The City of Fort Morgan’s top priority is the health and safety of our community. We encourage residents to stay informed on the latest news and resources regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus).
We will update this webpage as information continues to become available.
COVID-19 News Updates
April 7, 2020
On Monday, April 6, 2020, Governor Polis extended the state-wide "Stay at Home Order" until April 26, 2020. Go to Executive Order D 2020 024 to learn more.
April 1, 2020
On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the Fort Morgan City Council approved a resolution declaring a public health emergency in the city related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and outlining emergency powers and authority the city could implement in response to the disease.
One primary purpose of the declaration is to make the city eligible for any disaster relief or emergency assistance funding for which it might qualify. State and national emergencies had been declared earlier, along with emergency declarations by Morgan County and the Northeast Colorado Health Department.
The emergency declaration is effective for 30 days from its approval on March 31, and could be extended if circumstances warrant. Read the full press release here.
March 26, 2020
Governor Polis issued a state-wide "Stay at Home Order" effective March 26, 2020 at 6 AM. The executive order is in place until April 11, 2020. The order is in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus. This means that all Colorado residents must remain at home, subject to limited exceptions such as obtaining food and other household necessities, going to and from work at critical businesses, seeking medical care, caring for dependents or pets, or caring for a vulnerable person in another location.
March 22, 2020
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment amends ’social distancing’ public health order by limiting social gathering to 10 or fewer people. Go to Updated Public Health Order 20-23 to learn more.
March 19, 2020 2:03 PM
The City of Fort Morgan has decided to close city buildings to the public in its continuing effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Effective immediately, City Hall at 110 Main St. and the City Complex at 710 E. Railroad Ave. will be closed to the public. The Fort Morgan Police Department and the Municipal Court at 901 E. Beaver Ave. are also now closed to the public.
The City Planning & Zoning and Building departments will continue to provide services through a walk-up window adjacent to the south entrance to the City Complex. The Utility Billing office has been operating through a drop box and drive-up window since early this week. The library/museum, rec center and senior center were closed to the public last week. Read the full press release here.
March 19, 2020 1:56 PM
Morgan County declared a state of emergency on Thursday, March 19, 2020. "The declaration permits access to emergency funds, federal and state assistance, and allows the county to adjust policies, procedures and ordinances to ensure the public welfare". Stay up to date on Morgan County offices and available public services here.
Mach 19, 2020
Governor Polis extends closures to restaurants, bars, gyms, theaters, and casinos until April 30, 2020. Polis also ordered the closure of additional businesses deemed "nonessential" such as nail salons, hair salons, spas, massage parlors, and tattoo shops until April 30, 2020. Go to Updated Public Health Order 20-22 to learn more.
For City archived press releases, news, and announcements click here
Get prepared and take preventative steps to ensure the health and safety of you and your family. Stay up to date on information regarding our region through Northeast Colorado Health Department (NCHD). To stay up to date on press releases (available in English and Spanish) from NCHD click here. For information regarding COVID-19 testing click here.
Click here for information from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on prevention and community spread regarding COVID-19.
Additional links and resources:
- Slowing Community Spread
- FEMA: Guidance on COVID-19 Preparedness
- CDC: Getting your household ready for COVID-19
As we continue to monitor the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our community, we also want to provide external resources to our local business community. Go to COVID-19 Business Resources to stay up to date on State and federal resources available to assist your business. If you have any questions, please contact our Economic Development Office. Follow our LinkedIn page for updates as well.
Suspended City Programs and Activities
- Youth soccer
- Recreational Programs held at school district facilities including Men’s Basketball league, Women’s Open Gym Basketball, Sunday Open Gym Basketball, and Pickleball Open Gym
- All Library & Museum community programs
Public use facilities that are currently closed until further notice:
- Armory Recreation Center
- Senior Center
- Fort Morgan Library & Museum