May 12, 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
  • 201 cases (+1) 
  • 19 deaths (+2)
  • 1,284 tested (-4, investigating the reason for the decrease)
  • 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.
  • Mortality rates for the metro area were added to the dashboard today, along with a chart that describes the daily counts of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals in the North Central Region. View more data on Broomfield’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
  • Colorado 
  • 19,879 cases (+176)
  • 3,663 hospitalized (+32)
  • 60 counties (+1)
  • 106,761 tested (+2,684)
  • 987 deaths (+16)
  • 192 outbreaks (+2)

Frequently Asked Question:
  • Is it ok to gather in groups to socialize?
  • It is best to socialize only with your household members. If you are engaging in outdoor activities with people outside your household, limit group size to ten or fewer, and make sure there is at least 6 feet of physical distance between all people at all times. 

  • It may be particularly difficult for young children to maintain physical distance from each other. Refrain from sharing toys or sports equipment and wear face coverings/masks while playing.
  • Please consider the risks involved with socializing with non-household members, including if you were exposed and in turn exposed a loved one who was at higher risk for complications from COVID-19.
  • Visit the state’s Safer at Home website for answers to more FAQs.
Upcoming Events:

The Board of Health will convene on Tuesday, May 12 and will discuss a resolution strongly advising the use of masks or face coverings by members of the public in the City and County of Broomfield. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. and available online and Comcast Channel 8. Public participation via telephone will open at approximately 6 p.m. by calling 855.695.3744 and pressing star 3 (*3) to be placed in the queue. Written comments are requested to be sent in advance, to council@broomfieldcitycouncil.org . Read the agenda
Telephone Town Hall: Join the Telephone Town Hall May 14, 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 .
  • 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. View lyrics and sing-a-long live on YouTube at Youtube.com/c/TheBroomfieldChannel/live
City Updates
  • State Unified Command Center and Broomfield Public Health collaborate on targeted testing strategies at long-term care facilities. 
  • The State of Colorado Unified Command Center (UCC) is reviewing the processes and procedures for targeted COVID-19 testing at long-term care facilities. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) epidemiologists and infection prevention specialists are advising the UCC on ways to modify the testing procedures and minimize contact among residents and staff at the sites where testing is conducted.
  • On April 20, the UCC alerted the public and public health agencies of testing April 19 - 22 at three long-term care facilities across the state to proactively test large facilities with no known outbreaks, including Broomfield Skilled Nursing Facility (BSNF). Broomfield Public Health reported initial epidemiological data shows four residents and staff at BSNF who initially tested negative at the April 22 mass testing event became symptomatic on April 27. Over the next four days (through May 2), an additional 18 residents and staff who had initially tested negative became symptomatic and were confirmed to have COVID-19. Read the full press release.
  • How can you help your friends and neighbors who are encouraged to stay home during the Safer at Home orders to protect against the COVID-19 virus? Apply to become a Broomfield Pal! Help friends and neighbors in need by offering connection and assistance during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Assistance should be virtual if possible, and if not possible, must be no contact. What does that mean? If dropping off a package or delivery, utilize porch pick up. If arranging a sidewalk show or check-in chat, arrange to have the resident in need stay inside their home and choose a location that can be seen via window. Get creative and chat via phone while you can see each other outside a window or doorway! No matter what, maintaining the health and safety of all Broomfield Pals is the number one priority of being a good community member!
#WeAreBroomfield
Stay At Home Pets gif
Community members started the week off with some paws-itivity yesterday by sharing photos of their pets and if they are enjoying their humans being home more. The majority of pets seem to be loving it. Check out these great photos of Broomfields furry friends .
Safer at Home Activity
Explore the cosmos from home ! Escape Earth for a while and explore NASA's extensive image and video library, including livestreams, which are publicly accessible and copyright-free. View more activities for staying active and entertained during city facility closures at Broomfield.org/COVID .
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 here. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. They are also taking walk-in donations on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday's of children's clothing, diapers and hygiene items. 
  • 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:
  • URGENT: Help Expand COVID-19 Testing in Broomfield. If you are a medical professional (retired or active), or know someone who is, please send an email with your information to broomfieldvoad@gmail.com
  • There is also a substantial need for volunteers now at A Precious Child. The Broomfield VOAD is encouraging healthy volunteers to assist A Precious Child and FISH at their facilities. Sign-up to volunteer at A Precious Child. 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
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