April 10, 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
Please note, you will notice a large spike in today’s case summary for Colorado. This is due to cases & deaths that occurred days and weeks prior, but not reported to the state until today. This could make it appear as though there are false spikes in day-to-day cases.

  • Broomfield
  • 62 cases (+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
  • 6,202 cases (+547)
  • 1,221 hospitalized (+59) 
  • 56 counties (+2)
  • 31,180 people tested (+1,981)
  • 226 deaths (+33)
  • 54 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities (+10)

  • Broomfield continues to be below the state rate of cases per 100,000 - statewide 108.9 compared to Broomfield at 87.83 per 100,000.
  • It’s National Public Health Week. The Environmental Health team is busy making sure Broomfield’s healthcare partners are stocked with personal protective equipment (PPE) as it becomes available. Healthcare providers can submit a request at BroomfieldHealth.org. See pictures.
  • Our epidemiology/nursing staff have been busy investigating COVID-19 cases, while maintaining their physical distance.
  • Other public health essential services continue on amidst the COVID19 response:
  • The Reproductive Health Clinic has provided critical services for 30 residents in the past few weeks.
  • Families with young children in our HOPE home visitation program are doing virtual check-ins with “Nurse Mary,” our wonderful home visitation nurse.
  • Broomfield's WIC program continues to take on new clients seeking nutrition services and has transitioned to 100% virtual visits without missing a beat.
  • The environmental health team continues to check in on all of our retail food establishments (restaurants, grocery stores, etc.) to support their efforts to safely operate as a critical business.
  • Birth and death certificates are still being issued via mail and fax requests.

Today’s FAQs:
  • Can I get COVID-19 from handling food?
  • There is no evidence that a person can contract COVID-19 from food.
  • Following appropriate food safety protocols is always a good idea - cook food to correct temperatures, avoid cross contaminating raw and ready to eat foods, cool leftover foods properly and quickly before placing them in the refrigerator, and wash hands frequently.
  • Watch this video on how you can minimize your risk COVID-19 when using food delivery services.
  • When bringing home groceries from the store, wash your hands before and after unpacking. There is no harm in wiping down packaging (cans, boxes, etc.). Produce should always be washed before use.
  • Broomfield Public Health’s Environment Health inspection team is investigating complaints and conducting compliance checks as needed.
  • 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 .
The Great Egg Roll Thru
Tomorrow, April 11, drive thru at the Paul Derda Recreation Center between 10 - 11 a.m. for a socially distanced visit with the Easter bunny and his helpers. Participants will stay in their vehicles and drive through the PDRC parking lot to receive a bag of pre-stuffed Easter Eggs and wave to the Easter Bunny. All bags were stuffed while wearing masks and gloves, and all staff participants will be wearing masks too. Please remember, this is a stay in your car event - no walk ups are allowed.
Learn more at BroomfieldRecreation.com .
Youth for Youth gif
City Update:
  • A collaboration between Youth for Youth and the City and County of Broomfield started yesterday on Instagram: Teens from Youth for Youth will regularly take over the City and County of Broomfield Instagram story and show how they are spending their time during the stay at home orders. Check it out.
  • Due to the state Stay at Home order and the closure of the City and County of Broomfield’s non-essential services, registration for all summer 2020 programs will be delayed indefinitely. Any current registrations for programs through the end of May will be automatically credited, refunds will be issued upon request. Please visit B-REx.com for updates.
Federal/State Update:
  • Governor ​extends Colorado Disaster Declaration another 30 days
  • The JBC and its staff continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on Colorado’s economy to identify an appropriate time to review the state budget. Details of the 2020 budget plan were released today.
#WeAreBroomfield
Residents are excited about the Great Egg Roll Thru and the boost in morale this Easter event will provide for both kids and families. Jenny Krautler says on Facebook : “I love you Broomfield! I don't have little ones, but am a teacher who is now teaching remotely. The kiddos express on a daily basis all the things they are missing or have lost. Thank you for providing something safe and fun for them this Easter.”
Join residents in showing off your homemade cloth face masks on Instagram by using the hashtag #WeAreBroomfield. Thanks for sharing your masks, AlwaysLivingtheHighLife , Ashlycassidy84 and Nala Vahling, pictured here.
Puppers with mask
Do you already have your pups costume for the Easter Bonnet Parade that typically takes place at Paws in the Park? Why not let them shine in their Easter best and bring joy to friends and neighbors by taking them for a walk in their costumes? Tag your photos #WeAreBroomfield!
Stay at Home Activity
Animals around the world have been enjoying their habitats with less humans around, but we miss them! Say hello to our furry friends virtually through live animals cameras at zoos across the county. Live Cams at the San Diego Zoo | Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams | Panda Cam at Zoo Atlanta | Six Animal Cams at Houston Zoo | Georgia Aquarium has Jellyfish , Beluga Whales , and more !
View additional daily activities 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 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: 
Show how you are supporting your community and doing your part
Using #WeAreBroomfield, #DoingMyPartCO