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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Broomfield Back to Business Certification Program

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Jan 15 Update: 

New businesses have been certified - visit for a list of certified businesses. 

Jan 8 Update:

The first round of Back to Business Broomfield businesses have been certified! Thank you to these businesses for leading the way with enhanced health and safety measures. View all the steps these businesses have taken to ensure your safety at

Find a list of certified businesses who can start operating in Level Yellow no earlier than 12 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, at

Level Yellow allows the following to operate at 50% capacity or 50 people per room, whichever is fewer.

  • Indoor restaurant seating (Last call will be 10 p.m., and bars that do not serve food will remain closed.)
  • Indoor events 
  • Personal Services like salons 
  • Gyms/fitness centers
  • Retail stores 
  • Office-based businesses
  • Outdoor events (up to 175 people) 

The certification of businesses will happen each Friday with a continuous application, inspection, and approval process in place to expedite the reopening of businesses as long as the COVID-19 conditions continue trending in the right direction. 

Please Note: The City and County of Broomfield prioritizes the health and safety of the community and will continue to follow the state's guidance and use data to drive decisions if COVID conditions change. Help Broomfield businesses stay open by following all public health guidance including the Four W's - wear your mask, wash your hands, watch your distance, and wait on gatherings.

Jan 4 Update: 

In the interest of the continued health and safety of our community, Back to Business Certified business will be able to operate in “Level Yellow: Concern” starting at 12 a.m. on Jan. 11, once Broomfield has sustained two weeks in the Level Orange metrics, assuming there are no significant surges. The first approved businesses will be notified as early as Jan. 8, with a continuous application, inspection, and approval process in place to expedite the reopening of businesses as long as the COVID-19 conditions continue trending in the right direction. Learn more about the Broomfield Back to Business program at

Dec 30 Update: 

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced the approval of the Broomfield Back to Business Certification Program, effective Wednesday, December 30, 2020.

The City and County of Broomfield meets the incidence rate and percent positivity metric criteria required to qualify for the program, including 10 days of declining or stable hospitalizations in the past two weeks. CDPHE will review Broomfield’s metrics within the next two weeks to determine if the program can continue. The program’s approval is subject to changes from CDPHE.

The Back to Business Administrative Committee, which was created as part of the state’s requirements for this program, is reviewing 32 business applications that were filed since noon Monday. Once the committee reviews the online applications, any submitted supplemental plans, and a successful on-site inspection are complete, approved businesses will be given a certification kit to continue enforcing and promoting the required public health protections.

The Back to Business certification program must include operational details determined by the state including:

  • Weekly reports from an administrative committee to Broomfield Public Health and CDPHE that include the following:
    • New certifications granted to businesses,
    • Any warnings issued to certified businesses, and
    • If any certifications have been revoked.
  • Strict compliance requirements, allowing businesses one warning for non-compliance with certification requirements. The committee must remove certification for a business that demonstrates non-compliance a second time.
  • Ensuring patrons of certified businesses have easy access to both local and state concern forms at both brick-and-mortar locations and online.

If Broomfield sees a significant rise in cases, percent positivity, or hospitalizations, the state could suspend the program. It will be automatically suspended if ICU hospital capacity reaches 90% in either the county or the Regional Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Services Advisory Committee area in which Broomfield participates. Broomfield is part of Mile-High RETAC, which includes Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Elbert counties.

Broomfield businesses can apply for the program at and residents will be able to view a searchable map of certified businesses at starting Jan. 8. First inspections will be scheduled starting Jan. 6, with an estimated first round of approvals expected Jan. 8.

Do your part to further get Broomfield back to business, and slow the spread of the virus by following the 4 Ws:

  • Wash your hands
  • Watch your distance
  • Wear your face covering
  • Wait on gatherings

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