May 9, 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
  • 197 cases (+4)
  • 17 deaths (+1)
  • 1,174 tested (+68)
  • 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. New to the Data Dashboard is a graph showing hospital capacity, specifically ICU bed availability, for the North Central Region.
  • Colorado
  • 18,827 cases (+456)
  • 3,600 hospitalized (+43)
  • 59 counties (+2)
  • 96,772 people tested (+4,505)
  • 960 (+16) deaths
  • 184 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities (+6) View outbreak data.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Are places of worship allowed to reopen under Safer at Home?
  • During the Safer at Home phase, gatherings in both public and private spaces of more than 10 people are prohibited. Places of worship are encouraged to continue providing access to services online or drive-up worship (as long as vehicles are turned off and not idling). Additional guidance can be found here.
City Updates
  • Starting today, May 9, Broomfield will follow the state Safer at Home orders. What's opening in Broomfield? Visit Broomfield.org/StrongerTogether for more details. Guidance for businesses, vulnerable populations and general questions about what is open and what is still closed, and other answers to Safer at Home questions can be found on the Colorado's Safer At Home Website.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Yard sales are not allowed under the Safer at Home order.
  • The Board of Health will convene on Tuesday, May 12 and will discuss a resolution strongly advising the use of masks or face coverings by members of the public in the City and County of Broomfield. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. and available online and Comcast Channel 8. Public participation via telephone will open at approximately 6 p.m. by calling 855.695.3744 and pressing star 3 (*3) to be placed in the queue. Written comments are requested to be sent in advance, to council@broomfieldcitycouncil.org. See agenda

SPRING CLEANUP RESCHEDULED!
  • The 2020 Spring Cleanup Program has been rescheduled! The Spring Cleanup is provided at no charge by the City and County and gives residents an opportunity to dispose of large, non-hazardous items that trash haulers do not normally pick up. Please see the area map to determine your specific area's date. The cleanup service will be on four consecutive Saturdays: 
  • Area 1 - Saturday, June 27
  • Area 2 - Saturday, July 11
  • Area 3 - Saturday, July 18
  • Area 4 - Saturday, July 25
  • Check out the NEW Spring Cleanup Interactive Map. For general instructions, press the "i" button in the upper right hand corner of the map.
  • Visit Broomfield.org/SpringCleanup to see what will and will NOT be accepted for recycling and disposal.
Upcoming Events:

Telephone Town Hall:
Join the Telephone Town Hall on Thursday, May 14, 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 .

CSU Extension and the Broomfield Library are offering curbside pick-up of garden seeds and children's craft kits on Thursday May 14, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. To participate in the May 14 roll-through event, fill out this form to indicate which items you're interested in.
State / Federal Updates
  • Governor Polis held a press conference yesterday. You can watch here or read the press release here. Of note, he said the state is looking to open restaurants by Memorial Day. 
  • No prom, no high school sports, no traditional graduation. See CDPHE nurse advise to talking to teens about missing these milestones.
#WeAreBroomfield
Broomfield Community Foundation issues second round of COVID-related grants totaling $53K, read article in Broomfield Enterprise.

Who are your coronavirus community heroes? Share your stories and photos at Broomfield.org/COVIDHeroes to be featured on City social media channels, the Broomfield Enterprise and Broomfield Community Foundation’s channels.
Stay at Home Activity
Check out an open space or trail close to home this weekend. Click here to learn more about recommended outdoor activities during this time.   View more activities for staying active and entertained during city facility closures 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.
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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 is also a good step forward in filling out an application for other potential business support programs, such as a U.S. SBA loan (PPP or EDIL programs) or your 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
  • 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.
  • 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 and Environment, and the Federal Center for Disease Control: 
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