Larimer County, CO - 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. 

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Fri, Nov 12 - 03:40 pm
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With 5–11-year-olds now eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine, Dr. Paul Mayer, Medical Officer with the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE), is encouraging parents and guardians to talk with their child’s healthcare provider and make a plan for getting their child vaccinated against COVID-19. 

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Thu, Nov 04 - 03:24 pm
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Currently, we are listening to constructive feedback from Larimer County businesses, the local Chambers of Commerce and the Economic and Workforce Development Department about the program. Feedback for the Vaccine Verified Facility and Event Program can be submitted to LCDHE online at https://bit.ly/larimerfeedback

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Sun, Oct 31 - 12:06 pm
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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.

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Fri, Oct 15 - 02:20 pm
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As we head into the fall months, Larimer County health officials are bracing for a potential surge in COVID-19, respiratory syncytial Virus (RSV), and influenza (flu) cases. With the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines decreasing, the arrival of RSV and flu season, and Larimer County hospitals already at or exceeding capacity, health officials are asking residents to take action. 

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Sat, Oct 09 - 08:57 am
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The Larimer County Department of Health & Environment and other local vaccine providers are now offering COVID-19 booster shots to eligible residents. CDC has issued new recommendations for the use of a single dose of the Pfizer vaccine to be given as a booster to those who completed an initial series (2 doses) of Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months ago.

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Wed, Sep 29 - 04:50 pm
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Larimer County health officials are alerting residents that, for the third week in a row, traditional critical care capacity in Larimer County hospitals is being exceeded. Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity has been at or above 100% since August 30, 2021, with the current capacity at 107%.

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Thu, Sep 16 - 08:14 pm
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I have said this before and I will say it again, we are in a battle with a virus--and when we battle each other, the virus wins. We now have so many more tools available to us than we did at the beginning of this response. Coming together as a community, and implementing these steps now, will ensure that we can win this battle and eventually, win this war against COVID-19. 

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Sat, Aug 28 - 11:08 am
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This week the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) confirmed the first case of West Nile virus in a Larimer County resident in 2021. The case is a Berthoud resident. Human case reports usually peak in August and September. 

Mosquito numbers are abundant in many areas of the county. 

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Thu, Aug 12 - 04:19 pm
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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.

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Wed, Aug 11 - 04:23 pm
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The Larimer County Department of Health & Environment will provide an update for the community on the COVID-19 response in Larimer County. Topics will include the Delta variant, vaccination uptake and trends, and what challenges we might have this fall. There will be a dedicated Q&A portion.

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Wed, Jul 28 - 04:46 pm
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https://www.larimer.org/health/communicable-disease/west-nile-virusThe first positive West Nile virus mosquitoes have been found in Larimer County this year. Positive mosquitoes were found in southeast Fort Collins. No human cases have been reported in Colorado so far this year.


Mosquito numbers are abundant in many areas of the County. It is a good time to remind people to protect themselves from West Nile virus by taking steps to avoid being bitten. That can easily be done by using an effective repellent or staying indoors when mosquitoes are biting.

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Tue, Jul 20 - 04:39 pm
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Health

The Larimer County Department of Health & Environment will provide an update for the community on the COVID-19 response in Larimer County. Topics will include current data trends in COVID-19 case rates, hospitalizations and deaths, vaccination uptake and trends, emerging concerns, e.g. the Delta variant, and current public health orders and recommendations. There will be a dedicated Q&A portion.

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Sat, Jul 10 - 06:51 pm
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Health

Larimer County Health officials are alerting residents to the presence of the highly contagious B.1.617.2 Delta variant of concern in Colorado and Larimer County. To avoid a surge of COVID-19 cases, officials are encouraging eligible residents, including children ages 12 and older, to get vaccinated without delay. Those who are not fully vaccinated should continue wearing masks indoors and practicing social distancing. 

 

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Fri, Jun 25 - 05:01 pm
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The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment has confirmed that a bat in Larimer County has tested positive for rabies. This is the first rabid bat found in Larimer County this year. A dog had contact with the rabid bat but was up to date on rabies vaccinations. 

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Fri, Jun 11 - 01:17 pm
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Health

In Larimer County, cases of COVID-19 have significantly decreased in recent weeks, reducing the strain on our local hospitals, allowing us to gather with our friends and loved ones again, and helping to strengthen our economy. In May alone, COVID-19 cases decreased 70%, thanks to vaccination. By Larimer County Public Health Director Tom Gonzales, MPH, REHS.

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Sun, Jun 06 - 10:25 am
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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. 

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Thu, May 13 - 04:42 pm
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Larimer County, CO – The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) has confirmed that a skunk in Larimer County has tested positive for rabies this year. This is the first animal in Larimer County to test positive for the fatal disease. While no humans were exposed to the skunk, this serves as a reminder that wildlife in the county can carry and potentially spread rabies to other animals and humans who come into contact with them.

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Wed, May 05 - 09:00 pm
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Health

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. 

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Fri, Apr 16 - 08:23 am
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Health

Larimer County, CO --- Larimer County Department of Health & Environment has seen a significant rise in COVID-19 cases in the county in recent weeks. Larimer County public health officials and local vaccine providers are working to get enough of the community vaccinated to slow the increasing COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths occurring locally. 

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Wed, Apr 14 - 10:08 pm
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