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March 2020

Broomfield-Area Businesses “Open For Business” Listings

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Information about goods and services being provided by Broomfield-area businesses impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions. This page includes information provided to the Broomfield Chamber. Updates will be made daily information is received. The businesses are categorized as food and non-food at this time, and are not in alpha order. Please browse the entire list!

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FOOD AND BEVERAGE:

Frolic Brewing Company
www.frolicbrewing.com

Graze Cafe and Catering
grazecafecatering.com!

Benihana Broomfield
https://www.benihana.com/locations/broomfield-co-bo/
https://order.benihana.com/vendor/search?StreetAddress=80021&mode=Order

GQue BBQ
To-go orders can be placed at 303-379-9205 or www.gquebbq.com.
Orders can also be placed through DoorDash or GrubHub.

The Gourmet Kitchen Catering
Our online ordering is up and running! https://thegourmetkitchen.biz/order-now/#/restaurants/thegourmetkitchencatering/7894

Mother Tucker Brewery
Mother Tucker Brewery has 32 ounce crowler cans and growler fills to go, at their locations in Thornton and Louisville. You can find more information at
www.Mothertuckerbrewery.com

Jules Gourmet Catering
Pick-up and Delivery Available! We have created individual meals and family style meals to get hot and ready to eat, or packaged to heat and eat at home.
Please check our website for menus and information. https://www.julesgourmet.com/

Yogurt Brothers
4680 W 120th Ave
Westminster, CO 80020
Yogurt Brothers continues to spread joy to the community through in-store service and delivery (Grubhub, Doordash, Uber Eats). Until the self-service restrictions are lifted, Yogurt Brothers is operating as a full service shop. We have temporarily transitioned to a fixed-price model, offering 4 different yogurt sizes and our full array of toppings. Outdoor seating is available. Phone in orders are accepted. Our complete list of flavors and toppings can be found online at www.yogurtbros.com

Next Door Eatery
Next Door Eatery to-go website is https://nextdooreatery.olo.com/.
Gift cards can be purchased here: https://www.nextdooreatery.com/gift-cards/
Link to download our app: https://www.nextdooreatery.com/order-to-go-app/
For deliveries of individual boxed lunches or catering packages, please call Barbara Gart at 904-414-3497 or email barbara@nextdooreatery.com

Rush Bowls Broomfield
The Broomfield location of Rush Bowls continues to be open for takeout and delivery through DoorDash, GrubHub, etc. We are also offering curbside pickup by calling: 303.410.6655. Simply mention Broomfield Chamber for a great special: $5 bowl or smoothie! And get a complementary Immune Boost. https://rushbowls.com/broomfield

Pho 78
www.pho78.com
Mondays: Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off On Any Rice Dishes
Tuesdays: Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off On Any Bubble Tea Drinks
Wednesdays: Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off On Any Vermicelli Noodle Bowls

Kokopelli Beer Company
https://kokopellibeerco.com/

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Drive-Thru is OPEN!
10:30 am – 9:00pm
2300 Coalton Rd.
Broomfield, CO 80027
https://www.restaurantji.com/co/broomfield/freddys-/

Colorado Keg House
https://www.thecoloradokeghouse.com/

Five Guys Burgers & Fries
Both Broomfield locations are open for PICKUP, DELIVERY and CURBSIDE pickup!
Order online at www.fiveguys.com
Flatiron location: 570 Zang Street, south of Flatiron Crossing Mall (303-469-8333)
120th Avenue location: 4480 West 121st Ave, near Walmart (720-887-5989)

North Side Tavern
https://www.nstavern.com/

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar
https://order.baddaddysburgerbar.com/

Hops n Drops
hopsndrops.com

EAT! Food and Drink
We here at EAT! Food & Drink cannot thank everyone enough for all of the support this community has shown us this month! We are truly grateful. We are very happy to announce that dine in service inside and on the patio is now available! We have deep cleaned and sanitized the entire building. We are following all CDC guidelines and new health standards to make sure your dining experience is safe and healthy. We have designed seating to allow for safe social distancing for our guests and staff. We look forward to serving YOU soon! https://www.eatateat.com/

