April 15, 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
  • 87 cases (+2)
  • 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 Broomfield numbers may differ from CDPHE.
  • Colorado
  • 7,941 cases (+250)
  • 1,556 hospitalized (+63)
  • 56 counties (no change)
  • 39,580 people tested (+838)
  • 329 deaths (+21)
  • 798 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities (+6)

Today’s FAQ
  • How can I safely donate to support those impacted by COVID-19?
  • Scammers are still looking to take advantage of those in need. Before donating to support organizations and individuals affected by COVID-19, be sure to do your homework! NEVER let a sense of urgency take away your common sense. Verify the legitimacy of the charity and NEVER send cash or a prepaid gift card. Learn more from Stop Fraud Colorado.Visit Broomfield.org/3172/How-to-Help to donate.
  • I don’t feel safe in my home. What can I do?
  • For people who feel unsafe in their homes, the Stay At Home orders are especially difficult. This can be physically, verbally, or emotionally unsafe.
  • If you are in a situation where you feel unsafe, there are resources available
  • If a friend or neighbor is in trouble, you can help. Agree on a code word they can use if they need help. Create a plan for them (& their children) if they decide to leave. Prepare an escape bag (including important documents, medications, money, clothes) and hide it in a safe place. Be ready to call the police.
Upcoming Events:

Telephone Town Hall: Join the next Telephone Town Hall tomorrow 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 1,500 participants that joined the Telephone Town Hall last week. If you were not able to make it, listen to the available recording .
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. 
City Updates
  • Colorado and Broomfield are reviewing the National Coronavirus Roadmap to Reopening as it relates to Public Health. Efforts are also underway to develop an economic recovery roadmap. From a western regional approach, the goal for both the public health and economic roadmaps is to ensure all states move in concert. 
  • Workforce is doing virtual workshops every day to support furloughed staff and community members.
  • The City and County of Broomfield, the Broomfield Community Foundation and the Enterprise are launching the Heart of Broomfield - Coronavirus Community Heroes, a new effort to recognize members of the community who are stepping up during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s a postal worker, delivery driver, grocery store employee, neighbor or stranger, how have individuals and organizations made a difference in Broomfield in these difficult times? Read more from the Broomfield Enterprise. Share your stories and photos at Broomfield.org/COVIDHeroes. Each week, a community hero will be honored in the pages of the Enterprise, and on the Enterprise, Broomfield and Community Foundation websites and social media platforms. Recognize those special people who make Broomfield a community with heart in the time of coronavirus.
  • April is Child Abuse Prevention month. Visit Broomfieldecc.org to learn more. Promoting community awareness and building support to prevent child abuse is happening virtually during the pandemic. To receive pinwheels for your place of essential business or to plant in your front yard, fill out this form. Send a selfie or video about how to prevent Child Abuse and what resources you have to support the Broomfield community to info@broomfieldecc.org to be included in a video to help celebrate Early Childhood resources and partners in Broomfield!
  • The trail along the east side of Le Gault will be reopened today after a fire on April 11. North Metro Fire did not find enough evidence to pinpoint the cause. A review of the site found the damage was minimal to structures and the large cottonwood trees were not impacted. Removal of some of the fallen timber will occur over the coming weeks and should take a day or two.
Federal/State Update:
  • Three more sites will be able to serve as alternative care facilities so that hospitals can more quickly open up critical bed space if there is a surge in critical COVID-19 cases in Colorado. Read the press release.
  • Colorado Dept of Employment and Labor (CDLE) has received official guidance from the U.S. Dept of Labor with regard to self-employed individuals (1099, “gig” workers) filing for the Unemployment Benefits (under the CARES Act changes) and are working as quickly as possible to implement the benefits. Continue to watch Coloradoui.gov for the most up to date information and when claims can be filed.
  • The census has been extended to Oct. 31. People now have until Oct. 31 to self-respond online, over the phone, or via mail. Census workers will delay nonresponse in-person follow-ups until Aug. 11. This delay in data gathering will consequently also delay the Constitutionally-mandated reporting process to local, state, and federal governments which will affect things such as redistricting, funding, etc.
#WeAreBroomfield
Thank you Sewing Superheroes! The inventHQ team has sewn 294 masks that have now been delivered to residents and community support agencies. Another 50 are going out to resident requests today! In the last two days, 25 masks have been created by residents and dropped off at the library. 

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

Residents have been thrilled to receive masks, here are just a few responses to your donations and the work from inventHQ:

“Thank you for the colorful masks. My husband and I are so happy to have them. We appreciate the time and effort it took to produce them.”

“Hi all at Invent HQ! We got a wonderful surprise of masks at our door today! Thank you all sooo much! We really appreciate all of the hard work that went into making these and delivering them! You guys are the best! ❤️”
Stay at Home Activity
It looks like it might snow tomorrow but today is nice! Plan a family picnic in your backyard. Work together to choose the food and make the meal! How creative can you get with your pantry? View more activities for staying busy during the stay at home orders 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 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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