April 8, 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
  • 51 cases (+1)
  • 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 our numbers may differ from CDPH
  • Colorado
  • 5,429 cases (+257)
  • 1,079 hospitalized (+85) years 
  • 54 counties (no change)
  • 28,094 people tested (+1,219)
  • 179 deaths (+29)
  • 44 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities (+3)

Today’s FAQs:
  • Is my place of worship allowed to hold services this weekend?
  • The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has published guidance for places of worship, including how to conduct virtual and drive-in services safely. Social distancing and disinfecting are top priorities.
  • Is social distancing working?
  • The Governor’s office reports that initial indications are that the rate of infection is slowing; the number of cases are now doubling every five to six days, compared to every two days in early March.
  • Staying at home gives us time to get hospitals ready for the increased demand.
  • While it is too soon to know the full impact of our social distancing practices there are indicators that the measures are having an impact. 
  • Half the usual number of cars on the road. 
  • An estimate of 1,200 cases of COVID-19 have been avoided due to early social distancing practices.
  • What are Crisis Standards of Care?
  • Crisis Standards of Care are guidelines for how the medical community should allocate scarce resources such as ventilators and intensive care unit beds in the extreme case when patient needs exceed the resources available. 
  • Governor Polis approved the current Crisis Standards of Care on April 5. These are NOT in effect - only approved in the event that they need to be implemented.
  • Members of the public play the single most important role in helping hospitals avoid having to use “Crisis Standards of Care” by obeying state and local public health orders and following appropriate social distancing recommendations.
  • Where can I go to get a COVID-19 test?
  • In addition to the state lab processing tests, there are numerous private labs and hospitals that are now testing and uploading test results; capacity has increased to nearly 2000 tests per day. Read more information about testing.
  • Locally, providers have expanded testing capability in Broomfield, including several urgent care locations. Contact your provider or the care center before arriving. Costs will vary, as will requirements for a telehealth visit prior to arrival, if they are doing community testing or only for priority populations (i.e. first responders). Also know that testing does not change the treatment for mild symptoms.
Testing does not change the Treatment graphic
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 2,100 participants that joined the Telephone Town Hall last Thursday. If you were not able to make it, listen to the available recording .
The Great Egg Roll Thru is this Saturday, April 11, at Paul Derda Recreation Center.
Broomfield families, hop in your car and roll through the PDRC parking lot to see the Easter Bunny and Helpers handing out pre-stuffed Easter eggs and bags to each child. Masks and gloves were used to stuff the eggs and will be used during the event. The Easter Bunny and Helpers will be at the top of the circle drive at PDRC beginning at 10 a.m handing out bags of Easter Eggs to the first 1000 Broomfield children!

More information will be available at BroomfieldRecreation.com Wednesday evening.
City Update:
  • Story times are going social! Starting next week, Broomfield Library story times will be available as a Facebook Watch Party, where parents can chat in real time while watching story time with their children and other parents. Follow Broomfield Library on Facebook for more details. 
  • Spring Cleanup, although not taking place in April and May this year, is currently planned to be rescheduled for later in the year. Rescheduled dates will be announced when known, and residents will have the opportunity to dispose of large items typically collected during this event at a later time in 2020. Visit the website to see what will and will not be accepted at Broomfield.org/SpringCleanup.
Broomfield Assisted Living Residents Work Out From Balconies Due to Coronavirus. Read the Enterprise article .

Many businesses in Broomfield are still open and need your support! Here are just a few of the great businesses residents highlighted in the #WeAreBroomfield Supporting Small Businesses contest on Facebook
Can your family continue to support these great Broomfield area businesses and others? Tag your take-out with #WeAreBroomfield. 

New Broomfield Days logos will be available as coloring sheets via social media today, take a sneak peek at this week's designs. 
Did you hear that? Residents have been howling at 8 p.m. in an act of solidarity, recognition for first line health care staff and to let off some steam! Share your howl videos with the hashtag #WeAreBroomfield.

Say thank you to hard working essential businesses and employees by making a Thank You poster to show your gratitude! And of course, by keeping 6 feet apart while patronizing businesses for essential functions. Download a thank you poster and view other resources to support essential businesses
Residents are looking to the future and sharing things they are excited about in this Facebook post - one resident highlights his excitement for Broomfield Days this September “ Dave Massy I think Broomfield days should be extra special this year. A celebration of everything good in our community!”
Stay at Home Activity
Kindness is contagious! Write a note of thanks or draw a picture for your mail carrier (or delivery person) and drop it in your box to let them know how much you appreciate their efforts. Sharing a smile or a kind word has a simple, positive impact. View additional daily activities 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 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 our local economy. 
  • For Employers: Updated information about the U.S. SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program and the Emergency Injury Disaster Loans. Both loan programs were approved two weeks ago, and your business lending partners are now taking applications.
  • 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 our community, with adjusted service and hours. 
  • Learn more about the modified Enhance Broomfield program. Businesses can apply for this one-time grant of up to $7,500 which can be used for operating expenses including rent, wages, marketing, utilities, and supplies. So far, we have over 55 applications - and the application is 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:
  • Reminder: inventHQ is accepting donations of completed masks to be distributed to FISH. Drop off completed masks, bagged in a ziplock bag (with larger batches of masks bagged in an additional larger bag) via the library book drop at any time. View more information and mask patterns
  • 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