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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.
  2. Jeffco COVID-19 Alerts

    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...
  3. National Radon Action Month

    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.
  12. 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.
  15. 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.
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    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.
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    Jeffco's Variance: What’s at Risk, How the County is Responding and What You Can Do

    As we’ve shared with our residents, Jefferson County is seeing a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases. Now more than ever, we need our Jeffco residents to stay strong and come together to slow the spread so we can keep our businesses and community open. Read more.
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    Statement on Bandimere Speedway Event Cancellations

    JCPH has heard frustration from community members that events scheduled to take place at Bandimere Speedway have been cancelled due to restrictions in place around COVID-19. There have also been inaccurate claims that events have been “canceled by JCPH.” Read more.
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    Jeffco Taking Steps to Reduce COVID-19 Case Increase with Goal of Avoiding Business Closures

    Jeffco has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases and has surpassed its two-week case limit set forth in its first variance. Read more.
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    JCPH Issues Public Health Order 20-008 Requiring Mask-Wearing Outdoors

    JCPH today issued a new Public Health Order 20-008 that requires everyone in Jeffco ages 11 and older to wear a mask or cloth face covering when in public settings — both indoors and outdoors — when unable to maintain 6 foot social distancing. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Public Health Releases 2019 Annual Report

    At JCPH, we have spent 2020 largely in response to COVID-19. While Public Health has always been here, its importance is now especially evident. That's why JCPH wants to invite the community to reflect on 2019 in our annual report. Read more.
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    Statement on Court’s Decision Regarding Bandimere Speedway

    Judge Russell determined that the case between JCPH and Bandimere Speedway is moot due to JCPH’s Public Health Order 20-007 (PHO 20-007), which is currently in effect through August 19 unless amended or extended by JCPH. Read more.
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    JCPH Issues Public Health Order 20-007 Requiring Approval of Large Event Plans

    JCPH today issued Public Health Order 20-007, which requires venues hosting large events to provide a plan outlining how they will adhere to the state’s Safer-at-Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors requirements. Read more.
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    JCPH Adopts State Executive Order Requiring Use of Face Coverings in Indoor Public Spaces

    JCPH will rescind its Public Health Order 20-005. All individuals and businesses within Jefferson County should follow the face covering requirements set forth in the state’s EO D 2020 138. Read more.
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    JCPH Issues Emergency Public Health Order Requiring All Jeffco Residents to Wear Face Coverings

    JCPH today issued an Emergency Public Health Order effective July 14 at 5 p.m. that requires Jefferson County residents and visitors to wear a mask or cloth face covering when in public settings when unable to maintain 6 foot social distancing. Read more.
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    Squirrel with Plague Found in Jefferson County

    On Saturday, July 11, 2020, a squirrel found in the Town of Morrison tested positive for bubonic plague. Read more.
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    JCPH Statement on Bandimere Speedway’s Fourth of July Events

    JCPH has been closely monitoring the situation at Bandimere Speedway, and we are disappointed in the organization’s ability to limit and manage the crowd size, implement social distancing requirements and adhere to Colorado’s Public Health Order 20-28. Read more.
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    JCPH Provides Tips for Enjoying the Fourth of July Holiday with COVID-19 in Our Lives

    JCPH offers ideas for ways to show your red, white and blue spirit while also taking steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Public Health Executive Director Awarded "Distinguished Service Award"

    Dr. Mark B. Johnson, Executive Director of Jefferson County Public Health, was presented with the American College of Preventive Medicine’s Distinguished Service Award at their annual meeting on June 26, 2020. Read more.
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    Children Still Need their Check-ups and Vaccinations

    JCPH encourages parents and caregivers to make appointments for any well visits or immunizations you may have missed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
  39. Racism Declared Public Health Crisis

    Jefferson County Board of Health, JCPH Declare Systemic & Structural Racism a Public Health Crisis

    The Jefferson County Board of Health, in tandem with Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) passed a resolution declaring systemic and structural racism a public health crisis during its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Read more.
  40. Safer at Home UPDATE

    JCPH Urges Residents to Continue to Take Steps to Prevent COVID-19

    As cases of COVID-19 begin to decline in the county, JCPH reminds residents we must all continue to take important steps to sustain this momentum. This is especially important as our communities continue to reopen. Read more.
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    Public Health Reminds Residents and Visitors to Take Steps to Prevent Animal-Borne Disease

    Summer is almost here and wildlife is out. With the warmer temperatures and sunshine, people are likely to be spending more time outside and may even spot some wildlife. JCPH reminds residents to be aware of animal-borne diseases and how to prevent them. Read more.
  42. Safer at Home UPDATE

    JCPH Aligns with Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors

    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) today published an amended public health order, Safer-at-Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors. Read more.
  43. Safer at Home UPDATE

    Jefferson County Restaurants Can Open with Strict Precautions Beginning May 27

    According to an extended Safer-at-Home Executive Order, Colorado restaurants can open beginning May 27. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) also extended its Safer-at-Home public health order to align with the state. Read more.
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    Jeffco Sees First Rabies Case of 2020