New hours:
Monday-Friday 10am-7pm
Saturday 9am-7pm
Sunday 9am-3pm

Elevate Grill and Bar
We are a Family friendly Grill and Bar – Your local source for craft beers, cocktails and delicious food- Burgers, Sandwiches, Burritos, Family Meals and much more. Please like us on Facebook for our daily specials and events: https://www.facebook.com/barelevate
Please visit our website to look at the menu: https://www.barelevate.com/menu
We also offer cocktails To-Go – check out our Cocktails Menu….You will LOVE it! https://www.barelevate.com/cocktails
Call us at 303-469-3435 to place your order directly and you can opt to Carry Out OR We will have curbside delivery.
You can also place Carry-Out orders on
Grubhub :
https://www.grubhub.com/…/elevate-grill–bar-2831-w…/1721087
Doordash :
https://www.doordash.com/store/bar-elevate-denver-124230/
EAT..DRINK..ENJOY —- LOCAL ”

First Watch Cafe
The First Watch in Broomfield is open! We have three dining options for First Watch fans:
o We are open for dine-in daily from 7am – 2:30pm
o Customers can order via online ordering at https://firstwatch.olo.com
o Customers can also order through our 3rd party partners – Door Dash or Uber Eats
Find our more about how First Watch is reopening safely at https://www.firstwatch.com/your-safety-is-our-priority/

Roots Restaurant
Chef Madhoo Seth, aka Spice Girl, is the founder and owner of The Gourmet Kitchen (a 5-star rated catering company serving Denver Metro since 2002) and decided to open Roots Restaurant (rootscolorado.com, 720-279-0570) in July 2020. Roots offers International Fusion and rotating monthly cultural dinner menus, breakfast/lunch/brunch menus, and gf/vegan menus. Roots is open Wed/Thu 3-8 pm, Fri/Sat 3-9 pm, Sat/Sun 9 am – 3 pm. Roots has many outdoor and indoor spaces for your visit with safe social distancing in place. Choose from our main dining hall, bar, patio, gazebo or lawns. rootscolorado.com

RETAIL AND SERVICES

Stretch Zone Broomfield
Stretch Zone is the leader in practitioner assisted stretching. After closing early in an abundance of caution we are happy to announce that we are open again with full safety protocols in place. We are located in the King Soopers plaza at 136th and Zuni. Please call us at (303) 451-9869 to schedule your FREE stretch demo!

Broomfield Auto Service
Broomfield Auto Service is open for business during the shutdown. We are fully staffed and offering FREE pickup and delivery services as well as protective measures including: disinfection of contact points on vehicles, use of protective materials including seat covers, steering wheel covers, and floor mats as well as no contact payments. www.broomfieldauto.com.

Lynn Hurst – Legal Shield and Identity Theft Shield
Attorneys are working from home to make sure our members are taken care of. Legal advice is only a phone call away. For those of you who have NOT done your will, medical power of attorney, or living will, or updated those for years, there is NO COST to have those done. They are the first benefit of your membership. everyone needs those. If you know someone who needs a will or any legal advice, please have them contact 303-579-9630 or lynnhurst.ladiesofjustice.com. We are here to help.

College Nannies + Sitters
We can assist families, individuals and businesses during this time, we’re able!
Medical Promo – all fees waived for medical, healthcare and emergency personnel
Stay on Task – for those school-aged kiddos learning from home and might need some extra supervision while parent(s) work (I can attest to this one 😊)
Group Care – for any organizations that need extra hands with multiple kiddos (see police example above)
Hiring Now – Glassdoor Best Places to Work for 2020 if you don’t mind passing along to people looking for work – teachers, food services, etc.
Website: https://www.collegenanniesandtutors.com/locations/postal-code/80020/

A Precious Child
Our funding base has been adversely effected by COVID-19 while the demand for our clients is increasing with more and more people being laid off from their jobs. Find more info about A Precious Child at https://apreciouschild.org/

