COVID-19 Closure Information

Public Health Ordered Closures

Posted March 19 - Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) issued a public health order (PDF) to close all dine-in service at bars and restaurants, as well as all theaters, gyms and county buildings in Jefferson County, Colorado. The order is in effect from March 18, 2020, at 5 p.m., and continuing until midnight on April 16, 2020, unless earlier amended, extended or rescinded by the Director of JCPH. See the news release for more information.

Posted March 16 On March 16, the state issued a public health order on the temporary suspension of dine-in service at restaurants and bars. The order is effective March 17, 2020 at 8 a.m., and for the next 30 days. Read the public health order to learn more.

County Offices Closed to the Public until April 16

Last updated: March 19, 2020

Posted March 19, 2020 - On March 19, 2020, the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners voted to approve a First Extension of Disaster Declaration COVID-19 (PDF), which expanded the March 13, 2020 Order Declaring A COVID-19 Local Disaster Emergency In and For Jefferson County. Both Disaster Declarations make Jefferson County eligible to receive funding and other assistance because the cost and magnitude of responding to and recovering from the impact of COVID-19 is expected to exceed Jefferson County’s available resources. The Disaster Declarations will continue until April 16, 2020, unless sooner amended, extended or rescinded.

Posted March 16, 2020 - The Board of County Commissioners has directed the closure of all county offices to the public effective March 16, with the exception of the courts and law enforcement services. This is a preliminary action in advance of state direction and that of Jefferson County Public Health.

Online Services

Some county services are still available online. See our online services page and please also contact the departments directly to find out if there are online or remote options for the services you need.  

Department and Office Information

Below is an brief list of some of the closure information, but please contact departments and offices for specific closure information and to see what services are still available. You can find a list of offices on our Departments, Divisions and Elected Offices page.

Court Information

Through May 1, 2020, the Jefferson County and Gilpin County Combined Courts will have LIMITED OPERATIONS. Please visit the First Judicial District website to learn more. If you are scheduled for a court appearance, please make sure to visit the website and call the courts, 720-772-2500, to learn what you need to do. Also see the  2020 Chief Judge Orders and Directives page for orders made by the Chief Judge.

BCC Hearings and Briefings Postponed

All Board of County Commissioner hearings and briefings will be continued/postponed until further notice due to the building closure.

Public Health

Effective March 16, 2020, Public Health Offices are closed to the public. However, some services are still available. Please visit the Public Health Closure Information page, to learn more. 

Open Space

Open Space Headquarters, Lookout Mountain Nature Center, and Hiwan Museum facilities will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 17 until further notice. All scheduled education classes and public meetings are also canceled for the safety of our employees, volunteers, and community.

We understand the need to get outside during these times of quarantine and social distancing, and therefore the parks, trails, and outdoor restroom facilities will remain open for public use. However, with increased numbers of individuals out at the parks, we ask that you please keep the community safe by following the same guidelines as other public spaces: See the OS news release to learn more. 

Sheriff’s Office 

Effective, 5 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020, the Sheriff’s Office closed all public lobbies and suspended certain public services for the remainder of this week to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The Sheriff’s Office will continue to provide patrol, investigation, detention, and emergency management services.

For all emergencies, please call 9-1-1. For non-emergencies or to report a crime, please call the non-emergency number at 303-271-0211. For more information on Sheriff’s Office operations, see the Sheriff COVID-19 Alerts page.