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    Make this holiday season sweet by putting food safety at the forefront

    The holidays are a time for family, celebrations and — of course — food. As the winter holiday season kicks off, JCPH wants to remind all our residents that the best food you can put on the table for your loved ones is food that is safe. Read more.
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    JCPH selected for community air monitoring grant

    The EPA announced JCPH as 1 of 7 Colorado groups to receive funding to conduct air quality monitoring across CO. In partnership with local community groups, JCPH’s program aims to create local air monitoring capacity for underserved communities in Jeffco. Read more.
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    Winter Preparedness In Colorado

    Weather in Colorado can be unpredictable, and sudden changes in weather can quickly create dangerous situations. At Jefferson County Public Health, we recommend all our residents prepare themselves, their home and their vehicle for severe winter weather. Read on...
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    Take Steps to Prevent Lead Poisoning in Children

    Creating & maintaining safe, healthy environments for our children is a top priority for all of us. That's why for National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, JCPH is encouraging parents, caregivers & organizations to learn about the risks of lead poisoning Read on...
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    JCPH Advisory - Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza on the Rise Across Colorado

    JCPH and the CDA, have continued to monitor for reports of wild and domestic birds that have been infected with HPAI. On 10/17, samples submitted to CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab tested presumptive positive for HPAI in a backyard poultry flock in Jeffco. Read more.
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    Omicron booster doses available for all individuals ages 5 and older at JCPH

    As of 10/12/22, the FDA and CDC have approved the bivalent booster doses for all individuals ages 5+. Following this approval and updated vaccine guidance from the CDPHE, JCPH will begin offering omicron doses to children ages 5 and older in our clinic. Read more.
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    Flu Season is Here: Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from the Flu

    As we enter flu season, JCPH is recommending the Jefferson County community, ages six months and older, get their annual flu vaccine. This is an added way to protect you and your family from the influenza virus and give you some peace of mind. Read more.
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    This National Preparedness Month, JCPH encourages residents to take action before disasters happen

    During National Preparedness Month, observed annually in September, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) wants to remind Jeffco community members to stay organized and ready in case of a sudden disaster or emergency event. Read on...
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    For Sexual Health Awareness Month, JCPH launches new resource called Text4SexFacts

    At JCPH, we know that it’s important for all members of our community to feel educated and empowered about their sexual health. That’s why for National Sexual Health Awareness Month, we are excited to announce a new text line called Text4SexFacts. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Public Health recognizes SepticSmart Week

    This SepticSmart week, JCPH wants to make sure all the onsite wastewater treatment system owners in the county have a full set of tools in their toolbox to be good septic owners. Read more.
  11. JCPH encourages all residents to take steps to keep their food safe

    JCPH's Environmental Health Services team works diligently with retail food establishments to make sure food safety standards are met. For National Food Safety Education Month, we encourage all members of our community to prevent foodborne illness. Read more.
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    New omicron boosters available now at JCPH clinic

    To continue to provide the best protection from the COVID-19 virus and its variants, JCPH is excited to announce the availability of new omicron (bivalent) booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at our clinic in Lakewood (645 Parfet Street). Read more.
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    For National Suicide Prevention Month and Week, JCPH reminds residents of vital resources

    Suicide is never an easy topic to discuss, but just as Jefferson County’s population continues to grow, so has the number of people suicide affects in our county. In 2021, suicide was the eighth leading cause of death among Jeffco residents. Read more.
  14. HELPING JEFFCO KIDS THRIVE: A review of Healthy Kids Colorado Survey data and public health services

    The beginning of a new school year is an exciting and busy time for families in Jefferson County. To help our community get a good start to the fall semester, JCPH is excited to announce the release of a new report. Read more.
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    Take Steps to Prevent Overdose and Create a Safer, Healthier Jeffco

    To honor the lives lost and to reduce the toll of overdose for all people in Jeffco, JCPH is observing International Overdose Awareness Day. JCPH also hopes to use this opportunity to remind all our residents that they can take to prevent overdose. Read more.
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    Novavax vaccine against COVID-19 now available at JCPH

    JCPH is excited to announce the availability of a new kind of COVID-19 vaccine at our clinic in Lakewood (645 Parfet St.). The new vaccine, called Novavax, is a protein-based vaccine, like many other routine immunizations. Read more.
  17. JCPH celebrates National Breastfeeding Month, emphasizes need for robust support of nursing families

    For National Breastfeeding Month, celebrated each year in August, JCPH wants to encourage and offer resources to all nursing parents and their support people, and to remind them we are available and by their side throughout their infant feeding journey. Read more.
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    JCPH Offers Tips to Stay Healthy and Safe during Poor Air Quality Days This Summer

    Each summer, Jefferson County, along with the entire Denver Metropolitan Area, faces challenges when it comes to clean, healthy and safe air. JCPH reminds residents of some simple steps they can take to protect themselves from poor air quality. Read more.
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    Take Steps to Prevent Animal- and Insect-borne Diseases this Summer

    This summer, Jefferson County Public Health reminds you to make sure insects and animals don’t crash the party. In Colorado, there are several insect- and animal-borne diseases you need to know about so you can keep your summer safe, healthy and fun. Read more.
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    CDC authorizes COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 6 months and older

    Today, June 21, 2022, CDPHE updated its standing orders for the state to allow medical professionals to begin vaccinating our youngest community members. COVID-19 vaccines are now available and strongly recommended for all Coloradans 6 months and older. Read more.
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    Get Paid to Get Tested at Jefferson County Public Health

