May 3, 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
  • 164 cases (no change)
  • 12 deaths (+1)
  • 881 tested (+57)*
  • 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.
  • *CDPHE began releasing the number and rate per 100,000 residents tested for COVID-19 on 5/1 at the county level. We will continue to monitor this metric.
  • Colorado
  • 16,225 cases (+457)
  • 2,793 hospitalized (+46)
  • 56 counties (no change)
  • 78,179 people tested (+2,920)
  • 832 (+12) deaths
  • 163 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities (+2) View outbreak data.

Today’s FAQs
When and how should I wash my mask? 
  • Masks should be washed regularly in hot water with soap. This can be done by hand or in the laundry. How frequently they should be washed depends on use.
  • Visit the CDC’s website for more information on how to wear and wash a mask.
  • Remember to not touch your eyes, nose or mouth when removing the face covering/mask and wash hands after removing.
  • Wearing a face covering/mask is not a substitute for hand washing and social distancing.

The Business Support Toolkit is NOW AVAILABLE to help businesses navigate the state’s Safer At Home public health order starting in Broomfield May 9-26, unless extended. 
  • Featuring: 
  • Opening Date Search Tool by keyword or business type
  • Quick-Start Guide: An interactive form to generate a custom print out of specific guidelines based on specific industry. Upon completion businesses can opt-in to the following:
  • Included on the “Taking Precautions, We’re Open for Business” community map
  • Included in a weekly digital promotion, reaching up to 100,000 area residents
  • Added to email list for economic updates, resources, programs and assistance
  • Plus: 
  • Pre-made signage to promote health protections for customers and employees
  • PPE Recommendations
  • Quick links to helpful state FAQ’s
  • More digital outreach opportunities
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Read about this week’s Heart of Broomfield Community Coronavirus Heroes: Ginger Ramsey and Kyle Mendenhall. Who are your coronavirus community heroes? Share your stories and photos at Broomfield.org/COVIDHeroes to be featured on Broomfield's social media, the Broomfield Enterprise and Broomfield Community Foundation’s channels.


Upcoming Events: Telephone Town Hall: Join the Telephone Town Hall Thursday, May 7 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. If you are not able to make it, listen to the available recordings which can be found on this page under 2020 City Council Meetings. 
  • 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, Thursday night at the end of the Telephone Town Hall.
Second Back to Business Town Hall: Save The Date: Ask business related questions, from access to business assistance and support to guidance on practices to ensure customer and employee safety, at the second Business Town Hall scheduled for May 6 at 1 p.m. Call 855.695.3744 (available in Spanish at 855.543.3424) to join. Can’t make it? These sessions are recorded and available at Broomfield.org/COVIDEconomicSupport . Share this Facebook event to spread the word.
Stay at Home Activity
Take a self-guided Walk in the Art at the Broomfield County Commons Park (close to the dog park). Map it . See more ideas for outdoor, indoor and educational activities to do while practicing physical 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.
  • Delivery Prescriptions Available for those 60+: Visit BroomfieldSeniors.com or calling Broomfield Senior Services at 303.464.5526.
  • Community Reach Center has introduced the Senior Reach program. This community program identifies older adults who may need in-home emotional or physical support and/or connection to community services.
  • For All Residents: 
  • Access services from Broomfield FISH including food pick up. These services are for anyone struggling financially due to COVID-19. View the April and May food distribution hours. 
  • 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 help or providing help to neighbors.
  • Need a mask? Apply to get a fabric mask, donated by the community or made by inventHQ.
  • 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 resources for businesses in Broomfield.
  • 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 some operating expenses. This program has received a large number of applications, and funds are limited. The application is also a good step forward in filling out an application for other potential business support programs, such as a U.S. SBA loan (PPP or EDIL programs) or your bank’s working capital loans.
  • 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.
  • Do you have unspent lunch funds in your student's account? You can donate these funds directly to the emergency food program that supports BVSD families in need through The School Food Project. It's as simple as filling out three questions on this form.
  • Senior Resources of Broomfield is gearing up for one of their biggest fundraisers of the year! Giving Tuesday is next Tuesday May 5, and you can make a donation at BroomfieldSeniorResources.org. Donations continue to support enhancing the quality of life for Broomfield seniors during this pandemic. They are currently making masks so that every senior in Broomfield has one, supporting low income seniors with free or reduced meals through meals on wheels, and fulfilling special-needs requests such as medication coverage, dental needs, respite care, and items needed from the loan closet.
  • Donate Food: FISH is asking the community to help donate the following most needed items: peanut butter, oatmeal, canned meat, mac & cheese, and spaghettios.
  • Donate Items:
  • A Precious Child is accepting cleaning supplies and hygiene items listed on their Amazon wishlists.
  • inventHQ is looking for materials to continue making masks for the community. The following items can be dropped off, in a sealed ziptop bag, at the Library Book Drop:
  • 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
  • Questions? Email inventhq@broomfield.org or call 303.460.6836.
  • 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 and Environment, and the Federal Center for Disease Control: 
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