Larimer County Public Health is seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases in the community. The Governor has allowed all counties in Level Red to move to Level Orange on Colorado’s Dial, which allows for businesses to re-open at low capacity levels. While Larimer County has moved to Level Orange, the high case numbers put the metrics closer to Level Red.

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Fri, Jan 08 - 04:19 pm
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Health

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced the "5 Star Certification Program" this week, which allows counties to apply for the program once they meet certain metrics and criteria for a period of time. The voluntary program encourages businesses to take steps beyond what is already required by Public Health orders and guidelines to help slow the spread of COVID-19, and be able to accelerate reopening and be eligible for less restrictive capacity limits. 

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Thu, Dec 17 - 05:14 pm
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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. 

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Fri, Nov 20 - 04:59 pm
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Rising COVID-19 Numbers Jeopardize Larimer County’s Safer at Home Level 2 Status
Larimer County Health Department issues an Emergency Public Health Order to help suppress the virus and maintain hospital capacity for care

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Fri, Nov 13 - 07:43 pm
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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.

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Thu, Nov 05 - 12:54 pm
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Health

In response to ongoing increases in COVID-19 case rates, test positivity, and hospitalizations, the Larimer County Health Department is once again urging residents to adhere to the critical prevention measures designed to slow the spread of the virus in Larimer County.

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Fri, Oct 30 - 03:28 pm
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Rising COVID-19 numbers jeopardize Larimer County’s Safer at Home Level 1 status 

View the latest order

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Fri, Oct 23 - 03:15 pm
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Larimer County, CO --- The Cameron Peak and Mullen wildfires burning in northwest Larimer County and Southern Wyoming are causing air quality concerns for residents in Northern Colorado.

Due to wildfire smoke transported into the Front Range, Ozone and Fine Particulate concentrations have reached unsafe levels across the Colorado Front Range region.

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Thu, Oct 15 - 03:05 pm
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Please join us for an update about COVID-19 in Larimer County. Public Health Director Tom Gonzales will provide an overview of our current trends and highlights of the updated Mitigation Plan to the community. We’ll be answering questions from community members related to COVID-19 in Larimer County. This meeting will be recorded and posted to our website at www.larimer.org/health.

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Mon, Oct 12 - 08:36 am
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Health

Larimer County Department of Health and Environment is working with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to update the classification of active outbreaks and individual cases at CSU into a single outbreak.

The number currently reported on CDPHE’s outbreak report represents a combination of all active outbreaks and positive cases affiliated with the University since Aug. 24 when students started classes. This includes the most recently reported outbreaks among athletics and Greek life. CSU and LCDHE are currently analyzing the number of COVID cases known to the University.

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Thu, Oct 08 - 05:03 pm
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Larimer County Public Health has started to see a rise in COVID-19 cases in the county, much like is being seen across Colorado. While cases have continued to rise across all age ranges, there has been a substantial increase in cases for those between the ages of 18-24.

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Fri, Oct 02 - 04:08 pm
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Larimer County, CO --- Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) is taking action to improve COVID-19 test result turnaround time for Larimer County residents. In coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, LCDHE COVID-19 test specimens are now being sent directly to a laboratory with the capacity to return results within 48 hours of receiving them. 

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Wed, Sep 02 - 04:24 pm
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Health

The Chambers Lake / Cameron Peak wildfire burning in northwest Larimer County is causing air quality concerns for residents in Northern Colorado.

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Fri, Aug 14 - 12:44 pm
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Health

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

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Thu, Aug 13 - 09:33 am
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Health

Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) has been notified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment that Larimer County’s variance will remain in place.  Cases of COVID-19 have stabilized over the past two weeks, and the goal is to reduce the rate of cases. Monitoring the case count and other indicators will continue for the next few weeks to determine if the positive case rate remains stable. 

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Thu, Aug 06 - 04:17 pm
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Health

Larimer County Public Health has been notified in writing by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment that the uptick in daily case counts in Larimer County has put the variance at risk.

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Sun, Jul 19 - 10:50 am
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Health

Larimer County Public Health is seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases in the community. Yesterday there were 16 reported cases, up from a daily average of five the last few weeks.  

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Fri, Jul 03 - 11:02 am
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Health

The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment has confirmed that a bat in Larimer County has tested positive for rabies. Four people who were exposed to the bat have undergone postexposure prophylaxis treatment.

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Mon, Jun 08 - 12:47 pm
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Health

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 rentals.”

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Sat, May 30 - 10:57 am
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Health

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. 

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Sat, May 23 - 12:44 pm
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Health