March 24, 2020
The City and County of Broomfield is committed to providing frequent news, updates and information related to the developing COVID-19 situation. Please find more resources at BroomfieldHealth.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter .

Please be mindful that information may change rapidly, even by the hour.  
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Proud of Broomfield’s Xtreme Pro Apparel for stepping up to make face masks!

Public Health Update
  • There are multiple confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Broomfield, and public health officials expect to see additional cases now that private labs are also uploading test results. Click here to see current case counts.
  • The City Council extended the declaration of a local disaster emergency through April 17. 
  • Broomfield anticipates receiving a very limited distribution of supplies from the state distribution of Strategic National Stockpile (Read full release). While public health officials cannot meet all requests, they are starting to distribute supplies this week to Broomfield’s most in need facilities (primarily long term care facilities and home healthcare companies) and will ramp up distribution as supplies become available. 
  • Key Message:
  • Self-isolate if you have COVID-19 type symptoms (fever, cough, and shortness of breath)
  • There is no reason to go to hospitals unless you need urgent/emergent care (for instance, if you experience severe respiratory issues or difficulty breathing). View information on isolation and quarantine.

Today’s Frequently Asked Questions:
  • How do I manage anxiety and stress during this chaotic time?
  • Community Reach Center and Mental Health Partners are continuing to provide services in Broomfield - including accepting new clients. 
  • The Colorado Community Health Alliance has provided information on their Behavioral Health Telemedicine Services during COVID-19 state of emergency.
  • New to telemedicine? Read on for how to transition to seeing your provider online.


Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday: Council Special Meeting
On Tuesday, March 24 at 6 p.m. Council will hold a special meeting to get updates from staff and public health officials. Submit questions and comments via council@broomfieldcitycouncil.org . You can also call 855.695.3744 at 6 p.m. to listen and comment by phone (caller comments will have a two-minute limit). Can’t make it? Visit Broomfield.org to listen to the recorded session afterward.
Wednesday: Broomfield's Board of Health to Discuss Oil & Gas Operations
In consideration of resident public health concerns presented by Extraction Oil and Gas operations during the COVID-19 Emergency Disaster Declaration, the Broomfield City Council will be convening as the Board of Health on Wednesday, March 25 at 6 p.m. Submit questions and comments ASAP to be incorporated into presentations. Call 855.695.3744 at 6 p.m. to listen and comment by phone (caller comments will have a two-minute limit). Can’t make it? Visit Broomfield.org to listen to the recorded session afterward.
Thursday: Telephone Townhall
Join the next Telephone Townhall on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. by calling 855.695.3744 the night of, or signing up to be called directly through this link . RSVP and share the Facebook event for updates as well. Thank you to the over 2,300 participants that joined the Telephone Town Hall last Thursday (March 19). If you were not able to make it, listen to the available recording .
Evictions
  • Temporary Relief of Emergency Evictions - Governor Polis issued Executive Order D 020-012, directing efforts to suspend residential evictions until April 30, 2020 unless such actions are necessary to protect public health and safety. On March 18, 2020, HUD issued an order suspending all foreclosures and evictions for 60 days.
  • Chief Judge Emily Anderson issued administrative order 2020-01A, limiting the court’s hearings to matters of immediate concern for public safety. Eviction proceedings are not included on that list and likely would not be considered.
#WeAreBroomfield
Thank you, Walt “Ski” Szymanski, for capturing these great “We Are Stronger Together (but 6 feet apart) chalk-walk art pictures.
City Business Update
  • The Finance Department and City Manager’s Office are meeting regularly to discuss the implications and challenges of this public health crisis on the revenue and expenditure projections for the City and County of Broomfield.
  • The City is receiving a lot of questions about marriage licenses which are currently unavailable during the closure. If people go forward with their weddings, the marriage license can be issued after the fact, it will just be considered a self-solemnization.
Business Update
  • Currently Broomfield is not assessing late fees on sales tax for a 30 day grace period, the deadline is April 20 to file February's return.
  • Children's hospital north metro on SH-7 opening day video.
  • Businesses can sign up for COVID-19 business specific emails from the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade. 
  • Economic Vitality staff is responding to individual business calls and emails (jromine@broomfield.org) related to Governor Polis’ request to businesses to reduce on-site staffing by 50% for non-essential businesses, as well as queries about the categories for essential businesses.
How you can help
  • There is an urgent need for blood donations. Visit Vitalant.org or call 303.363.2300 for scheduling or questions.
  • Donate Money:
  • Cash donations can be made to the Broomfield Community Foundation in care of “Disaster Relief Fund” at BroomfieldFoundation.org.
  • Broomfield FISH is accepting food donations but prefers CASH donations so they can buy in bulk. Website has donation information.
  • Donate Items: A Precious Child is accepting household items, including cleaning supplies and hygiene items. Website has donation information.
  • Volunteer: Folks interested in volunteering should visit BroomfieldVOAD.org.

How to get help
#WeAreBroomfield
Broomfield teacher spreads joy by dropping off care packages at students’ homes.
Daily Activities While Social Distancing From Rec/Library
  • Follow Broomfield Library and Broomfield Recreation Services for daily activities, storytimes, and workouts to stay active and healthy during the facility closures and self-isolation. A list of additional resources to stay entertained while social distancing can be found at Broomfield.org/DailyActivities.
  • So far, 224 items have been delivered to 65 families in Broomfield through the Libraries home delivery.
Reliable, Updated Information
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