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Week of September 14, 2020
The City and County of Broomfield is committed to providing frequent news, updates and information related to COVID-19. Please find resources and opening information at and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Please be mindful that information may change rapidly, even by the hour.
Public Health Update
  • You can always find day to day changes on Broomfield’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard, along with information on regional hospital capacity and demographic details. Visit the state website for more information on hospital capacity, outbreaks and county case information. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) website updates cases daily at 4 p.m.
Note that the changes detailed here (+) are the change from Sunday, Sept. 6 to Sunday, Sept. 13. Data is released by the state at 4 p.m. each day and reported on Broomfield’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard by 6 p.m. Hospitalizations to date may reflect information that was recently reported to Broomfield Public Health but may have happened in previous weeks.
  • Free COVID-19 testing will take place on Tuesdays until November 3 from 2-6 p.m. in the parking lot of the Health and Human Services building at 100 Spader Way. Pre-registration not needed. Testing is for those who are symptomatic and are Broomfield residents, work in Broomfield or go to school in Broomfield. 
Frequently Asked Question:
How do I find out if there is an outbreak at a business, school, or a daycare?
  • Each Wednesday, the state website is updated with new outbreak information, including outbreaks that have been resolved and those that are active. The state includes the name of the facility, the facility type and the county where it is located, along with the number of people affected. On Thursday last week, the state launched an outbreak map on the COVID-19 website.
  • An outbreak is defined depending on the type of facility and investigation typically involves the local public health agency in consultation with a team of investigators at the state. The state has defined school outbreaks according to classroom or cohort, staff outbreak or a school-wide outbreak. Child care facilities are following similar guidance. A business-related outbreak is defined according to cases identified in the workplace. A confirmed outbreak is typically two or more people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a workplace/facility, with onset within 14 days.
  • CDC has resources for businesses and workplaces, including guidance on how to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) also provides COVID-19 prevention and control guidance for workers and employers. Information on operating schools during COVID-19 from the CDC is also available.
Upcoming Events
City Council Meeting: City Council will convene tomorrow night, Sept.15. View the agenda. Written comments are requested to be sent in advance to This meeting will be presented live on the City Council website and through your local television, Channel 8.
Telephone Town Hall: Join the Telephone Town Hall on the fourth Thursday each month. The next one will be Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Residents can call 855.695.3744 the night of, or sign up to be called directly. RSVP and share the Facebook event for updates. Town Hall audio is streamed live on Channel 8 as well. If you are not able to make it, listen to the available recordings.
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Broomfield Days logo on mobile
Broomfield Days is moving from Midway park to your living room this year, but it can’t happen without YOU! 2020 Virtual Broomfield Days now accepting submissions for the following:
  • Dogs of Broomfield Days Photo Contest: Submit your Broomfield Days dog photo for a chance to have a new dog waste station installed in a Broomfield park in your dog's honor!
  • Broomfield Days Memories: Remember yesterday and share a memory from Broomfield Days’ past! This can be a photo or a narrative. 
Join the virtual celebration Sept. 19-26 by visiting View and comment on photos of past Broomfield Days, vote on the winner of the Dogs of Broomfield Days doggie photo contest, browse products available from virtual vendors, see restaurants offering Broomfield Days take-out specials, and watch musical performances from Creative Broomfield’s Summer Concert Series and other local performers!
16 Days left in the Census data collection period
City Updates
  • Census 2020 Update: Only 2.5 weeks remain in the Census Response window. Data collection ends on Sept. 30, 2020.
  • National 
  • Self Response Rate: 65.7%
  • Total Enumerated (Self Response + Non-Response Follow Up (NRFU)): 90.1%
  • State (Colorado)
  • Self Response Rate: 69%
  • Total Enumerated (Self Response + NRFU): 90.3%
  • County (Broomfield)
  • Self Response Rate: 76.7%
  • Total (only self response): 76.7%
  • Give your comments on upcoming Broomfield Ballot Issues by Noon on Sept. 18, 2020. (Comments must be received by the City and County Clerk by noon)
  • Step 1: Identify the specific ballot issue or issues you are addressing. View detailed ballot language at
  • Step 2: Write comments “in favor of” or “in opposition to” that ballot issue. If addressing more than one ballot issue, repeat steps 1 and 2 for each ballot issue, using a separate page for each if possible.
