The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has approved today Jefferson County’s request for a variance to the statewide Safer-at-Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors order with some modifications. The county’s variance request addresses: gathering size; places of worship; gyms; indoor retail malls; outdoor recreation; indoor and outdoor museums and educational experiences; graduations; brew pubs, distilleries and other similar places; event centers; and some additional businesses not specifically provided for in the state’s order.
The county’s variance allows certain things that are not yet in the state order, such as:
This collaborative effort is a credit to the on-going efforts of Jeffco elected officials, the public health department, county attorney, community, cities, businesses and county staff – all led by the Jeffco Board of County Commissioners.
“This approval will help us responsibly continue the process of re-opening Jefferson County,” said County Manager Don Davis. “We hope that everyone will follow the new guidance to ensure a safe and timely economic recovery.”
As required by the state for variance applications, Jefferson County Public Health approved the COVID-19 suppression plan in the application. As the county’s economy slowly reopens, Jeffco must continue to protect our community, especially those most vulnerable, from COVID-19. Jefferson County asks that everyone continues to follow all public health orders – including staying six feet away from others, wearing a cloth face covering, washing hands, getting tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19, and self-isolating if test results are positive.
View the state’s latest public health order. You can also view the state’s approval letter on the Jefferson County variance.