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June 29, 2020
This is your first WEEKLY Broomfield Community Update.
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 , and v iew the Safer At Home Public Health Order FAQ's .
 
Please be mindful that information may change rapidly, even by the hour.
Public Health Update
Note that the changes detailed here (+) are the change from Monday, June 22 to Sunday, June 28. Data for Monday will be released by the state at 4 p.m. today and reported on Broomfield’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard by 6 p.m.
Frequently Asked Question:
Who is most at risk for severe illness from COVID-19?
  • The CDC updated and expanded the list of who is at increased risk for getting severely ill from COVID-19. Older adults and people with underlying medical conditions remain at increased risk for severe illness, but now CDC has further defined age- and condition-related risks.
  • There was consistent evidence (from multiple small studies or a strong association from a large study) that specific conditions increase a person’s risk of severe COVID-19 illness:
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Obesity (BMI of 30 or higher)
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
  • Serious heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
How will I know if I have COVID-19?
Upcoming Events
Telephone Town Hall: Join the Telephone Town Hall on the fourth Thursday each month. The next one will be July 23 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 .
The 2020 Spring Clean-up Program:  Please see the  pdf area map   or the  Spring Cleanup Interactive Map   to determine your specific area. Visit  Broomfield.org/SpringCleanUp   t o see what will and will NOT be accepted for recycling and disposal. The cleanup service started last Saturday, and will skip the upcoming July Fourth holiday weekend:
  • Area 2: July 11
  • Area 3: July 18
  • Area 4: July 25
City Updates
  • Have you voted yet? Tomorrow is Primary Election Day! Learn more about voting in Broomfield at VoteBroomfield.com.
  • Drop-off your ballot at one of the five 24-Hour Drop Box locations in Broomfield until 7 p.m. on June 30.
  • Vote curbside at One DesCombes Drive today and tomorrow 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Vote in person at One DesCombes Drive until 7 p.m. on June 30.
  • Results will be posted after 7:10 p.m. through VoteBroomfield.com on the hour and notifications of updated results will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and through the Elections B in the Loop (sign up here.
  • Broomfield Library Reopens Wednesday, July 1. Watch this reopening video to learn more about the public health restrictions and protections in place.
  • The Fourth of July is this weekend. Celebrate safely. According to Broomfield Municipal Code Chapter 9-76, most fireworks are illegal within the City and County of Broomfield. If an item produces a visual or auditory sensation by burning or exploding, it's illegal. In an effort to increase the safety of citizens and the community, the Broomfield Police Department will be stepping up its enforcement from June 28-July 5 to address firework violations. Violations of the CCOB fireworks ordinance can result in a citation and/or fine. Residents should NOT report fireworks violations/concerns on social media. Please call the Police Department’s non-emergency dispatch line at 303.438.6400.
State / Federal Updates
  • Governor Polis signed several Executive orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These included orders on access to federal funds for child care services, use of telehealth services, and extended orders related to issuance of marriage licenses. Read the full description.
  • The CDC has expanded the list of people at risk of severe risk COVID19 illness. These changes increase the number of people who fall into higher risk groups. An estimated 60 percent of American adults have at least one chronic medical condition. Obesity is one of the most common underlying conditions that increases one’s risk for severe illness, with about 40 percent of U.S. adults having obesity. The more underlying medical conditions people have, the higher their risk.
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Fourth of July Great American Picnic:
In consideration of large gathering precautions anticipated through the summer to be mandated and/or encouraged from the state, and for the health and safety of residents in mind, the Fourth of July Great American Picnic is canceled. The uncertainty of future state orders and the extraordinary effort and planning for the event were also taken into consideration when making this difficult decision. To celebrate as a community virtually, the City and County of Broomfield is planning for residents to “come together” to watch a Community Stronger Together special streamed live on Channel 8 and social media simultaneously.

Send in your photos and videos at Broomfield.org/WeAreBroomfield by Wednesday to be featured ! Photos and videos can be of past Fourth of July celebrations, how you've spent this time at home, or other ways the community has come together during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Safer at Home Activity
Enjoy a concert from home with this list of upcoming LIVE virtual events that include favorites like Phish, Dave Matthews, H.E.R., Mirmir Chamber Music Festival, and more! View more activities for staying active and entertained .
Featured Programs and Classes
  • Mad Science: Che-mystery: Learn all about the mysterious wonders of chemical science. Children will get to explore several types of physical and chemical changes through a series of activities and experiments. Register today!
Community Support
Visit  Broomfield.org/COVID  for information and resources on getting help and helping in the community. 
Show how you are supporting your community and doing your part
Using #WeAreBroomfield, #DoingMyPartCO