After Larimer County's variance was at risk in July, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has notified the county that it can remain open.

On July 17, following a post-Fourth of July spike in cases, the state warned Larimer County that it needed a mitigation plan, so that COVID-19 cases declined or stabilized, otherwise its reopening variance could be revoked.

Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) announced in a press release on August 6 that the county's variance can remain in place.

'Cases of COVID-19 have stabilized over the past two weeks, and the goal is to reduce the rate of cases,' the release said. 'Monitoring the case count and other indicators will continue for the next few weeks to determine if the positive case rate remains stable.'

Tim Gonzales, Public Health Director for Larimer County, said that 'we must all continue to take this seriously and be diligent with handwashing, face coverings and social distancing.'

'We must continue to slow our cases to keep NOCO open at our current capacity,' Gonzales said.