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March 2020

Broomfield-Area Businesses Open During COVID-19 Restrictions

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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
Offering to-go food and beer/seltzers.
www.frolicbrewing.com (food and drink menu are on the home page)
303-993-7443
We may also take orders via Facebook.

Graze Cafe and Catering
Graze Cafe and Catering will remain open for Lunch deliveries for Corporate Catering Monday-Friday.
Our Website is www.grazecafecatering.com
All of our ordering information is on our website.
New Family Meal Menu: FAMILYMEAL2.finalfinal

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

Included here are links to Benihana’s main website and a search result showing both us and the Denver location for online ordering. We offer ordering through our website, Google, Postmates, Uber Eats and DoorDash. Thank you!

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 Lost Cajun
The Lost Cajun Westminster features southern style home cooking from fried catfish, shrimp, and oysters to REAL Louisiana Gumbo, Po-Boys and, our signature dessert, Beignets!

Currently The Lost Cajun Westminster (at 3013 W 104th Ave, 104th Ave and Federal Blvd) offers TOGO’s, please call 720-772-7773 to place your order. Our menu is available on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheLostCajunWestminsterCO/.

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

Given the circumstances we are in (social distancing, rationing), we have introduced Family Fresh Delivery and Curbside Pickup Menus for families so that they still can have good quality meals without exposing themselves to not very controlled environments such as grocery stores. We have very low minimum order value and have sauces/chutneys/spices for home cook as well as extensive GF, Vegan, Vegetarian, International Salads/Soups/Appetizers/Entrees for someone who wants to experience Restaurant quality food at home.

We will be donating 5% of our revenues (on a monthly basis) to one of these charities: Doctors Without Borders, A Precious Child, Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary.

Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ
We are able to offer Drive Thru, Curbside To-Go and Catering Delivery at this time with a limited menu at all 3 of our locations starting daily at 11 AM. The menu is available on our website, www.jimnnicks.com, and our menu boards are being updated tomorrow. We have individual meals as well as family packs.
To place a pick up order for curbside with the Northglenn store, call ahead at 720-259-8057. The drive thru is open to cars. Catering delivery is ordered through our catering sales team at 303-223-5730, individual lunch boxes and individual packaging is recommended.
Jim ‘N Nick’s Community Bar-B-Q 100 East 120th Avenue, Ste. E110, Northglenn, CO 80233

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

First Watch – The Daytime Cafe
Your local First Watch is NOW OPEN for CARRY OUT orders only. Pick Up your favorite Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch dishes every day from 7am-2:30pm. https://www.firstwatch.com/locations/locations-all
Woops!
Although our Woops! macaron location in FlatIron Crossing Mall is closed temporarily, we still want to assist you with your celebrations. Birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions will continue and if we can have some of our delicious macarons shipped to you, let us know! flatironcrossing@bywoops.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
NOTE: Closed due to weather 3/20, reopening for to-go orders on 3/21.
Yogurt Brothers continues to spread joy to the community through curbside service and delivery (Grubhub, Doordash, Uber Eats).  We have transitioned to a fixed-price model, offering 3 different yogurt sizes and our full array of toppings. Curbside pickup orders can be placed by phone or text to 720-672-5900. Because frozen yogurt melts, customers are encouraged to call when they are on their way or even once they arrive. 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.
Pho 78
One of the best and most effective ways to help your local businesses during these hard times is to purchase gift cards. Because we care about our community, we want to also help those families in our community that need it. When you come into Pho 78 and buy a gift card from March 20, 2020 to July 20, 2020, we will donate 15% of the profit to help families that have been affected by the coronavirus. We are available with Takeout and Delivery through Grubhub, Doordash, Postmates, & Uber eats. Please call 303-466-6346 or visit www.pho78.com for more details on our restaurant. Pho 78 Broomfield still offers BOGO 50% deals on take-out orders from Monday to Wednesday.
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
Village Tavern Broomfield
Curbside and Carryout available 12pm to 8pm at Village Tavern in Flatiron Crossing! We are serving a limited menu, offering 15% off all takeout orders, $70 Quarantine Kits, 50% off wine and bring your Growler to be filled for $10. Call to place an order and arrive at a designated area – we will bring it right to your car! Here’s a link to our limited menu and contact information: https://www.villagetavern.com/locations/denver-co-broomfield/
Kokopelli Beer Company
Kokopelli Beer Company is offering food and beer to go! People can call in or go on our app or we are also on DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates and UberEats. open 11-8 every day.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Drive-Thru is OPEN!
10:30 am – 9:00pm
2300 Coalton Rd.
Broomfield, CO 80027

Colorado Keg House
We are doing to-go beers.  Buy 4 16oz beers get 2 free. Also doing growlers and bombers. 75 beers to chose from.  Visit our website or Facebook page to find out which beers are on tap. 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
North Side Tavern is open for lunch and dinner take out/curbside pick-up. See https://www.nstavern.com/ for details, and check out their safe curb-side and pick-up protocols here.

