Jefferson County, Colo. – Labor Day is the last holiday of the summer and for many, the last chance to get outside and celebrate with loved ones. While we continue to see the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in our lives, it’s important we all take steps to celebrate holidays safely to minimize our own exposure to the virus and to protect those we love. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) urges everyone to celebrate this Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2020, in a modified, safer way to slow and lessen the spread of coronavirus.
“It’s been a long, difficult summer, but we’re finally seeing the results of everyone’s hard work as case numbers decline. It’s important we keep that downward trend going, especially as our children return to school and we head into flu season,” said Dr. Mark B. Johnson, Executive Director at JCPH. “The better we all do at following key disease prevention steps, the better chance we have at making it through the next few months in good shape.”
In the last several months, many COVID-19 cases have been linked to private gatherings and parties, like BBQs, birthdays and weddings, so it’s important to make sure that as you spend a holiday celebrating with your loved ones, you do so in a way that keeps you and your community safe.
There are several key prevention tips JCPH recommends following this Labor Day:
“Every holiday poses its own unique challenges for us as we learn to live with COVID-19 in our lives,” Johnson said. “We’ve made it through Mother’s and Father’s Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. Now, we can get through Labor Day and look forward to the fall and winter holidays ahead, knowing the smart and safe decisions we make today will help us get closer to celebrating how we want in the future.”
As always, when partaking in any activities outside of your home, you can make it safer by:
Learn more about how COVID-19 is currently affecting Jeffco, what you can do to help slow the spread, community resources and more at www.jeffco.us/coronavirus.
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.