April 14, 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
  • 85 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
  • 7,303 cases (+388)
  • 1,493 hospitalized (+76) 
  • 56 counties (no change)
  • 38,742 people tested (+1,589)
  • 308 deaths (+18)
  • 72 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities (+4)

Today’s FAQ
  • What makes social distancing so important?
  • Watch this video to understand the impact of everyone doing their part. The more people who stay apart physically means that fewer people get sick.
  • How can I show my appreciation for the front line workers during this time?
  • Staying home is the best way to show that you care. Wear a homemade mask for essential outings. Let’s do our part to make their jobs easier. 
  • Download a Thank you flyer and share it on social media with #WeAreBroomfield, or leave it on your neighbor’s door.
  • The City and County of Broomfield, and the Broomfield Police Department asks residents to refrain from fireworks as a show of support for healthcare workers and others working to keep communities safe from COVID-19. Fireworks are illegal in the City and County, but more importantly fireworks; 1) disturb sick individuals who need rest, 2) may start a fire requiring police/fire response, 3) may result in the unintended damage/loss of another's home during the mandatory public health orders. Broomfield strong can endure without these potential dangers.
  • Keep up the 8 p.m. howling! (just without the fireworks)
Upcoming Events:

Telephone Town Hall: Join the next Telephone Town Hall each Thursday 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 over 1,500 participants that joined the Telephone Town Hall last week. If you were not able to make it, listen to the available recording .

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. 

Tonight, April 14, there is a Special Meeting of the City Council. This meeting will be presented live on the City Council website Broomfield.org/CityCouncil and through your local television on Channel 8. Public participation via telephone will open at approximately 6 p.m. by calling 1.855.695.3744. Written comments are requested to be sent in advance to council@broomfieldcitycouncil.org . View Agenda .
City Updates
  • The implementation date of Ordinance 2105, which requires all retailers within the City and County of Broomfield to obtain a license to sell tobacco/vape products, was delayed six months from May 1 to Oct. 1, 2020. Retailers are being notified of the delayed implementation date this week. This step will allow city and county departments to keep limited resources focused on assisting with the COVID-19 response, and will avoid imposing a new fee upon retailers during a time when many businesses are closed or struggling.
  • Proposed additional funding for both the Enhance Broomfield and the Bridge the Gap program has been submitted for review and action at the Tuesday, April 21 City Council meeting.
  • The Enhance Broomfield program has received 86 applications, with $34,500 awarded so far. The second committee review meeting is Thursday, where more applications will be reviewed. 
  • 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 65 applications. Twenty six have been approved for a total of $41,066. The total amount requested to date is just over $127,000. 
  • During this difficult time for Broomfield Businesses, businesses are invited to share your story with the community via a CCOB Instagram story takeover, where you can share what your new normal is under the state Stay at Home orders. This is a great way to promote the safety precautions you are taking as a business, the ways you are reaching out to the community, and the struggles and successes you've had as a business during this time. These stories will be promoted to the CCOB audience on multiple social media channels. Visit Broomfield.org/ShareYourStory to apply.
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Federal/State Update:
  • Governor Polis discussed data on cases with race/ethnicity data released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) during his press conference on April 13.
The community held a drive-by parade to celebrate 8-year-old's victory over cancer. Watch the 9news video

Thank you superhero sewers! Between community donations and the inventHQ team, so far 22 residents will receive requested fabric face-masks. 
Be a Broomfield Sewing Superhero - Help Every Resident Get A Mask
1) Download a pattern at ColoradoMaskProject.com
2) Show off your sewing skills
3) Drop off your donation at the Broomfield Library book drop 
*If you would like to request a homemade mask, please submit your information on this form

Check out this video lesson plan Ms. Laura Kaplan, a Broomfield Early Learning instructor, created for her class on Friday.
Stay at Home Activity
It’s a sunny Spring day, get a coat and go outside and listen to birds singing . Count how many different bird songs you can hear in your neighborhood, and try to identify them. Check out Audubon’s Guide to North American Birds which has detailed photos and sound clips of birdsongs to help you get started. Vist Broomfield.org/DailyActivites for more information.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. 
  • 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 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