As COVID-19 case counts and positivity rates have continued to increase across the state, Jefferson County has moved to COVID-19 Community Level High based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) metrics. Significantly, this means that within the last seven days, Jeffco has seen over ten new COVID-19 hospital admissions, while continuing to see more than 200 new cases of COVID-19 identified in our community per 100,000 people.
While the required regulations in place from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) do not change, the CDC recommends individuals take additional safety precautions, including masking in all indoor public settings regardless of vaccination status, especially for high-risk individuals. To learn more about these recommendations, please visit the CDC’s website.
“As we continue to see the latest COVID-19 Omicron variant cause a surge in cases and a rise in hospitalizations, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) wants to remind everyone that the tools we have to limit the spread of COVID-19 disease in our community have not changed and they continue to be effective in a layered approach,” said Christine Billings, Interim Director of Emergency Preparedness and Infectious Disease at JCPH. “As we inch closer to the peak of this surge, and hopefully toward a summer less burdened by COVID-19, we encourage you to take steps to keep yourself safe, including choosing to mask up, getting all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, staying home when you’re sick and getting tested when knowingly exposed to COVID-19 or when displaying symptoms. In the meantime, we will continue to do everything we can to monitor and respond to the pandemic as appropriate to keep Jeffco healthy.”
To learn more about the COVID-19 Community Levels and how you can protect yourself and your loved ones, please visit the CDC’s website.