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Posted on: November 30, 2021

JCPH Rescinds Public Health Order 21-004

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Masking Indoors Remains Required Under Public Health Order 21-006

The Jefferson County Board of Health rescinded Public Health Order 21-004, which required use of face coverings indoors in all local government spaces. Currently, per Public Health Order 21-...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Board of Health Issues PHO Requiring Face Coverings in Indoor Public Spaces

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Jefferson County, Colo. – The Jefferson County Board of Health issued Public Health Order 21-006, which requires all individuals ages 3 and older to wear a mask or cloth face covering when in indoor public spaces in Jefferson C...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Celebrate Safely this Holiday Season: Take Steps to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

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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 He...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Board of Health Urges Governor Jared Polis to Take Statewide Action to Address COVID-19 Surge in CO

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Jefferson County, Colo. — The Jefferson County Board of Health today sent a letter to Governor Jared Polis requesting statewide action to address Colorado’s sustained surge in COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations. The current surge is creating seriou...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines Help Kids Be Kids — Local Public Health Agencies and Partners Launch Campaign

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Denver Metro Area, Colo. – For the last year and a half, Colorado’s children have missed out on so many things – from sports games to birthday parties, and from sleepovers to in-person learning. Children are resilien...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Important Update Regarding COVID-19 Boosters

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Everyone 18+ Should Get Booster Dose 6 Months After Receiving Pfizer or Moderna Vaccine & Two Months After Receiving J&J Vaccine

This week, Dr. Eric France, Chief Medical Officer at the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE)...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Cat with Plague Found in Jefferson County — Take Care to Prevent Human and Pet Exposure to Rodents

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Jefferson County, Colo. — On Friday, October 29, 2021, a domestic cat in Evergreen, near Bergen Mountain Road and Stagecoach Boulevard and close to Elk Meadows Open Space, tested positive for bubonic plague. The cat is the first case of plague i...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Public Health Advisory for the Metro Denver Region and State of Colorado

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(REMOTE: Nov. 5, 2021) As public health officials, we are issuing this statewide advisory due to steadily increasing cases and a concern for hospital bed capacity. Colorado and the metro Denver region continue to see steady increases in COVID-...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5-11

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Following approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended children ages 5 to 11 get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. With this announcement, everyone in the Jefferson County ...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

STI Rates on the Rise in Jeffco — Take Steps to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

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Jefferson County, Colo. — With rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) rising in the county, especially among young adults and teens, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) urges our residents to be aware of their risk and take important ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

JCPH Updates COVID-19 Data Dashboard Using 2021 Population Forecast

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In an effort to continue to provide high-quality county-level COVID-19 data to residents and partners, today Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) will update the information on its COVID-19 data dashboard using 2021 Jefferson County population forecasts ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Jefferson County Board of Health Issues Public Health Order 21-005

Board of Health Votes to Require Routine COVID-19 Testing

During a public meeting held on October 11, the Jefferson County Board of Health voted to approve Public Health Order 21-005, which requires all county and municipal government workers to get tested for COVID-19 weekly or submit proof of full vaccination ...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Jefferson County Board of Health Votes to Require Masks in Local Government Buildings

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During a public Special Jefferson County Board of Health Meeting on October 7, the Jefferson County Board of Health voted to approve Public Health Order 21-004, which requires that all individuals ages 2 and older wear a mask in all indoor spaces at all c...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Flu Season is Here: JCPH Encourages Residents to Get Vaccinated for Both Flu & COVID-19

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As we head into fall, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) urges everyone 6 months and older to get an influenza vaccine. With COVID-19 still circulating at high transmission rates in our community, it’s more important than ever to protect your...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Southwest Plaza COVID-19 Vaccination Site Expands Capacity

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From September 20-30, 2021, the community COVID-19 vaccination site located at Southwest Plaza Mall (8501 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton, CO 80123 – Dillard’s Parking Lot) will have expanded capacity to provide up to 1,000 doses of vaccine ...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

JCPH Provides Update on COVID-19

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Jefferson County, Colo. — As the highly transmissible Delta variant continues to spread in the county, especially among unvaccinated residents, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) shares an update on the current situation in Jeffco. The department also ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

JCPH Supports State Board of Health’s Decision to Require COVID-19 Vaccines at Healthcare Facilities

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On Monday, August 30, 2021, the State Board of Health approved emergency rules requiring vaccination for staff in licensed healthcare settings. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) applauds the State Board of Health for this important requirement of heal...

