In March 2020, the State of Colorado issued an emergency declaration and ordered statewide closures in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). It was a new virus and the shut-downs were unlike anything experienced in state history. We know more about this virus now, than we did in 2020. 

Although most people who have COVID-19 have mild symptoms, it can also cause severe illness, particularly in those who have underlying medical conditions. Symptoms may include one or more of the following: sore throat, cough, fatigue, runny nose, and trouble breathing. Visit the State of Colorado’s data portal to see the most recent Colorado COVID-19 statistics and information.

COVID-19 Safety Information

Help keep our community safe. Here are some basic COVID-19 safety guidelines.

  • Stay home when you're sick.  Even if you have minor symptoms like a runny nose or a sore throat, please stay home away from others. If you have a concern, contact your local healthcare provider.  
  • Wash your hands. This was a good idea before COVID was known worldwide and it lessens the risk of transmitting viruses. 
  • Consider vaccination. Reducing COVID-19 prevents unnecessary illness and preserves our hospital system capacity. 
  • Consider wearing a mask. Respiratory droplets carry viruses when we breathe, speak, sneeze and cough. Masks help keep droplets from spreading to others.
  • When among large groups, try to distance at least 6 feet from others.

For information specific to Weld County’s response, visit  For information specific to Larimer County’s response, visit

For recommendations supported by the CDC, including information about symptoms, transmission and best practices, visit .