Jefferson County, Colo. — 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. This brings the total presumptive positive cases among Jefferson County residents to six.
“As we continue to see the number of cases rise in Jefferson County, we encourage people to take steps to protect themselves. Whenever possible, maintain a safe social distance of 6 feet from others and avoid large crowds. When you must visit places where crowds gather, like grocery stores, offer to help purchase supplies for your friends, family members and neighbors who may be more susceptible to infection and illness,” said Dr. Mark B. Johnson, Executive Director, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH). “We are saddened to hear about these new cases and hoping for quick and complete recoveries for these individuals.”
We know cases will continue to increase across the state, and there are likely many cases currently unidentified. Everyone has a role to play to prevent COVID-19 and help slow its spread. Here are steps we urge everyone to take:
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 and more.
Beginning today, we will be updating Jefferson County case numbers as they are received on the JCPH website at www.jeffco.us/4007/COVID-19-Case-Summary. If there is a significant event other than updated numbers, we will send out additional releases.
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.