April 16, 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 , and v iew the Stay At Home Public Health Order FAQ's.

Seniors: sign up for weekly check-in calls or find more resources for seniors by calling 303.464.5526, visiting BroomfieldSeniors.com or reading this FAQ for Older Adults .

Please be mindful that information may change rapidly, even by the hour.
Public Health Update
  • Broomfield
  • 91 cases (+4)
  • 2 deaths (no change)
  • The CDPHE website updates cases daily at 4 p.m. To ensure rapid response to new cases, Broomfield staff monitors the reporting systems throughout the day, so occasionally Broomfield numbers may differ from CDPHE.
  • Colorado
  • 8,280 cases (+339)
  • 1,636 hospitalized (+80)
  • 56 counties (no change)
  • 40,533 people tested (+953)
  • 357 deaths (+28)
  • 83 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities (+5)

Today’s FAQ's:
  • How will we know if the Stay At Home order can be lifted on April 26?
  • Governor Jared Polis announced six key principles that are guiding Colorado’s decisions around social distancing measures. He says these will be used to get the state through COVID-19 pandemic while minimizing loss of life and further economic disruption. View the Governor's full presentation or watch his full press conference. Additionally, the World Health Organization (WHO) provided six conditions for governments wanting to start lifting restrictions in this press briefing.
  • How can I connect with a mental health professional?
  • Mental Health Partners has a Facebook page where you can connect with their Community Health Workers. CHWs are also available by phone at 303.545.0852.
  • Community Reach Center is using its Thornton location for in-person intake assessments. Visit their website for information on what to expect at an initial visit.
  • Tonight’s town hall will include a representative from Community Reach Center, as well as a member of the Youth for Youth Advisory Council.
  • Will sidewalk shoveling rules be in place for this storm given the stay at home order?
  • Broomfield staff will not be proactively looking for violations. Assuming the snow stops today, residents will have until noon tomorrow to clear sidewalks, if the sun doesn’t take care of it first.
Upcoming Events:

Telephone Town Hall: Join the Telephone Town Hall tonight at 7 p.m. Residents can call 855.695.3744 the night of, or sign up to be called directly . RSVP and share the Facebook event for updates as well. Town Hall audio is now streamed live on Channel 8 as well. Thank you to the over 1,500 participants that joined the Telephone Town Hall last week. If you are not able to make it, listen to the available recording .
Broomfield Sing A Long: Sing along with your neighbors and lift your spirits! The community will sing “Sweet Caroline” at 7:55 p.m. before the 8 p.m. howl for healthcare workers, tonight at the end of the Telephone Town Hall.
City Updates
  • The Mayor gives an update on Broomfield’s COVID-19 economic response including City Council’s approval for $375,000 of increased funding for the modified Enhance Broomfield and Bridge The Gap programs created to support small businesses and residents in the wake of the coronavirus. Broomfield’s economic response supports employers, residents and non-profits on the front-line. Watch the Mayor’s new PSA on the Disaster Relief & Recovery Fund below.
  • Broomfield Library staff have distributed 330 fabric masks to Broomfield Residents, non-profits, and front line city staff. Requests continue to come in and in order to meet them we need donations:
  • Washed 100% cotton or linen fabric, (no smaller than 1/4 yard, please)
  • Interfacing (Light to medium weight, non-woven, fusible or sew-in)
  • Elastic (¾” wide or less)
  • Bias tape
  • Donations should be put into ziptop bags and can be placed in the book drop at the Broomfield Library. Any questions can be directed to inventhq@broomfield.org or call 303.460.6836. See and share the facebook event.
  • Flowback has started on the Livingston oil and gas well pad.
  • While many commuters are working from home, construction crews make progress on the Dillon / 144th improvements. The project will widen the road to four continuous through lanes from US 287 to Zuni (four miles) and is scheduled to be complete in October 2020. View pictures of the progress and more information.
Federal/State Update:
  • ⚠️ALERT: The IRS will not call to request any personal or financial information for you to get an economic impact payment. If you get such a call, HANG UP. See official updates at irs.gov/coronavirus
  • In an effort to help residents and businesses save money and energy while at home, Sierra Club Colorado and Environmental Colorado teamed up to share 15 ways to reduce energy during the stay at home order. Watch the video then download the checklist.
  • The Colorado Department of Public Health will start releasing facility-level data on confirmed outbreaks. An outbreak is defined as two or more confirmed cases within a 14-day period. This data will be released weekly.
  • Gov. Polis signed two new Executive Orders:
  • Executive Order D 2020 038 provides hospitals and health care providers more flexibility to expand the trained medical personnel available to provide health care services within inpatient facilities in response to COVID-19.
  • Executive Order D 2020 037 temporarily suspends statute concerning fire bans in order to provide boards of county commissioners with broader discretion and greater flexibility to implement restrictions on open burning. This will enable fire firefighters and other first responders to participate in the COVID-19 response efforts throughout the state.
See why some Broomfield teens are socially distancing and how they're passing the time while keeping connected. Thanks to the Youth for Youth Advisory Board for sharing their quarantine stories. Teens: tell us your why by tagging #WeAreBroomfield on social media.

