The City and County of Broomfield is issuing a Public Health Order requiring social distancing and encouraging all Broomfield residents to stay home for all but essential activities. The order is effective at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 26 through midnight, April 17, however, the city and county is prepared to act swiftly to implement a more stringent Shelter in Place Order that will impact all residents and businesses in Broomfield, if necessary.
Read Broomfield’s Public Health Order
. This is an enhancement to the Governor’s
requiring non-critical workplaces to reduce their in-person workforce by 50 percent to slow the spread of COVID-19.
“The time is now to take immediate action to protect the health, safety, and well-being of our residents,” said Public Health Director Jason Vahling says “If we don’t act now to flatten the curve, there will be severe consequences to our most vulnerable residents, community members, and the hospital system.”
The order encourages residents to stay home as much as possible, and when you do leave, it requires you to practice social distancing recommendations to keep at least six feet between yourself and others, avoid gatherings outside of your immediate household, and practice best possible hygiene.
Broomfield is deploying a team of 25 employees to encourage compliance throughout Broomfield in City and County vehicles from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. wearing identifiable vests. Playgrounds will be cordoned off and signs will be posted at the parks and amenities that are closed to slow the spread of the virus. It’s important for the community to band together, look out for one another and for parents to have conversations with their children about expected social distancing behaviors. All residents must do their part to flatten the curve of spread.
“In all my years in law enforcement, I have never seen anything quite like this. It is an unparalleled time for law enforcement agencies across the country,” Chief of Police Gary Creager said. “We are here for our residents and we will do whatever it takes to keep our community safe. That being said, we can’t do this alone. It’s up to all of us to do our part to protect ourselves, our families, our neighbors, and the entire Broomfield community. By following this order, our officers will be able to focus their efforts on protecting the community from crime and staying healthy, not policing the gatherings of people who choose not to stay home.”