Large Events and Gatherings

During Safer at Home, gatherings are restricted to no more than 10 individuals. This includes community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based events, sporting events with spectators, concerts, conventions, fundraisers, parades, fairs, festivals, or any similar event that brings 10 or more people together. With approval of the event plan by the health department, gatherings of up to 50 may be allowed. For more information on how to submit an event plan, please click here.

If you are planning to attend any social gathering of any size, take precautions to lower the chances of getting sick yourself or spreading respiratory illness to others.

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well
  • Avoid others who are sick
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a sleeved arm or a tissue
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol is also effective against COVID-19

Larimer County Work Release 

Given the rapid rise of COVID-19, and taking into consideration the limitations of the Larimer County work release facility and the staff, and given the difficulty to accomplish proper physical distancing, and the isolation and medical care of symptomatic individuals in this facility, there is a need to balance public safety and the public health of our community. Effective 3/20/2020, the Larimer County Alternative Sentencing Work Release participants may be released upon entering a Temporary Release agreement. Read the public health order here.

    We understand that cancelling religious services, in particular, has a significant impact on communities, congregations and organizations – religiously, spiritually, morally, and emotionally. We encourage gatherings to be done remotely by webinar, teleconference, social media, and telephone. If services or programs continue in a facility, maintain social distancing and regular cleaning and disinfection. It is not recommended for those who are over age 60 or those who have underlying health conditions or weakened immune systems be at gatherings of more than 10 people.

    This includes public transit, taxis, and rideshares. To reduce the spread of illness:

    • Keep the windows open when possible
    • Increase ventilation
    • Regularly disinfect surfaces

    If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

    For disinfection, diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, and most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective.

    • Diluted household bleach solutions can be used if appropriate for the surface. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

    Prepare a bleach solution by mixing:

    • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water or
    • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
    • Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).
    • For soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes, remove visible contamination if present and clean with appropriate cleaners indicated for use on these surfaces. After cleaning:
    • If the items can be laundered, launder items in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and then dry items completely.
    • Otherwise, use products with the EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claims (examples at this link) that are suitable for porous surfaces 

    Do not shake dirty laundry; this minimize the possibility of dispersing virus through the air.

    Wash items as appropriate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely. Dirty laundry that has been in contact with an ill person can be washed with other people’s items.

    Clean and disinfect hampers or other carts for transporting laundry according to guidance above for hard or soft surfaces.