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COVID-19

• The Arc of Larimer County’s Advocacy and Office During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, The Arc of Larimer County’s office will be closed to outside visitors until further notice. Our staff will be working in the office and/or remotely (as appropriate) and will be able to participate in meetings virtually. We recognize that there is still important work to do, and we’re striving to perform those vital services while helping stop the community spread of Coronavirus.

If you are currently working with an advocate, rest assured that they will still be able to continue to provide advocacy services. If you are in need of advocacy services and are not currently working with an advocate, please fill out our on-line advocacy form (opens in new tab).

We have below some additional information and resources for families.  Please note this is a rapidly changing situation.  You can check back frequently to find updates.  If you know of a resource that should be added to this page, please email info@arclc.org.

• Larimer County Residents Currently Experiencing Symptoms of or Have Been Diagnosed with COVID-19

Per the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment:
Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should call their provider to discuss symptoms. You can learn about other testing options, including no-cost options, at the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (link opens in a new tab).

Call the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment’s Joint Information Center: 970-498-5500
Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Or text the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment questions: 970-999-1770
(they try to respond within 4 hours during the day)

• Colorado’s COVID-19 Page

Colorado’s COVID-19 page (opens in a new tab) has consistently updated information.

Resources for Caregivers:

Resource Tool Kit for Supporting People with Autism through COVID-19 (opens in a new tab)

Stimulus Payments and Representative Payees: What You Need to Know (opens in new tab)

Considering Returning to Day Programs?

Please use our interactive tools to help you consider the options, risks, and benefits. We recommend opening these tools and converting them back to a word document in order to fill them out, or using an online fillable PDF tool.

Day Program Checklist (opens in new tab)

Day Program Person Centered Plan (opens in new tab)

Resources and Context- Day Program Return (opens in new tab)

Navigating Respite Care During COVID-19:

• Food Resources

United Way’s Google Doc of updated Food Resources (opens in new tab)

KidsPack (Loveland) (opens in new tab)
970-278-0201

Larimer County Food Bank (opens in new tab)
(970) 493-4477

House of Neighborly Services (Loveland and Berthoud) (opens in new tab)
Loveland Office: (970) 667-4939
Berthoud Office: (970) 532-0161

Colorado Food Assistance and COVID-19 information (opens in new tab)

• Education (K-12) Resources

Checklists to Evaluate Return to School Options: 

Checklist from The Arc chapters in Colorado for parents of school-aged children to evaluate in-person or remote attendance – English (opens in new tab)

Checklist from The Arc chapters in Colorado for parents of school-aged children to evaluate in-person or remote attendance – Spanish (opens in new tab)

CDC Back-to-School Decision Making Tool (opens in new tab)

Resources from the National Center for Learning Disabilities:

Key Terms Regarding Online Learning and Education Technology (opens in new tab)

A-Parents-Guide-to-Virtual-Learning-4-Actions-To-Improve-your-Childs-Experience-with-Online-Learning (opens in new tab)

Relevant Laws and Best Practices Related to Accessibility and Technology as Schools Respond to COVID-19 (opens in new tab)

A Parents Guide to Virtual Learning (opens in new tab)

An Educator’s Guide to Virtual Learning

What if I’m an Essential Employee who works at an Essential Service? 
Please visit covidchildcarecolorado.com (opens in new tab) to learn more about the Colorado Emergency Childcare Collaborative and support available to qualified essential employees.

AdvocacyDenver Webinar: Navigating Special Education During COVID-19 (view below or on their webpage here: https://www.advocacydenver.org/webinar-navigating-special-education-during-covid-19/)

Social Stories about COVID-19 for Children: 

Child Development Center (opens in new tab)

HMEA’s Autism Resource Central (opens in new tab)

• Financial Counseling Resources:

Green Path offers Financial Education (opens in new tab) counselors have completed comprehensive training and certification from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC). This ensures our ability to provide quality education and assistance. NFCC is the oldest and largest organization of its type in the US.  Learn more at

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (opens in new tab)

CCLP Resource Guide for Coloradoan’s Facing Poverty During COVID-19 (opens in new tab)

• Grocery Delivery Options

Please note the list below is for informational purposes only as The Arc of Larimer County does not endorse any of the following companies or services:

Shipt, including no-contact delivery (opens in new tab)

Instacart, including no-contact delivery (opens in new tab)

Walmart Grocery Delivery (opens in new tab)

The City of Fort Collins Adopt a Neighbor Program

Fort Collins Delivery Network (opens in new tab)

A Little Help (opens in new tab)– please note age qualifications may apply

Z-Trip (opens in new tab)
970-224-2222

Helping Hands Community (opens in new tab)

• HCPF – Updates from The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has created a dedicated page for COVID-19 (link opens in new tab) related information.

Please visit this page to see guidance from The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing about COVID-19 (link opens in new tab), including guidance for Host Home Providers, Day Programs, etc.

• Housing and Shelter Resources

211 Colorado (opens in new tab)

COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project (opens in new tab)
The COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project is a collaborative, community legal project. Our mission is to provide Coloradoans who are unable to pay their rent during the COVID-19 crisis with information and support.

Neighbor to Neighbor (opens in new tab)
970-484-7498

Homeward Alliance (opens in new tab)
(970) 658-9878

Resident Relief Foundation (rent relief) (opens in new tab)

Consumer Relief Guide – Your Rights to Mortgage Payment Forbearance and Foreclosure ProtectionUnder the Federal CARES Act (opens in new tab)

COVID-19 Emergency Housing Assistance Program (opens in new tab)

State of Colorado Resources for Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention (opens in new tab)

• Larimer County Specific Information

The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (opens in new tab) is posting updates and guidance for families, businesses, etc.

Call the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment’s Joint Information Center: 970-498-5500
Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Or text the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment questions: 970-999-1770
(they try to respond within 4 hours during the day)

The Larimer County Food Bank is striving to provide meals to those affected by school and other closures.  If your family is in need of assistance, visit https://foodbanklarimer.org/news/covid-19/ for updated information about the Food Bank’s operations during COVID-19.

• Mortgage Relief

Some borrowers may be eligible for Mortgage Relief if your income has been impacted by COVID-19.  Please contact your borrower directly as each lender may be handling the situation differently.

Fannie Mae (opens in new tab)

Freddie Mac (opens in new tab)

State of Colorado Resources for Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention (opens in new tab)

• Other Resource Guides

United Way of Larimer County (opens in new tab)

Alliance (information for PASAs) (opens in new tab)

JFK Partners (opens in new tab)

Tips on Making the Most of Virtual Therapy and Early Intervention (opens in new tab)

The Arc of The United States (opens in a new tab)

• Unemployment & Other Benefits

Closures due to COVID-19 can create a financial burden due to loss or reduction of employment.  Visit the Colorado Department of Labor (opens in new tab) to explore options if your employer is closing or your hours are being reduced due to COVID-19.

The United States Department of Labor (opens in new tab) has additional resources

• Utility Payment Assistance

Energy Outreach (opens in new tab)
Energy Outreach Colorado was established in 1989 and we believe everyone deserves affordable access to the vital resources that power their homes. When everyone can afford and maintain their home, then they can focus on living, rather than merely surviving.