Advanced Urgent Care
Advanced Urgent Care has opened a third drive-thru covid testing site at our Lafayette clinic. COVID-19 Mobile Testing (w_Lafayette)
Also, our Broomfield COVID-19 test site is open! It is located at our Broomfield clinic at 3950 W 144th Ave. It will be open Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm. To be referred for testing your can schedule an online visit with a provider by going to our website, or you can call 303-558-0509. https://lnkd.in/eNCNVWq

Broomfield Veterinary Hospital
Broomfield Veterinary Hospital is open for our furry friends. We are considered an essential business and we will remain being here to provide care to your pets when they need it. We are doing curbside appointments only at this time. Please call when you are here and we will meet you at the door to get your pet. We are open M-F 7am-5:30pm and Sat 8am-2pm. https://broomfieldveterinaryhospital.com/

Code Blue Computing
Code Blue Computing is open for business. Broomfield’s Local IT Support and Computer Repair Company. We are providing Remote IT and Tech Support to businesses. We can set your staff up to work remotely and securely from home for $5 per user/per month with no long term contract. Call 720.746.9763 for more information. Purchase a Code Blue Computing gift card at https://squ.re/33H26LC and receive a 25% bonus credit upon redemption.

5th Gear Automotive
5th Gear Automotive is open for business. Hours are M-TH 7:30am – 6pm and Friday 7:30am – 5pm.
https://www.5thgearauto.com/

FedEx Office
FedEx Office inside Walmart at 120th and Vrain is open for printing, shipping and package hold at location services. Get Banners, A-Frames and other signage in 24hrs. We can help with the design of any sign, brochure or direct mail piece. Please email us directly at usa2826@fedex.com or call 303.305.0076. All transactions can be handled via email and then delivered directly to your home or business. Let us know how we can help!
4651 W 121st Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020

CBD American Shaman
CBD American Shaman, a local CBD retailer, will be re-opening on May 8th. You can find them at 5137 W 120th Ave, Broomfield.

Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming
Broomfield Marketplace at Hwy 287 & Miramonte Blvd.
720.739.9274
Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming’s self wash and grooming are open, with our hours back to normal! 9am – 8pm Monday – Saturday. 10am – 6pm Sunday. We are offering curbside pickup for our grooming services, and retail products. Delivery is still available for free to our high risk neighbors who don’t want to leave their house.

Bouquet Boutique
We are still open with shorter hours and making what we call “No Contact” flower deliveries, meaning we call 1st before we come out and can leave flowers on their front porch for them to retrieve after we leave. https://www.bouquetboutiqueinc.com/#

Through The Roof Promotions
Businesses have never experienced anything like the effect of Covid-19. Businesses have a choice when it comes to marketing during this time, either do nothing, or develop new ways of reaching out to their customers and prospects. Through the Roof Promotions can help businesses develop a strategy that enables them to reach out using promotional items as an attention getting direct marketing tool. Just relying on social media and a website will help with a current client base, but not so much with new prospects. Strategic direct marketing use of a promotional item can drive a prospect to a website and lay the ground work for that all important first phone call. For a free consultation contact Bob Roof, Through the Roof Promotions, 303-439-7223. Bob@roofpromotions.com.

Fine Tuned Auto
Fine Tuned Auto is open Monday – Friday 8am to 6pm.
Pick up and Drop off service.
www.finetunedautomotive.com

Broomfield School of Rock
Until we can get back to rockin’ in person, Broomfield School of Rock is now operating 100% Remote. We completed over 200 Remote music lessons in the past week and now have availability to take new students online for guitar, bass, drums, vocals, keyboard & ukulele. If anyone is stuck at home and thinking about dusting off that guitar in the corner we’d be happy to jumpstart your music education. Your 1st lesson is always FREE! broomfield.schoolofrock.com
303-325-377211970 Quay St., Broomfield CO 80020

TownePlace Suites Broomfield/Interlocken
Our hotel remains open and operational. Extended stay hotel with Studio Suites, One bedroom, Two Bedroom Suites, all room has spacious living room, large working desk and fully equipped kitchen. Ideal for short term housing. Conveniently located in the Broomfield Interlocken business Park, with easy access to FWY 36 to both Boulder and Denver. www.Marriott.com/DENTB Marriott Bonvoy Benefits included.Towneplace Suites Broomfield/Interlocken is newly refreshed, inside and out, and is perfect for extended stay, relocations, groups, and business travel. Just off Hwy 36, our updated hotel offers free breakfast and beautiful mountain views in the hub of Broomfield and Louisville activities. Relax & refresh in our spacious, newly designed Studio, One or Two Bedroom Suites featuring fully equipped kitchens, spacious living areas, and free Wi-Fi.