This week, April 12-18, Broomfield recognizes the team of amazing dispatchers and Animal Services Officers. Please join in recognizing the professionalism and valued service each of these officers display daily. To help celebrate, here's ASO Donna Shepard reading another one of her favorite children's books.
Stay at Home Activities
  • It’s a good day to stay warm inside and take a virtual animal tour around the world! Check out animal cams at the San Diego Zoo and more to see what they are all doing.
  • Follow the Broomfield Library or RSVP to this Facebook event to get alerts on Storytime Premieres on Facebook! Enjoy a storytime with live commenting with other families and the Broomfield librarians. Story time premieres will be Mon-Fri at 9:45 a.m. starting April 20 and will also have a special session on April 17.
  • View more activities for staying busy during the stay at home orders at Broomfield.org/DailyActivities.
How to get help
  • For Seniors: 
  • Sign up for weekly check-in calls or find more resources for seniors by calling 303.464.5526.
  • For All Residents: 
  • Apply now for the Bridge-The-Gap program which provides housing payment assistance to Broomfield residents that have lost wages due to the impact of COVID-19. See eligibility criteria, learn more and apply online at Broomfield.org/BridgeTheGap
  • 2-1-1 Is now set up to offer COVID-19 specific services and resources available across the state. Visit 211colorado.org/covid-19, dial 2-1-1 or 866.720.6489, text 898.211* or chat live with a representative through the website.
  • Visit the Resources page on BroomfieldHealth.org for a constantly updated list of resources, support and information.
  • Read Colorado Tenant’s Guide to COVID-19.
  • Use NextDoor’s Neighborhood Help Map to find neighbors in your area that are able to help in a variety of ways, such as phone check-ins, pet care and more. Follow all safety guidelines and requirements while getting helping or providing help to neighbors. 
  • For Businesses: 
  • Visit Broomfield.org/COVIDEconomicSupport for information and links to help businesses and employees sustain through this downturn and support the rebuilding of the local economy. 
  • For Employers: Updated information about the U.S. SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program and the Emergency Injury Disaster Loans. Your business lending partners are now taking applications for both loan programs.
  • For Employees: A direct link to file for the expanded Unemployment Insurance programs and benefits and information on other programs, such as Bridging the Gap.
  • For Residents to Support Businesses: Information about local businesses serving the community, with adjusted service and hours. 
  • Businesses can apply for the Enhance Broomfield program, which offers a one-time grant of up to $7,500 which can be used for operating expenses including rent, wages, marketing, utilities, and supplies. The application is also a good step forward in filling out an application for a U.S. SBA loan if a business decided to do so.
  • Support Resources for Colorado Businesses During COVID-19 is a resource site hosted by the Colorado Office of Economic Development.
How you can help
  • Donate Blood: There is an urgent need for blood donations. Visit Vitalant.org or call 303.363.2300 for scheduling or questions.
  • Donate Money:
  • Donate to the Disaster Relief fund through the Broomfield Community Foundation.
  • There is an immediate need for ”stay-at-home” alternatives for unhoused neighbors living in Broomfield. The Towneplace Suites has offered a special rate but additional funding is needed. Donate to the Emergency Sheltering fund through the Broomfield Community Foundation so folks have a place to stay until the end of April. 
  • Donate Food: FISH is asking the community to help fill a critical need for cereal. They have placed donation boxes at area King Soopers and are grateful for any help as they face an unprecedented need.
  • Donate Items:
  • A Precious Child is accepting cleaning supplies and hygiene items listed on their Amazon wishlists.
  • Volunteer:
  • The Broomfield VOAD is encouraging healthy volunteers to assist FISH at their facility. Sign-up to volunteer at FISH.
  • Are you a medical professional? Sign up to volunteer.
  • Governor Jared Polis created the Colorado Covid-19 Innovation Response Team to introduce telehealth/telemedicine service supporting approximately 800,000 uninsured and under-served Coloradans. Help the team provide health services while reducing strain on healthcare facilities, leaving hospital beds open to the most severely ill.
  • Use NextDoor’s Neighborhood Help Map to list things you are able and willing to do for neighbors in your area, such as phone check-ins, pet care and more. Follow all safety guidelines and requirements while helping or providing help to neighbors.
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: 
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