April 25, 2020
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Public Health Update
  • Broomfield
  • 131 cases (+6)
  • 5 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
  • 12,256 cases (+994)
  • 2,366 hospitalized (+129)
  • 56 counties (no change)
  • 56,789 people tested (+4,465)
  • 674 deaths (+122)
  • 134 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities (+4) View outbreak data.

B roomfield Board of Health Extends Colorado's Stay-at-Home Public Health Order to May 8 

April 24 - The City and County of Broomfield’s Board of Health voted to adopt an order extending the statewide Stay-at-Home Public Health Orders through May 8, 2020, while allowing for retail businesses to offer curbside services starting April 27. Broomfield intends to allow for the guided opening of businesses on May 9 for in-person shopping, with public health precautions in place. The extension is in alignment with the metro area counties including Adams, Boulder, Denver, Jefferson, and Arapahoe. 

“There are no easy answers. This recommendation and decision has not been made lightly, the immediate implementation of the Governor’s Safer-At-Home Order does not allow Broomfield the time to ensure a structure and implementation to best protect the health of our residents, short term and long term,” said Broomfield Public Health Director Jason Vahling.  

Broomfield is working to meet the conditions needed to be in place to ensure the spread of COVID-19 does not surge after Stay-At-Home restrictions are eased. These necessary conditions include: 
  • The transmission of the virus is controlled.
  • Local hospitals are able to treat all patients needing hospitalization.
  • Testing is available, and there is the capacity to monitor those who have tested positive, as well as their close contacts.
  • Outbreak risks are minimized in special settings like health facilities and nursing homes.
  • Adequate preventive measures are in place in workplaces, businesses, and other essential places.
  • Individuals and businesses have the information and guidance needed to adhere to requirements.

In the next two weeks, Broomfield will continue efforts to: 
  • Identify and cross-train staff to implement COVID-19 case management, including contact tracing and monitoring, complete case investigations and enforce isolation and quarantine orders.
  • Expand and improve testing. 
  • Partner with local businesses to prepare for reopening with guidelines and policies to maintain the best public health practices. 

Mayor Pat Quinn said, “Broomfield needs time to prepare for the statewide Safer-At-Home Public Health Order. If we move too quickly, the consequences could be dire, if not deadly. I know this community and I know we can give up a little today for what’s best for Broomfield tomorrow.” 

Mayor Pro-tem Guyleen Castriotta said, “Feedback from many residents has been to extend the Stay-At-Home Order to continue protecting each other and the most vulnerable among us. Not taking adequate steps now will be detrimental later.” 

Through a collaborative effort over the last week, Denver, Boulder, Jefferson, Adams and Arapahoe Counties have also adopted an extension of the Stay-At-Home Public Health Order through May 8.

City and County Manager Jennifer Hoffman said, “this regional approach is critical for our community whose residents live and work across counties; the virus doesn’t know boundaries.”  

Public Health experts encourage you to follow social distancing guidelines, stay at home as much as possible, wear masks, and practice an abundance of personal hygiene and cleanliness to keep our communities healthy. 

Visit BroomfieldHealth.org for more information, resources and to learn more about support programs in place including Bridge The Gap for residents who have lost wages due to COVID-19 and Enhance Broomfield to help small businesses weather the storm caused by the coronavirus. 
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.
Federal/State Update:
  • Gov.Polis announced that he would be creating an advisory board to support coordination across multiple jurisdictions on compliance and enforcement for Safer-at-Home with the goal of maximizing social distancing compliance. It will be specifically focused on how local governments and local public health can coordinate with the state on educating the public about these regulations, and maximizing compliance and enforcement efforts during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Here is a link to the recording from today's Presentation by Dr. Rachel Herlihey and Parker Jackson from the Governor's Innovation Response Team on Mobility data. Also, here are the slides from Parker's presentation.
  • Please find the Census response rate numbers as of 4/24 below. 
  • National Response Rate: 52.4% | Up from 49.8% on 4/17
  • Colorado State Response Rate: 56.3% | Up from 53.7% on 4/17
  • Broomfield Response Rate: 64.6% |Up from 61.9% on 4/17 (2010 Final Response Rate: 73.4%)
  • Still 3rd highest response rate in Colorado behind Douglas and Jeffco. - Boulder in a close 4th with a response rate of 64.0%.
Thanks for stepping up during the Pick It Up, Broomfield Earth Day event! Ray Churgovich, OSTAC member, pulled out 10 large bags of trash along Community Ditch between Compton Street and Midway Blvd. Ray noted, "I had to quit because my old fishing boots literally fell apart and became part of the trash. I was able to clean both sides of the banks, and put my fishing waders on and went into the water to pick up trash.
Stay at Home Activity
While walking this weekend... a fun way to talk about nature is to do some crayon rubbings on things outside. A tree trunk, the sidewalk, a leaf, the drain can all be great ways to talk about the textures in the world around us. View more daily activities at Broomfield.org/DailyActivities 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.
  • 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. Since Friday, 325 families have donated their unused funds. Thank you!
  • 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
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