Jefferson County, Colo. — We have been notified that another Jefferson County resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is in their 50s, and was exposed to the virus during international travel. This brings the total presumptive positive cases among Jefferson County residents to four.
“As we receive notification from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) that a resident has tested positive for this illness, our epidemiologists immediately begin investigating. This includes following up with the individual to determine any close contacts that could have been exposed, among other steps to protect public health,” said Dr. Mark B. Johnson, Executive Director, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH). “We hope this patient gets well soon and has a full recovery.”
Because the testing was done at the state level, the case is a “presumptive positive” and results will be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for confirmation.
As more cases are identified, we continue to stress everyone has a role to play to prevent COVID-19 and help stop its spread. Here are steps we urge everyone to take:
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.
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.