April 18, 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
  • 98 cases (+5)
  • 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
  • 9,047 cases (+372)
  • 1,755 hospitalized (+62)
  • 57 counties (+1)
  • 43,307 people tested (+1,477)
  • 391 deaths (+17)
  • 100 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities (+7)

Today’s FAQ's:
  • How do I title, register or renew my vehicle registration during the closures? 
  • Renewals Can be Completed the following ways:
  • Online at mydmv.colorado.gov
  • Kiosk at Broomfield King Soopers (12167 Sheridan Blvd off Sheridan Blvd/120th Ave)
  • Find A Kiosk
  • Mail to 1 Descombes Dr, Broomfield 80020
  • See more Motor Vehicle FAQs

  • The state released data on those discharged from hospitalizations due to COVID-19. What does this mean?
  • The data shows the number of patients currently admitted to the hospital for confirmed COVID-19, compared to the number of discharged/transferred within the past 24 hours. From this information, health officials can track the recovery rate of those who were hospitalized from COVID-19.
  • What is not included is the many cases of COVID-19 who have not been hospitalized. Approximately, 80% of COVID-19 cases in Colorado have NOT been hospitalized. Broomfield data shows a similar hospitalization rate - 19.4% of all confirmed cases have been hospitalized. 
  • This is different from previous data that shows the cumulative number of hospitalizations. 
  • This data also includes break-outs on the number of hospitals that are anticipating a shortage. This can mean a shortage in staff, personal protective equipment (PPE) or ICU beds.
  • Current hospitalizations, daily discharge of patients who no longer need hospitalization, and the number of facilities anticipating potential resource shortages due to COVID-19 data can be found at covid19.colorado.gov/hospital-data.
Upcoming Events:

Telephone Town Hall: Join the Telephone Town Hall Thursday, April 23 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 1,581 participants that joined the Telephone Town Hall yesterday. If you are not able to make it, listen to the available recording . Join us at 7:55 for another community sing-a-long!
Pick it Up Broomfield graphic
Pick it up, Broomfield! Make a difference while spending time in your local outdoor spaces on Earth Day, April 22. Take these easy steps to keep Broomfield Beautiful:
  1. Grab a bag from home 
  2. Pick up trash at your favorite neighborhood open space, park, trail or greenway
  3. Throw it out at home (please don’t use park trash receptacles as more residents enjoying Broomfield open spaces, parks and trails during the stay at home order means bins are already full from regular use)
  4. Snap a selfie
  5. Post on social media using #WeAreBroomfield
GOAL: Broomfield, can 50 residents share photos to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day? Tell your neighbors to jump in to pick it up! RSVP and share the Facebook event here .
City Updates
  • The Bridge the Gap program has received 73 applications and has approved almost $50,000 worth of rental assistance.
  • The Enhance Broomfield program has received more than 100 applications. Another round of awardees have been recommended by the review committee and are in the final stages of approval. Additional support has been redeployed to help facilitate prompt processing of applications. 
  • The U.S. SBA announced Thursday a freeze on additional applications from businesses for funding under the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program due to all funds being allocated.  
  • Starting Sunday, April 19, RTD is implementing a COVID service plan until further notice, reducing service to Saturday levels. Services are currently, and for now, will remain FREE on all RTD bus and rail. View updates from RTD on COVID-19. See how your route will be affected. For Broomfield this means:
  • No service on Route 128 along Midway/Westlake
  • Route 120 reduction to hourly service on 120th Ave.
  • Broomfield and Interlocken FlexRide will operate Mon-Fri, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. with top of the hour departures at the US 36/Broomfield Station. 
  • US 36 Flatiron Flyer FF1 will remain in service 7 days a week every 15 minutes from 5:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
  • A special thank you in the video below from North Metro Fire and Rescue to Broomfield's 911 dispatchers celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
Federal/State Update:
  • Colorado National Guard being deployed to the state's three largest nursing homes to conduct COVID-19 testing.
  • 100 ventilators delivered to Colorado hospitals, read full press release
  • State Labor Department Announces Updates On Unemployment Benefits For Self-Employed, More Access To Claimant Support, read more
  • Governor Polis announced Friday that all essential workers need to wear masks or face-coverings when in close proximity to others and gloves when handling goods or in contact with customers.
  • Also announced was an update to the Public Health orders concerning long-term care facilities. Facilities are required to submit a detailed isolation plan to CDPHE by May 1. The full press conference can be found here.
  • While Broomfield does not currently have any outbreaks at local facilities, it is likely there will be one because of the presence of COVID-19 in the community. Public Health staff have been working with long-term care facilities to assist them in securing and preserving PPE, as well as implementing best practices for preventing the virus from entering a facility, and containing it if it does.
Pinwheels are going up around our community from our partners and friends working from home in honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month! Have you seen them? Post the pinwheels you see and realize we are all in this together, and together we thrive! #greatchildhoods #DoingMyPartCO #WeAreBroomfield. Learn more here.
Stay at Home Activities
The Thunderbirds will salute Colorado front-line COVID-19 responders Saturday, April 18. Residents along the flight path can expect a few seconds of jet noise as the aircraft pass overhead, along with the sight of six high-performance fighter aircraft flying close in precise formation. 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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: 
Show how you are supporting your community and doing your part
Using #WeAreBroomfield, #DoingMyPartCO