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2021 Telephone Town Halls

For more information on BCC telephone town halls, please visit our Town Hall web page.

Past Telephone Town Halls & Webinars

Heading Back to School with COVID-19: Guidance for Parents & Caregivers - Aug. 12, 2021

Parents and caregivers of school-aged children were invited to join Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) for a telephone town hall on August 12 to discuss how to protect students from COVID-19 as the next school year begins. There were panelists from JCPH and Colorado Academy on the call to share tips and answer questions. Representative Ed Perlmutter and Jefferson County Commissioner Tracy Kraft-Tharp were also on the panel.

Click below to listen to an audio recording of the call:

Regreso a la escuela con COVID-19: Orientación para padres y cuidadores - 12 de agosto de 2021

Los padres y cuidadores de niños en edad escolar fueron invitados a unirse a Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) para una reunión telefónica el 12 de agosto, para discutir sobre cómo proteger a los estudiantes durante el COVID-19 a medida que comienza el próximo año escolar. Había panelistas de JCPH y Colorado Academy en la llamada para compartir consejos y responder preguntas. El representante Ed Perlmutter y la comisionada del condado de Jefferson, Tracy Kraft-Tharp, también estuvieron en el panel.

Haga clic a continuación para escuchar una grabación de audio de la llamada: 


Moving Forward Through COVID-19: Vaccination, Testing and Community Resources - Dec. 17, 2020

Jefferson County Public Health, along with the Board of County Commissioners, hosted a telephone town hall about COVID-19 on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m. During this over-the-phone meeting, Jeffco Public Health experts discussed important COVID-19 issues in Jefferson County, including how we are doing with COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and what to expect as vaccinations become available. We will also provide information on what we as a community can do to slow the spread and the resources available to the Jeffco community. Visit the county's telephone town hall page to view the report and audio recording. 


Preparing for a Healthy Fall with COVID-19 in Our Lives: August 24

On August 24, JCPH hosted a telephone town hall focused on how to protect your family from COVID-19 over the coming months. We covered a variety of topics, including a brief update on COVID-19 trends and the county’s response, how to safely celebrate Labor Day weekend as well as what to expect this flu season. We also had a Jeffco resident share their story about getting and overcoming the virus. Following the short presentation, community members had an opportunity to ask questions and engage with the presenters.

Click below to listen to an audio recording of the call:

Asamblea pública telefónica: Preparándonos para un otoño saludable con el COVID-19 presente en nuestras vidas: 24 de Agosto

El día 24 de Agosto, el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Jefferson organizó una asamblea pública telefónica enfocada en cómo proteger del COVID-19 a su familia durante los próximos meses. Hablamos sobre una gran variedad de temas, incluyendo una breve actualización acerca de las tendencias del COVID-19 y la respuesta del condado, cómo celebrar el Día del Trabajo de manera segura y qué esperar esta temporada de gripe. También, tuvimos un residente del condado de Jefferson que compartió su experiencia de contagio y superación de la enfermedad del COVID-19. Después de la breve presentación, las personas tuvieron la oportunidad de hacer preguntas e interactuar con los presentadores.

Haga clic a continuación para escuchar una grabación de audio de la llamada: 


COVID-19 Data Dive with JCPH Epidemiologists: June 26

We all know data is critical to responding to COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to understand! JCPH shares a deep-dive into our newly updated data dashboard and a review of current data — including data on COVID-19 cases, demographics, testing and geography. 

Watch the presentation on YouTube here.


The Next Normal — Looking Ahead to COVID-19 Recovery: May 27

On May 27, JCPH hosted a telephone town hall in English and Spanish focused on recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. JCPH’s Executive Director, Dr. Mark B. Johnson, provided a brief update on COVID-19, followed by a series of panelists speaking to what long-term recovery could look like, how to cope and the many resources available in Jefferson County to support our community during this time. 

Click below to listen to an audio recording of the call:


A Conversation with the BCC: April 22

The Board of County Commissioners hosted a virtual telephone town hall on Wednesday, April 22, from 5:45-6:45 p.m. to provide an update about how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting our Jefferson County community, its businesses and those in need. Following the short presentation, community members had an opportunity to ask questions and engage with the panel. 

To learn more, read the report or listen to the audio recording, see the Telephone Town Hall page.

You can also listen to the audio by visiting Jeffco’s YouTube channel


Coping with COVID-19: JCPH & Jefferson Center

On April 9, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) and Jefferson Center hosted a telephone town hall focused on maintaining mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. JCPH’s Executive Director, Dr. Mark B. Johnson, provided a brief update on COVID-19 in Jefferson County. Jefferson Center’s CEO, Kiara Kuenzler, and several other experts shared mental health and wellness tips as well as local resources to support our community during this time. Community members also had an opportunity to ask questions and engage with the panel. 

Click here to listen to an audio recording of the call.