April 24, 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
  • 125 cases (+12)
  • 5 deaths (+1)
  • 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.
  • Colorado
  • 11,262 cases (+384)
  • 2,237 hospitalized (+114)
  • 56 counties (no change)
  • 52,324 people tested (+1,679)
  • 552 deaths (+44)
  • 130 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities (+7) View outbreak data.

  • Testing coordinated by the Colorado National Guard and the state was completed at Broomfield Skilled Nursing this week. While results are still being processed, there were confirmed cases of COVID-19 identified, so this will be categorized as Broomfield’s second outbreak in a long term care facility. As a reminder, an outbreak is defined as two or more confirmed cases within a 14-day consecutive period.
  • The state has been reviewing how death data is reviewed and provided to the public. As such, you may notice an increase in counts. Read the detailed explanation.
Upcoming Events:

  • Tune in to the Broomfield Library’s NEW daily, live virtual storytime at 9:45 a.m everyday this week. 

  • Colorado Creative Industries in collaboration with Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) and Dazzle announced the “Colorado Drums Forward” campaign today. Engage in the Arts to show solidarity with the community by grabbing something that can be used as a drum, stepping outside and drumming away at 7 p.m. on April 30!
City Updates
  • Senior Services delivered 52 boxes of non-perishable foods and a cloth mask (donated by SRB.) In addition Silver Crest residents were provided a care package that included a cloth mask, toilet paper, toothbrush, tooth paste, and soap.
  • COVID-19 drive-thru/curb-side testing is available at Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine (3950 W. 144th Ave., near the Broadlands Safeway.) It is open Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Learn more by setting up an appointment at Advurgent.com or calling 303.558.0509. 
  • Fun Facts for the Dillon/144th Project: Besides roadway widening, the Dillon/144th project includes more than 23 miles of new utilities. And since the Stay-at-Home Order, the observed daily traffic volume on Dillon/144th dropped to about 10%, or 2,200 vehicles per day, compared to 22,000. See update.
The first Heart of Broomfield - Coronavirus Community Hero named and to be featured in Sunday’s Enterprise. Read about Joe Duncan who is set up outside of St. Anthony North Campus with a “Hero’s Work Here” yard sign.
Joe Duncan
View a sidewalk chalk reminder EverydayTiara found and posted on Twitter.
Stay at Home Activity
Have you done Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems yet? Every day, celebrated children’s author Mo Willems has been hosting Lunch Doodle with Mo Willem s as part of a Kennedy Center Artist is Residence. Set kids up with a doodle pad and watch them learn to draw. View more daily activities for 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. 
  • 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 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 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 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.
  • 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. Since Friday, 325 families have donated their unused funds. Thank you!
  • 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 & Environment, and the Federal Center for Disease Control: 
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