News Flash


Posted on: March 12, 2021

COVID Anniversary

On March 19, 2020, Broomfield reported the first community member diagnosed with COVID-19. See the impact the virus has had on Broomfield, and the response of the City and County of Broomfield, volunteers and community members who donated precious time and resources.

While community members struggled with the changing pandemic landscape, they showed great compassion, creativity and connectedness by sharing photos of baked goods, writing uplifting chalk messages for neighbors and adjusting traditional seasonal events to ensure community members were kept safe. Share your own photos and tag @BroomfieldPublicHealth.

To honor the memory of family, friends and colleagues we’ve lost this year, consider performing one of the following 74 acts of kindness - one for each life lost in Broomfield this past year to COVID-19. We remember their lives, celebrate their legacy and spread kindness in their community.

74 Acts of Kindness 

  • Buy a coffee for a stranger
  • Volunteer with a local organization
  • Write someone you love a note
  • Compliment a stranger
  • Write a kind message with chalk
  • Leave a glowing review for a local business
  • Wheel out your neighbor’s trash bin
  • Pick up litter around town
  • Smile at people you pass on the street
  • Do a car performance for the person next to you at a red light
  • Send a thank-you to your health care provider
  • Leave notes of encouragement on peoples’ cars
  • Shovel a neighbor’s driveway
  • Get take-out from a local restaurant
  • Leave an extra large tip for your barista
  • Send your favorite book to a friend
  • Bring a baked good over to a friend, neighbor or family member
  • Zoom with someone you haven’t talked to for a while
  • Pay for the order of the person behind you at your next drive-through run
  • Share your anti-bacterial gel or wipe with a stranger
  • Leave a note of thanks for your mail carrier
  • Bring flowers to a nursing home
  • Offer to bring someone’s cart to the cart corral at the store
  • Post a positive comment on social media
  • Ask a stranger how their day has been
  • Tell someone a joke
  • Hold a door open for the people behind you
  • Send someone a thank you card
  • Donate to a local nonprofit
  • Giving someone directions
  • Pick up litter 
  • Send someone a positive text message
  • Drop off old towels or blankets to an animal shelter
  • Allow someone to go ahead of you in line at the grocery store or post office
  • Scrape the ice off a neighbor’s windshield after you’ve finished doing yours
  • Write a positive online review or recommendation
  • Wave to a stranger 
  • Give something away for free on Facebook or Nextdoor
  • Return your shopping cart
  • Run an errand for someone
  • Leave unused coupons next to the item at the grocery store
  • Be kind to yourself - take time to do an activity you love
  • Set up a Little Free Library
  • Offer to walk someone’s dog
  • Host an e-learning class
  • Send someone flowers
  • Share a favorite recipe
  • Make someone a playlist 
  • Bring donuts to work
  • Stop and help someone who has car trouble
  • Ask someone about their day and listen
  • Leave a positive note in a library book
  • Cook someone a meal
  • Arrange to watch a movie at the same time and video call
  • Help with a household chore
  • Send someone you know a picture of a cute animal
  • Encourage your kids to create art for family and friends
  • Make a bird feeder and enjoy local wildlife
  • Hug someone in your household
  • Forgive someone you’ve been struggling with - it’s kind to them and yourself
  • Take your dog to a dog park
  • Send a military member a thank you card or care package
  • Make someone you know a home-cooked meal
  • Plant bee-friendly flowers to bloom in spring
  • Wash your hands often
  • Put a supportive sign in your window for the neighborhood to see
  • Leave coins at a laundry mat or vending machine
  • Pass along a great book
  • Keep plastic bags filled with snacks and sample-size toiletries in your car to give to the homeless
  • Donate blood
  • Mentor someone
  • Learn CPR
  • Wear a mask around people you don’t live with
  • Get vaccinated when eligible

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