April 9, 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
  • 59 cases (+8)
  • 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 our numbers may differ from CDPHE.
  • Colorado
  • 5,655 cases (+266)
  • 1,162 hospitalized (+83) 
  • 54 counties (no change)
  • 29,199 people tested (+1,105)
  • 193 deaths (+14)
  • 44 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities (+3)
  • Broomfield is below the state rate of cases per 100,000 - statewide 99.31 compared to Broomfield at 74.87 per 100,000.

Today’s FAQs:
  • How can I get help with unemployment, food assistance, mental health resources, child care, etc.?
  • BroomfieldHealth.org has posted many local resources for Broomfield residents and businesses. Visit COVID-19 Resources.
  • For additional statewide resources, (education, wellness and entertainment) visit the new online resources stayathomeco.colorado.gov.
  • Should I wear a mask? 
  • Since COVID-19 may be transmitted from someone who is asymptomatic, Governor Polis is encouraging all Coloradans to wear a cloth face coverings or homemade masks when going out in public. Please DO NOT buy surgical masks; those are needed by healthcare workers and first responders. View an informational video from the Surgeon General.
  • I have masks to donate. Where should I bring them?
  • Donate completed masks, sealed in individual plastic bags, at the library book drop anytime. If you are dropping off a large batch of masks, please place them in an additional plastic bag. These masks will be distributed to those in need through the drive-up at Broomfield FISH! Check out this inventHQ tutorial on how to make a mask and download the pattern Tracy demonstrates in the video. Or visit ColoradoMaskProject.com for more patterns, including no-sew mask instructions.
Upcoming Events:

Telephone Town Hall: Join tonight’s Telephone Town Hall tonight at 7 p.m. New Tonight, a special focus on your mental health questions with special guests from Community Reach Center and Mental Health Partners. Residents can call 855.695.3744 tonight, 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 .
The Great Egg Roll Thru
This Saturday, April 11, drive thru at the Paul Derda Recreation Center between 10 - 11 a.m. for a socially distanced visit with the Easter bunny and his helpers. Participants will stay in their vehicles and drive through the PDRC parking lot to receive a bag of pre-stuffed Easter Eggs and wave to the Easter Bunny. All bags were stuffed while wearing masks and gloves, and all staff participants will be wearing masks too.
Please remember, this is a stay in your car event - no walk ups are allowed.
Learn more at BroomfieldRecreation.com .
City Update:
  • BVSD Emergency Child Care Program will begin April 13 at Kohl Elementary. This is for K-5 students of essential workers as outlined in State orders. Kohl Elementary is licensed through the Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative. Kohl is also licensed to take CCAP for residents of Broomfield and Jefferson Counties.
  • Thank you Broomfield Chamber of Commerce for filming this incredible interview with Chris Dewhurst, Manager of the Broomfield Workforce Center. Chris helps us understand resources and challenges for employers and employees during this time.
  • The modified Enhance Broomfield program has received 69 grant applications for the program created to support small businesses weather the storm caused by COVID-19 and the economic impact of the subsequent orders. The review committee has met and made their first recommendations which are in the final approval process now. See more on how to apply below.
  • The Bridge-The-Gap program, which provides housing payment assistance to Broomfield residents that have lost wages due to the impact of COVID-19, has received 53 applications and have approved 17 for just over $20,000. Apply at Broomfield.org/BridgeTheGap.
  • Some good news in the midst of this pandemic. Broomfield has been named the 14th safest city in Colorado in a report by safewise. According to the report, crime rates across the state saw fluctuations with violent crime increasing year over year, and property crime seeing a decrease. Despite the bump in violent crime, all of the safest cities were below both state and national violent crime rates!
  • A collaboration between Youth for Youth and the City and County of Broomfield will start today on Instagram: Teens from Youth for Youth will take over the City and County of Broomfield Instagrams stories and show how they are spending their time during the stay at home orders.
Federal/State Update:
  • The Governor announced new online resources for Coloradans at StayatHomeCO.colorado.gov which includes free resources to support Coloradans while they are at home; from wellness to services to education to entertainment and more. Coloradans can also visit covid.colorado.gov to get information from all state agencies, including the Department of Public Health and Environment’s COVID19.colorado.gov which has the most recent available data.
  • The Governor also provided an update on the Help Colorado Now relief efforts. To date, Coloradans have donated nearly $10 million, with $1 million of that coming from more than 5,000 donors. Coloradans can visit HelpColoradoNow.org to donate their time or money to the relief efforts.
#WeAreBroomfield
A shout-out to the Christian Church of Broomfield who donated food from Modern Market to the Police Department and Detention Center. 

Thanks for showing us (and wearing) your mask @ashlycassidy!

Beautiful chalk art by @kim_tuoy
Colorful Chalk are We Are Broomfield
Stay at Home Activity
Show off your moves! Have a Dance Party: Have each member of the group make up a dance move. Start with the first person and have them show the move. The group does that move for 1 minute and points to a new group member. That person shows his move and everyone does that for one minute, etc... Try not to stop between moves. This can be done inside, outside or virtually; anytime and place is good for a dance party! View additional daily activities 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 helping or providing help to neighbors. 
  • For Businesses: 
  • Visit Broomfield.org/COVIDEconomicSupport for information and links to help businesses and employees sustain through this downturn and support the rebuilding of our 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 our 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
  • Reminder: inventHQ is accepting donations of completed masks to be distributed by FISH to residents in their food boxes. Drop off completed masks, bagged in a ziplock bag (with larger batches of masks bagged in an additional larger bag) via the library book drop at any time. View more information and mask patterns
  • 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 fill a critical need for cereal. They have placed donation boxes at area King Soopers and are grateful for any help as they face an unprecedented need.
  • Donate Items: A Precious Child is accepting cleaning supplies and hygiene items listed on their Amazon wishlists.
  • 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