March 18, 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.  
Public Health Update
As of this morning, while Broomfield does not have a confirmed case of COVID-19,public health officials recognize that the coronavirus is a metro-area outbreak. 
  • If you have symptoms, stay home. There is no reason to go to hospitals, unless you need urgent/emergent care (severe respiratory issues/difficulty breathing). View information on isolation and quarantining.
  • Public health teams are conducting contact tracing on cases in nearby counties that may have potentially exposed Broomfield residents. 
  • Nursing staff are providing recommendations to healthcare providers, assisted living, nursing homes, and long term care facilities on preparedness and response measures for COVID 19.   
  • If you are a healthcare professional or facility seeking personal protective equipment (gowns, gloves, masks, etc.), please send your requests to PHEPR@broomfield.org. Supply requests are being evaluated based on limited availability. Guidance is forthcoming on the preservation of PPE. 
Telephone Town Hall Meetings - Ask your COVID-19 Questions!
Join Broomfield’s weekly Telephone Town Hall each Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. beginning Thursday, March 19 by calling 855.695.3744. Or, we can call you if you submit your phone number by noon on Thursday at http://bit.ly/33q2n5z
Please visit BroomfieldHealth.org ahead of time to see the most recent news, information and resources. 

Can’t make it? It will be recorded and available on BroomfieldHealth.org afterward.
View details at Broomfield.org/TownHall
Take a look at the updated BroomfieldHealth.org website to find the following and more: 
Dine-In Public Health Order Update
  • In response to the suspension of dine-in service at restaurants and bars that took effective Tuesday (read full public health order), the Broomfield Chamber launched a new Facebook group for Broomfield-area businesses to post information about how to access their products and services
  • Flatiron Crossing mall announced that due to the order, all food court seating has been removed and they temporarily adjusted their operating hours from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The main entrances to the mall will remain locked until right before the mall opens. 
How to Get Help 
Unemployment  - New state numbers show a dramatic increase in people who have filed for unemployment assistance in the last few days as state and health officials close dine-in businesses in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
  • Filing for Unemployment Insurance Benefits can be done here. More resources for support can be found here. Please note that today the UI benefits website crashed due to system overload. The state is working to increase capacity. 
  • Broomfield is working closely with FISH to offer rent/mortgage assistance to Broomfield residents. More information to come.
  • Find more support and resources for Broomfield residents here
  • Questions? Call 303.469.3301 or email info@broomfield.org
City News
  • Sewer System Alert - With a lack of toilet paper on grocery store shelves amid the coronavirus pandemic, some people have turned to products like flushable wipes or paper towels. Avoid flushing these items, since they do not break down as easily and can cause blockage issues in the sewer systems.
  • Public Works crews are prepared for a forecasted snow storm on Thursday morning into Thursday evening. Current NOAA forecast is 1-3 inches of snow beginning about 11 a.m.
  • Most capital improvement projects (CIP) are continuing. The contractor for the West 144th Avenue/Dillon Road Project has added workers to take advantage of the reduced traffic volumes to advance work. Staff is assessing projects not yet begun for possible postponement.   
  • The Building Division is performing inspections for permits issued prior to the City and County closure. Many inspections will be postponed until the closure is lifted. Inspectors will enter occupied homes on a limited basis to address occupancy. Building permits will be issued for urgent circumstances.
ShoutOut from FISH 
“Thank you for the outpouring of support from our amazing community! Today, FISH closed our self-shop marketplace, and shifted to emergency food distribution, in order to provide more social distancing and prevent the spread of infection. Big thanks to our partners at the City and County of Broomfield (give Clay Shuck a virtual hug when you see him), who helped us set up the drive-up station! We will have regular communication updates on our website at BroomfieldFISH.org , so please check there for information. We are also accepting cash donations in lieu of food donations, since we have limited capacity to sort and distribute. Deep gratitude and stay healthy, everyone!” -- see Facebook post
BPD helps with Emergency Food Services
BPD School Resource Officers assisting our partners Adams 12 Five Star Schools with Emergency Food Services at Emerald Elementary and Legacy High School. Officers will be out all week lending a helping hand. -- see Facebook post
How To Help
Reliable, Updated Information
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