Stay-At-Home Order

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Colorado is on a statewide Stay-at-Home Order.

Effective March 26 at 6 a.m., the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a Stay-at-Home Order for the entire state of Colorado. JCPH rescinded its local Stay-at Home Order and adopted the state’s Order. 

You should stay home as much as possible except for critical activities including: 

  • Obtaining food and other household necessities including medicine
  • Going to and from work if you are a critical employee
  • Seeking medical care
  • Caring for dependents or pets
  • Caring for a vulnerable person in another location
  • Participating in outdoor recreation at a legally-mandated safe distance of six feet or more from other parties
  • See the Order for a full list.

Visit the state’s website for more information about the Order as well as answers to frequently asked questions. Questions we have received frequently in Jeffco are answered below.

To report a violation of the Stay-at-Home Order, complete this online form.

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  1. What's permitted?
  2. What's not permitted?
  3. What businesses are critical?
  4. Do I need a permit or letter?
  5. How's it enforced?
  6. How can I report a violation?
  7. Can I volunteer?
  8. How will we know if it works?

What is Permitted?

You can leave your residence:

  • To obtain food and other household necessities for themselves and their family or household members.
  • To engage in outdoor activity locally, such as walking, hiking, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, biking or running.
  • For purposes of outdoor activity, parks will remain open to the public to engage in walking, hiking, biking, running, and similar outdoor activities but all playgrounds, picnic areas, other similar areas conducive to public gathering, and attended areas shall be closed.
  • To perform work for critical industries or governmental functions.
  • To care for a family member, a vulnerable person or pet in another household, or to care for livestock kept at a location other than an individual’s home.
  • To seek medical care.
  • An exempt business may deliver those services or supplies to others, such as food, pet supply, other household consumer products, and products or equipment necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and critical operation of a residence.
  • See the State Order for a complete list.
  • See and print the poster for easy reference to what is permissible and non-permissible activities during a stay-at-home order.