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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Presumptive Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County Increase to Total of Six


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:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing and sneezing, throw the tissue away and then wash your hands.
  • Avoid touching your face including your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid being around anyone with cold- or flu-like symptoms (at least 6 feet away).
  • If you’re sick, stay home and away from public places.
  • Get a flu shot if you have not had yours yet.

For general questions about COVID-19, call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email 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 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 You can also follow JCPH on Twitter @JeffcoPH, Instagram @JeffcoPH and Facebook @jeffcopublichealth.

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