May 13, 2020
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.
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Public Health Update
  • Broomfield
  • 201 cases (no change) 
  • 20 deaths (+1)
  • 1,307 tested (+23)
  • 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.
  • View more data on Broomfield’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
  • Colorado 
  • 20,157 cases (+278)
  • 3,695 hospitalized (+32)
  • 60 counties (no change)
  • 109,304 tested (+2,543)
  • 1,009 deaths (+22)
  • 199 outbreaks (+7)
Frequently Asked Question:
  • I know it's recommended to wear a face covering/mask. Are there dos and don’ts to wearing one?
  • YES! Cloth face coverings should:
  • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • be secured with ties or ear loops
  • include multiple layers of fabric
  • allow for breathing without restriction
  • be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape
  • Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing your face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.
  • Do not share your face covering/mask with anyone unless it's been washed and dried first.
  • Read more information from the CDC.
City Updates
  • Broomfield City Council passed a face mask resolution last night that strongly advises residents to wear masks or face coverings in public. Read the full resolution
  • Check out this new guide for restaurants seeking to provide additional outdoor seating to meet physical distancing guidelines when returning to business. The guide provides answers to frequently asked questions related to permits, zoning, and licensing to assist the restaurants with seeking to add these outdoor spaces either temporarily or permanently. 
  • Was your home built between 1983 -1986? Participate in Broomfield’s Residential Lead and Copper sampling program to earn a $25 credit on your water bill!
  • Bridge the Gap has received 137 applications and has distributed over $82,000 in funds for those financially impacted by COID-19.
  • Community Park Road will be closed tomorrow, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Seed and Craft Roll Thru. This event is currently full and additional sessions will be added as possible. Please be aware that there may be additional traffic entering and exiting Community Park road onto Main Street and Spader Way during this time. Avoid the area if possible.
Upcoming Events:

Telephone Town Hall: Join the Telephone Town Hall tomorrow, 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, tomorrow night at the end of the Telephone Town Hall. View lyrics and sing-a-long live on YouTube at Youtube.com/c/TheBroomfieldChannel/live

Mental Health Partners is offering a FREE, virtual suicide prevention training on May 28 in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. Pre-registration is required and can be completed at MHPColorado.org/training .
State / Federal Updates
  • Camping at many Colorado state parks is reopening today. Learn what you need to know to make a reservation.
  • In a letter to Congressional leadership, governors/legislative leaders from five western states requested $1 trillion in direct and flexible relief to states/local governments in the wake of the #COVID19 pandemic to preserve core government services
  • Governor Polis is launching new Spanish Facebook and Twitter pages to better provide important COVID-19 information. El gobernador Polis está lanzando nuevas páginas en español de Facebook y Twitter para proporcionar mejor información importante sobre COVID-19.
#WeAreBroomfield
What’s Broomfield Baking? A lot! Check out these great photos from residents and their culinary adventures. A Great Broomfield Bake-Off would be a tough competition!
Library staff joined a teacher from BVSD who is doing food distribution to the Garden Center Apartments and helped her pack Library craft kits and inventHQ maker challenge kits into the food bags. They delivered kits to ten families and 15 kids, and over 52 total kits.
Safer at Home Activity
Check out the Standley Lake live eagle cam to get up close and personal with local area wildlife. 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:
  • Sign up to be a part of Broomfield Pals, where neighbors offer connection and assistance during the COVID-19 public health crisis to help you stay safer at home.
  • Mental health resources including access to local services, mental wellness and support resources and safety and welfare information can be found on Broomfield.org/COVID. Disruptions in our routines can challenge mental health and resilience; resources are available to assist you during this challenging time. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency please call 911.
  • 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
  • Connect with Neighbors: 
  • Apply today to be a part of Broomfield Pals, where you can help friends and neighbors in need by offering connection and assistance during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Reliable, Updated Information
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