Monkton Guitars
We are open. Store hours will remain Mon-Sat 10:00 am-3:00 pm. We request customers still call for a store appointment to assure we properly manage social distancing. You may still order online for curbside pickup. Customers will be required to wear face masks when entering the store. We will continue best practices to keep the shop clean and protect our customers. Visit our web site at www.monktonguitars.com, Email: info@monktonguitars.com, Phone: 303-484-1271

Horizons North Credit Union
The Horizons North call center is open 8:30-6p M-F to assist members. You can also access accounts 24/7 and complete most transactions on our mobile app or by logging in to online banking. https://www.hncu.org/

Core Lawn and Tree Care
Core Lawn & Tree Care is a fun loving, imaginative landscaping company. We view ourselves as friends with our customers, employees, and environment. We aim to become a recognized brand within the HOA community network. Our goal is to maintain integrity, grow, and keep our sense of humor.
We offer Lawn/Landscape Maintenance-Residential and Commercial; Lawn Care- fertilizations, preventative treatments, and mitigating treatments; Tree Care- fertilization, supplemental watering, and preventative treatments, including Emerald Ash Borer, Mosquito/Vector Treatments; Irrigation- installation, repair, and maintenance; Christmas Décor-Design and install; Snow Removal and Landscape Design & Install
http://www.corelawnandtreecare.com/
corelawnandtree@gmail.com or brook@corelawnandtreecare.com
https://www.facebook.com/CoreLawnAndTreeCare/
720-936-5294

Photon Brothers
Photon Brothers, the best in local solar, is open and taking virtual appointments for your home or business solar and energy storage needs. Take advantage of our double referral bonus of $1000, valid now through the end of April, by referring a friend (or even yourself) for a new solar installation or the Tesla Powerwall home battery. Together, we are creating a brighter future.Visit our website: PhotonBrothers.com
Email: Contact@PhotonBrothers.com
Phone: 720-370-3344

BSC Signs
A local provider of custom signage and lighting working to help you attract customers to your business. We provide interior and exterior signage and branding for all applications. We are also providing custom sneeze guards and social distancing circles at a discount to help businesses address COVID-19 concerns. Contact Angela Renfro for more information or to get your signage project started at 303-641-1690 (cell) or angelar@bscsigns.com

Front Range Signarama
Front Range Signarama is a Locally Owned Full Service Sign Company. We are located at 9011 Harlan St. Westminster,Co 80031. We are open for business with a reduced staff. Right now, we are running specials on Senior Class of 2020 Yard signs. For anyone who has a graduate and wants to show school pride. We are also waiving all Rush fees and offering same day/ next day service for any sign or banner that is related to COVID 19. That includes any restaurants/ small businesses needing signs for their Businesses. Simply email us at info@frontrangesignarama.com or call us at 303-427-7446 with what you need and we will respond back as quickly as possible. As a small business we understand how trying these times can be. We would like to thank everyone who has supported small businesses to keep them running. Together we will get through this!

Stang Auto Tech
Stang Auto Tech is currently open and operating. We have implemented many procedures to prevent the spread of the virus, keeping our customers, vendors, and employees safe. Although our lobby is currently closed and we are unable to have waiting customers or provide shuttle service. Customers can park their vehicle out front and leave their keys in the EarlyBird / NightOwl drop box. We will follow up with you by phone with any updates or questions. For those where this is not possible, you can call to schedule a courtesy valet service. We will disinfect each vehicle and keys as we stage it for service, and again when we park it for you to pick up. Note: We are still able to provide rentals from Enterprise. Customers can schedule online at www.BroomfieldAutoRepair.com
or call us at 303-404-3813.

