Larimer County issues stay-at-home order

Ravyn Cullor

Larimer County has issued a stay-at-home order effective between March 26 and April 17, according to a press release by the Larimer County public health director.

The order asks residents of Larimer County to stay home through mid-April unless the travel is for food or essential activities, defined on the Larimer County website, although the page could not be accessed at the time of publication.


The release said the County believes previous actions like closing bars and restaurants for dine-in options and banning in-person services at salons and spas has slowed the rate of transmission, but without a stay-at-home order, it “could take months to slow the spread of transmission in the community.”

“We are certain that the sooner we take these dramatic measures, the sooner we will be able to resume normal activity,” said LCDHE Director Tom Gonzales in the release. “But we need all residents of Larimer County to come together and do this for the sake of their friends, family and the community as a whole. Your actions at this moment will save lives and reduce the economic impact of this crisis on our community.”

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