May 6, 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
  • 181 cases (+8)
  • 16 deaths (+4)
  • 1,024 tested (+66)
  • 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
  • 17,364 cases (+457)
  • 2,919 hospitalized (+81)
  • 56 counties (no change)
  • 85,976 people tested (+2,710)
  • 903 (+52) deaths
  • 170 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities (+7) View outbreak data.

Frequently Asked Questions:
  • Why am I seeing the words physical distance instead of social distance now?
  • At last night’s city council meeting, Mayor Quinn signed a proclamation that May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the City and County of Broomfield. As such, we will be moving away from the term social distancing to instead emphasize physical distancing in a continued effort to focus on promoting positive mental health and breaking down social isolation. Here are some other Mental Health Resources:
  • Find Mental Health resources, including connections to finding local services, support tools and how to tools to keep safe. 
  • BHealthy Broomfield Facebook will feature a mental health resource every Monday throughout May. Follow along and share how you are taking care of your mental health during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Colorado Crisis Services is free, confidential and available 24/7. Call 844.493.8255 or text TALK to 38255.
City Updates
  • URGENT: Can You 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. Sign up here. They are also taking walk-in donations on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday's of children's clothing, diapers and hygiene items.
  • Enhance Broomfield has received a total of 150 applications to date, and the Review Committee has discussed over 140 of these applications either making a recommendation, seeking additional information or identifying applications that fall outside the program guidelines. To date, 73 awards have been made, totaling $313,500 in funds, with funding checks mailed to 45 awardees and additional recommendations currently under review.
  • Bridge the Gap, a program designed to assist people who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 has received 128 applications and has distributed almost $75,000 in assistance.
  • While we have construction projects underway throughout Broomfield, here are three projects near 160th Ave. and Huron St. Two are city projects and the other is related to the Baseline development.
  • Baseline Utilities:
  • At Huron Street, closer to Hwy 7, McWhinney's contractor (HEI) is installing the large sanitary sewer collection main line and drainage improvements. They will be crossing Huron Street starting today, and will be wrapped up by the end of business Friday, including asphalt patching.
  • North Area Force Main:
  • Broomfield's contractor (T. Lowell Construction) is installing the North Area Force Main (NAFM) at the intersection of 160th and Huron and laying pipe to the north. The crew will lay the two 18-inch lines approximately 500 ft north on the east side of Huron taking up to two weeks to complete depending on production. Tuesday, T. Lowell installed the pipelines through the 160th intersection.
  • Once the 500 ft is laid to the north, the crew will return to the intersection and lay pipe from the intersection west approximately 500 ft. The alignment is along the south side of 160th. Finally, the NAFM has a boring crew working east of the fire station and west of Extraction's site, working on a bore under the Northwest Parkway. The bore crew started its third week at the site on Monday.
  • 160th Ave & Huron St Intersection Improvements:
  • Construction has begun on the 160th & Huron intersection improvement project and will continue through July. DeFalco Construction is the contractor. The work extends approximately 500 feet from the center of the intersection in all four directions. The two contractors have been coordinating work at the intersection.
Upcoming Events:
The second Back to Business Town Hall is TODAY! Ask business related questions, from access to business assistance and support to guidance on practices to ensure customer and employee safety, at the second Business Town Hall scheduled for today, May 6 at 1 p.m. Call 855.695.3744 (available in Spanish at 855.543.3424) to join. Can’t make it? These sessions are recorded and available at Broomfield.org/COVIDEconomicSupport . Share this Facebook event to spread the word.
Telephone Town Hall:
Join the Telephone Town Hall tomorrow, May 7, 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, Thursday night at the end of the Telephone Town Hall. View lyrics and sing-a-long live on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBroomfieldChannel/live.
Federal / State Updates
  • The Department of Education releases guidance for graduation ceremonies when distancing restrictions are in place. Legacy High School will hold a parade on May 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) announced today the availability of up to $750,000 annually in grants to help workers displaced by COVID-19 enroll in certification and degree programs that align with Colorado Top Jobs, identified in the Talent Pipeline Report, so they can complete their credential within the next two years. Read more at HigherED.Colorado.Gov.
  • It is National Mental Health Awareness (NMHA) Month, a time to honor mental health by raising awareness and reducing stigma about mental illnesses and suicide, educating the public about wellness strategies and expressing appreciation for behavioral health professionals. In celebration, Mental Health Partners is offering a series of events and programs throughout the month of May. View the press release for details.
#WeAreBroomfield
Thanks to FISH for the fun tik-tok video feasting Councilmemer Tessier!
With your help, $53,500 is being awarded this week by the Broomfield Community Foundation to 12 local nonprofit organizations who are addressing the critical needs of residents and front-line responders. Congratulations to the following recipients who are doing an outstanding job serving Broomfield’s most vulnerable residents:
  • 5 Star Education Foundation (Adams 12): Mobile food distribution at Legacy High School
  • A Precious Child: Hygiene & cleaning items
  • Broomfield FISH: bulk food orders and food distribution
  • Clinica: Personal Protective medical equipment & air purification
  • Community Food Share: Bulk food ordering designated for Broomfield County
  • Cultivate: Food delivery to Broomfield County seniors
  • Hope House: Food, supplies and services for Broomfield teen moms and their children 
  • Impact on Education (BVSD): Mobile food distribution at Emerald Elementary School
  • Mental Health Partners: Telehealth services for un- and under-insured clients
  • Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence: Food, supplies and emergency shelter for Broomfield victims of domestic violence
  • Salvation Army Broomfield: Expanded hot meal delivery to seniors residing at Silvercrest Apartments
  • St. Anthony North Health Foundation: Personal Protective Equipment
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Wear your facemask everyday, and participate in Facemask Fridays throughout the month of May! Drop a selfie of your facemask or a picture of you completing essential tasks while wearing your mask to show off your newest accessory, and be featured in Broomfield’s Facemask Friday posts! Include a note on why you are wearing a mask to share with others the way everyone can help each other stay safe. Learn more about face mask culture in Broomfield, including when to wear a mask, how to get a mask, and how to donate masks to those in need.
Stay at Home Activity
With the weather getting better, make sure to get #OutSideEveryday. In partnership with Thorne Nature Experience, you can find ideas for getting outside on the Broomfield Recreation and Broomfield Library Facebook pages every Tuesday and Thursday. Check out yesterday's post with tons of great ideas! View more activities for staying active and entertained during city facility closures 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.
  • Delivery Prescriptions Available for those 60+: Visit BroomfieldSeniors.com or call 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:
  • Access services from Broomfield FISH including food pick up. These services are for anyone struggling financially due to COVID-19. View the May food distribution hours. 
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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