May 20, 2020
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 Broomfield.org/COVID 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.
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Public Health Update
  • Broomfield
  • 215 cases (+1) 
  • 24 deaths (+1)
  • 1,774 tested (+42)
  • 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 
  • 22,482 cases (+280)
  • 3,955 hospitalized (+56)
  • 60 counties (no change)
  • 131,837 tested (+2,678)
  • 1,257 deaths (+33)
  • 240 outbreaks (+12)
Yesterday, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released DRAFT proposed guidelines for restaurants to stakeholders. Stakeholders can submit comments to this draft through Friday, May 22 using this online form. Once final, these guidelines will be used when it is safe to start easing COVID-19 related safety restrictions for restaurants. On May 25, the state will decide if restaurants can begin reopening and at what level. This date does not reflect when restaurants may or may not open.
Frequently Asked Question
  • Is it safe to travel for the holiday weekend?
  • It is not recommended to take a "Colorado vacation." A tenant of Safer at Home is to stay at home as much as possible, and locally recreate. If you have to leave Broomfield, please use extra caution to minimize interactions with a new community, like stopping at a gas station or using a grocery store except for emergency situations. The state is asking that we stay within 10 miles of our homes. 
  • Essential travel means leaving your home to go to places for necessary tasks, errands and activities, to get food or necessary equipment and supplies, transport kids for a shared parenting arrangement or child care, or go to work when required to be in the workplace. If you aren’t absolutely sure you need or are required by your work to do it, you probably don’t need to do it.
  • Trails and open space are open for use in Broomfield, but please keep in mind that shared amenities such as playgrounds and pavilions are not. Follow the recommendations for safety while using the trails and open space and recreate locally.
City Updates
  • Ballots were transmitted on May 15 to 264 overseas and active military Broomfield residents, meeting the Federal guidelines (45 days before the election) despite multiple Colorado Supreme Court cases which delayed the ballot content certification by eight days. Learn more about voting in Broomfield at VoteBroomfield.org
  • NEW! Readers can now choose to view Broomfield Daily Update in the language of their choice by clicking here and using the Google Translate widget to select their preferred language. 
  • Provide comments and feedback for the Broomfield Civic Center project at https://bit.ly/36dDlbj. This project will be discussed at an online concept review meeting on May 26 at 6 p.m. which will be presented live on Broomfield.org/CityCouncil and via Channel 8.
Upcoming Events:

  • Save the Date - Third Back to Business Town Hall: Ask business related questions, from access to business assistance and support to guidance on practices to ensure customer and employee safety, at the Business Town Hall scheduled for May 27 at 2 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: Please note there will be no Telephone Town Hall on May 21, and the next session will be Thursday, May 28. 
  • Join the Telephone Town Hall on May 28 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.
State / Federal Updates
  • Colorado became the first state in the nation to execute an updated automatic voter registration system. Colorado has joined 17 other states (and District of Columbia) in approving automatic voter registration. Colorado does something more, though, real time voter registration updates from over a dozen sources of information. This ensures that we deliver voters’ ballots to the correct addresses and reduces extra postage from returned mail.
  • Thanks to increased access to testing supplies, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is encouraging anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 to speak with a health care provider and get tested. Colorado’s state lab has acquired significantly more testing supplies and has adequate processing capacity. This means that the state as a whole, including private partners, has the capacity to test all people with COVID-19 symptoms, as well as to expand surveillance testing. More information is here.
#WeAreBroomfield
Broomfield sure has some beautiful views. While many of us would usually be travelling this holiday weekend, remember it’s Safer at Home.

Let’s appreciate the beauty of our community and share some sunset shots with the tag #WeAreBroomfield.

Thanks to Instagram Users SunsetMountainTrails , TallShannon , MichelletheLoanExpert and TammyLynn579 for these wonderful shots!

Safer at Home Activity
Exercise your creativity with Daily Writing Prompts provided by Lighthouse Writers Workshop. View more activities for staying active and entertained during city facility closures at Broomfield.org/COVID.  
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 calling 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:
  • Make an appointment for in-person city services or access online services at Broomfield.org/MakeAnAppointment
  • Sign up to be a part of Broomfield Pals, where neighbors offer connection and assistance during the COVID-19 public health crisis to help you stay safer at home.
  • Mental health resources including access to local services, mental wellness and support resources and safety and welfare information can be found on Broomfield.org/COVID. Disruptions in our routines can challenge mental health and resilience; resources are available to assist you during this challenging time. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency please call 911.
  • Access services from Broomfield FISH including food pick up. These services are for anyone struggling financially due to COVID-19. View the April and May food distribution hours here. 
  • 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.
  • The Broomfield Chamber and the North Metro Small Business Development Center are providing connections and assistance to businesses as they reopen and work toward business success.
  • 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 process is relatively simple, but is a good step forward in filling out an application for other potential business support programs or for a 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
  • Connect with Neighbors: 
  • Apply today to be a part of Broomfield Pals, where you can help friends and neighbors in need by offering connection and assistance during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. They are also taking walk-in donations on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday's of children's clothing, diapers and hygiene items. 
  • 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:
  • URGENT: 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. The Broomfield VOAD is encouraging healthy volunteers to assist A Precious Child and FISH at their facilities. Sign-up to volunteer at A Precious Child. 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.
Reliable, Updated Information
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