April 2, 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
  • 29 cases
  • 2 deaths 
  • 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
  • 3,342 cases
  • 620 hospitalized
  • 50 counties
  • 18,645 people tested
  • 80 deaths 
  • 17 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities
  • Major Focus Areas this Week:
  • Investigating COVID19 cases and providing guidance to community partners,
  • Securing and distributing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Broomfield facilities, and
  • Working with local, regional and state partners to continue emergency preparedness and response functions include hospital/medical surge planning.

Frequently Asked Questions:
  • When will the COVID-19 outbreak peak?
  • It depends on how well we all do with social distancing. If we don’t participate in social distancing, we may have a peak at the end of May with large numbers infected quickly and high demand on hospitals. If everyone is doing a great job with social distancing, the peak could be many months later, but with a slower rate of infection and a lower demand on hospitals.
Upcoming Events:

Telephone Town Hall: Join the next 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 2,100 participants that joined the Telephone Town Hall last Thursday. If you were not able to make it, listen to the available recording . Councilmember Henkle will be joining the Q & A.
City Update:
  • Enhance Broomfield successfully launched, with 12 applications already submitted for review. We are eager to talk with Broomfield businesses, as applications come in, about this program and other resources to help them. The first round of applications will be reviewed by the panel next week.
  • Bridge The Gap has 28 total applications submitted with eight approved for more than $13,000 in assistance to residents needing help with rent and mortgage. 
  • Senior Services received and set up the new freezer for Meals on Wheels. This will increase their capacity to provide frozen meals.
  • 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 April 6. You can sign up now by texting “CCOB” to 994-11.
Federal and State Update: 
Gov. Polis provided an update to the State’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
  • The Governor provided an update on the State’s severe need for personal protective equipment (PPE) and what the State is doing to get the necessary equipment to ensure the supply needs for Coloradans are met. The Governor also discussed the surge of patients Colorado hospitals should expect to see in the coming months and how hospitals are preparing to respond, including a tiered system for how patients will be classified. View the full presentation
  • Gov. Polis also announced that he would extend the suspension of normal in-person learning at all public and private elementary and secondary schools until April 30. Read the full Executive Order. This is an amendment to the original Executive Order issued on March 18.
  • The Governor signed an Executive Order expanding the use of telehealth services. This will increase the capacity of the state’s health care system, help preserve critical PPE needed for medical professionals on the front lines, and allow Coloradans to meet with a doctor remotely. Telecommunications providers have made a commitment to ensure that telehealth services can be effectively delivered in Colorado communities.
  • The state’s special enrollment period for the state’s health care exchange is ending on Friday. Visit connectforhealthco.com to enroll today.
  • The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. This Act went into effect on April 1.
Residents are finding creative ways to entertain their children and maintaining social distancing. These kids made their door pretty and educational!
Stay at Home Activity
On a chilly day indoors, create your own world through a new visual art medium. PBS Learning Media Visual Arts teaches you the skills for new arts and then you can try them yourself!
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.
  • 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
  • There is an urgent need for blood donations. Visit Vitalant.org 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 BroomfieldFoundation.org.
  • Broomfield FISH will no longer be accepting any individual donations of food (including snack kits) at the 6 Garden Center Building. Demand for emergency food has risen dramatically due to the current economic situation, so FISH is encouraging financial donations through the disaster fund at broomfieldfoundation.org.
  • As temperatures are expected to drop tonight we are encouraging people to Donate to the Emergency Sheltering fund through the Broomfield Community Foundation so unhoused neighbors living in Broomfield have a place to stay warm and stay at home until the order is lifted.
  • 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 BroomfieldVOAD.org. The Broomfield VOAD is encouraging healthy volunteers to assist A Precious Child and FISH at their facilities. Sign-up to volunteer at A Precious Child and volunteer at FISH.
Reliable, Updated Information
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