Larimer County restaurants, gyms, churches and most other businesses allowed to reopen
Larimer Country is ready to get back to living
Restaurants, movie theaters, health clubs, churches and indoor malls in Larimer County will be allowed to reopen with limited capacity, effective immediately, under a partial variance Larimer County received Saturday to the state’s safer-at-home public health order to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
The variance allows Larimer County to be less restrictive than the state’s public health order, said Katie O’Donnell, a spokeswoman for the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment.
The county’s partial variance also allows hair and nail salons and other personal services businesses that were allowed to reopen April 27 to increase their capacity beyond a maximum of 10 customers and employees combined, if they have enough space to do so while maintaining social-distancing.
“We are pleased that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has approved these requests and that our community can continue taking a measured approach to reopening,” said Tom Gonzales, Larimer County’s public health director. “We’ve appreciated the opportunity to work with local businesses to find innovative and creative ways to resume services carefully. The health department will continue to collaborate with our hospitals daily to monitor capacity triggers and are confident that we can slowly reopen business ahead of the statewide safer at home restrictions.”