April 6, 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
  • 49 cases (+9 from 4/3)
  • 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
  • 4,950 cases (+777 from 4/3)
  • 924 hospitalized (+101 from 4/3)
  • 54 counties (+1 from 4/3)
  • 25,773 people tested (+3,702 from 4/3)
  • 140 deaths (+29 from 4/3)
  • 37 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities (+10 from 4/3)

Today’s FAQ:
  • Should I wear a mask?
  • Since COVID-19 may be transmitted from someone who is asymptomatic, Governor Polis is encouraging all Coloradans to wear a cloth face coverings or homemade masks when going out in public. Please DO NOT buy surgical masks; those are needed by healthcare workers and first responders. 
  • You can repurpose a t-shirt, a dish towel, a bandana, or another fabric item into a mask that fits your face. There are great instructions online at coloradomaskproject.com.
  • Tips:
  • Masks must cover your nose and mouth has to be covered to provide protection.
  • Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. Continue to disinfect any commonly touched surfaces.
  • Remember to avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth while adjusting the mask.
  • Wearing masks is an add-on (not in place of) Social Distancing practices. Wearing masks is recommended even in situations where you are able to maintain 6+ feet from others, such as while walking the dog or out on the trails. 
National Public Health Week
For National Public Health Week Broomfield will feature a behind-the-scenes look at the public health efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic and other services.

To start, say hello to the Youth for Youth Advisers who have put together a resource for their peers on maintaining positive relationships and mental well-being during COVID-19. Youth for Youth is part of our Communities That Care (CTC) initiative which aims to address the underlying causes of youth mental health and behavioral issues. The CTC coalition works together with our young people to identify priorities and implement substance use prevention strategies for youth.
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 over 2,100 participants that joined the Telephone Town Hall last Thursday. If you were not able to make it, listen to the available recording .
City Update:
  • Declaration of Medical Necessity from Public Health Director Jason Vahling to protect unhoused population and reduce community spread of COVID-19. 
  • Broomfield to receive $164K from the federal coronavirus response act. Read Enterprise article
  • Applicants can now apply for a marriage license via mail or the utility payment drop box at The City and County Building. The Community Assistance Center will process the marriage license within 24 hours and return it to the customer by mail.
  • Broomfield residents will be receiving a postcard this week that clearly outlines all the ways to receive information about COVID-19. This includes specific ways for seniors and those without internet access to receive daily updates. This information will be pushed on social media mid-week as well.
  • The latest episode of Business Matters, the Broomfield Chamber of Commerce video podcast, features a conversation with Chris Dewhurst of the Broomfield Workforce Center about the impact of the COVID-19 situation on employment, from the perspective of job seekers and businesses. Watch the episode.
  • City and County of Broomfield Text Connect service will be available for residents to receive Daily COVID-19 updates and notices of City Council meetings starting today. You can sign up now by texting “CCOB” to 994-11.
Broomfield Police Vehicle
Police Update: 
The Broomfield Police Department has not and will not stop people for not wearing a mask during the pandemic. Here are a few tips to keep yourself, and your family, safe from Police Officer imposters:
  • Know what your local police department's marked vehicles look like.
  • Remember unmarked law enforcement vehicles have many lights, never cheap removable ones.
  • If you are being pulled over, slow and look for a well-lit and public location to stop.
  • If you are unsure if the officer is real, call 9-1-1 or Broomfield’s non-emergency line at 303.438.6400 and dispatch can confirm or immediately send real officers to assist you.
  • If the officer is fake follow the dispatcher's instructions until real officers arrive.

Federal and State Update: 
  • State officials update crisis standards of care in response to COVID-19. Crisis standards of care are recommendations for how the medical community should allocate scarce resources, such as ventilators and intensive care unit beds.
  • For those curious about the medical surge operations, here is a helpful graphic from DOLA.
  • Senators Bennet and Gardner Letter to Treasury Secretary
  • The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program is running and has waived all verifications and is automatically issuing the highest amount. In order to apply for SNAP, people can apply on 2-1-1 or online or over the phone with their local human services department.
#WeAreBroomfield
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Stay at Home Activity
Scavenger Hunt Walk: Have each member of the family make a list of 5 things to add to a scavenger hunt list to make a master list. Take a brisk walk and work as a team until all the items are found. This gives the walk more purpose and is more fun for everyone. Change the list each time you take the walk. Suggested items for your list could include a teddy bear in a window, or some inspirational community art! View more ideas for daily activities during social distancing 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.
  • View 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 help from or providing help to neighbors. 
  • For Businesses: 
  • Broomfield businesses, apply today for a new grant to help you weather the storm caused by COVID-19 through Broomfield.org/EnhanceBroomfield. The City and County of Broomfield in partnership with the Broomfield Community Foundation are offering this one-time grant of up to $7,500 to be used for operating expenses including rent, wages, utilities, and supplies. So far 16 applications have been submitted. 
  • Support Resources for Colorado Businesses During COVID-19 from the 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. Specific needs are available 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 getting help from 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: 
Show how you are supporting your community and doing your part
Using #WeAreBroomfield, #DoingMyPartCO