We Grind Tree Stumps
We Grind Tree Stumps is happily servicing your tree stumps! We are a very small business that’s big on customer service! Please call us at 303-466-4066 or contact us through our website at WeGrindTreeStumps.com. Sometimes we’re able to give you an estimate over the phone. If we don’t answer, most likely we’re grinding a stump so please leave a message. Business hours are 7:00-7:00, 7 days a week.

Kelmeg and Associates
Kelmeg and Associates is an open Enrollment Center for Connect for Health Colorado specifically for Broomfield and Boulder Counties. We are open for enrolling residents that have lost coverage, laid off or furloughed. We also work with companies and their employee benefits. Feel free to contact us at 303.466.9575. Chip Murphy

Colorado Conservatory of Dance
Since March 16, Colorado Conservatory of Dance has their entire class offerings online through Zoom. Both adult classes and conservatory classes are running as usual. Contact CCD at 303-466-5685 or ccdance.org

Young Dentistry for Children
Young Dentistry for Children is now scheduling appointments, including new patients!
Two office locations:
Westminster: 905 W. 124th Ave, #190, Westminster, 80234: (303) 280-9036
Louisville 325 W. South Boulder Rd, #4, Louisville, 80027: (303) 604-0710
Please call or email: info@youngpedo.com

Eldorado Natural Spring Water
Hello fellow residents and business proprietors of Broomfield. In these challenging times, many people are interested in office or home delivery for various services. Our locally owned Eldorado 100% Natural Spring Water Company has a reputation for providing prompt and efficient delivery of various products. Eldorado is a 7 time national and international award winning water for taste and quality. Please call me at 303-995-8130 if you have any questions regarding custom labels or our delivery plans, as low as $19.95 per month. Wishing you continued good health, Stan Havlick

Michael Plaia Insurance Agency – Farmers Insurance
Our agency offers personal and commercial insurance and financial services. We can tailor coverage to protect you, your family, your business, and your recreational vehicles. We also offer financial products to protect your assets and loved ones. We promise not to waste your time, and truly enjoy helping our community protect what matters most! Let us do a quick assessment of your needs. Please call our office at 720-360-1637 or email me at mplaia@farmersagent.com.

Comfort Speech Therapy
Comfort Speech Therapy, we provide in-home speech and language services, however, at this time we are also offering teletherapy or in-office visits. To register for services or get more information, visit www.comfortspeechtherapy.com or email info@comfortspeechtherapy.com

Unfinished Furniture Colorado
Unfinished Furniture Colorado is open for business. Are you looking for a fun project? We have a large selection of unfinished real wood furniture for the kitchen/dining room, bedroom, living room, office, children’s room, and more. We even have a large selection of finished wood furniture. Come on by and let us help you select the perfect piece for your home or office. We are open Monday to Saturday, 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. Check out our website, www.unfinishedfurniturecolorado.com and see what others are saying about us. We are located in the Broomfield Plaza at 5095 West 120th Ave, Broomfield. Our phone number is (303) 443-8229.

Our Broomfield
Our Broomfield™ Magazine is a new monthly community lifestyle magazine for Broomfield and the surrounding area brought to you by the team that previously ran The Broomfielder. We are excited to announce a publication by, for, and about the businesses, organizations, and people of our great city. Our Broomfield™ is a magazine for all of us because it’s our community. It’s Our Broomfield. The first issue comes out on July 1 and the team is talking with businesses now that want to advertise in the launch issue! Contact Tina@OurBroomfield.com or Ilene@OurBroomfield.com for rates and details.
We want to help you get back to business by connecting you with your customers! www.OurBroomfield.com

Pro Plumbing Inc.
Pro Plumbing Inc. is open for business. Contact them at:
720-277-6037
303proplumbing@gmail.com

Residence Inn and Fairfield Inn Broomfield/Interlocken
Residence Inn and Fairfield Inn Broomfield/Interlocken is open! We are back to take reservations, book groups, and hold meetings! We have reconfigured out lobby for safe distancing and have Marriott standard safety and cleanliness protocols in place for you safety. Please call 303.466.7007 to make your summer reservations now!
Or visit our websites: www.marrriott.com/denoo www.marroitt.com/denof

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Assistance

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Appointments are now available at the Broomfield Chamber of Commerce for assistance with the ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN (EIDL) application process. This service is available to Chamber members and non-members.