    A bat found on May 20, 2020 in Littleton near the intersection of C-470 and South Platte Canyon Road just north of Chatfield State Park has tested positive for rabies. This is the first rabid animal to be found in Jefferson County in 2020. Read more.
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    JCPH Reflects on Efforts During First Three Months of COVID-19 Response

    As we look to the summer and the gradual, strategic recovery process, JCPH is taking a moment to reflect on successes and progress in the county’s emergency response efforts. Read more.
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    Jefferson County to Move to “Safer-at-Home” Level Beginning May 9

    JCPH will allow the county’s extension of the Stay-at-Home order to expire at midnight on May 8. On May 9, Critical Businesses can remain open, and many non-Critical Businesses can begin to open with some restrictions per the state’s Safer-at-Home order. Read more.
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    JCPH Issues Public Health Order 20-003

    Jefferson County Public Health issued Public Health Order 20-003, which limits P-12 school access and prohibits P-12 sports activities in Jefferson County. Read more.
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    JCPH Permits the Limited Recommencement of Voluntary or Elective Surgeries and Procedures

    On April 26, 2020, the State of Colorado issued Executive Order D 2020 045, permitting the limited recommencement of voluntary or elective surgeries and procedures in Colorado. JCPH will align with the Governor’s Order on this topic. Read more.
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    JCPH Extends Stay-at-Home Order through May 8

    JCPH has issued a public health order extending the state’s Stay-at-Home order in Jefferson County through May 8, 2020, with a key revision to support non-Critical businesses. This will help protect our community from COVID-19. Read more.
  50. COVID-19 Update

    JCPH Working with Regional Partners on Strategies For Slowly Opening Communities

    Jefferson County Public Health is working with county leadership, business leaders and Metro Denver public health partners on a regional approach to opening our communities. Everyone should continue to stay at home to the greatest extent possible. Read more.
  51. 2019 Public Health Champions

    JCPH Announces 2019 Public Health Champions, Underlines Importance of Participation in Public Health

    In the midst of the greatest public health challenge facing our nation in decades, it’s easy to lose sight of the victories that happen in our community daily. Now, more than ever, it’s important to recognize that public health takes all of us, together. Read more.
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    Metro Denver Public Health Departments Rescind Stay at Home Public Health Orders; Adopt State Order

    JCPH rescinds its Stay at Home Order 20-002 effective immediately and adopts the State's Order. Read more.
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    Statement: First Jefferson County Resident dies from COVID-19

    On March 24, 2020, Jefferson County Public Health received notification of the first death from COVID-19 in the county. The first death was an individual in their 60s with known health complications. Read more.
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    Three Metro Denver Public Health Departments Issue Stay-At-Home Orders to Stop Spread of COVID-19

    Boulder County Public Health, Jefferson County Public Health and Tri-County Health Department joined together to issue Stay-At-Home Public Health Orders in their counties today, effective March 26 at 8:00 a.m. until April 17. Read more.
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    JCPH Issues Public Health Order Closing Restaurants and More at the Local Level

    Jefferson County Public Health today issued a public health order to close all dine-in service at bars and restaurants, as well as all theaters, gyms and county buildings in the county. The purpose of this order is to protect the health of the public. Read more.
  56. 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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    Presumptive Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County Increase to Total of Six

    We have been notified that another two Jefferson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. The first individual is in their 30s, and the second individual is in their 60s. The investigation on both cases is still ongoing. Read more.
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    Additional Jefferson County Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

    We have been notified that another Jeffco resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is in their 50s, and was exposed to the virus during international travel. The total of presumptive positive cases among Jeffco residents is four. Read more.
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    Two Additional Jefferson County Residents Test Positive for COVID-19

    Two passengers aboard a cruise, who are Jefferson County residents, have tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals are a male and female, both in their 70s. They were exposed to the virus during international travel. Read more.
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    First Jefferson County Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

    JCPH has been notified that the State Laboratory at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has confirmed the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in a Jefferson County resident. Read more.
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    Statement: First Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 in Colorado

    Today the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) reported that the state laboratory had a presumptive positive test result for COVID-19. Read more.
  62. Groundwater Awareness Week 2020

    JCPH Offers Free Well Water Testing during Groundwater Awareness Week

    This Groundwater Awareness Week (March 8-14, 2020), Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is encouraging residents who rely on well water to learn ways to keep their families safe and healthy. Read more.
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    Notice: JCPH Executive Director Recruitment

    Jefferson County Public Health is holding Second-Round Interviews for its Executive Director on February 28, 2020. Read more.
  64. Jefferson CTC Youth Research Interns with Representative Ed Perlmutter

    Jeffco Teens Travel to Washington D.C. to Create Change around Important Issues

    A group of young people from Jefferson County visited Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on February 5, 2020, to speak to their Congressman, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.), about the problems they face and the supports they need. Read more.
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    Health Is for All People: JCPH Opposes Federal Public Charge Rule

    Read Jefferson County Public Health's statement on the Public Charge Rule. Read more.
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