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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Jefferson County Requests Variance to State Order

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Jefferson County has submitted a request for a variance to the statewide Safer-at-Home order requesting approval to implement guidelines that best meet our county’s needs. The variance request addresses gathering size, places of worship, gyms, i...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Jeffco CARES Act Emergency Grant Program Provides Relief to Small Businesses and Nonprofits

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Small businesses and nonprofit organizations in Jefferson County seeking financial relief from the impacts of COVID-19 can apply online for a CARES Act Emergency Grant from the county starting today. The funds are intended to provide a financial bridge un...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Read our latest Engage Jeffco enewsletter

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Read the May Issue to find out about county news, community events, classes, health and safety tips, announcements and much more!

Our ongoing goal is to make Engage Jeffco a great resource for citizens to stay updated on county news, important services, ev...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Jefferson County Integrated Food Task Force Launches Public Service Campaign on Food Insecurity

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Jefferson County, CO – As soon as the COVID-19 pandemic began shutting down government, businesses, and schools, Jefferson County took quick action and launched the Integrated Food Task Force to address food insecurity for all Jeffco residents.

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Floodplain Information for Jeffco Residents

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Many people think they are not in danger of flooding if they don’t live near a stream or creek. Unfortunately, this is not true. Flooding is the nation’s number one natural disaster. Flash floods, inland flooding and seasonal storms fl...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Jefferson County Moving to Four-Day Business Week

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Starting the week of June 1, Jefferson County will transition to a four-day business week that will see many offices closed to the public on Fridays. The first closure day will be Friday, June 5. Most employees will work four 10-hour days instead of five ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Jefferson County to Move to “Safer-at-Home” Level Beginning May 9

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Along with other counties in the Denver Metro region, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) will allow the county’s extension of the Stay-at-Home order to expire at midnight on May 8. This means that ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Jefferson County Receives $101.7 Million in CARES Act Funding

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Jefferson County has received $101.7 million in federal relief funds to cover expenses related to the coronavirus. The county applied for the funds that are available from the federal government as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

JCPH Extends Stay-at-Home Order through May 8

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) has issued a public health order extending the state’s Stay-at-Home order in Jefferson County through May 8, 2020, with a key revision to support non-Critical businesses. ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

Jeffco Hope Fund to Help Strengthen and Stabilize Community Organizations Responding to COVID-19

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Community First Foundation created the Jeffco Hope Fund to strengthen and stabilize community organizations responding to and impacted by COVID-19. With a $1 million contribution to seed the fund, the foundation welcomes donations from the Jeffco communit...

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

JCPH Working with Regional Partners on Strategies For Slowly Opening Communities

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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 ar...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Stay-At-Home Public Health Orders for Jeffco

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Updated: April 6, 2020

Governor Jared Polis has extended the statewide Stay-at-Home Order through April 26. Please continue to stay at home, and only leave if you must for critical services and activities. Public health models show social distancing is wor...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Jeffco Strong: Working Together to Keep Our Community Healthy and Safe

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Although many of us are feeling a wide range of emotions, including uncertainty and concern, Jeffco has a long tradition of coming together to care for one another in times of crisis.

Multiple county agencies are assisting our lead agency, Jeffco Public He...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Jefferson County Online Services Page Now Available

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On March 19, Jefferson County Public Health issued a Public Health Order, which closed dine-in service at bars and restaurants, as well as theaters, gyms and county buildings. With Jefferson County offices closed due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the county ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

JCPH Issues Public Health Order Closing Restaurants and More at the Local Level

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today issued a public health order to close all dine-in service at bars and restaurants, as well as all theaters, gyms and county buildings in Jefferson County, Colorado. T...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Jefferson County Board of Commissioners Directs a Closure of County Offices

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Update: March 19, 2020

On March 19, 2020, the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners voted to approve a First Extension of Disaster Declaration COVID-19 (PDF), which expanded the March 13, 2020, order declaring a COVID-19 local disaster emergency i...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Skip the Office Visit - Colorado PEAK is the Online Portal to Assistance Programs

