Support Resources for Fort Collins Artists, Nonprofits & Creative Businesses - COVID-19
Please note that the inclusion of these links and sources does not constitute an endorsement by the Downtown Fort Collins Creative District. (updated 6/02/2020)
RECENT INDUSTRY UPDATES: (Updated often!)
- 6/2/20 – Colorado Creative Industries releases arts and culture reopening resources: Reopening Resources: Ideas from the field for Colorado Arts & Culture
- 5/27/20 – Larimer County Receives State Approval to Re-open Some Businesses Ahead of State Orders – 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.
- Expansion of Outdoor Retail and Dining: Fort Collins Businesses are able to apply to expand their retail and food businesses to outdoors. Any type of business can apply with this form, to help the City of Fort Collins & Health Department determine how you may be able to extend your business – APPLY HERE
- Larimer and Weld County Musicians and industry professionals not to apply for Colorado Music Relief Fund, but NoCo Music Relief Fund instead.
- Downtown Development Authority launches artist created “Business as Unusual” signage kit for cueing and social distancing (Signage form), also making hand sanitizer available for Downtown Fort Collins businesses (Sanitizer form)
- Larimer County Small Business Recovery Loan – APPLY HERE $5 million dollars available to help business recovery. Funded by the City of Fort Collins, Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, and Bohemian Foundation.
- The State of Colorado‘s Help Colorado Now website offers emergency funding and a range of in-kind services as well as volunteer opportunities for individuals, businesses and non-profits.
SAFER AT HOME
- Read the latest Larimer County guidelines on reopening your business
- Best Practices from NoCoRecovers.com
- Printable Signage designed by Larimer County Health (Spanish & English)
- Industry Specific Checklists/Guidelines
- PPE supplies at NoCoSafetySupply.com or EnergizeColorado.com
- ForFortCollins.com – Fort Collins businesses and citizens with ways to promote shopping locally with marketing asset generator, connections and resources for being open!
- Need a COVID-19 test for yourself or your employees? UCHealth is ready and waiting to help test folks –Find the testing closest to you
LOCAL COVID-19 NEWS:
- Larimer County Health Department – Updates and Guidance
- NoCoRecovers – Business Recovery information, tools and connections, as well as, Public Health Summaries for Northern Colorado
- The City of Fort Collins COVID-19 Email Updates – sign up using sidebar on right
- LOCAL MEDIA: Coloradoan (local updates), Denver Post and Colorado Public Radio (statewide updates), and a map of cases at the Colorado Sun.
- NATIONAL MEDIA: National updates and perspectives at the New York Times and the Atlantic (free access).
- Tips for Avoiding Scams Related to COVID-19 compiled by the Colorado Virtual Library