March 23, 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 and follow us on Facebook and Twitter .

Please be mindful that information may change rapidly, even by the hour.  
Public Health Update
  • Broomfield residents should operate under the assumption that the COVID-19 coronavirus is here and the best thing we can do now is to slow the spread by practicing social distancing, staying home for all but essential outings, and practicing the best possible hand hygiene. While you may not think you are personally at risk, this is for the protection of our most vulnerable. Read the full community message from Broomfield’s Public Health Director. 
  • As the private labs that are conducting testing are starting to upload their results in batches, we expect we will continue to see more confirmed cases involving Broomfield residents. 
  • The key message continues to be to self-isolate if you have COVID-19 type symptoms. It’s up to all of us to take proactive steps to protect our most vulnerable; older adults (60+) and those with underlying health conditions, specifically respiratory issues, heart disease, and diabetes.
  • If you develop a fever, cough, and shortness of breath, please protect others by isolating yourself and practice self-care at home. 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:
  • Where can I find out more about donating personal protective equipment (PPE)? 
  • Broomfield Public Health and Environment will accept unopened supplies to distribute to health care providers in the community. Please email to arrange a drop-off.
  • Where can I get information on getting tested for COVID-19?
  • If you experience symptoms, talk to your doctor. Read more information on testing. Please self-isolate if you think you have been exposed or have symptoms.

Telephone Town Hall

Thank you to the over 2,300 participants that joined the Telephone Town Hall last Thursday,
If you were not able to make it, please listen to the recording available .

Please join the next Telephone Town Hall at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 26 by calling 855.695.3744 the night of, or signing up to be called directly . RSVP and share the Facebook event for updates as well.

State Updates
  • Cases in Colorado - Updated daily at 4 p.m. 
  • 591 cases
  • 58 hospitalized
  • 29 counties
  • 5,436 people tested
  • Governor Press Conference on March 22 announced the following new actions.
  • Executive order directing all of Colorado’s non-critical employers to reduce their in-person workforce by 50 percent.
  • Gov. Polis also launched the state’s Innovation Response Team (IRT) to bring together public and private sector resources and innovations to the state’s emergency response to the COVID-19 virus. The Innovation Response team’s initial focus is ramping up a mass testing program for the COVID-19 virus, creating a suite of services for citizens under isolation or quarantine, developing mobile and other technologies to help track the spread of the virus and support infected citizens, and developing locally-sourced alternatives for constrained critical medical supplies.
  • Matt Blumberg, a technology entrepreneur who founded and led Broomfield-based email technology company Return Path for the past 20 years, will serve as Interim Director.
  • Governor's Press Conference on March 20 announced additional Executive Orders which include the following provisions:
  • Elective medical procedures have been suspended until April 14 to conserve Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including dental.
  • Uninsured Coloradans can enroll in individual health insurance plans from March 20 through April 3, 2020 with coverage beginning on April 1.
  • The Colorado income tax collection deadline has been extended until July 15, 2020.
  • NOTE: Links will be provided to individual Executive Orders and Public Health Orders as they are available. Visit CDPHE's site with General information.
Police Department Updates 
Broomfield’s Detention Center is reducing its population by 20%, with more being released to limit exposure in jail. Most jails are following similar measures to release non-violent offenders and work release to preserve staffing for other duties, reduce potential exposure in the jail, free space for isolation areas if necessary, etc. All this is done in coordination with the judges.
Check out this positive #WeAreBroomfield moment captured by our beloved Broomfield Police Officers “I was patrolling yesterday and noticed this family very excitedly gathering trash from around a walking path in Broomfield. They collected three huge bags! It was beautiful to see these kiddos outside, enjoying the nice weather, and doing good for their community even though things in the world are crazy right now. They're a selfless bunch of little humans!”
City Business Update
  • Licensees were contacted about the public health order that restaurants may sell alcohol, beer and wine for take-out and delivery. It was also pushed out on social media to courage residents to support local businesses.
  • Staff delivered 705 frozen meals to 100 clients Friday. In addition, they delivered 56 boxes of non-perishable foods provided by FISH.
  • Easy Ride provided four Individuals medical trips. We are starting to see a decline in Easy Ride trips due to social distancing and Primary Care Provider’s cancelling appointments.
  • The Library continues working with vendors to open access to online resources for residents.
  • Starting March 23, show us how you are supporting small business in Broomfield! The City and County of Broomfield encourages you to support small businesses in any way you can during this difficult time for entrepreneurs. Like and share a Broomfield small business page on Facebook and include the hashtag #WeAreBroomfield. Each day we will choose a random participant to receive a FREE one year All Facility Pass (good at the Paul Derda Recreation Center, The Broomfield Bay, and Broomfield Community Center) or two Suite tickets to the 1stBank Center (good for one year to any performance of your choice; VIP parking and Suite access included)!
Business Update
  • Mayor Announces Broomfield’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan 
  • Economic Vitality team is reviewing guidance on “essential businesses” to identify Broomfield businesses which may be impacted by the guidance.
  • Governor Polis announced several measures to support business sustainability and economic recovery, including deferring estimated tax payments for certain businesses and changing the Colorado Income Tax filing date for businesses and individuals to July 15, 2020.
How you can help
  • There is an urgent need for blood donations. Visit 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
  • 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

How to get help
Daily Activities While Social Distancing From Rec/Library
Follow Broomfield Librar y 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 .
Reliable, Updated Information
Help slow the spread of misinformation by relying on and sharing credible information from Broomfield Public Health, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, and the Federal Center for Disease Control: 
Show how you are supporting your community and doing your part
Using #WeAreBroomfield, #DoingMyPartCO