Larimer County is reporting a broad range of ages testing positive for COVID-19. The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) knows that while more susceptible populations have more complications from COVID-19, other age ranges are also getting sick and some are hospitalized.

Posted: 
Sat, Mar 28 - 03:20 pm
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Health

Fort Collins, CO --- On March 25, 2020, the Larimer County Public Health Director issued a Larimer County Public Health Order to Stay-At-Home effective March 26, 2020 through April 17, 2020.

Posted: 
Wed, Mar 25 - 03:05 pm
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Health

Larimer County Department of Health and Environment and the Town of Estes Park have issued public health orders limiting visitors to Estes Park by closing short-term accommodations within the Estes Valley to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The orders were issued March 21 and take effect March 23 at 12 p.m. With the same goal in mind, many accommodations throughout the Estes Valley have already voluntarily closed, a commendable step.

Posted: 
Sat, Mar 21 - 02:51 pm
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Health

Larimer County, CO --- Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) has identified a positive COVID-19 case in a resident of a Long Term Care facility. The facility also has a staff person who tested positive for COVID-19. Due to the high-risk nature of residents in the facility, a team of infection preventionists and epidemiologists from CDC and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) have been working closely with LCDHE and providing on-site technical assistance and support regarding case investigation, infection prevention, healthcare worker safety assessments, and personal protective equipment.

Posted: 
Tue, Mar 17 - 01:45 pm
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Health
  • Rather than waiting for additional positive test results, Larimer County Public Health Director Tom Gonzales has issued a public health order requiring the cancellation or postponement of events with more than 50 attendees. 
Posted: 
Tue, Mar 17 - 12:24 pm
Department: 
Health

Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) has identified a connection from its first COVID-19 case to an employee of a long-term care facility. The healthcare worker that was positive for COVID-19 was an employee at the North Shore Health & Rehab Facility in Loveland.

Posted: 
Mon, Mar 16 - 03:01 pm
Department: 
Health

LARIMER COUNTY, CO: Rather than waiting for additional positive test results, Larimer County public health officials have issued proactive protective measures to minimize the impact of COVID-19. Larimer County Public Health Director Tom Gonzales has issued a public health order requiring the cancellation or postponement of events with more than 250 attendees and the closure of senior community centers in Larimer County.  This order is intended to prevent an increase in the number of people with serious illness, resulting in an overwhelmed healthcare system.

Posted: 
Sun, Mar 15 - 06:57 pm
Department: 
Health

Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) has learned of a positive COVID-19 test result for the Weld county case connected to the Larimer County presumptive positive case. While Larimer County still only has one presumptive positive case, we expect to see an increase in positive test results over the next few days. 

Posted: 
Sat, Mar 14 - 11:52 am
Department: 
Health

Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) has its first presumptive positive COVID-19 case in a Johnstown resident that resides in the Larimer County portion of the town. Public Health officials with LCDHE understand that there is fear and confusion around COVID-19. LCDHE reminds the community that the risk of COVID-19 in Larimer County remains low.

Posted: 
Mon, Mar 09 - 05:16 pm
Department: 
Health

Public Health officials with the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) understand that there is fear and confusion around coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). LCDHE reminds the community that the risk of COVID-19 in Colorado is low, and there are currently no cases in Larimer County or in Colorado.  LCDHE is always working behind the scenes to plan for these types of health threats to our community.

Posted: 
Fri, Feb 28 - 02:30 pm
Department: 
Health

The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment announced that the Larimer County Board of Health has approved new mission and vision statements for the department.  These new mission and vision statements focus on helping the community have access to healthy choices and a healthy environment.

Posted: 
Fri, Feb 21 - 11:14 am
Department: 
Health

Flu cases are on the rise in Larimer County, with 47 hospitalized flu cases so far this year.  Surveillance for the 2019-2020 flu season officially began on September 30, 2019, and will run through May 16, 2020. The total number of hospitalizations statewide since the beginning of this flu season is 909.

Posted: 
Wed, Jan 15 - 09:50 am
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Health

2020 brings updates to the statewide Retail Food Establishment Inspection Ratings. Effective the first of the year, Larimer County transitioned to the new rating for retail food establishment inspections. These new ratings are Pass, Re-inspect, and Closed.

Posted: 
Fri, Jan 10 - 02:40 pm
Department: 
Health

Since 2017 there has been an ongoing outbreak of hepatitis A in Colorado. This outbreak has risk factors for people experiencing homelessness, people who use drugs, people who are or have been recently incarcerated, and men who have sex with men. The Health Department has been partnering with local agencies to vaccinate individuals who fall into these at risk populations to try and prevent an outbreak of hepatitis A in Larimer County.

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Tue, Jan 07 - 12:16 pm
Department: 
Health

This week the Larimer County Board of Health voted to support and recommend that Larimer County and its municipalities pass local ordinances restricting youth access to products containing nicotine. The passing of HB 19-1033 authorizes counties or cities to enact a resolution or ordinance regulating the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products, or nicotine products to minors. 

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Fri, Sep 13 - 12:57 pm
Department: 
Health

This week the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment confirmed the first cases of West Nile virus in Larimer County residents in 2019. The cases resided in Wellington and Fort Collins, and neither were hospitalized. Human case reports usually peak in August and September.

Posted: 
Tue, Aug 27 - 11:00 am
Department: 
Health

Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, in partnership with local partners, has been selected as a pilot community for the Colorado Equity Compass Collaborative. Partners involved in this pilot project are Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, Larimer County Workforce and Economic Development, Larimer County Department of Human Services, Larimer County Behavioral Health, Larimer County Information Technology, La Family/The Family Center, City of Fort Collins, Health District of Northern Larimer County, United Way of Larimer County, and the Bohemian Foundation.

Posted: 
Wed, Aug 21 - 09:47 am
Department: 
Health

The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) has learned that a cat recently tested positive for rabies in Fort Collins. This cat was found near the area of Laurel and Mathews street, just east of Colorado State University. The cat was a solid grey younger cat, and people potentially might have been in contact with it in the nearby area.

If you think you might have touched or fed a grey cat matching this description between July 23 and August 7, you might need preventive treatment to make sure you don’t contract rabies. If you had this type of contact, we recommend that you contact your health care provider or call Larimer County Department of Health and Environment at 970-646-1756.

Posted: 
Fri, Aug 09 - 05:06 pm
Department: 
Health

The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment has confirmed tularemia in a rabbit in northern Larimer County. Tularemia, also known as “rabbit fever” has been found across the county in previous years and has resulted in human cases. Soil can be contaminated by tularemia-causing bacteria from the droppings or urine of sick animals, usually from rabbits. 

All warm-blooded animals are susceptible to tularemia, but we often see tularemia in rabbits.  A recent die-off of rabbits in a neighborhood suggests a possible tularemia outbreak among the animals in that area. The bacteria these animals shed can persist in the soil or water for weeks, and it takes very few bacteria to cause an infection.

Posted: 
Fri, Aug 09 - 10:37 am
Department: 
Health

The first positive West Nile virus mosquitoes have been found in Larimer County this year. Positive mosquitoes were found in northeast and southeast Fort Collins and Loveland. No human cases have been reported in Colorado so far this year.

Posted: 
Tue, Jul 30 - 03:27 pm
Department: 
Health