May 2, 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
  • 164 cases (+7)
  • 11 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 Broomfield numbers may differ from CDPHE.
  • Colorado
  • 15,768 cases (+484)
  • 2,747 hospitalized (+50)
  • 56 counties (no change)
  • 75,259 people tested (+2,869)
  • 820 (+43) deaths
  • 161 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities (+2) View outbreak data.

Today’s FAQs
Where can I get tested for COVID-19 in Broomfield? 
  • Tests are being performed at health care clinics, urgent care centers and hospitals. Please call the clinic before showing up as they may require a telehealth screening before your arrival. Note that costs vary between providers and that they may have limited quantities of tests available.
Not everyone needs this test. Most people will have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care and may not need to be tested. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, it is recommended that you contact your healthcare provider first.
Locations providing COVID-19 tests in or near Broomfield are on BroomfieldHealth.org here .
What do a boiling pot of water and COVID-19 have in common?
  • Watch this new video from CDPHE on how the COVID-19 pandemic like a pot of boiling water, and why should you care.
Why are face coverings/masks are important?
  • Although masks are strongly advised for all people, Colorado law does not generally require that a member of the public wear a mask while outside their residence.
  • CDPHE guidance is that children under age 3 should not wear a mask, nor should anyone with health issues where wearing a face covering/mask would inhibit their health.
  • Due to increasing evidence that people with mild or no symptoms can contribute to the spread of COVID-19, face masks and other face covers may be considered a means of source control complementary to other measures already in place to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.
  • Viral shedding is higher just before onset of symptoms and for 7-8 days after initial onset.
  • Non-medical face masks made of textiles have the advantage that they can be produced easily and are washable/reusable.
  • Employees (but not customers) of Critical Businesses, Critical Government Functions, and Non-Critical Retail must wear a non-medical mask if:
  • That employee routinely or consistently comes within 6 feet of other employees or the public 
  • That employee prepares or handles food that will be made available to the public for purchase
  • Broomfield Board of Health has not required mandatory face masks/coverings in Broomfield. Face masks/coverings are required for businesses operating under the State’s Safer at Home public health order, which will be in effect in Broomfield beginning May 9 through May 26 unless extended. 
  • Remember, the goal of the mask is to minimize the risk of you spreading COVID-19 to other people, and that we as a community are better protected when everyone wears a mask. 

The Business Support Toolkit is NOW AVAILABLE to help businesses navigate the state’s Safer At Home public health order starting in Broomfield May 9-26, unless extended. 
  • Featuring: 
  • Opening Date Search Tool by keyword or business type
  • Quick-Start Guide: An interactive form to generate a custom print out of specific guidelines based on specific industry. Upon completion businesses can opt-in to the following:
  • Included on the “Taking Precautions, We’re Open for Business” community map
  • Included in a weekly digital promotion, reaching up to 100,000 area residents
  • Added to email list for economic updates, resources, programs and assistance
  • Plus: 
  • Pre-made signage to promote health protections for customers and employees
  • PPE Recommendations
  • Quick links to helpful state FAQ’s
  • More digital outreach opportunities
City Updates
  • The Enhance Broomfield small business grant program has received 150 applications and has made 73 awards thus far, totaling $313,500 and impacting 460 jobs. The program was created to support small businesses weather the storm caused by COVID-19.
  • The Bridge the Gap program has received 115 applications and has provided $68,608 in rental/mortgage assistance to residents who have lost wages due to the Coronavirus closures.
  • 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.
  • Check out the most up to date Census response rate numbers below. 
  • National Response Rate: 55.6% | Up from 52.4% on 4/24
  • Colorado State Response Rate: 59.1% | Up from 56.3% on 4/24
  • Broomfield Response Rate: 67.6% (of which 64.5% responded via the internet!) |Up from 64.6% on 4/24 (2010 Final Response Rate: 73.4%)
  • Broomfield is still has the 3rd highest response rate in Colorado behind Douglas and Jefferson Counties. Boulder is in a close 4th with a response rate of 64.0%.
  • Learn more and take the 2020 Census here.

#WeAreBroomfield
Face masks help protect members of our community as we begin the gradual steps towards a new way of life (for a while anyway). Every Friday in May, snap a selfie of you & your face mask and share it #WeAreBroomfiled or in the Community Facebook Event .

Read about this week’s Heart of Broomfield Community Coronavirus Heroes: Ginger Ramsey and Kyle Mendenhall. Who are your coronavirus community heroes? Share your stories and photos at Broomfield.org/COVIDHeroes to be featured on Broomfield's social media, the Broomfield Enterprise and Broomfield Community Foundation’s channels.

Upcoming Events: Telephone Town Hall: Join the Telephone Town Hall Thursday, May 7 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 which can be found on this page under 2020 City Council Meetings. 
  • Broomfield Sing A Long: Sing along with your neighbors and lift your spirits! The community will sing “Sweet Caroline” at 7:55 p.m. before the 8 p.m. howl for healthcare workers, Thursday night at the end of the Telephone Town Hall.
Second Back to Business Town Hall: Save The Date: Ask business related questions, from access to business assistance and support to guidance on practices to ensure customer and employee safety, at the second Business Town Hall scheduled for May 6 at 1 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.
Stay at Home Activity
Take a moment to call, check in and connect with someone - even though we are physically distancing, does not mean we need to isolate socially.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has resources specific to our current situation to maintain connectedness with our friends and family during this stressful time.
  • Mental Health Partners and Community Reach Center are also providing care to our community during this stressful time.
  • Click here to see more mental health resources.
  • The City and County of Broomfield has prepared recommendations of activities to do to stay healthy and happy while many facilities are unavailable. Check them out 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Senior Resources of Broomfield is gearing up for one of their biggest fundraisers of the year! Giving Tuesday is next Tuesday May 5, and you can make a donation at BroomfieldSeniorResources.org. Donations continue to support enhancing the quality of life for Broomfield seniors during this pandemic. They are currently making masks so that every senior in Broomfield has one, supporting low income seniors with free or reduced meals through meals on wheels, and fulfilling special-needs requests such as medication coverage, dental needs, respite care, and items needed from the loan closet.
  • 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
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: 
Show how you are supporting your community and doing your part
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