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Posted on: August 28, 2021

JCPH Amends PHO 21-002: Order now requires masks for everyone ages 3+ in school settings

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) has amended Public Health Order 21-002, which now requires everyone ages 3 and older (instead of 2 and older) to wear a mask when indoors at all schools and school-based extracurric...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

JCPH Encourages Residents to Observe International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31

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Jefferson County, Colo. – International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is August 31, 2021, and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) encourages residents to get involved. IOAD is an annual observance focused on raising awareness and reducing stig...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

NOTICE: Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Revisions to OWTS Resolution & Policy

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As an effort to minimize the impact of nitrate pollution from new and existing development to the groundwater in the Parmalee Gulch watershed, there has been a long-standing Jefferson County Board of Health resolution and policy prohibiting installation o...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

JCPH Issues Public Health Order 21-002

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today released Public Health Order 21-002, which requires everyone ages 2 and older to wear a mask when indoors at all schools and sch...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

JCPH Extends Public Health Order 21-001: County to Remain in Observation Period for Another Month

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today extended Public Health Order 21-001 – COVID-19 Dial. The order is now effective through September 15, 2021. View the full order extension here.

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

JCPH Celebrates National Breastfeeding Month and World Breastfeeding Week

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Jefferson County, Colo. — August is National Breastfeeding Month, and the first week of August (1-7) is World Breastfeeding Week. These celebrations are held annually to increase breastfeeding awareness to improve the health of mothers, babies a...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Jefferson County Public Health Offers Guidance for Schools, Families Ahead of Back-to-School

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Jefferson County, Colo. — As Jefferson County students soon return to in-person learning, and on the heels of the release of back-to-school guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Jefferson County Public Health (JCP...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

In Alignment with CDC Guidelines, JCPH Strongly Encourages Wearing a Mask Indoors, Regardless of Vax

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Jefferson County, Colo. — On July 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance recommending mask wearing for the general public, including those who are fully vaccinated, in areas where there is substantial COVID-...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

JCPH & Jeffco Public Schools Urge All Students Age 12+ to Get COVID-19 Vaccine before Back-to-School

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Jefferson County, Colo. — With back-to-school just around the corner, now is the perfect time for students who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine to get ready to  safely return for the new school year. 

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

JCPH & the RAQC Offer Tips to Stay Healthy When Air Quality is Poor this Summer

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Summer is finally here and we are already feeling the heat in Colorado. This time of year when the climate is hot and dry, increased ground-level ozone pollution and smoke from wildfires can make our air more harmful to...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

JCPH Launches Countywide Marketing Campaign to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Rates Among Young People

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Jefferson County, Colo. — COVID-19 vaccination rates are rising in Jefferson County, which is driving declining rates of infection overall. However, we are still seeing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, especially among those who remain unvac...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Prevent Diseases Carried by Insects and Animals This Summer

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Summer is here, and that means sunshine, hiking, barbeques and enjoying the great outdoors. Insects and animals are also coming out to explore this time of year, so Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) encoura...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

JCPH Launches New Campaign to Reduce Exposure to Secondhand Smoke and E-Cigarette Aerosol

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Warmer weather is approaching, and more people will be enjoying outdoor public spaces as a safer option for gathering during COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can damage the lungs, it is ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2021

JCPH Rescinds County Mask Order to Align with State Requirements

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Along with other Denver Metro Area counties, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) rescinded its countywide mask order (Public Health Order 20-008) effective May 15. Now, all residents should follow the more re...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

JCPH Statement Regarding Mask Guidance – May 14, 2021

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is aware of today’s announcement from Gov. Jared Polis and the state’s plans to align with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention around masks. JCPH is awaiting receipt of off...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Jefferson County to Move to Level Clear May 16

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Beginning May 16, Jefferson County will move to Level Clear on the Simplified Dial, per JCPH’s Public Health Order 21-001. Under Level Clear, the county will enter a 90-day observation period during which busi...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

JCPH Releases Updated Mask Order, Aligns with the State on Requirements

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Jefferson County, Colo. – This week, Governor Jared Polis extended the State mask order that allows for fewer restrictions on mask-wearing in certain circumstances. In an effort to keep regulations uniform across the Denver Metro Area, ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

JCPH Celebrates 2020 Public Health Champions and Releases Report to the Community

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Following a year of pandemic response, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is proud and excited to make two important announcements regarding the efforts made by our community and health department since March 2020. T...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

JCPH Issues Local Public Health Order to Lead County Through Recovery

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today issued a new public health order (PHO 21-001) to help guide the county through the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and into a full reopening. The order was is...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

CDPHE Moves Jeffco to Level Yellow on Dial 3.0

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Jefferson County, Colo. – On April 7, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) alerted Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) that the county will be moved to Level Yellow: Concern on the state’s Dial 3....