Governor Jared Polis has announced that all 64 counties in Colorado have been approved to enable loan applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loans through the Small Business Administration. As part of our efforts to assist the Broomfield Business Community during the COVID-19 pandemic, we offer the following information to assist you with the navigation of the application process. While you absolutely can complete the process on your own, please note that the Chamber will also be providing one-on-one assistance sessions by appointment in our Chamber office.

Tammy will be available to assist you beginning at 8:00am on Monday, March 23rd. Please email her at Tammy.Whitaker@BroomfieldChamber.com to schedule an appointment. Please refer to the below list for the basic guidelines outlining all necessary information needed to complete the application and allow a minimum of 30 minutes for your appointment.

1. You can apply online at SBA’s secure website at http://www.disasterloan.sba.gov.ela or by mail. Hard copy applications should be mailed to US Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Rd., FT. Worth, TX 76155-2243.
2. If you are applying online (highly recommended and encouraged) with assistance from the Chamber, it is recommended that you bring your laptop to the appointment.
3. As a small business, you may apply for a maximum EIDL business loan of $2 million.
4. The interest rate for an EIDL loan will not exceed 4%.
5. The repayment term for the loan cannot be more than 30 years. Your repayment term will be determined by your ability to repay.
6. An SBA loan officer will work with you to provide all the necessary information needed to reach a loan determination. The more complete your application, the more quickly a determination can be made. Their goal is to arrive at a decision on your application within 2 – 3 weeks.
7. A loan officer will contact you to discuss the loan recommendation and your next steps. You will also be advised in writing of all loan decisions.
8. SBA will prepare and send your loan closing documents to you for your signature. Once you sign and return the documents an initial disbursement will be made within 5 days. Depending on the amount requested, the loan may be disbursed in installments rather than as a whole, i.e. $25000 as working capital for an EIDL request.

FORMS TO COMPLETE AND DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED TO APPLY (it is advised that you gather all documents and needed information prior to starting an online application to avoid server errors or time-outs):
1.SBA Form 5 – Business Loan Application
2. SBA 159D – Fee Disclosure Form and Compensation Agreement – only if you are using a third-party agency that is charging for their assistance in completing the EIDL application. As a value-added benefit to the Broomfield business community, the Chamber will NOT be charging for this service.
3. IRS Form 4506-T – Tax Information Authorization (complete and signed by Applicant business, and each principal owning 20% of more of the business, each general partner or managing member, and for any owner who has more than a 50% ownership in an affiliate business, including business parent, subsidiaries, and/or businesses with common ownership or management).
4. Complete copies, including all schedules, of the most recent Federal income tax returns for the business (or an explanation if not available). If the most recent Federal tax return has not been filed, a year-end profit and loss statement for that year is acceptable. If multiple partners or managing members, you must provide Federal tax returns for any principal owning 20% or more of the business, each general partner or managing member, and each affiliate when any owner has more than a 50% ownership in the affiliate business. Affiliates include, but are not limited to, business parents, subsidiaries, and/or other businesses with common ownership or management.
5. A current year-to-date profit and loss statement.
6. SBA Form 413D – Personal Financial Statement (provide for the applicant if a sole proprietorship, or for each principal owning 20% or more of the business, each general partner or managing member)
7. SBA Form 2202 – Schedule of Liabilities (listing all fixed debts)
8. SBA Form 1368 providing monthly sales figures will be required when requesting an increase in the amount of economic injury.

If you need more information, please contact Tammy Whitaker at the Chamber.

Business Resource: “Broomfield-Area Business Strong” Facebook Group

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On Monday, March 17th, we here at the Broomfield Chamber decided we would put together an online resource for restaurant and bar members who were facing shutdown. As the day went on, we realized that the customer disruption for business would be much more widespread.

