Safer-at-Home Order

Safer-at-Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors Level

Safer-at-Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors

Colorado is currently under the state’s Safer-at-Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors order (PHO 20-28). Jefferson County is aligned with this order, with some changes that were approved by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) through a local variance. Residents are no longer ordered to stay home, but are strongly advised to stay at home. Visit CDPHE’s Safer-at-Home page for more information and answers to frequently asked questions.

Guidance for Our Community

Everyone must take these actions:
  • Continue to stay home as much as possible.
  • Vulnerable people at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19, such as older adults, should continue to follow Stay-at-Home guidance, which means only leaving home for medical care and essential activities.
  • When you go out, follow physical distancing requirements (6 feet of space between yourself and others).
  • Do not go to work if you are sick.
  • People who have COVID-19 symptoms should get tested, and must isolate unless they have a negative test result. Please read how to isolate.
  • Only travel in- or out-of-state for essential purposes.
  • Individuals in Jeffco are required to wear a mask in indoor public settings, as well as outdoor public settings where 6 ft. distancing cannot be maintained. 

Guidance for Businesses & Organizations

Jefferson County Variance

Effective June 7, CDPHE approved Jefferson County’s request for a variance to the statewide Safer-at-Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors order with some modifications. Here is a summary of what is different in Jefferson County. The county also created an annotated version of the state’s public health order to show where the local variance approvals interact with the state’s order. See the annotated version for the details and supporting guidance. Jefferson County is aligned with the state order on all other topics not addressed in the variance. The variance approvals can be rescinded by CDPHE if local COVID-19 conditions worsen.

*UPDATE: Because of the county's large case increases over the past few weeks, Jeffco's variance is in jeopardy. Here is a summary of major impacts should the variance be rescinded by CDPHE.

  1. Gatherings
  2. Places of Worship
  3. Event Centers
  4. Gyms and Indoor Pools
  5. Indoor Retail Malls
  6. Outdoor Recreation
  7. museums & educational experiences
  8. Graduations
  9. Golf Course Restaurants
  10. Brewpubs, distilleries and similar
  11. Businesses not in state order

Generally, for gatherings:

  • Indoor settings can have up to 50% occupancy or 50 people (whichever is less) in each confined indoor space. 
  • In outdoor settings, the variance allows for 125 people.

For requirements and guidance, refer to the state’s order and Attachment L. For life rites such as weddings and funerals, please refer to the state’s order. 

Other Industry-specific Guidance

For public health requirements and guidance for industries not addressed in the local variance, please visit CDPHE’s Safer-at-Home page

Communications Toolkit for Businesses

Please use and/or adapt these tools to help communicate public health guidance to our community. The toolkit includes signage for your entrance, posters for employees, social media graphics and more.