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    Jefferson County Public Health Offers Guidance for Schools, Families Ahead of Back-to-School

    As Jefferson County students soon return to in-person learning, and on the heels of the release of back-to-school guidelines from the CDC, Jefferson County Public Health is releasing its own guidelines for a healthy, safe return to in-person learning. Read more.
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    In Alignment with CDC Guidelines, JCPH Strongly Encourages Wearing a Mask Indoors, Regardless of Vax

    The CDC issued new guidance recommending all people, including those fully vaccinated, wear a mask in areas with substantial COVID-19 rates, including Jeffco. JCPH recommends all residents return to wearing masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Read more.
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    JCPH & Jeffco Public Schools Urge All Students Age 12+ to Get COVID-19 Vaccine before Back-to-School

    With back-to-school just around the corner, now is the perfect time for students who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine to get ready to safely return for the new school year. Read more.
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    JCPH & the RAQC Offer Tips to Stay Healthy When Air Quality is Poor this Summer

    Summer is finally here and we are already feeling the heat in Colorado. This time of year when the climate is hot and dry, increased ground-level ozone pollution and smoke from wildfires can make our air more harmful to breathe. Read more.
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    JCPH Launches Countywide Marketing Campaign to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Rates Among Young People

    This week, JCPH launched a new marketing campaign to increase vaccine coverage among teens and young adults ages 16-29. Read more.
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    Prevent Diseases Carried by Insects and Animals This Summer

    Summer is here, which means sunshine and enjoying the great outdoors. Insects and animals are also coming out to explore this time of year, so JCPH encourages community members to protect themselves and their loved ones from serious diseases some carry. Read more.
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    JCPH Launches New Campaign to Reduce Exposure to Secondhand Smoke and E-Cigarette Aerosol

    With the warmer weather, more people will be enjoying outdoor public spaces for gathering during COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can damage the lungs, it is critical to prevent exposure to anything that may compromise lung health. Read more.
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    JCPH Rescinds County Mask Order to Align with State Requirements

    Along with other Denver Metro Area counties, JCPH rescinded its countywide mask order (Public Health Order 20-008) effective May 15. Read more.
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    JCPH Statement Regarding Mask Guidance – May 14, 2021

    JCPH is aware of today’s announcement from Gov. Jared Polis and the state’s plans to align with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention around masks. Read more.
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    Jefferson County to Move to Level Clear May 16

    On 5/16, Jeffco will move to Level Clear per PHO 21-001. The county will enter a 90-day observation period and businesses can operate at 100% capacity with no restrictions, except for indoor mask requirements or others set by the State or CDPHE. Read more.
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    JCPH Releases Updated Mask Order, Aligns with the State on Requirements

    This week, Governor Polis extended the State mask order that allows for fewer restrictions on mask-wearing in certain circumstances. JCPH will update and renew its current mask order, which is set to expire May 5, 2021, to align with the state’s order. Read more.
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    JCPH Celebrates 2020 Public Health Champions and Releases Report to the Community

    Following a year of pandemic response, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is proud and excited to make two important announcements regarding the efforts made by our community and health department since March 2020. Read more.
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    JCPH Issues Local Public Health Order to Lead County Through Recovery

    JCPH today issued a new public health order (PHO 21-001) to help guide the county through the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and into a full reopening. Read more.
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    CDPHE Moves Jeffco to Level Yellow on Dial 3.0

    CDPHE will move Jeffco to Level Yellow: Concern on the state’s Dial 3.0, effective Friday, April 9 at 6 a.m. Read more.
  15. JCPH Issues Amended PHO 20-008

    Masks No Longer Required in Outdoor Public Settings in Jeffco

    JCPH amended the countywide mask order, which requires anyone in Jeffco to wear a face covering when in indoor public spaces when 6 ft. distancing cannot be maintained from non-household members. Read more.
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    JCPH Provides Summary of Dial 3.0 Implications for Jeffco

    With the release of the new Dial 3.0 framework and public health order yesterday, JCPH is providing a summary of how the new dial affects businesses and individuals in the county. Read more.
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    JCPH Reminds Community that Masks Are Required in All Indoor & Outdoor Settings