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Masks No Longer Required in Outdoor Public Settings in Jeffco

JCPH Issues Amended PHO 20-008

Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today amended the countywide mask order (Public Health Order 20-008), which requires anyone in Jeffco to wear a face covering when in indoor public spaces when 6 ft. distan...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

JCPH Provides Summary of Dial 3.0 Implications for Jeffco

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Jefferson County, Colo. – With the release of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) new Dial 3.0 framework and public health order yesterday, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is providing a su...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

JCPH Reminds Community that Masks Are Required in All Indoor & Outdoor Settings

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Jefferson County, Colo. – With spring on the way, people in Jeffco are beginning to spend more time in our great outdoors and the spring sports season is kicking off. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) reminds all residents that the use of fa...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Reflections: One Year of COVID-19 in Jeffco

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One year ago, our community was bracing for a novel virus that we knew very little about. We didn’t fully understand its origin, how it spread and certainly not how to treat it. All we knew for sure was that this new virus had caused great harm ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Jefferson County Moves to Level Blue on Dial 2.0

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Effective Feb. 26 at 6 a.m., Jefferson County will move to Level Blue: Caution on the state’s Dial 2.0. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) was notified about the move by the Colorado Department of Public He...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Jeffco Reaches Goal of Vaccinating at Least 70 Percent of Residents Age 70 and Over

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) announced today that the county has reached its goal of vaccinating at least 70% of residents age 70 and over by the end of February. This monumental effort, achieved in partnership...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

JCPH announces new Executive Director, Dr. Dawn Comstock

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is excited to announce and welcome its new Executive Director, Dr. Dawn Comstock. Dr. Comstock is bringing with her decades of experience and a passion for data-driven, equity-minde...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Jefferson County Moves to Level Yellow on State’s New Dial 2.0

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Jefferson County, Colo. – On Feb. 5, 2021, Gov. Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced a new Dial Framework for measuring county’s levels of openness called Dial 2.0...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Notice: Fourth Amended Public Health Order 20-009

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) released a fourth amended Public Health Order 20-009 (PHO 20-009). The order was amended to provide clarifications on where PHO 20-009 does and does not apply. The intent of the order has not changed. This amended ver...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

JCPH to Open its Vaccination Clinic to Adults Age 70+

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Jefferson County, Colo. — In an effort to help more people in Jefferson County access the COVID-19 vaccine, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is expanding availability o...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

JCPH Partners with COVIDCheck to Provide COVID-19 Testing in Jeffco

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Beginning Feb. 2, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) will partner with COVIDCheck Colorado to provide fast, accurate and free COVID-19 testing at a varie...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

JCPH Provides Update on COVID-19 Testing in Jefferson County

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Jefferson County, Colo. – On Jan. 20, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) alerted Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) of concerns with COVID-19 testing...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

JCPH Provides Update on Vaccination Prioritization and Timeline

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Jefferson County, Colo. – As of January 11, 2021, 18,734 Jefferson County residents have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of these, 3,799 have received both doses of the vaccine and are on their way to being more prote...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

January is National Radon Action Month – JCPH offering free test kits by mail to Jeffco residents

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Jefferson County, Colo. – January is National Radon Action Month, and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is encouraging residents to protect themselves and loved ones from dangerous radon gas by testing their homes. To help, JCPH is offering ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Jefferson County moved to Level Orange on COVID-19 Dial

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) has been notified that as of today, January 4, 2021, the county is being moved to Level Orange on the Dial Framework by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDP...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Notice: Second Amended Public Health Order 20-009

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today released a second amended Public Health Order 20-009 (PHO 20-009). The order was amended to provide clarifications on where PHO 20-009 does and does not apply. The intent of the order has not changed. This amend...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Jefferson County Board of Commissioners Directs a Closure of County Offices

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As the COVID-19, or Coronavirus, becomes more widespread, the Board of County Commissioners has directed the closure of all county offices to the public, effective today, March 16, with the exception of the courts and those services related to law enforce...

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