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Applying for public assistance programs doesn’t have to start with a visit to a crowded lobby. Jefferson County Human Services wants to make sure all are aware of resources in place to keep the community healthy and safe amid news of COVID-19 ca...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Jefferson County Declares Local Emergency to Address COVID-19

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On Friday, March 13, in collaboration with Jefferson County Public Health, Board of County Commissioners Chair Lesley Dahlkemper signed a Disaster Declaration, which allows the county to activate certain response plans and makes the county eligible for fu...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Additional Jefferson County Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Jefferson County, Colo. — We have been notified that another Jefferson County resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is in their 50s, and was exposed to the virus during international travel. This brings the total pre...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Learn About the 2020 Census and What it Means for Jeffco

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The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departme...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Two Additional Jefferson County Residents Test Positive for COVID-19

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Two passengers aboard a cruise, who are Jefferson County residents, have tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals are a male and female, both in their 70s. They were exposed to the virus during internation...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

First Jefferson County Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) has been notified that the State Laboratory at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has confirmed the first presumptive positive case of COVID-1...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Learn About Your County – 2019 Year In Review Online

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The 2019 Year in Review is now available. Check out our interactive version online.

In the report, you will find insight on how your taxpayer dollars are used to fund county programs and services. Departments and elected offices outlined goals that were or...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Jeffco Public Health Statement: First Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 in Colorado

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On March 5, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) reported that the state laboratory had a presumptive positive test result for COVID-19.

The case presented itself in a male in his 30s, who had contact with a known case ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Be Aware of Letter for Delinquent Taxes

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Jefferson County was notified of a letter that is being mailed primarily to seniors who do not have a mortgage escrow “advising” them that their taxes are delinquent. The letter goes on to say that the homeowner can pay their taxes thr...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Jefferson County Government Properties Go Tobacco-Free

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Effective February 3, 2020, smoking and the use of tobacco products will not be permitted on Jefferson County Government properties except in select, marked Designated Tobacco Use Areas (DTUA) and private vehicles. New signs to point you to those DTUAs th...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Jefferson County Project Receives Award from American Planning Association

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The Colorado Chapter of the American Planning Association recently granted the Jefferson County Planning & Zoning Division a 2019 Merit Award for Comprehensive Planning on a Small Budget. Jefferson County’s Comprehensive Master Plan is evalu...

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Westminster's West 88th Avenue Sewer Repair Project

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The city of Westminster’s contractor will repair a sewer on West 88th Avenue near Sheridan Boulevard. Eastbound West 88th Avenue will be closed to traffic between Eaton Street and Sheridan Boulevard from October 21 through November 4 to complete...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Come to the Jeffco Campus

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Jefferson County Facilities Management has installed two new Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations at the Administration and Courts Facility. Located on both sides of the upper level of the parking structure, the chargers provide a total of four chargin...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Human Services and Public Health look to improve services for homeless population in Jeffco

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The health and well-being of all people in our community is the top priority of both Jefferson County Human Services (JCHS) and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH). As the Denver Metro area has grown in the last decade, the cost of living and housing ha...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Jefferson County Welcomes the BLM to Colorado

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The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, the city of Lakewood and the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation (Jeffco EDC) applaud the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to relocate its headquarter empl...
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Posted on: June 6, 2019

What do you know about our budget?

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Do you know how Jefferson County creates its budget each year or what affects our revenues and expenditures? Check out our video, Budget 101 (YouTube), to learn more about the county’s funds, expenses, revenues and how the mill levy and TABOR af...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Public Trustee to be Part of the Jefferson County Treasurer's Office

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Jefferson County Treasurer Jerry DiTullio was at the Colorado State Capitol on Wednesday, May 29 for the signing of House Bill (HB) 19-1295. This bill moves governor appointed public trustees for Colorado's ten most populous counties into the jurisdiction...

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