August 26, 2022
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Unlike COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses that spread through the air, monkeypox primarily spreads person to person from direct contact with the infectious rash, scabs, or body fluids. While the risk of monkeypox spreading amongst the general public is low, more cases have been detected in the metro area in recent weeks. Learn more about monkeypox and find resources here.
Broomfield is in Level "Low"

Broomfield has moved to level “low” on the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels. This change indicates that the risk of COVID-19 infection is decreasing in Broomfield, and residents should:

  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
  • Get tested if you have symptoms

Learn more about level “low” and safety recommendations Broomfield.org/COVID.
CDC Quarantine Guideline Update

As of August 2022, the CDC has adjusted COVID-19 quarantine guidelines. Most individuals no longer have to quarantine after an exposure. However, the CDC recommends that people who have been exposed still take precautions to protect others, such as masking around others for 10 days and getting tested five days after exposure. Learn more about the recommendations.
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It’s National Breastfeeding Month! Breastfeeding takes practice. It’s important to find people in your life that can help support you. Whether it’s a partner, family member, friend, healthcare provider, or employer, having a support system is important to your breastfeeding success. Connect with WIC for breastfeeding questions and support.

¡Es el Mes Nacional de la Lactancia Materna! La lactancia materna requiere práctica. Es importante encontrar personas en tu vida que puedan ayudarte. Ya sea una pareja, un familiar, un amigo, un proveedor de atención médica o un empleador, tener un sistema de apoyo es importante para el éxito de la lactancia. Conéctese con WIC para preguntas y apoyo sobre la lactancia materna.
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West Nile Virus in Broomfield

There have been two confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in Broomfield residents. Broomfield Public Health and Environment officials remind you to take precautions to prevent West Nile Virus by using the 4 D's:

💧 Drain standing water since that is where mosquitoes breed.
👖 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, including DEET, picaridin, IR3535, and some oil of lemon eucalyptus and para-menthane-diol products.
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Overdose Awareness Day

Broomfield City Council has declared Aug. 31 as Overdose Awareness Day in the City and County of Broomfield. It is a day to remember without stigma the Broomfielders we have lost, acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind, and promote the ongoing collaborative effort between community members, elected officials, and local government to prevent overdose. Learn more about opioids and overdose prevention.
Y4Y Summer 2022 Project

Broomfield Youth For Youth has completed their summer project about positive youth norms! Learn more about the summer project in this amazing article written by Nwanma, one of Y4Y's advisers.

Learn more about Y4Y and their work at Broomfield.org/Y4Y..
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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

Help keep vaccine-preventable diseases out of Broomfield classrooms by making sure your children have received all of their routine vaccinations. Visit Broomfield.org/Vaccines to find out which vaccinations your student needs and to make an appointment.
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2023 Non-Profit Grant Program

The Broomfield Department of Human Services (in collaboration with the Broomfield Community Foundation) is seeking applicants for the 2023 Non-Profit Grant Program. Interested non-profits are invited to attend an online informational session on Wed., Aug. 31 at 10 a.m.

Applications are open! Learn more at Broomfield.org/NPGrant. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 21.
Children's Colorado Community Health Survey

Improve the health and well-being of children and youth in the area by participating in the Children’s Colorado health survey! Anyone with children in the home ages 0-25 in Broomfield can complete the survey, which will collect information to better understand concerns, challenges and needs in the area. Click here to take the survey!
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Want to get some in-person fun facts from the public health team? Join BPHE at Broomfield Days on September 17 to learn all about public health and our programs!

Visit Broomfield.org/BroomfieldDays for details about the weekend!
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