Jefferson County, Colo. — This holiday season, make sure the COVID-19 virus isn’t invited to the party. As our community prepares to gather with family, friends and loved ones over the coming winter holidays, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) encourages everyone to take precautions to keep their gatherings safe, healthy and filled with joy.
“We know our Jeffco family is ready to get back to the things that make holidays merry and bright — from seeing our loved ones to eating delicious food to making memories and honoring traditions. We still can do the things we love with the people we love this holiday season, but we have to take extra care to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said Dr. Dawn Comstock, Executive Director at JCPH. “The heartbreaking reality is that COVID-19 is still rapidly spreading in our community. Jefferson County recently surpassed 1,000 fatalities, and statistically, more than one Jeffco resident dies each day from this virus. The holidays are all about love — and the best way you can show love for the people in your life is protecting them and yourself from this terrible disease.”
As you gather for holiday celebrations, JCPH urges everyone to take several easy steps to stay safe:
To learn more about COVID-19, including how you can stay safe and protect those around you this holiday season, please visit our website at www.jeffco.us/coronavirus. Happy holidays from all of us at JCPH!
About Jefferson County Public Health
Public health is what we 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.