Jefferson County, Colo. — 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. The residents are currently in isolation at home.
“Our team is working closely with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to further investigate these cases,” said Dr. Mark B. Johnson, Executive Director, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH). “We hope these patients recover quickly and completely. The health and safety of the public is our number one priority and we are working around the clock to protect our community from this virus.”
JCPH urges our community to practice important everyday actions to prevent the disease and help stop its spread:
If you are feeling ill with symptoms associated with COVID-19, like cough, fever or difficulty breathing:
For general questions about COVID-19, call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email COHELP@RMPDC.org, for answers in English, Spanish, Mandarin more.
Please also view a community briefing with Jefferson County officials on how our county is working to keep our community healthy and safe.
About Jefferson County Public Health
Public health is what we as a society do collectively to prevent illness and premature death and promote health in our neighborhoods and communities. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is a nationally accredited health department committed to promoting and protecting health across the lifespan for all people through prevention, education and partnerships. To learn more about JCPH visit https://www.jeffco.us/public-health. You can also follow JCPH on Twitter @JeffcoPH, Instagram @JeffcoPH and Facebook @jeffcopublichealth.