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Week of February 22, 2021
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
  • Broomfield is now operating in "Level Blue: Cautious" after the state released the new Dial 2.0 framework to account for a growing number of people getting vaccinated.
Want more data? Visit the Broomfield’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard to find:
COVID-19 cases
  • Cases - three and seven day average of cases, cases among long-term care facilities and metro area cumulative incidence. The week of Feb. 14, Broomfield had 51 new cases compared to 59 new cases the week of Feb. 7. On Feb. 20, the seven-day moving average of new cases was 7.29, compared to 8.29 on Feb. 14.
COVID demographic graph
  • Demographics - demographic data among COVID-19 cases, include age, outcome by age, and race/ethnicity. So far this month, residents ages 20-29 have made up 19.53% of cases.
COVID deaths graph
  • Deaths - weekly deaths among COVID-19 cases. The week of February 14, Broomfield had one additional death.
COVID testing graph
  • Testing - number of COVID-19 tests conducted and the positivity rate. On Feb. 20, Broomfield’s seven-day positivity rate was 2.65%, lower than the previous week when it was 3.02% on Feb.13.
COVID hospitalization graph
  • Hospitalizations - number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients for the North Central Region and ICU and ventilator usage. On Feb. 21, the North Central Region had 245 confirmed COVID-19 cases hospitalized.
COVID vaccine graph
  • COVID-19 Vaccination - cumulative doses administered, doses administered by day and doses administered by age group. As of Feb. 20, 5,751 Broomfield residents have received at least one dose, 78.3% of residents age 70+ have received a first dose, and of those, 43.4% have received both doses.
"Level Blue: Cautious"
  • Broomfield’s COVID-19 Dial framework metrics have met the threshold for “Level Blue: Cautious” on the Dial, and as such, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has moved Broomfield to “Level Blue: Cautious” effective today, February 22.

  • This move to a less restrictive level on the statewide COVID-19 Dial is a result of the ongoing commitment of the community to practice the 4Ws (Wear your mask, Watch your distance, Wash your hands, and Wait on gatherings). This is a great accomplishment by our community, and Broomfield needs to stay committed to these preventative measures in order to stay in “Level Blue: Cautious” and keep Broomfield open.

  • What changes in “Level Blue: Cautious”:
  • Broomfield Library: remain at 50% with at-risk hours still in place
  • Broomfield Depot and Vets Museum: remain at 50% capacity
  • Broomfield Auditorium: remain at 50% capacity for in person shows and continue to utilize live streaming capacity
  • Paul Derda Recreation Center and Broomfield Community Center, as Back to Business certified businesses, will operate in “Level Blue: Cautious.”
  • The Community at Large:
  • Businesses/facilities that can operate at 50% capacity:
  • Restaurants - with up to 175 people indoors; 225 people for large venues using the calculator. No capacity limits outdoors. Last call will be midnight.
  • Indoor Events - with up to 175 people, whichever is fewer, per room; 225 for seated events if using the calculator.
  • Outdoor Events - with up to 250 people
  • Gyms - with up to 175 people, whichever is less, per room.
  • Non Critical Manufacturing - with up to 175 people.
  • Retail, Office based Business - with no cap on number of people.
  • Personal gatherings remain limited to 10 people from no more than 2 households.
  • Organized sports may operate in groups of up to 50 players per activity.
  • Back to Business certified businesses operating in “Level Blue: Cautious” counties may not operate under “Level Green: Protect Our Neighbors” restrictions per State Public Health order 20-36.
  • To learn more about Broomfield’s level on the Dial, visit
COVID testing last day graphic
Testing Update
  • As Broomfield Public Health focuses more time and resources on vaccine distribution, free COVID-19 testing at 100 Spader Way will be discontinued, with the last day being tomorrow, Feb. 23. Visit to see other free COVID-19 testing sites in or near Broomfield for people with and without symptoms.
Spring Break
  • While state and local COVID-19 cases are trending in the right direction, spending Spring Break at home is still the safest option. Unnecessary travel is not recommended.
  • Residents who do plan to travel should minimize the risk and practice safe measures. Some tips include:
  • If possible, plan activities that reduce the risk of spreading the virus - hiking or other outdoor activities are preferable to indoor activities.
  • Consider wearing two masks if traveling by plane or in other indoor settings;
  • Remember that in Colorado, personal gatherings are still restricted to 10 people or less from no more than two households;
  • Check for local public health recommendations/orders before the trip and make sure to comply.
  • Visit to learn more.
  • Although COVID-19 has presented Broomfield and the world with unique challenges, residents have been, and continue to, handle them wonderfully.
  • What is something you remember doing pre-COVID that you are looking forward to doing again? Share a photo of something you enjoyed doing pre-pandemic, and are waiting on doing now to stay safe on social media with the tag #IRemember! You can also email with submissions.
Frequently Asked Questions:
If I’m 70+ but have not vaccinated, have I missed my chance?
  • No, vaccinating residents 70+ remains a priority. If you haven’t signed up with a health care provider, visit to see health provider's websites and contact information. As we progress through vaccination, all previously eligible groups, including 65-69, pre-k-12 educators and licensed child care providers, will continue to be eligible as other groups are added.
City Updates
  • Read Frequently Asked Questions Crime and COVID-19, including how the pandemic has impacted Broomfield crime and how it has affected individuals who are incarcerated. Attend the Telephone Town Hall on Thursday to hear updates from Broomfield Police Chief Gary Creager.
  • Work on the Anthem Reuse Mainline project means Indian Peaks Parkway will close from Vestal Loop to Traver Drive beginning Feb. 24. The closure and subsequent detour is anticipated to be needed for three weeks.
  • The Broomfield Youth Recognition Award nomination deadline has been extended until Feb. 26. Nominate a young person who has experienced overwhelming pressure and hardships this school year who deserve recognition.
  • Design and submit a 2021 Broomfield Days theme to the Broomfield Days Logo Contest by 5 p.m. March 8.
  • City and County Clerk staff and the City Manager's Office, along with department heads, interview City and County Clerk candidates on Feb. 18. A meet and greet with the City and County Clerk staff will be conducted and the community forum originally set for Feb. 24 has been postponed to a later date, with additional details available after Feb. 24.
  • As Black History Month comes to a close, the City and County of Broomfield would like to take a moment to recognize and celebrate the contributions of the Black community while acknowledging the disparities that continue to exist. CCOB remains dedicated to the fight against injustice, inequality and racism and strives to make Broomfield a safe and welcoming place for all.
We Are Broomfield graphic
Volunteers filled a vital role during the pandemic.

Check out this video featuring Jeffrey “Doc” Freeland and the role he has played in Broomfield’s COVID-19 response.
Activities to do From Home
  • Try your hand at baking cloud bread - a fluffy, three-to-four ingredient recipe that’s popular on TikTok and Instagram.
Featured Programs & Classes
  • Open Space and Trails will hold a Virtual Speaker Series at 7 p.m. on March 3. Join the discussion on “Owls of Colorado” with Emily M. Davenport, who is co-executive director of Nature’s Educators and a Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator and Licensed Falconer.
  • Check out a Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid Class offered by Community Reach Center from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 24 and the Supporting Children’s Mental Health During COVID-19 from 6-7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 23.
  • Need a break from your computer? Call the Library Dial & Listen Line at 720.887.2329 for: a guided meditation, joke, book or movie recommendation and to learn about a featured Library & Cultural Affairs service.
  • Learn tips for stretching your dollars in 2021 with free workshops from Broomfield FISH, CSU Extension and the City and County of Broomfield. Online classes will be held in English and Spanish on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Sign up for the first “Budgeting Basics” class at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 25.
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