LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Larimer County has been authorised for the state’s new “Five Star” variance program, which can enable some companies to increase operations.
Larimer County has dubbed this system “Stage Up.” The Colorado Division of Public Well being and Surroundings authorised it noon Wednesday.
Companies can now apply to this system. As soon as they’re inspected and licensed, they may be capable to function below Stage Orange COVID-19 restrictions. Presently, Larimer County is below Stage Purple restrictions on the state’s dial.
In line with the county, 40 companies submitted pre-applications and inspections are already underway. An extra 20 companies are set to be inspected subsequent week.
“We’re thrilled that CDPHE, the Larimer County Commissioners and the Larimer County Division of Well being and Surroundings (LCDHE) offered this chance for enterprise to reopen safely. This might make the distinction between survival and closure for thus lots of our enterprise companions. We admire the unimaginable work of our native Well being Division employees and native companions to make this occur,” mentioned Ann Hutchison, government vp of the Fort Collins Space Chamber.
In an effort to be authorised for this system, businesses need to take additional steps to assist guarantee the protection of consumers and employees.
Companies who’ve taken the additional steps can submit an software, which can then be reviewed by the Larimer County Division of Well being and Surroundings. After that, a public well being consultant will examine the enterprise to make sure the extra steps have been taken and carried out correctly.
To use, companies can visit Larimer County’s website.
The county will preserve a list of approved businesses online.
“You will need to observe that the Stage Up Program is contingent upon conserving Larimer County COVID19 numbers at a two-week sustained decline in circumstances, positivity share and hospitalizations,” county officers mentioned in an announcement.
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