April 1, 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.

Please be mindful that information may change rapidly, even by the hour.
Public Health Update
Broomfield
  • 22 cases
  • 1 death 
  • 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
  • 2,627 cases
  • 414 hospitalized
  • 47 counties
  • 15,364 people tested
  • 51 deaths 
  • 14 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities

Today’s FAQ:
  • How does Broomfield’s case count and rate of COVID-19 compare to other areas? Why is the rate important? 
  • Public Health looks closely at rates in addition to case counts. This allows us to compare counts in a standardized way. For example, the total population in Colorado is much larger than in Broomfield. We expect the number (count) of cases to be higher for the state than for Broomfield. However, rates allow us to see if Broomfield is affected proportionally more or less than the state.
  • The Broomfield rate is 28.80 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people compared to the state rate of 52.09 per 100,000 people. Broomfield’s rate is lower than the state rate.
  • The rate of COVID-19 cases by county ranges from 477.5 in Gunnison County to 9.1 in Mesa County. Broomfield is on the lower end of this range. Read more information.
  • Broomfield has 22 COVID-19 cases compared to Colorado as a whole with 2,627 cases.
Case Rates per 100000 People in Colorado by County
Upcoming Events:

Telephone Town Hall: Join the next Telephone Town Hall on Thursday, April 2 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 .
State Update: 
  • Colorado has seen its first death of someone in their 40’s, underscoring that no one, no matter how young or how healthy, is invincible or immune from this virus.
  • The Governor shared some encouraging news in his presentation about efforts to slow the spread of the virus, which will protect our health care capacity, our frontline workers, and ourselves.
City Business:
  • Meals On Wheels was able to secure an additional freezer to support the potential for an increased number of meals. On March 27, Meals on Wheels served 773 frozen meals and the current capacity is 805. 
  • Please help us keep our parks, trails and open spaces clean. The parks crews are finding more trash dumped in parks and portalets are missing toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
  • Registration for all Summer 2020 programs has been pushed to April 23 for Residents and April 30 for Non-Residents. This includes online registration.
  • The West Midway Pedestrian Bridge has been installed, twenty years in the making. This bridge has been the number one requested trail improvement by Broomfield residents for many years. Construction will continue with the concrete trail, public art, and the traffic signal crossing at Industrial Lane. Completion is tentatively planned for early summer.
  • Broomfield has the fifth highest census self-response rate of all Colorado counties at 42.5%. April 1 is Census Day; Take and encourage your networks to take the census online.
#WeAreBroomfield
  • Shoutout from FISH to inventHQ for the facemasks!
  • Broomfield Home Depot donated $9,500 worth of supplies to the BPD and North Metro Fire. The items will be used by departments across the city and county! View photos here
  • Thanks @nikbrockman for the #WeAreBroomfield photos from your neighborhood!
Stay at Home Activity
  • In honor of the installation of the Midway Pedestrian Bridge, try this family STEAM challenge: Span-Tastic Bridges.
  • Each week, download coloring sheets featuring logo designs from the past ten years of Broomfield Days! This simple activity is a reminder of Broomfield’s history and resiliency and a great way to keep little ones entertained. Hang your finished pictures in your windows for neighbors to enjoy! Follow the City and County of Broomfield on Facebook and Twitter to be the first to access designs!
  • View more activities for social distancing. 
How to get help
  • 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. 
  • Support Resources for Colorado Businesses During COVID-19 from the Office of Economic Development
  • For 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
  • For Seniors: 
  • Sign up for weekly check-in calls or find more resources for seniors by calling 303.464.5526
  • Carry-Out Caravan grocery delivery is coming to Broomfield seniors age 60+! Volunteers take your order over the phone, shop your order, and deliver the order to your door the next day. You pay for the groceries, but there is no cost for the rest. Seniors age 60+ can begin enrolling in the program by calling 303.443.1933, ext. 414, apply online or email clientcare@cultivate.ngo
  • Home grocery delivery service is also available to RTD Access-a-Ride customers with no fare required. Customers interested in using this service must either contact the grocer or food bank directly to set up the order and schedule the pickup time. Once the order has been placed and you have a scheduled pickup time, call Access-a-Ride reservations at 303.292.6560 and book a trip to pick up the groceries.
  • 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.
When everyone is told to "stay at home", where do you go if you don't have a place to call home? As a community, help make sure the unhoused living in Broomfield have shelter right now. Of the $45,000 needed to fulfill hotel requirements to receive a special rate for a one month stay, $14,000 is still needed to make that goal happen. Donate to the Emergency Sheltering fund through the Broomfield Community Foundation so the unhoused living in Broomfield have a place to "stay at home" until the order is lifted.
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.
  • 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.
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