RETAIL AND SERVICES

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.
Laser Concepts
A local provider of Copiers, Printers, MFPs, service, all toner products and Office supplies with online ordering at www.laserconcepts.com and free delivery in the Metro Denver area. Contact us at 303-466-0900 or sales@laserconcepts.com
3D Printing Colorado
A local provider of 3D Printing, 3D scanners & Scanning Services and software at www.3dprintingcolorado.com currently working with area hospitals and caregiving service to assist with COVID-19 response. Contact Nick Yosha for more info 303-466-0900 or NYosha@3dprintingcolorado.com
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. We have just launched our Seas the Night auction to help with funding. Take a break and sail through all of our treasures! We have lots of great gift ideas for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Graduation. The Auction runs until Friday, April 4th!
Advanced Urgent Care
Now offering COVID-19 Mobile Testing. Details here.

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/

Rocky Mountain Music Repair
We have retail supplies for musicians and repair brass and woodwinds.  We will be open Wed, Thur, and Friday from 4-6PM for retail sales.  People can place orders ahead of time and have them delivered to their cars for pickup if they so choose by Emailing us at contact@rockymountainmusicrepair.com. As of now we don’t have any online sales available but are investigating the possibility.  For repairs, instruments can be dropped off during those hours, but no immediate repairs will be done.  Instruments will be tagged and then called the following week with estimates .

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
Currently the business hours are Monday-Saturday 12-4. Offering curbside pickup, as well as free delivery with a minimum order. Also offering ten percent off any purchase inside the store. Please call Patrick at 720-353-3538 for delivery.
5137 W 120th Ave, Broomfield
Wag N’ Wash Natural Pet Food & Grooming
Broomfield Marketplace at Hwy 287 & Miramonte Blvd. Open 10am-6pm, Monday-Sunday
We can deliver, and offer curbside pickup for Pet food & supplies for our high risk neighbors, or those unable to leave their homes. Call us @ 720 739-WASH (9274)
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
303-325-3772
11970 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 open 10am-3pm Tues-Sat offering supplies including strings, tuners and guitar care accessories.  You can call ahead of time and pick up in front of the store.  All store inventory is on our web site and you can also order from the web site.  We are also still taking repairs by appointment.Visit our web site at www.monktonguitars.com, Email: info@monktonguitars.com, Phone: 303-484-1271

Dry Cleaning Home Service
We provide pickup and delivery service including professional dry cleaning of garments & household items and family/household laundry service.  Like most dry cleaners, we follow strict procedures to prevent spread of communicable disease (including COVID-19). From now until April 20, we will pickup in Broomfield and surrounding areas on Tuesday and deliver on Thursday.  If you are new to this service, it’s easy to sign up. Just call Art at 303-565-6153 to get set up. Then, you place your items to be cleaned in a valet bag (provided by us) and place it outside where our driver can access it. Then, just send a text to 318-332-9354 (any day/time before Tue. at 5AM) letting us know you have an order.

DStreet
DStreet is an award winning, nationally recognized public relations and crisis communications firm helping clients navigate communications during this tumultuous time as COVID-19 grips our nation.

Clear, concise, and empathetic communication has never been more important. Whether it is pitching the media on covering your company; boosting engagement with customers; crafting a message from the CEO or providing consistent communication to your employees, feel free to reach out for assistance from our team.

Contact us by phone: (303) 956-0001 or email: jdulles@dstreetpr.com or visit our website at: www.dstreetpr.com to learn more.
DStreet also offers helpful, free content on our company Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DStreetPR/

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

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.
  • Book Delivery – The Library is also prepared for book home delivery for Broomfield residents, sign up here.  In addition, streaming movies, online classes & resources, magazines and ebooks are available at any time with your library card.

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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