April 23, 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
  • 113 cases (+5)
  • 4 deaths (+1)
  • 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.
  • Colorado
  • 10,878 cases (+433)
  • 2,123 hospitalized (+121)
  • 56 counties (no change)
  • 50,645 people tested (+1,941)
  • 508 deaths (+22)
  • 123 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities (+4) View outbreak data.

Today's FAQ
  • What does the Governor’s Safer At Home Plan mean for Broomfield?
  • Public Health Director Jason Vahling reiterates the importance of continued social distancing now and the foreseeable future. “With an outbreak and two additional deaths confirmed this week it’s clear the virus is in Broomfield. Please continue to stay home as much as possible for your health, and especially for the safety of your most vulnerable neighbors,” said Vahling.
  • While details and guidelines of the Governor’s plan are still being developed and released, city and public health officials are evaluating the specifics and how they impact the community. Broomfield is working with neighboring communities and metro area health departments on next steps and how to best coordinate as a region.
Upcoming Events:

Telephone Town Hall: Join the Telephone Town Hall tonight 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 .

Thursday Sing-a-Long. Join the community in singing “Sweet Caroline” tonight after the Telephone Town Hall.
Tune in to the Broomfield Library’s NEW daily, live virtual storytime at 9:45 a.m everyday this week.
Colorado Creative Industries in collaboration with Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) and Dazzle announced the “ Colorado Drums Forward ” campaign today. Engage in the Arts to show solidarity with the community by grabbing something that can be used as a drum, stepping outside and drumming away at 7 p.m. on April 30!
City Updates
  • Watch the first episode of "Conversations with Quinn: A Community Recovery Podcast," a video podcast from Mayor Pat Quinn featuring front-line nonprofits and community members stepping up and contributing to Broomfield’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Conversations with Quinn: A Community Recovery Podcast.
  • Enhance Broomfield award letters are finalized and have been sent to additional 40 impacted businesses. Total applications stand at 121, with 47 businesses awarded funding support totaling $218,000.
  • Bridge the Gap has received 89 applications to households in need of housing assistance and has approved almost $54,000 worth of funding.
  • Broomfield OKs $10K for hotel voucher program to house homeless in response to coronavirus outbreak. Read the article in Broomfield Enterprise.
  • Broomfield Mask project. The community has donated 248 masks. inventHQ and library staff have sewn 547 masks and delivered 626 to Broomfield residents, including delivery of 50 donated masks to Maryel Manor.
  • New Call for Sewing SuperHeros!
  • A Precious Child needs face-masks for their volunteers and staff, can you help? Drop off fabric masks in the library book drop in individually sealed ziploc bags. Thank you for stepping up for your neighbors! 
Even though Broomfield has 50% less cars on the road right now, there have been 166% more car collisions compared to March 2019! The City and County has modified signal timing in response, but your help is needed to keep Broomfield streets safe.

Learn more about street safety and how to report traffic signal problems at Broomfield.org/SafeStreets .

Follow these three easy steps to keep Broomfield streets safe:
Safe Streets steps
Federal/State Update:
  • The latest COVID-19 Case Summary for Colorado from CDPHE includes new ventilator data, date of death chart, and current hospitalizations for confirmed COVID-19 and persons under investigation for COVID-19.
  • Help prevent COVID19 when ordering and accepting delivery food. Order and pay online or by phone, have the delivery person leave items in a safe spot outside your home, and wash your hands after bringing in items. Learn more from the CDC.
  • The FDA is asking people who have fully recovered from COVID-19 for at least two weeks to consider donating plasma, which may help save the lives of other patients.
  • On April 22, a Public Health Order was issued stating that all employees of critical businesses or performing critical government functions who work in close proximity to other employees or the public need to wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose to help stop the spread of coronavirus, unless it would inhibit the person’s health.
Pick it Up Broomfield participants
Residents of all species participated in Pick It Up, Broomfield to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day yesterday! Thanks for the great pictures and for helping keep Broomfield beautiful!
Stay at Home Activity
Plan a “cooking show.” Pick out a recipe you would like to try and pretend you are hosting your own cooking show and video it! For maximum laughs, make sure the whole family participates in one way or another. 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.
  • 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. Since Friday, 325 families have donated their unused funds. Thank you!
  • 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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