April 17, 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
  • 93 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
  • 8,675 cases (+395)
  • 1,693 hospitalized (+57)
  • 56 counties (no change)
  • 41,830 people tested (+1,297)
  • 374 deaths (+17)
  • 93 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities (+10)

Today’s FAQ's:
  • The state released data on facility outbreaks. What does this mean?
  • An outbreak means two confirmed cases in the same facility in a 14-day period.
  • A facility can be a long-term care facility, an independent living facility, a child care center, a factory, or any other location where people live and/or work.
  • Broomfield Public Health has been actively working with all facilities to ensure they are following appropriate prevention guidelines. Multiple deliveries of personal protective equipment (PPE) have been made to very at risk facilities (long term care and clinics) in the past three weeks.
  • 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.
  • Broomfield currently has 93 cases under investigation. Can you tell me a little more about those cases?
  • Of the 93 cases, 43 are males and 50 are females.
  • Cases have been in all age groups but are most frequent in the 40-49 age group.
  • Public Health staff continue to monitor and educate Broomfield’s older adults on how to protect themselves. At the same time, it's important to note that all age groups are being affected. Until widespread testing is available, officials continue to ask residents to follow the stay at home orders, wear a mask when in public, and practice frequent hand washing.
Percentage graph of cases within age group
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 .
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
  • Shout out to Hunter Douglas who pivoted to making face masks for first responders and health care workers. Check out this video of their new production.
  • The Bridge the Gap program has received 73 applications and has approved almost $50,000 worth of rental assistance.
  • Enhance Broomfield Review Committee met has new recommendations for the next round of awarded grants. The program has now crossed the 100 applicant level.
  • CSU Extension has boosted their ability to answer questions as the gardening season comes upon us. Visit the Broomfield Extension website to find the phone number and email address for the Master Gardener Helpline, or click the "Ask a Master Gardener" button to complete a guided questionnaire. (Have any photos of the bugs or plants that you are asking questions about ready.) Master Gardeners have some exciting videos and seed distribution plans coming to support all the gardeners among us.
Federal/State Update:
  • Broomfield Public Health Director Jason Vahling is part of a small group advising the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Governor’s office on a coordinated and phased response to relaxing social distancing measures and what a new normal will entail.
  • The Department of Local Affairs is developing a local government relief package, read the letter from Executive Director, Rick Garcia.
  • The Thunderbirds will salute Colorado front-line COVID-19 responders Saturday, April 18. Thunderbirds’ flight path will bring them over Greeley, Windsor, Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, Boulder, Denver metropolitan area, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Fort Carson and Pueblo. 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. They expect to fly over the Broomfield area on Saturday around 12:50 p.m.
  • Starting Sunday, April 19, RTD is implementing a COVID service plan until further notice, reducing service to Saturday levels. Services are currently 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.
Broomfield Police are loving all the love for first responders from this wonderful community! 💙😋 #WeAreBroomfield #BroomfieldStrong
Instagram user tiffanymillerrussell shared her Howling #PandemicProjects using #WeAreBroomfield
Howl for first responders painting
Instagram user betteerickson shared her butterfly pillow #PandemicProjects using #WeAreBroomfield
Butterfly Pillow
Can you share some Broomfield love? 💙💙💙 Tag someone in the comments of this Facebook post and acknowledge one of their recent accomplishments, no matter how big or small, and share how it impacted your life, even if from afar! #WeAreBroomfield!
Stay at Home Activities
This weekend, take your kids on a color walk around the neighborhood! Get the kids to choose which color you are starting with, and as you walk, let them “collect” things of that color by shouting out the object’s name (kind of like ‘I spy’.) Anyone can change the color at any time. 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. 
  • 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
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