Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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There is a global outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus, named COVID-19. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is aggressively managing this outbreak in collaboration with other national, state and local partners. Our number one priority is protecting the health of our community.

For general questions about COVID-19, community members can call CO-HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, or email [email protected] for answers in English, Spanish, Mandarin and more.

Last updated: October 16, at 3:00 p.m.

  1. What's New?
  2. What is JCPH doing?
  3. Where can I Get Resources?
  4. Am I at risk?
  5. What can I do to protect myself?
  6. how do i get tested?
  7. What are the Symptoms?
  8. What is Exposure Notification?
  9. Stigma related to COVID-19
  10. Flu & COVID-19
  • ***NOTICE: Due to a continued increase in COVID-19 cases, Jeffco is at risk of tighter restrictions, including being moved to Level 3 of CDPHE's Dial Framework. Read more.***
  • As of October 15, the CDC reports there have been 7,894,768 cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. There have been 216,025 deaths in the U.S. to date.
  • There have been 81,918 cases of COVID-19 in Colorado and 2,162 deaths among cases (2,029 deaths due to COVID-19) (CDPHE).  
  • There have been 6,991 cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County (confirmed and probable) and 297 total deaths (JCPH).
  • Early this week, JCPH issued a message to the community reminding residents that our COVID-19 cases are increasing in the county. We need to curb this spike or we risk tighter restrictions. Read more.
  • On October 14, CDPHE released draft guidance for ski areas and resorts. They are collecting feedback until Friday, October 16 at 10 a.m. MT. Read more.
  • On October 13, Governor Polis provided an update on Colorado’s response to COVID-19 and discussed ways to support local restaurants. Read more
  • CDC recently updated its website with information about the potential for airborne spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Read more.
  • JCPH is hosting a series of flu and vaccination clinics across Jeffco. It’s important to get the flu shot every year, but especially important this year due to the potential compounding effects of COVID-19. Read more.
  • The state is following a Dial Framework to help counties balance controlling the virus with social and economic needs. JCPH is currently in the Safer at Home Level 2 phase, but if cases continue to increase, we risk tighter restrictions. Get more information at
  • We strongly encourage anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 to get tested. Community members can find testing information, including information about who should get tested, the importance of getting tested and a current list of free test sites, on JCPH’s Testing Page at