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Week of November 16, 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 Broomfield.org/COVID and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
 
Please be mindful that information may change rapidly, even by the hour.
Public Health Update
  • The Broomfield’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard has been updated to enhance your user-experience and better visualize the critical COVID-19 metrics for Broomfield! Data is updated each day by 6 p.m. Data includes Broomfield’s status on the Dial Framework metrics, cases, demographics, deaths, testing, and hospitalizations. Visit the state website for more information on statewide hospital capacity, testing and county case information. Information on current outbreaks is maintained by the state. 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, Nov. 8 to Saturday, Nov. 14. 
  • Free COVID-19 Test Appointments: Starting this week, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, Broomfield’s Community Testing is moving to an appointment-based model.
  • Appointments can be made at Broomfield.org/COVIDTesting at 2 p.m. the Monday before. The appointment includes testing for everyone in your vehicle who is symptomatic and lives, works or goes to school in Broomfield. Check out this short video and visit Broomfield.org/COVIDTesting for information on Broomfield’s Community Testing events and to find other testing options.
  • A 14 day quarantine must be completed if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19, and a minimum 10 day isolation must be completed if you tested positive. These test results cannot be used as documentation for permission to travel or to return to work in lieu of a 14 day quarantine or 10 day isolation. Visit Broomfield.org/COVIDTesting for more information on quarantine/isolation requirements.
  • Urgent call to “Reverse the Trend” of COVID-19 in Broomfield! Share the message on your own channels using these Broomfield COVID-19 media toolkits!
  • From Oct. 21 to Nov. 4, the cumulative incidence rate increased by 116%.
  • From Oct. 28 to Nov. 11, the cumulative incidence rate increased 83%.
  • Over the past two weeks, there were 454 new cases in Broomfield.
  • The two-week cumulative incidence of 600.6 cases per 100,000, (current as of Nov. 15,) is already in the Red Stay at Home Level of the COVID-19 Dial Framework.
  • WasteWater Update: Broomfield, along with several other Colorado communities, began to test the prevalence of COVID-19 in wastewater in early April. The chart below depicts the prevalence (not single cases) of COVID-19 detected in Broomfield’s wastewater since mid-August, reinforcing the message that community transmission is widespread and spiked quickly this fall.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What should I do about my Thanksgiving plans?
  • The City and County of Broomfield along with the Governor’s Office, is asking everyone to limit their interactions to those you live with. Protect the health and safety of your relatives this Thanksgiving by staying home. Vulnerable people at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19, such as older adults, should continue to only leave home for medical care and essential activities.
  • Be creative about how you celebrate the holidays this year. For example,
  • Perfect a new Thanksgiving recipe (without the judgement of guests!) to share next year
  • Have a snowman building competition with your household
  • Read a holiday story with your friends and family via Zoom
  • Holidays will look different this year. If you or someone you know is experiencing increased anxiety or stress, reach out to Colorado Crisis Services. Call 1.888.493.TALK (8255) or test TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional. Services are free and confidential.
  • Challenge your friends and family to No Spread November! 
  • Interact with only your household.
  • Keep at least a six foot distance from others.
  • Wear your mask that covers your nose and mouth.
  • Do not go to work or visit friends and family if you are sick.
  • How are you going to help Broomfield stay safe this November? Take the #NoSpreadNovember Challenge and share how you are committed to reducing your contacts and using virtual or curbside services.
Upcoming Events
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City Council: will convene tomorrow night, Nov, 17. View the agenda. Public participation via telephone will open at approximately 6 p.m. by calling 1.855.695.3744 and pressing star 3 (*3) to be placed in the queue. Written comments are requested to be sent in advance to council@broomfieldcitycouncil.org. This meeting will be presented live on the City Council website Broomfield.org/CityCouncil and through your local television, Channel 8.
Telephone Town Hall: Join the next Telephone Town Hall this Thursday, Nov. 19 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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Blood Drive: Help save a life by donating blood at the Broomfield Blood Drive on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Make an appointment today at vitalant.org.
