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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Broomfield Back to Business Certification Program

New businesses are certified every week - visit Broomfield.org/BacktoBusiness for a list of certified businesses. 

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 Broomfield.org/BacktoBusiness.

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.

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 met 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. The program’s approval is subject to changes from CDPHE.

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    • If any certifications have been revoked.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.

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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