tax Payment Plan an Option for Business Owners

Larimer County Treasurer Irene Josey encourages business owners who may be finding it difficult to pay both their real estate and personal property taxes to reach out to the Treasurer's Office to see if a personal property tax payment plan would be a good fit for them. Continue reading for more information. 

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Reunión Pública de COVID-19 | COVID-19 Spanish Town Hall

Jueves, 23 de abril de 2020 - 4:00-5:30 PM acompáñenos por medio de ZOOM haciendo clic en el siguiente enlace: https://zoom.us/j/97416264896  Presentadora: Johanna Ulloa, Gerente del Departamento de Servicios Comunitarios Presentadores adicionales: Darin Atteberry, Gerente de la Ciudad de Fort Collins; John Kefalas, Comisario del condado Larimer & Tom Gonzales, Director de Salud Pública; Jeff Swoboda, Jefe de Policia; John McKay, Director de Lengua, Cultura y Equidad *Si tiene algun...

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1099, Gig, Sole Proprietors, Musicians, etc. Can Now File for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

On April 20, 2020, the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment (CDLE) will begin taking unemployment benefit applications under the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act), paying the additional $600 per week in unemployment benefits and launch other new points of access for unemployed workers to obtain information. Self-employed and gig workers: you will need to provide either a 2018 or 2019 tax return as part of your application. Claimants do not need to take...

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Treasurer Irene Josey enacts temporary waiver of interest and collection of multiple payments

Governor Jared Polis signed an Executive Order on April 6, 2020, granting County Treasurers the authority to waive delinquent interest through April 30, 2020, as well as collect multiple payments from taxpayers to equal the amount due by the statutory deadlines. Based on this Executive Order, Treasurer Irene Josey and the Larimer County Treasurer’s Office will be accepting payments as follows:   First-half payments may now be made until April 30. The full payment deadline remains on April...

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Assessor extends filing deadline

Business personal property declarations deadline extended 60 days The Larimer County Assessor’s Office today is extending the deadline to file 2020 Business Personal Property Declarations from April 15th to June 15, 2020. The extension follows Colorado Governor Jared Polis’ Executive Order on April 3, 2020 extending the filing deadline 60 days for all business personal property, and oil and gas natural resources properties. Also, business owners who own less than $7,700 in total actual...

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Utility Assistance Program & Online Payments

Residential and Business Assistance Programs Resident Late Fee Deferral The Town of Berthoud will defer late fees and water shut offs for utility charges accrued during the months of March and April 2020 (those charges appear on the bills you receive in April and May, respectively). The utility bills you receive in April and May (again, those bills reflect your usage for March and April) will show the amount you will owe for April and May. All unpaid charges will appear on the bill as “past...

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City Allows Qualified Businesses to Defer Sales Tax Payments for 60 Days

FORT COLLINS, CO – To assist businesses affected by the economic impact of COVID-19, the City of Fort Collins has announced that qualified business taxpayers can defer tax payments for 60 days. Tax payments that are currently due on April 20th or May 20th will be extended to June 22nd, interest and penalties will also be waived for approved businesses. The 60-day deferral applies only to sales tax payments associated with filing dates during the months of March and April. Please note that...

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Fort Collins suspends permitting for some temporary signs

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The City of Fort Collins has suspended permitting for some temporary signs placed by essential businesses during the coronavirus outbreak. City Manager Darin Atteberry signed the order suspending permitting on April 4. The order is meant to make it easier for essential businesses to communicate with customers. Essential businesses are those which are defined as such by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in relation to the state of Colorado’s...

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Fort Collins suspends enforcement of some parking rules

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The City of Fort Collins will suspend enforcement of some non-safety related parking rules due to the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. The decision was made in order to support business owners and employees who are required to be at work, due to Parking Services operating at an emergency support level of coverage, and in light of the lower volume of vehicles in the downtown area. The suspension of some enforcement activities will remain in place beginning immediately...

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County Treasurer Irene Josey announces temporary waiver of delinquent interest

Governor Jared Polis on March 20, 2020 signed an Executive Order granting County Treasurers the authority to waive delinquent interest on first half property tax payments received after the due date of March 2.  This Executive Order will remain in effect for 30 days until April 20, 2020. Based on this Executive Order, Treasurer Irene Josey will waive interest as follows: Taxpayers who have not made a first half property tax payment and expect difficulty making a full payment by April 30, now...

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