City Updates
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  • Thanksgiving Meal Pickup: The community is invited to pick up a delicious to-go Thanksgiving meal for $5. Pre-registration for residents and non-residents is required at B-REx.com or call 303.464.5526 for help registering. There are still southern flair Thanksgiving pick-up meals available on Friday, Nov. 20. Drive through the new Broomfield Community Center parking lot between 11 a.m. and noon, (enter the main entrance and follow the signs), tell staff your name to confirm how many meals you’re picking up, and then grab your meals from the tray and enjoy! 
  • Broomfield FISH was awarded $100,000 by Broomfield City Council to help them prevent hunger, support emergency financial assistance, keep families housed through direct rent assistance, and for the emergency hotel voucher program. Read more from Broomfield Enterprise
  • Temporarily Cap on Third-Party Delivery Service Fees: As part of efforts to support local restaurants facing financial burdens from COVID-19, City Council approved an ordinance to put a temporary cap on the fees paid by a restaurant to third-party delivery providers. The fee cap applies only to the fee paid by the restaurant, and does not apply to any fees or gratuity paid directly by the customer. The fee cap is a maximum of 15%, unless the restaurant has contracted for a different delivery fee rate. The ordinance takes effect Nov.17, and will continue through March 31, 2021. The ordinance does not apply to any customer gratuity paid, and is also designed to protect delivery drivers by prohibiting third-party platforms from reducing compensation rates paid to them. Read the full Council memo.
  • Pedestrian Crossing on Spader Way: Beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 18, the Capital Improvements Division will have a contractor making improvements to the pedestrian crossing on Spader Way between DesCombes Drive and East 3rd Avenue. While the street is to remain open during construction, taking an alternate route may be advised. Construction is expected to take four weeks. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kelly Behling at kbehling@broomfield.org or 720.668.1072
How to Get Help:
How to Help:
  • Additional volunteers are needed for the community COVID-19 testing sites through the rest of the year. This video shares more details about what to expect when volunteering and addresses questions such as safety and Personal Protective Equipment requirements. Sign-up to volunteer.
  • Donations continue to be necessary to support the work of local nonprofit organizations providing services in response to COVID-19. Donate to the Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund through the Broomfield Community Foundation today. 
  • Shop and dine locally on Saturday, Nov. 28, as well as throughout the holiday season with the Small Business Saturday national campaign.
Broomfield teen creates online support group for teens in isolation with COVID. Read the full news story.
Back to Standing. A Time for Hope and Resilience Songs. Stories. Sharing” will premiere on Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. Watch this inspiring video of local Broomfield residents sharing their COVID-19 stories and see how this community showed hope and resilience in the face of the pandemic. The video is a collaboration between the City and County of Bromfield, Broomfield Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and the community. If you are not able to watch live, a recording will be available after at Broomfield.org/BackToStanding.
Safer at Home Activity
  • Learn to code at home. Websites like Codeacademy can teach you how to write code like the pros for free. And you can build projects and earn certifications with freecodecamp.org. Then participate in the #100DaysofCode challenge to put your skills to the test with 100daysofcode.com!
Featured Programs & Classes
  • Taste It On Tour: Take advantage of discounts from local restaurants, breweries, tap-rooms and other food/beverage businesses with a mobile phone-based “passport” for this year’s Taste It on Tour! Redeem digital coupons, take selfies eating your delivered food, and enter for a chance at prizes during the Tour. The Tour “card” is good until mid-April 2021, and can be purchased for $25 at BroomfieldChamber.com.
  • Adult Story Line: Enjoy listening to someone read to you in the comfort of your own home! Call the Adult Story Line to hear a recording of a Broomfield Library staff member reading a short story, poem, or passage from a book. Call 720.887.2311 to listen. The Story Line is updated every Tuesday afternoon and will feature holiday stories in November and December
  • Date Night: Put an Explore More Bag on hold for curbside pickup at the library and plan your next date night. These bags contained themed materials on fun topics like Space, Foodie, Heists, Hooray for Bollywood, and more.
  • Custom Booklist for Curbside: If you want to use curbside pickup at the library but don’t know what to read or watch next, email referencedesk@broomfield.org or call 720.887.2350 to request book recommendations.
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