    With spring on the way, people in Jeffco are beginning to spend more time in our great outdoors and the sports season is kicking off. JCPH reminds residents that the use of face masks continues to be required in both indoor and outdoor settings. Read more.
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    Reflections: One Year of COVID-19 in Jeffco

    JCPH, the Board of Health and Board of County Commissioners reflect on one year of COVID-19 in Colorado and Jefferson County. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Moves to Level Blue on Dial 2.0

    Effective Feb. 26 at 6 a.m., Jefferson County will move to Level Blue: Caution on the state’s Dial 2.0. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) was notified about the move by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Read more.
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    Jeffco Reaches Goal of Vaccinating at Least 70 Percent of Residents Age 70 and Over

    JCPH announced today that the county has reached its goal of vaccinating more than 70% of residents age 70 and over by the end of February. Read more.
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    JCPH announces new Executive Director, Dr. Dawn Comstock

    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is excited to announce and welcome its new Executive Director, Dr. Dawn Comstock. Dr. Comstock is bringing with her decades of experience and a passion for data-driven, equity-minded public health work. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Moves to Level Yellow on State’s New Dial 2.0

    On Feb. 5, Gov. Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced a new Dial Framework called Dial 2.0. Under the new dial, which is effective on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 9 a.m., Jefferson County will now be under Level Yellow. Read more.
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    Notice: Fourth Amended Public Health Order 20-009

    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) released a fourth amended Public Health Order 20-009 (PHO 20-009). Read more.
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    JCPH to Open its Vaccination Clinic to Adults Age 70+

    In an effort to help more people in Jefferson County access the COVID-19 vaccine, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is expanding availability of its vaccination site to those aged 70 and older. Read more.
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    JCPH Partners with COVIDCheck to Provide COVID-19 Testing in Jeffco

    Beginning Feb. 2, JCPH will partner with COVIDCheck Colorado to provide COVID-19 testing at locations across Jeffco. In addition to taking over testing operations at key existing locations, COVIDCheck is also working with JCPH to launch two new sites. Read more.
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    JCPH Provides Update on COVID-19 Testing in Jefferson County

    On Jan. 20, CDPHE alerted JCPH of concerns with COVID-19 testing through Curative. Based on this new information, JCPH will no longer offer Curative testing in the county. Read more.
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    JCPH Provides Update on Vaccination Prioritization and Timeline

    As of January 11, 2021, 18,734 Jefferson County residents have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of these, 3,799 have received both doses of the vaccine and are on their way to being more protected from COVID-19. Read more.
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    New! Sign up for Notifications for COVID-19 Alerts

    Subscribe to the Jeffco COVID-19 Alerts notifications to get the latest information from JCPH. Read on...
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    January is National Radon Action Month – JCPH offering free test kits by mail to Jeffco residents

    January is National Radon Action Month, and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is encouraging residents to protect themselves and loved ones from dangerous radon gas by testing their homes. Read more.
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    Jefferson County moved to Level Orange on COVID-19 Dial

    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) has been notified that as of today, January 4, 2021, the county is being moved to Level Orange on the Dial Framework by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Read more.
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    Notice: Second Amended Public Health Order 20-009

    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today released a second amended Public Health Order 20-009 (PHO 20-009). Read more.
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    Statement: Extreme demand seen at Jefferson County Fairgrounds testing site, line closed for 11/22

    The COVID-19 testing site at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds is closed for 11/22/20. The site has resources to test high volumes of people, but on the first day of operation, we are still adjusting the staff, time and logistics necessary for the demand. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Public Health Announces New Large Capacity COVID-19 Testing Sites

    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) and Curative Testing, is launching two new FREE COVID-19 testing sites in the county. Read on...
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    State to Move Jefferson County to Level Red, “Severe Risk,” in the Dial Effective Nov. 20, 5 p.m.

