Larimer County Department of Health & Environment970-498-5500
Larimer County Public Health Order Requiring Masks in Public Indoor Spaces Effective Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Masks or face coverings are now required to be worn in public indoor spaces in Larimer County. Larimer County Public Health officials have issued this order to help slow the transmission of the virus. Those who are not yet vaccinated are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated without delay.
Why Universal Masking?
Recently, local hospital ICUs have been operating at or above 100% of the level of customary care, while fewer residents have been getting vaccinated. Currently, 40% of patients in the ICU have COVID-19 and 90% are unvaccinated. Universal mask wearing can help slow transmission of the virus and relieve local hospitals while more people get vaccinated.
All businesses must post clearly visible signs at public and staff/employee entrances informing customers, guests, visitors, and employees of the requirement to wear a face covering inside. Examples of approved signage:
Vaccine Verified Facility & Event Program
Facilities and businesses that wish to implement mandatory vaccination policies for staff, patrons, and guests have the opportunity to apply to become an Approved Vaccine Verified Facility and be exempted from the mask requirements with approval from Larimer County Public Health and Environment (LCDHE).
More information about the program, including how to apply can be found here.