So, instead, we’ve created a new Facebook Group called “Broomfied-Area Business Strong.” This group is designed to allow Broomfield-area businesses to post information about how to access their products and services during widespread COVID-19 shutdowns. In the spirit of keeping our entire business community strong during this difficult time, we are opening this group to member AND non-member businesses in Broomfield and the surrounding communities. You can use this space to:

  • Post about your hours of operation
  • Let consumers know how they can purchase from you and support your business (online, phone, carry-out, delivery, etc.)
  • Share links to resources.
  • Share your stories.
  • And, very importantly, invite your friends, networks and customers to join the group.

We will also try to re-post updates from businesses about their hours and availability as we see them.

If you have any questions about the group, please reach out. Thank you, stay safe, and stay strong. We will get through this together!

State of Colorado COVID-19 Update, 3/17/2020

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This information comes from Governor Jared Polis’ office.

 

Quick Links to Stay Up to Date

Topline Update

As of today, we have 160 positives in the state, with 20 hospitalized. But that’s just what the testing is telling us — we know that there are likely thousands in the state.

The state can confirm completed test results on about 1,216 people by the state lab since testing started on February 28.

Private labs are required to report positive test results to the state.

Private labs are not required to report negative test results to the state, so we are not reporting total testing numbers for the state.

 

Public Health Order Announcement + Unemployment Questions

Today the Governor made an announcement on a public health order for the temporary suspension of dine-in service at restaurants and bars. Establishments can remain open but for takeout, delivery, and room service only. In addition we are closing gyms, theaters, casinos, and other non-essential places where large groups can gather. We will have the text of the Health Order from CDPHE available to the press by this evening. See below for a snapshot of what this public health order does.

Colorado’s Unemployment Insurance Division is responding to questions from both employers and workers impacted by closures as a result of the Coronavirus. Employees who see a reduction in hours or layoffs are encouraged to apply for unemployment benefits, which can provide partial wage replacement, at coloradoui.gov. We expect to see a dramatic increase in claims from workers and questions from employers in the coming days and we are working to reassign staff within the Labor Department dedicated to responding to these questions. We would encourage impacted workers who may have skills that are needed in our health care industry to consider temporary work in health care to meet the demand that this crisis will place on our health care workforce. We know that we will need extra staff to contend with a surge in cases in the very near future.

 

Social Gatherings

Yesterday, CDPHE announced that we are following CDC guidance on crowds of 50 people or more. We are looking into further steps that we can take in this area but we want to make sure that the policy will work for facilities and critical services such as child care centers and others. The message is clear: just avoid large gatherings altogether. Stay home as much as you can.

 

#DoingMyPartCO

Today we are launching the Doing My Part CO campaign where we’re encouraging folks to do the right thing and share it on social media with the hashtag #DoingMyPartCO and challenging 5 friends to do the same.

Good things to share are photos or stories of folks who are:

  • practicing proper hygiene and social distancing
  • working from home
  • walking or taking your car instead of taking public transit
  • Face-timing with grandma instead of going to visit her
  • getting groceries or medicine for an elderly neighbor
  • And taking it easy on the toilet paper at the supermarket

These are all positive steps that folks across our state are taking to address social distancing. Share them on social media and then challenge five friends to do THEIR part too.

Mountain community visitors to minimize social contact

One additional announcement to note is that due to extensive spread of COVID-19 in a number of mountain resort communities, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) strongly recommends that anyone who lives in or has visited those communities in the past week minimize their contact with other people, in order to reduce the spread of the virus. Anyone who has been in Eagle, Summit, Pitkin, or Gunnison counties in the past week should minimize all contact with other people, whether or not they are experiencing symptoms.

 

Analysse Escobar, Deputy Community Engagement Director

COVID-19: City and County of Broomfield Updates, Closures and Cancellations

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Statement from the City and County of Broomfield (3/12/2020)

Thursday, March 12, 2020

From Jennifer Hoffman, Broomfield City/County Manager:

Although we don’t have a case in Broomfield, after several days of consulting with internal and external partners including guidance from the Governor and following the Emergency Declaration, the City and County of Broomfield will operate under the precautionary principle and will proactively be closing the senior center, recreation center, library, museum, and inventHQ facilities to the public to include all programs, events, and classes.

