Jefferson County, Colo. — Earlier this week, Governor Polis announced a path forward to continue to help protect our community from COVID-19 while slowly reopening our economy. The statewide Stay-at-Home order is set to expire on April 26. We are awaiting further official guidance with more details of the Governor’s plan for the state in the coming days, but we also know that each area of the state will have unique needs and assets. The population density of the Denver Metro Area will call for a level of response that will be different than what is needed in more rural areas.
As part of the state’s announcement, local public health officials have been directed to implement data-informed strategies at the local level that best meet the needs of local communities. Jefferson County Public Health and Jefferson County leadership are working with business leaders and other public health officials in the Denver Metro Area to determine what a gradual opening looks like. We will provide further information to our Jefferson County community when it is available.
We want to reiterate that public health’s guidance is to continue to stay at home to the greatest extent possible, even after the statewide Stay-at-Home order is eased. There is evidence social distancing is working, but that effort must continue to minimize the spread of disease, severe illness and death. This is a critical time and what we each do individually will have an impact on our community as a whole.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit www.jeffco.us/coronavirus.