Public Health Orders
City and County-Wide; Masks Required Indoors for Everyone Age 2+ Starting Friday, Jan. 7
In response to the Marshall Fire taking Avista Hospital offline, and dramatic increases in cases of omicron in Broomfield, data shows Broomfield must take action to protect the health and safety of our community.
To limit transmission of the virus and reduce further strain on the hospital system, face masks will now be required indoors city and county-wide for everyone age 2 and older, starting Friday, Jan. 7 through Feb. 3.
During this incredibly challenging time for our community, it’s critical that we once again mask up to keep each other safe. Please wear your mask in indoor public spaces, get the booster, and continue to encourage friends and family to get fully vaccinated.
This Public Health Order 2022-01 supersedes the First Amended Public Health Order 2021-03 and the Second Amended Public Health Order 2021-04 and requires that all individuals 2 years of age or older, regardless of vaccination status, wear a face covering while in any public indoor space within the City and County of Broomfield.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) published an amended public health order (20-38), detailing coordination between the state and several counties. Arapahoe, Adams, Boulder, Jefferson counties - as well as the City and County of Denver, and the City and County of Broomfield will enact extra protocols to prevent COVID-19 superspreader events. The protocols require that everyone be vaccinated at indoor, unseated events with more than 500 people.
Effective November 19, 2021 through December 31, 2021, the following Indoor Event requirements shall take effect:
a. All unseated, open to the public Indoor Events of 500 or more individuals in the counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Jefferson, and the city and county of Denver and the city and county of Broomfield shall require all individuals 12 years of age or older to be Fully Vaccinated to be admitted into the Indoor Event. This requirement is not applicable to houses of worship. Indoor Event venues with vaccine requirements or testing programs in place may continue to have a verified Negative COVID-19 Test as an option until December 1, 2021. No later than December 1, 2021 all public Indoor Events of 500 more individuals in the counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Jefferson, and the city and county of Denver and the city and county of Broomfield shall require proof of being Fully Vaccinated to be admitted into the Indoor Event.
This order also states that face coverings are required in some settings.
Read Public Health Order 20-38 for more information on proof of vaccination and examples of affected events, and find a convenient vaccine near you at Broomfield.org/COVIDVaccine.
View current Public Health Orders at covid19.colorado.gov/public-health-executive-orders.