The closure will start Saturday, March 14 and be in place for a minimum of 2 weeks, at which time we will reassess the overall COVID-19 impact on the community. In particular, our focus is on our most vulnerable populations, those who are older adults (60+) and those with underlying health conditions, specifically respiratory issues, heart disease, and diabetes.

This includes Boards & Commission meetings over the next two weeks.

SENIOR RESOURCES 

  • Meals on Wheels – Adults age 60+ who are residents of Broomfield may request meals on wheels. Meals can be delivered within one business day after registering. Registration is done by calling 303.464.5532
  • Easy Ride – Easy Ride will continue to provide trips for medical and nutritional purposes only. Registration is required before trips can be scheduled. Registration can be done by calling 303.464.5534 or completing an online application.

FACILITIES 

  • Paul Derda Rec Center, Broomfield Community and Senior Center, Library, Auditorium, Depot Museum, inventHQ

During the closure, staff will complete a deep-clean, disinfecting and completing other tasks and duties that are difficult to complete while facilities are open.We are not at the point where we feel closing city buildings to employees is warranted. The staff has built and continues to evaluate a risk-analysis for additional closures.

  • Health and Human Services –  State-related functions in Public Health and Human Services will continue and follow guidelines of the state, which emphasizes social distancing, setting telephone appointments when appropriate, and addressing benefits online. Walk-ins are not encouraged. To apply for benefits online please click HERE.
    • Workforce Center – Resource Center will not be open for public use, staff will meet with clients by appointment only.  All classes and job fairs will be suspended until further notice. Please call 303 464-5855 to make an appointment.
  • Motor Vehicle – Broomfield’s Motor Vehicle Office will remain open, based on the state’s direction. Please click HERE to access E-Services offered by the Department of Revenue’s Eservice Site or visit the Motor Vehicle Express Kiosk located in the King Soopers at 12167 Sheridan Blvd.
  • Boards & Commissions – Boards and Commission meetings will also be canceled during this two-week period.  

“We realized the rapidly-changing situation is difficult, stressful and sometimes disappointing and scary, but we need to band together in Broomfield to protect our beloved seniors and those at high-risk,” said City and County Manager Jennifer Hoffman. “That’s who we are – we do right by each other, we look out for one another, we sacrifice a little today for the greater good tomorrow, we are Broomfield.”

While we have pulled together as a community to anticipate and prepare for an event like this, it’s clear based on the guidance from our Public Health Department that Broomfield will soon face one or multiple confirmed cases of the virus.

Public Health Director Jason Vahling says “while we know 80 percent of our population that comes down with the virus will only have mild symptoms, we must act to protect our most at-risk who we see walking the track at the rec center in the mornings, at Lakeshore Cafe at the senior center at lunch and enjoying a show at the Library’s Auditorium over the weekend.”

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

TESTING: If you are exhibiting symptoms, which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath the person should go to your medical provider, like a clinic or hospital, but ONLY AFTER calling the provider (i.e. do not show up unannounced). The medical provider will evaluate the patient and determine if testing is needed for influenza, other respiratory illnesses, and COVID-19.

MOST AT-RISK: Older adults (60+) and people who have serious chronic medical conditions are at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. If you are at increased risk for COVID-19 complications due to age or a serious underlying medical condition, or if you care for someone who is at increased risk, it is especially important for you to take action to reduce your risk of exposure including the following. Click here to learn more.

  • Stock up on supplies.
  • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
  • When you go out in public, stay away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
  •  Avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
  • During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of exposure.

PREVENTION: Ways for individuals to participate in prevention efforts is to engage in self-care, general hygiene, staying home if sick, increasing efforts to clean commonly touched surfaces, and educating yourself using reliable sources. More information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how individuals, families and businesses can prepare are here , as well as previous communications from BPHE ( here ).

Your extra efforts towards prevention and preparation will go a long way in keeping Broomfield residents safe and healthy.

MORE INFORMATION:

RESOURCES

Here are the flyers to be posted at all buildings, inside and outside. Please feel free to use for your purposes.

For additional information/clarifications please call the Public Health Dept 720-887-2220 or the City and County’s main line 303-469-3301.

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