    Effective Friday, November 20, 2020 at 5 p.m. the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will move several Denver Metro counties, including Jefferson County, to “Level Red – Severe Risk” in the COVID-19 Dial Framework. Read more.
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    Update on Jeffco’s Move to Level Orange & Public Health Order 20-009

    JCPH will move to Level Orange (formerly Level 3) of CDPHE's Dial Framework beginning today, Monday, November 9 at 5 p.m. Additionally, JCPH’s Public Health Order 20-009, which sets limits on gatherings, will remain in effect. Read more.
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    State to Move Jefferson County to Level Orange in the Dial Due to Continued Surge in COVID-19 Cases

    JCPH was notified today by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) that the county will be moved to Level Orange, formerly Level 3, in the Dial Framework, effective Monday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. MT. Read more.
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    Notice: First Amended Public Health Order 20-009

    In response to questions from the public and partners, we have added a number of clarifications to the First Amended JCPH PHO 20-009. This amended version is now in effect. Read more.
  38. JCPH Announces New COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies

    JCPH Announces New COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies to Help Protect Community

    Jefferson County relinquishes its local variance and implements a new public health order in a last effort to avoid being moved to level three in the state’s dial framework. Read more.
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    JCPH Launches New Campaign “Together We Go Forward"

    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today announced and launched a new public information campaign aimed to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Jefferson County by reminding people of their important role in this effort. Read more.
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    Notice: Third Extension of JCPH Order 20-007

    JCPH has extended PHO 20-007, which requires approval of large event plans, until midnight on November 20, 2020. Read more.
  41. Jefferson County At Risk of Tighter Restrictions

    Jefferson County At Risk of Tighter Restrictions

    Due to a continued increase in COVID-19 cases, Jefferson County is at risk of tighter restrictions, including being moved to Level 3 of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) Dial Framework. Read more.
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    COVID-19 Update to the Community

    A message to our Jefferson County community from Christine Billings, MPH, Head of the JCPH Office of Pandemic Response Read more.
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    Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Flu – JCPH Announces Fall Vaccination Events

    This year has been challenging for Jeffco, and COVID-19 has made it more vital than ever for residents to do all they can to stay as healthy as possible. JCPH encourages people to get their flu vaccine, as it's one more way to protect you and your family. Read more.
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    Jeffco Partners Warn Community of Increase in Fentanyl-related Overdoses

    The Jefferson County Substance Use Partnership (JCSUP), Jefferson County Communities That Care (CTC) coalition, Lakewood Police Department and other partners across the metro region have identified an increase in fatal overdoses involving fentanyl. Read more.
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    CDPHE Announces New Dial Framework to Provide Standardization as Counties Reopen

    As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and learn to live with COVID-19 in our lives, CDPHE has released a new dial framework and Public Health Order to standardize different levels of “openness” at the county level. Read more.
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    Notice: Second Extension of JCPH Order 20-007

    JCPH has extended PHO 20-007, which requires approval of large event plans, until midnight on October 20, 2020. Read more.
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    JCPH Executive Director Dr. Mark B. Johnson to Retire After More than 30 Years of Service

    Mark B. Johnson will retire on October 2 after more than 30 years of public health service to the county. Johnson was originally set to retire in early 2020, but extended his time with the department to help guide the county through the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
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    JCPH Announces New Office of Pandemic Response

    JCPH announced today the official launch of a new team, the Office of Pandemic Response (OPR), as part of the county’s long-term COVID-19 response and recovery strategy. Read more.
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    JCPH files lawsuit against Bandimere Speedway following Sept. 1 event

    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today, September 3, 2020, filed a lawsuit against Bandimere Speedway for their blatant violation of public health orders. Read more.
  50. Tips for celebrating Labor Day safely to minimize the spread of COVID-19

    JCPH offers tips to celebrate Labor Day safely and limit COVID-19 spread as we head into fall season

    While we continue to see the effects of COVID-19, it’s important we take steps to celebrate holidays safely to minimize our own exposure to the virus and to protect those we love. JCPH urges everyone to celebrate this Labor Day in a modified, safer way. Read more.
  51. COVID-19 Update

    Jefferson County Board of Commissioners Directs a Closure of County Offices

    As the COVID-19, or Coronavirus, becomes more widespread, the Board of County Commissioners has directed the closure of all county offices to the public, effective today, March 16. Read on...
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