July 15, 2022
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COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months to 4 years old have been approved and appointments are available! Vaccinating children will help protect them from getting COVID-19 and therefore reduce their risk of severe disease, hospitalizations, or developing long-term COVID-19 complications. Learn more about the recommendation here. Talk to your pediatrician or find additional pediatric vaccine providers at Broomfield.org/COVIDVaccine
Broomfield is in Level "High"

Broomfield is still in level “high” on the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels. There are additional steps Broomfielders should take to keep themselves healthy and limit the strain on healthcare systems:

  • Stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Wear a mask indoors in public.
  • Get tested if you have symptoms and follow quarantine and isolation guidance.

Additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness. Learn more about level “high” and safety recommendations at Broomfield.org/COVID.

COVID-19 Testing

Have COVID-19 symptoms but your at-home test is negative? Consider getting a PCR test to confirm. Find convenient testing locations at Broomfield.org/COVIDTesting.

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CTC Public Living Room Space at Pride

Broomfield Communities That Care kicked off their first Public Living Room Space; a space where people come together with no agenda, where folx can go to be themselves alongside each other. Click here for more information.
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West Nile Virus

Mosquitoes in surrounding areas have tested positive for West Nile Virus. Protect yourself this summer using the 4 D's:

💧 Drain standing water.
👖 Dress in long sleeves and pants to keep mosquitoes from biting.
🌄 Dusk and dawn are when mosquitoes that carry the virus are most active, so limit outdoor activities or take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.
🦟 Defend with effective bug spray.
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Free HIV Testing

Knowing your HIV status is the first step in taking charge of your sexual health! Get a FREE rapid HIV test in a safe, friendly, and inclusive space. Learn more about HIV testing at the Reproductive Health Clinic and an appointment at Broomfield.org/GetTested.
Routine Vaccines

Ready for back-to-school? Make sure your family is up-to-date on all routine immunizations, including COVID-19 vaccines, to make sure they have a healthy start to the year. Learn more about what vaccines are recommended and when they should be administered at Broomfield.org/Immunizations.
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Middle School Recreation Access

School’s out, summer is here ☀️ Broomfield middle schoolers can access The Paul Derda Recreation Center and Broomfield Community Center for FREE this summer! Show your Broomfield middle school I.D. for entry Monday through Friday from 3 - 5 p.m. (and stay as long as you’d like!). You can even get a free ride to the rec center through Broomfield FlexRide!
Y4Y and CTC Present at Conference

Youth for Youth Adviser, Lydia Seedorf, and Communities That Care presented at the Shared Risk and Protective Factor Conference on the Y4Y Photovoice Project about what makes Broomfield youth feel "connected" in Broomfield.

Here is a summary of the Y4Y photos and key takeaways. Visit Broomfield.org/Y4Y for more information.
BIPOC Mental Health Month

July is BIPOC Mental Health Month. Mental health conditions affect people of every race, ethnicity, and nationality. Taking a mental health test is one of the easiest ways to check in on your mental health. Take the mental health screening here!
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Food Truck Licensing

The best part of summer? FOOD TRUCKS! BPHE's Environmental Health Team licenses and inspects these trucks, just like they do for restaurants.

Learn more about how our team keeps the summer fun going!
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Fun Fact Friday - brought to you in collaboration with Environmental Health and WIC! Did you know cilantro and coriander are the same thing?!

Learn more about food, spices, and nutrition through the WIC program!
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