What's New, FAQs and Additional Resources

This page is intend to provide the latest updates and developments as Jeffco Public Health receives information, answer frequently asked questions and also provide links to additional resources. 

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  1. What's new
  2. FAQs
  3. Additional Resources

Last Updated: January 5, 2021 at 11 a.m. 

JCPH Vaccine Website

JCPH has launched its COVID-19 vaccine webpage. This page is currently has an extensive list of frequently asked questions, and we will continue to update it with more information and resources in the coming days and weeks. 

CDPHE Vaccine Website

CDPHE launched its website with information about the COVID-19 vaccine, and is updating its Communications webpage with vaccine resources as they are available. 

CDPHE Releases 5-Star Parameters

CDPHE recently released parameters for a 5-star variance program and shared steps for counties interested in setting up business certification programs. CDPHE approved Jefferson County’s Five-Star Certification Program on December 31. Due to the recent announcement from Gov. Polis that all counties in Level Red will move to Level Orange effective Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, Jefferson County will be working on adjusting the program to accommodate this change. Find more information on our Five-Star Certification Program webpage.


Jeffco Community Partners are excited to announce a new campaign called CommUNITY / ComUNIDAD to promote and connect people in need in Jefferson County with community resources and assistance available amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign launched Wednesday, 12/9.

Testing and Testing Sites

Jefferson County Public Health, in partnership with CDPHE and Curative Testing, has tested more than 11,000 community members for COVID-19 at the testing site at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds since it opened on November 22, 2020. The mobile testing van has tested nearly 900 community members at its Jeffco locations (Evergreen and Conifer) since start of operation.

For community COVID-19 testing sites, cold weather testing continues to present extra challenges for staffing, closures, equipment, weather provisions, traffic management, etc.

CDPHE Updated PHO 20-36

CDPHE recently updated PHO 20-36 with Fourth Amended Public Health Order 20-36 COVID-19 Dial. This outlines the newly updated requirements under CDPHE's Dial Framework. A summary of changes is available here.

Jeffco Moves to Level Orange

Jefferson County was moved to Level Orange on the state’s Dial Framework, effective Monday, January 4, by CDPHE. More information is available at on our Dial Status Page..

Updates on Gatherings and Alcohol Sales

JCPH released the Third Amended PHO 20-009 Mitigation Plan, which limits gatherings and alcohol sales for COVID-19 mitigation. Visit our Local Public Health Orders webpage for a complete listing of all active and expired orders in Jefferson County.

CDC and Quarantine Length

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published additional options to reduce the length of quarantine, while still continuing to recommend a full 14-day quarantine as the most effective way to reduce disease spread. CDPHE will be updating its guidance to explain when other, less protective options might be appropriate. A quarantine could only be shortened in the following situations: 

If exposed people do not develop symptoms, they may be released from quarantine after completing day seven if they have a negative molecular or antigen test collected within 48 hours of ending quarantine. The test should be collected at least five days after their exposure.

People may stop quarantining after completing 10 days of quarantine without a test if they do not develop any symptoms.

Under no circumstances should the quarantine end before 7 days have fully passed.


For Jeffco COVID-19 data, visit JCPH’s data dashboard. For statewide data, visit CDPHE’s data dashboard.