April 3, 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
  • 35 cases (+6 from yesterday)
  • 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 CDPHE.
  • Colorado
  • 3,728 cases* (+386)
  • 710 hospitalized (+90)
  • 51 counties (+1)
  • 20,411 people tested (+1,766)
  • 97 deaths (+17)
  • 21 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities (+4)

Today’s FAQ’s:
  • Should I be wearing a mask in public, even if I don’t feel sick?
  • We know now that COVID-19 may be transmitted from someone who is asymptomatic. BPHE anticipates new guidance from CDC to be released soon. The current guidance is that if you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with a suspected COVID-19 infection. Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing. Stay home if you are ill.
  • Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. Continue to disinfect any commonly touched surfaces.
  • If you do decide to wear a mask, please look for a handmade one since our medical professionals are struggling to keep personal protective equipment (PPE) on hand. Remember to avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth while adjusting the mask.
  • What should I do if I think I have been exposed to COVID-19?
  • First, self-isolate. Stay home and call your provider if your symptoms become unmanageable.
  • Depending on your symptoms, you may or may not need medical attention. If you do need medical attention, consider a nurseline or telehealth.
  • Find more information from the Colorado Department of Public Health.
  • You can visit the CDC’s symptom checker to help make a decision on seeking appropriate medical care.
  • What is going to happen if our hospitals are overwhelmed?
  • It is very important to maintain social distancing and minimize the spread of COVID-19 to minimize the risk of hospitals becoming overwhelmed. The goal is to increase the number of critical care beds in Colorado from 1,849 to 5,000 by April 18. These beds are intended for the sickest patients; those needing ventilators. Additionally, the state is looking to add 10,000 beds by May 15 for asymptomatic people who need quarantine. View the full presentation.  
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 .
City Update:
  • Broomfield to receive $164K from federal coronavirus response act. Read the Enterprise article
  • Enhance Broomfield now has 29 applications submitted for review. Broomfield staff will talk with Broomfield businesses, as applications come in, about this program and other resources to help them. The first round of applications will be reviewed by the panel next week.
  • Bridge The Gap has 34 total applications submitted with ten approved for more than $16,800 in assistance to residents needing help with rent and mortgage payments. 
  • Utility Billing customers now have the ability to pay their utility bill with their PayPal/Venmo account. Login to your online accounts to see these new added features.
  • City and County of Broomfield Text Connect service will be available for residents to receive Daily COVID-19 updates and notices of City Council meetings starting April 6. You can sign up now by texting “CCOB” to 994-11. 
  • There's a new way for seniors and the visually impaired to hear Broomfield COVID-19 updates without a computer. Call 303.438.6391 after 12 p.m. each day for a reading of the latest updates.
Federal and State Update: 
#WeAreBroomfield
Be Kind painted rock
The community was so excited to see heartwarming painted rocks with inspirational words like “Be Kind” that have been found around McKay and other neighborhoods in Broomfield! Tisha Marsh and her kids have been painting rocks to bring a smile to people’s faces. The community is supporting each other, and it’s going to take all of us as we move towards keeping our spirits up while staying safe.
Take a break with Broomfield Animal Services Officer Donna Shepard, reading " Muffin Mouse on the Go !
Bear Hunt
Are you hunting teddy bears on your neighborhood walks? Broomfield residents have been enjoying spotting teddy bears in the windows of homes in their neighborhoods - a fun project coordinated by the community on NextDoor. Tag your bear spotting photos with #WeAreBroomfield.
Stay at Home Activity
The weekend is a great time to hit the trails for a longer walk or ride - while abiding by social distancing. Check out the Boulder Trail app that allows you to explore trails that cross in and out of Broomfield. Remember to use trail etiquette when walking or biking, stay 6 feet or more away from other parties, and that smiling and saying hello to fellow trail users is ok!
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.
  • Colorado Tenant’s Guide to COVID-19
  • For Businesses: 
  • Broomfield businesses, apply today for a new grant to help you weather the storm caused by COVID-19 through Broomfield.org/EnhanceBroomfield. The City and County of Broomfield in partnership with the Broomfield Community Foundation are offering this one-time grant of up to $7,500 to be used for operating expenses including rent, wages, utilities, and supplies. So far 16 applications have been submitted. 
  • Support Resources for Colorado Businesses During COVID-19 from the 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: A Precious Child is accepting cleaning supplies and hygiene items. Specific needs are available on their Amazon wishlists.
  • Volunteer:
  • The Broomfield VOAD is encouraging healthy volunteers to assist FISH at their facilities. Sign-up to volunteer at A Precious Child.
  • 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
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