    With rates of many sexually-transmitted infections on the rise, including HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV), it’s more important than ever to know your status. That’s why JCPH is hosting a special testing event. Read more.
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    JCPH Advisory: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is reaching out to all county residents who keep backyard poultry flocks (chickens, geese, ducks, quails, etc.) and farm owners with poultry to alert them to a strain of avian flu that has been detected in Colorado. Read more.
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    Notice: Jefferson County now in CDC’s Community Level High, additional precautions recommended

    As COVID-19 case counts and positivity rates have continued to increase across the state, Jefferson County has moved to COVID-19 Community Level High based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) metrics. Read more.
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    Jefferson County moves to CDC’s COVID-19 Community Level Medium

    With both case counts and positivity rates rising in Jefferson County, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has moved Jeffco from COVID-19 Community Level Low to Community Level Medium. Read more.
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    JCPH recognizes 2021 Public Health Champions and releases 2021 Report to the Community

    Every year, for National Public Health Week, JCPH recognizes those in Jeffco who have made significant contributions to public health. We congratulate this year's Public Health Champions. Also, we are proud to announce our 2021 Report to the Community. Read more.
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    JCPH Warns of Possible Exposure to Hepatitis A in Wheat Ridge

    JCPH and CDPHE advising the public about a potential exposure to hepatitis A at the King Soopers located at 5301 W. 38th Avenue in Wheat Ridge, Colo. A food handler at this location has tested positive for hepatitis A. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Board of Health Welcomes New Board member

    In February 2022, the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners appointed Hilda Gehrke as the newest member to the Jefferson County Board of Health. The Board of Health is the governing agency for Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH). Read more.
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    Jefferson County Board of Health Designates Interim Senior Leadership Team to Lead JCPH

    The Jeffco BOH & JCPH are in the planning stages of recruiting a new Executive Director to lead JCPH. In the meantime, the BOH has designated an Interim Senior Leadership Team comprised of many longtime leaders & directors at the department to lead JCPH. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Board of Health Votes to Rescind PHO 21-006

    During a special Jeffco BOH meeting on February 10, the Jeffco BOH voted to rescind PHO 21-006, the order requiring the use of masks in all public, indoor settings, including school and childcare settings, effective Feb. 11, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Board of Health Votes to Rescind PHO 21-006 on Feb. 18, 2022

    The Jeffco BOH met today, Feb. 3, 2022, to discuss the future of PHO 21-006, the PHO requiring the use of masks in all public, indoor settings, including school and childcare settings. The Board voted to rescind PHO 21-006, effective Feb. 18, 2022. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Board of Health Rescinds PHO 21-005, Provides Timeline on Revisions for PHO 21-006

    With COVID-19 cases beginning to decline, JCPH & the Jeffco BOH are making changes to the county’s current PH orders. The purpose of PH orders is to ensure the health & safety of the community, while remaining responsive to the rapidly changing pandemic. Read more.
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    JCPH Amends Public Health Order 21-005

    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) has amended Public Health Order 21-005 to better align with recent updated guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Read more.
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    Jefferson County Public Health Updates School COVID-19 Prevention Guidance

    With the second school semester underway and the rapid growth of the COVID-19 omicron variant, JCPH has created updated guidance for school settings. JCPH and JPS are partnering to implement these guidelines to continue to ensure safe school environments. Read more.
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    Important Update Regarding COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech Boosters

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has now approved COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for children aged 12-15. This announcement, made Jan. 5, 2022, comes following the Dec. 9 recommendation that adolescents ages 16 and 17 receive a booster dose. Read more.
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    National Radon Action Month – Request Your Free Test Today

    January is National Radon Action Month, and JCPH is encouraging residents to protect themselves and loved ones from dangerous radon gas by testing their homes. JCPH is offering 1,200 free radon test kits during the month of January to Jeffco residents. Read more.
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    JCPH Issues Recommendations, Updates to Help Jeffco Community Start New Year Safely

    As we begin 2022, JCPH wishes all our community members a happy and healthy New Year. While 2021 may be in the rearview, unfortunately, COVID-19 is not. Since the beginning of the holiday season, there have been many developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
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    Metro Coalition Continues COVID-19 Orders, Encourages Vax and Boosters as Omicron Variant Spreads

    As the more transmissible COVID-19 omicron variant takes hold across Colorado, the MDPH is continuing its regional approach to stop the spread of COVID-19 by retaining or extending public health orders requiring face coverings in indoor public settings. Read more.
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    Public Health and Hospitals Urge Continued Caution During the Winter Holiday Season

    As the winter holidays continue and families and friends gather to celebrate, metro Denver public health and hospital partners remind all Coloradans that COVID-19 is still an ongoing health crisis impacting hospitals, schools, and local communities. Read more.
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    JCPH Amends Public Health Order 21-002: Order Will Expire End of Fall Semester

    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) Public Health Order 21-002 has been amended to establish an expiration date of December 22, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. Read more.
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    JCPH Opens New Vaccination Site in South Jeffco

    JCPH is excited to announce a new, large-scale vaccination site opening in south Jeffco. The Jefferson Marketplace vaccine site is located at 8194 S. Kipling Parkway in Littleton and will be opening for its first day on Dec. 4, 2021 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Read more.
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    JCPH Amends Public Health Order 21-002

    Jefferson County Public Health amended Public Health Order 21-002 to remove masking requirements, as schools and childcares are now subject to the masking requirements under Public Health Order 21-006. Read more.
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    JCPH Rescinds Public Health Order 21-004

    The Board of Health rescinded Public Health Order 21-004, which required use of face coverings indoors in local government spaces. Per Public Health Order 21-006, face coverings are required for everyone ages 3+ indoors in all public spaces. Read more.
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