April 12, 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
  • 74 cases (+1)
  • 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 our numbers may differ from CDPHE.
  • Colorado
  • 6,893 cases (+383)
  • 1,376 hospitalized (64) 
  • 56 counties (no change)
  • 34,873 people tested (+2,220)
  • 274 deaths (+24)
  • 67 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities (+8)

  • Wow! With just over 48 hours since Ohio Public Health originally posted this video, it has over 15.5 million views on Twitter alone. The video has reached people across the world. They say, “We're happy that our message is resonating with so many. Please continue to share. Thank you!”
Today's FAQs:
  • It is Easter weekend. Can we go to church or to visit family?
  • Many churches are conducting services virtually. Here is guidance for places of worship on how to conduct services remotely.
  • Our mountain towns continue to be particularly hard hit by the virus. If you own a home in the mountains, please avoid traveling.
  • Now is the time to connect with our friends and family in new ways. Try video chatting or live streaming your backyard Easter egg hunt. Technology is our friend in staying connected these days!
  • Please remember to maintain social distancing with any non-household members. Getting together for “just a few hours” can impact the spread of the virus.
Upcoming Events:
Telephone Town Hall: Join the next Telephone Town Hall each Thursday 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 1,500 participants that joined the Telephone Town Hall yesterday. If you were not able to make it, listen to the available recording .
City Update:
  • Update from Broomfield CSU Extension Director & Horticulture Agent Sarah Schweig: These aeroponic grow towers are a new project for us in Broomfield. So new, in fact, that we had just installed them in three different buildings when we found out those buildings were closing to promote social distancing. Our goal was to keep the towers going to assist those in need, and that meant getting them all in one place. We wheeled one tower down the road from the Health and Human Services Building, and quickly dis-and-reassembled another from the City and County Building. Thank goodness it was a warm day! We saw a little transplant (ahem, travel) shock, but all three towers are thriving now in the Broomfield Library. The last tower donation included chard, arugula, lettuce, and basil. Kale and tomatoes are both taking off now! 
Federal/State Update:
  • Numerous staff and residents test positive for COVID-19 at Aurora nursing home State to release additional facility-level data on confirmed outbreaks next week, read press release.
500-600 families enjoyed Broomfield’s Great Easter Egg Roll Thru at the Paul Derda Recreation Center Saturday. The event was held in place of the traditional EGGstravaganza canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Families were invited to hop in their cars and roll through the PDRC parking lot to see the Easter Bunny and helpers handing out pre-stuffed Easter eggs and bags to children. Masks and gloves were used to stuff the eggs and were used during the event.
Stay at Home Activity
Print out some coloring sheets of Broomfield Days logos while staying home in the snow today. This simple activity is a reminder of Broomfield’s history and resiliency and a great way to keep little ones entertained. Hang your finished pictures in your windows for neighbors to enjoy! 
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 our 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 our 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.
  • Be a Broomfield Sewing Superhero - Help Every Resident Get A Mask
  • 1) Download a pattern at ColoradoMaskProject.com
  • 2) Show off your sewing skills
  • 3) Drop off your donation at the Broomfield Library book drop 
  • * If you would like to request a homemade mask, please submit your information on this form
  • 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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