April 29, 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
  • 147 cases (+6)
  • 9 deaths (+0)
  • 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
  • 14,316 cases (+437)
  • 2,571 hospitalized (+86)
  • 56 counties (-1)
  • 67,094 people tested (+753)
  • 736 (+30) deaths
  • 149 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities (+4) View outbreak data.
  • Public Health provided a full briefing at the April 28 City Council Meeting
Frequently Asked Questions:
  • Some communities are requiring residents to wear face coverings in public. When should I wear a mask? 
  1. Anytime you are outside your home, such as walking the dog
  2. When in stores for essential needs, such as groceries or other critical supplies
  3. As possible when you are outside engaging in necessary activities, including exercise. Masks do NOT replace social distancing! 
Upcoming Events:

Telephone Town Hall: Join the Telephone Town Hall Thursday, April 30 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 last week. If you are not able to make it, listen to the available recordings which can be found on this page under 2020 City Council Meetings. 
  • 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.
Back to Business Town Hall: Ask business related questions, from access to business assistance and support to guidance on practices to ensure customer and employee safety, at this telephone town hall at 7 p.m. tonight, April 29. Call 855.695.3744 (available in Spanish at 855.543.3424) to join. The second Back to Business Telephone Town Hall is tentatively scheduled for May 6 at 1 p.m. Can’t make it? These sessions will also be recorded and available at Broomfield.org/COVIDEconomicSupport . Share this Facebook event to spread the word.
City Updates
  • The City and County of Broomfield has called back 14 furloughed employees, based on essential services and a strategic decision matrix. These employees include staff from Community Development (building inspectors, planners), Police Department (animal services), Human Resources (HR generalist), Parks (horticulture/structures), HHS (operations and fiscal management), IT (customer success support), and Public Works (field service maintenance). As the COVID-19 landscape continues to change and evolve, additional employees will be brought back in a methodical and strategic way to maximize public services and the eventual re-opening of city buildings. 
  • Enhance Broomfield has received 134 applications and has made 73 awards thus far, totaling $316,500 and impacting 463 jobs.
  • Bridge the Gap has received 104 applications and has dispersed $60,000 in rental/mortgage assistance.
  • The Mile High Flood District (MHFD, formerly known as Urban Drainage and Flood Control District) has announced projects they are planning in Broomfield County. The Nissen Reservoir Drainageway - Lowell Boulevard to Tennyson project is included in the MHFD 2020 plan. Here is the press release
  • With the help of community feedback and a resident focus group, the City and County has redesigned the Oil and Gas website to improve user experience, design, findability, and organization. With improved analytics, the site will be continuously improved for relevance and better navigation. With more users at home and fewer opportunities to connect in person, a goal was to organize and provide information in the most effective and usable way. Check it out at Broomfield.org/OilandGas. Please send your feedback to oilandgas@broomfield.org.
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  • Delivery Prescriptions Available for those 60+: To best protect the 60+ community members and keep them safe at home, prescription delivery is available for adults 60+ whose medications are filled at Broomfield pharmacies which are unable to deliver essential medications. Learn more including how to place a delivery order by visiting the website or calling Broomfield Senior Services at 303.464.5526.
Federal/State Update:
  • The state has received $10.3M from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide additional funding for epidemiological work and lab testing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Kaiser Permanente is increasing COVID-19 testing for symptomatic member and non-member health care workers and first responders (emergency medical technicians, law enforcement, firefighters, corrections officers) referred by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE). Kaiser Permanente is also testing non-members referred by CDPHE who have been deemed essential to public welfare. Read more information on scheduling a test (members and non-members.)
  • RTD Rider Feedback Survey developed by Mile High Connects with RTD, wants your feedback in light of the service reductions that have been implemented due to COVID.
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Stay at Home Activity
It will be another beautiful afternoon in Colorado so try a lunchtime dance party outside! Get the family together for some dance moves . View additional activities for staying active in mind and body 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: 
  • 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. 
  • 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 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.
  • 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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