  • Step 3: Sign with blue or black ink and include the address where you are registered to vote.
  • Step 4: Mail or drop off Comments to: 
  • Jennifer Robinson, City and County Clerk
  • One Descombes Drive
  • Broomfield, CO 80020
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  • Upcoming NB Zuni Closure at 144th: Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 16, the northbound lane of Zuni from Waterside Lane to 144th Avenue will be closed for utility installation as part of the North Area Force Main project. The area is expected to remain closed until Tuesday, Sept. 22. Southbound Zuni at 144th Avenue will remain open. The work has been coordinated with the 144th Ave. paving operations.
9/11 Virtual Remembrance Ceremony and Tribute Video:
Watch a special 9/11 commemoration video that captures stories from loved ones of 9/11 victims as well as the story behind the 9/11 Memorial in Broomfield.
Broomfield Bike Club:
The Broomfield Bike Club lit up the night with an "electric" Friday Night Bike Ride. Follow @Broomfieldbikeclub on Instagram for more!.
ACES Volunteers
ACES Members Volunteer at FISH:
Thanks to ACES (Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability) members and a generous donation from Xcel Energy, clients of Meals on Wheels, HHS, and FISH enjoyed kits containing a variety of low energy light bulbs and a handout with other energy saving tips.
Great Horned Owl
Rescued Great Horned Owl:
Thanks to the community member who called Broomfield Police Animal Services about an injured Great Horned Owl over Labor Day weekend. Animal Services Officer Amy Voltin brought the owl to Rocky Mountain Birds of Prey for an exam and treatment, as it's always best to let the experts deal with wildlife.
Safer at Home Activity
Featured Programs and Classes
Blood Drive: Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at 100 Spader Way. Find details on how you can donate to the blood needs in Colorado at
Fall Paper Shred Event: Residents, you can bring three boxes (banker's or copy paper boxes weighing no more than 35 lbs. per box) of paper or three 32-gallon trash bags of shredded paper, for safe and secure destruction on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Norman Smith Service Center, located at 3001 W. 124th Ave. This event is free and requires masks for attendance.
Big Dry Creek Trail at Metzger Farm
This is the last week of the Broomfield 100! You can still cross off more than this week’s featured loop, but better hit the trail quick! Learn more about the Broomfield 100 at week’s featured trail is Metzger Farm and Big Dry Creek Trail. This trail loop features the Metzger Farm Open Space, the Big Dry Creek Trail, Willow Run Open Space, and Columbine Meadows Park. Be sure to enjoy excellent birding opportunities at the Metzger Pond and several wildlife viewing areas along the Metzger trails.
Information and Assistance Program in Senior Services: Make sure the seniors in your life have access to the information and assistance programs critical to them! Broomfield Senior Services has resources and advocacy professionals available to help connect seniors with the resources to meet their needs. Call 303.464.5526 or visit for further information.
Caregiver Respite: Caregivers (friend, neighbor, or family member that assists a care recipient either physically or emotionally) can take advantage of temporary or supplemental care that relieves you from your normal activities. This limited, no-cost respite resource helps to ensure the health and well-being of the caregiver. Contact Broomfield Senior Services for more information, 303.464.5526.
Senior Special Needs Financial Assistance Program: Adults, 60+ can receive assistance paying for dental and medical procedures, hearing aids, vision assistance, medication requirements, and other items/activities that support your well-being, so you can live independently and age in place. Requests for assistance are considered on a case-by-case basis to address needs not covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or other health insurance. Contact Broomfield Senior Services for more information at 303.464.5526.
Broomfield Library Friends Foundation Fall Book Sale: Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Broomfield Library. The sale will be completely outdoors and all books have been quarantined and cleaned. Masks and physical distancing measures are in place, browsing will be restricted browsing ("you touch it, it's yours"), and check or credit card payments preferred (No change for cash payments.)

C.A.R.A. Swim Team begins Monday, Sept. 21 at PDRC. Register your 12-18 year old today!
Outdoor Story Time
Story Time: Join outdoor story time on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for fun with stories and movement. This program meets outside the library at the amphitheater next to the pond. Registration is required.
Broomfield Early Learning is offering preschool: In person and online learning options available for preschoolers 2.5-5 years old. Register today; Classes start Oct. 5 and 6. Children's safety and happiness is the number one priority. Each class includes two weekly online circle times, and daily at-home activities.
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