April 19, 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
  • 101 cases 
  • 2 deaths 
  • The CDPHE website updates cases daily at 4 p.m. 
  • Colorado
  • 9,433 cases*
  • 1,797 hospitalized
  • 56 counties
  • 44,606 people tested**
  • 411 deaths 
  • 107 outbreaks - View outbreak data

Today’s FAQ
  • Am I required to wear a mask? 
  • Executive Order D 2020 039 orders workers at critical businesses to wear non-medical face coverings while at work and wear gloves (if gloves are provided by an employer) when in contact with customers or goods. 
  • See list of critical businesses
  • It is recommended that everyone wear a face covering/non-medical mask while engaging in essential activities (i.e. going to the grocery store) or out for exercise.
Upcoming Events:
Join Broomfield Librarians daily at 9:45 a.m. for a live Virtual Story Time where you can chat with other families and our librarians while watching a story time made just for your little one! RSVP, learn more and share the Facebook event with friends and neighbors.
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 last week. If you are not able to make it, listen to the available recording . Join us at 7:55 p.m. for another community sing-a-long of "Sweet Caroline"!
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:
  • Sign Up Seniors! The Broomfield Senior Services team wants more older adults to sign up for weekly check-in calls. If the seniors have any needs, the team can help navigate appropriate resources. They even have been delivering essential items to homes as requested for the current list of 150 callees.
  • Sign up for weekly check-in calls or find more resources for seniors by calling 303.464.5526.
  • Watch Adams 12 music teachers 'Don't Stop Believin' parody video below!
  • Starting today, April 19, RTD is implementing a COVID service plan until further notice, reducing service to Saturday levels. Services are currently, and for now, will remain 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.
Who are your coronavirus community heroes?

Whether it’s a postal worker, delivery driver, grocery store employee, neighbor or stranger, we want to know how individuals and organizations have made a difference in Broomfield in these difficult times.

We can’t wait to learn more about those special people who make Broomfield a community with heart in the time of coronavirus.

Share your stories and photos at Broomfield.org/COVIDHeroes .
State Updates:
  • Gov. Polis signed a new Executive Order D 2020 040 amending and extending Executive Order D 2020 010 which suspended statute to extend the income tax payment deadlines for all Colorado taxpayers to quickly provide relief from payment and penalties. Since signing Executive Order D 2020 010, the IRS has issued an extension for filers with income tax returns due between April 15, 2020 and July 15, 2020, and has moved those deadlines to July 15, 2020. The Executive Order signed today extends Executive Order D 2020 010 for another thirty (30) days and aligns with the IRS extension.
#WeAreBroomfield
From Michelle Pearson @tchpreservation Great show of patriotism and that we are #StrongerTogether Thanks @AFThunderbirds for your work and the flyover today #WeAreBroomfield
Stay at Home Activities
Download, print, and write out a Thank You poster for your postal worker, medical provider, favorite local business, essential employee, first responders, neighbors and more. You can mail it, post it online or hand it to them (keeping 6 feet apart). Find a template here. Find 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
Using #WeAreBroomfield, #DoingMyPartCO