April 20, 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
  • 9,730 cases (+211)
  • 1,813 hospitalized (+16)
  • 56 counties
  • 46,195 people tested (+1,589)
  • 422 deaths (+11) 
  • 111 outbreaks (+4) View outbreak data.
  • See more data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

Today’s FAQ's:
  • What is the plan for reopening the state?
  • The Governor’s Office is using the below image as an illustration for the path forward. City and County officials are working with Broomfield public health officials to determine how this will be implemented in Broomfield. The key message is that it will be a gradual process with communities needing to demonstrate that they have met specific criteria before moving to the next stage. These criteria are under-development at the state level.
  • I heard grocery store workers should be wearing face coverings now. Is that true?
  • Governor Polis announced late Friday afternoon that all essential workers need to wear masks or face-coverings when in close proximity to others and gloves when handling goods or in contact with customers. Exceptions are made in the case of a medical condition that makes wearing a mask would inhibit the workers own health. Public Health staff will continue its compliance checks throughout the city and county and respond as needed. Read the Executive Order.
Upcoming Events:

Tune in to the Broomfield Library’s NEW daily, live virtual storytime at 9:45 a.m everyday this week.
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 .
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!
City Updates
  • With the Governor's new public health order requiring employees of critical businesses to wear face-masks, your help is needed now more than ever!
  • Donate fabric masks and/or supplies to the Broomfield Library book drop in ziploc bags. (See "How you can Help" section below for details.)
  • Request a mask.
Federal/State Update:
  • As part of an important statewide effort, the Colorado Department of Economic Development is asking Colorado businesses to fill out a survey to tell us how you are dealing with COVID-19. The survey only takes a few minutes and will help us advocate for you! Take the survey.
#WeAreBroomfield
Broomfield resident Gina Bodine saw this sign on their furbaby walk!


Megan Evilsizor invites everyone to enjoy a little impromptu concert for the neighborhood from her very talented husband, Derek Evilsizor.
Stay at Home Activity
As the Spring weather warms, why not get the whole family involved in planning a vegetable garden! Even if you don’t have much space or have kiddos that don’t like vegetables , the magic of watching food grow is fun for everyone. 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. 
  • 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