Masks are back and mandatory indoors beginning October 20, 2021 as issued by the Health Dept for Larimer County. With rising cases and full hospitals, it was only a matter of time before the announcement was made.
The new public health order, released Friday afternoon by the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDPHE), calls on everyone aged 3 and up to wear face masks in all indoor public spaces starting at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, regardless of vaccination status.
As reported by Denver 7 News:
County health officials said Friday local hospital ICUs have been operating at or above 100% capacity for the past month. Currently, 40% of patients in the ICU have COVID-19 and 90% of those are unvaccinated. Their hope is that universal mask wearing will help slow transmission of the highly virulent delta variant until more people get vaccinated.
“Larimer County hospitals are being overburdened and we cannot allow this to continue indefinitely,” said Larimer County Public Health Director Tom Gonzales in a prepared statement. “Our hospitals need relief so they can swiftly and adequately treat all urgent medical needs in our community. Universal mask-wearing is the next best prevention tool we have to reduce the strain on our hospitals.”
Data from the Larimer County COVID-19 dashboard shows 35% of the county has yet to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The data also shows the county reported an average of 250+ cases per 100,000 people over the past month.
LCDPHE officials said the public health order will remain in place until the county has met the following metrics for 21 consecutive days:
1. Less than 65 COVID-19 patients in Larimer County hospitals
2. ICU capacity at less than 90% of usual and customary levels
3. A 7-day case rate of less than 300 cases per 100,000 people.
4. A 7-day positivity rate of less than 10%.
Larimer County will become the fifth Colorado county to reinstate mask mandates as cases of the novel virus continue to increase across the state due to the highly transmissible delta variant.
read the entire health order HERE
What does this mean for your theater tickets or holiday party?
If you are gathering indoors, you will need to wear a mask. This order is in effect until numbers go down.
Social distnacing and sanitizing is still recommended.
Recent research has also shown us recommendations on types of masks in order of effectiveness.
Quality mask reminders
Especially in higher risk situations, use the best-quality and best-fitting mask you can get. The highest quality masks are designed and tested to ensure they meet a standard. That means they perform at a consistent level to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The highest quality, in order, are:
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WOW! What an AMAZING New Year's Party!
Thank you for all the extremely spirited people who made the night everything we'd hoped it would be!
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A day or two after Christmas My Big Day starts to receive a flurry of phone calls, emails and website hits... folks are trying to figure out what to do for New Year's Eve.
My Big Day hosts an annual New Year's Eve Party that moves around, and has a different theme every year.
However, we are not the only party in town.
Find something to suit your NYE party style! We found fabulous parties in Loveland, Greeley, Johnstown, Fort Collins, and Estes Park!
Check out the list we compiled with the many ways to ring in the new year in Northern Colorado.
New Year's Eve To Do's in N. Colorado 2013/2014:
We have received a number of questions about attire for this year's New Year's Eve party.
If you haven't found your tux or dress yet, it's time to go shopping! You have 13 days to find that perfect mask or outfit... and a mask!
Here is some helpful info for our guests:
My Big Day has an agreement with Wed Wisely in Loveland, CO for tuxedo rental discounts.
Please schedule a time to get your measurements taken, and to pick out your tux ASAP.
Tux rentals with our discount will range from $50 - $100. To receive YOUR discount, contact My Big Day!
Wed Wisely also offers a beautiful variety of ball gowns!
You may also want to check out Serenity in Loveland, Encore Bridal in Fort Collins, Dora Grace in Fort Collins, and the Blushing Bride in Windsor.
Masks are required for entry. Should you be looking for a unique mask, or if you are in to DIY... here are some options: Life of the Party in Fort Collins, Party City in Fort Collins, JoAnn Fabric in Loveland, Michaels in Fort Collins, or EBAY!
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