Last week Larimer County submitted for the “5 Star” certified business variance program, locally known as the Level Up Program. The 5 Star State Certification Program enables businesses that meet enhanced safety guidelines in qualifying counties to open at greater capacity. For this program to start in Larimer County, our application needs to be approved by the state and our regional COVID-19 case numbers need to continue to decline. The good news is that we expect to meet both of these conditions in the very near future, so we are asking interested local businesses to complete the Level Up pre-application process.
Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Larimer County, the state has imposed mandatory level red restrictions on our businesses and citizens. In order to help support City of Loveland small businesses that are currently enduring the effects of these restrictions, the City of Loveland has created a $750,000 fund to provide much needed relief to our hardest hit small businesses that operate within the city limits.
Larimer County and Colorado State University are partnering together to support the long-term stability of local businesses and organizations, due to the challenges faced by the COVID-19 outbreak. With changing customer habits and new health requirements, many businesses are needing to ‘pivot’ their business model to adapt to the changing times. In response, CSU’s College of Business will provide free resources to Larimer County business owners to learn how to ‘pivot’ their business […]
The Colorado Restaurant Foundation (“Foundation”) has established an emergency assistance program within the Foundation to assist Colorado restaurants affected by the Covid -19 crisis. This fund will be known as the Colorado Outdoor Winter Dining Grant Program (“the Program”). The Program is designated for Colorado restaurants that have demonstrated financial need as defined by the […]
2020 has thrown some punches. Throughout this tough year, we and our partners across Northern Colorado have been learning about business challenges and informing local and regional decision makers to help guide the development and implementation of assistance programs, policy changes and advocacy actions that help businesses survive, pivot and get through this. We have […]
Larimer County Health Department issues an Emergency Public Health Order to help suppress the virus In response to recent increases in COVID-19 case rates, test positivity and hospitalizations, the Larimer County Health Department is implementing critical measures designed to slow the spread of the virus in Larimer County. The Emergency Public Health Order, which goes […]
The Northern Colorado Regional Economic Development Initiative (NoCo REDI) has released a roadmap outlining the central intersections of the public and private sectors and their partnerships to share the way the region is working together to reignite our economy. The map serves as a visual representation highlighting the alignment of resources and mitigation work implemented […]
Larimer County businesses are allowed to open to a greater extent than many other counties in Colorado. Larimer County has three weeks to reverse the trend of increasing cases, or the phase of reopening could be moved to level two restrictions that would reduce capacity levels for many businesses. To provide updates on this situation […]
SummitStone Health Partners recently received a grant from FEMA to expand mental health resources in Larimer County due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The counseling and resource support line is available free of charge to anyone who may be impacted by COVID-19. Services provided by the grant, which is called Colorado Spirit, can now be […]
An estimated 100 Loveland businesses could benefit from a $550,000 rent relief fund established by the City of Loveland Economic Development Department to provide pandemic-related rent and mortgage aid.