Dear Broomfield Residents,
Media reports over the last month and recent days have raised concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the United States. As you can imagine with any novel disease outbreak, information is changing at a rapid pace. Therefore, we are providing this briefing to keep you updated on the actions we are taking to ensure Broomfield is prepared.
First and foremost, the risk to the general public is currently low and Colorado has no cases at this time.
Many kinds of coronaviruses are circulating in Colorado and the United States that are
Symptoms of COVID-19 infection include fever, cough and/or shortness of breath which usually appear within 2-14 days after exposure.
COVID-19 is spread person to person (likely via cough, sneeze or close contact). As such, there are some basic things you can do to protect yourself from COVID-19 and other viruses (such as seasonal flu):
wash hands often with soap and water
cover your mouth when you cough/sneeze with your elbow or a tissue
avoid people who are ill (keep your distance from others who are coughing & sneezing)
stay home when ill, especially if you are experiencing symptoms listed above
clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
get your annual flu shot
What Broomfield Public Health is doing now:
What happens if there is a positive case of COVID-19:
We will activate our Public Health Emergency Operations Plan (PHEOP).
We will coordinate with CDPHE and our City and County Board of Health to determine if there is a need to issue isolation and/or quarantine orders.
If you have additional questions about COVID-19, we encourage you to visit the
. You can also call CDPHE's CO Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, or email COHELP@RMPDC.org, for answers in English and Spanish.
Statewide information can be found on the
We will continue to post updates on
Director, Broomfield Public Health and Environment