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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

JCPH Statement Regarding Masks

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 8, 2021

New! Sign up for Notifications for COVID-19 Alerts

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Do you want to be notified of the latest news about COVID-19 from Jefferson County, like about vaccines, testing sites, changes to Jeffco’s dial status and more? Then subscribe to our Jeffco COVID-19 Alert notification. We will send these out to you via t...

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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: November 22, 2020

Statement: Extreme demand seen at Jefferson County Fairgrounds testing site, line closed for 11/22

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The COVID-19 testing site at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds is closed for Sunday, 11/22/2020. The site, which is hosted by Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) in partnership with Curative Testing and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Enviro...
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Posted on: November 21, 2020

Jefferson County Public Health Announces New Large Capacity COVID-19 Testing Sites

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) and Curative Testing, is launching two new FREE COVID-19 testing sites in t...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

State to Move Jefferson County to Level Red, “Severe Risk,” in the Dial Effective Nov. 20, 5 p.m.

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Effective Friday, November 20, 2020 at 5 p.m. the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will move several Denver Metro counties, including Jefferson County, to “Level Red – Sev...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Update on Jeffco’s Move to Level Orange & Public Health Order 20-009

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As announced on November 4, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) will move to Level Orange (formerly Level 3) of the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment’s (CDPHE) Dial Framework beginning today, Monday, November 9 at 5 p.m. A...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

State to Move Jefferson County to Level Orange in the Dial Due to Continued Surge in COVID-19 Cases

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) was notified today by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) that the county will be moved to Level Orange, formerly Level 3, in the Dial Framework, effect...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Notice: First Amended Public Health Order 20-009

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today released a first 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 amende...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

JCPH Announces New COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies to Help Protect Community

JCPH Announces New COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies

Jefferson County, Colo. – Today Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) announced a series of new mitigation strategies to help curb the alarming spread of COVID-19 in the county. Strategies include issuing a new local Public Health Order 20-009 (...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

JCPH Launches New Campaign “Together We Go Forward"

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today announced and launched a new public information campaign aimed to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Jefferson County by reminding people of their important role in this effort. T...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Notice: Third Extension of JCPH Order 20-007

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Jefferson County Public Health has extended Public Health Order 20-007, which requires approval of large event plans, until midnight on November 20, 2020 (or until it is extended, amended or rescinded). The full order is available on our Local Public Heal...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Jefferson County At Risk of Tighter Restrictions

Jefferson County At Risk of Tighter Restrictions

Jefferson County, Colo. – Due to a continued increase in COVID-19 cases, Jefferson County is at risk of tighter restrictions, including being moved to Level 3 of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) Dial F...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

COVID-19 Update to the Community

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To our Jeffco Community: 

We know it’s been a long road and, trust me, we are tired of COVID-19 too. But we have to talk about our path forward. 

Here are the facts. Our two week case count is the highest it has ever been since the start o...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Flu – JCPH Announces Fall Vaccination Events

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Jefferson County, Colo. – This year has been a challenging time for the Jefferson County community, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made it more important than ever for residents to do everything they can to remain as healthy as possible. As we en...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Jeffco Partners Warn Community of Increase in Fentanyl-related Overdoses

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Jefferson County, Colo. – The Jefferson County Substance Use Partnership (JCSUP) — a program spearheaded by Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) — Jefferson County Communities That Care (CTC) coalition, Lakewood Pol...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

CDPHE Announces New Dial Framework to Provide Standardization as Counties Reopen

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As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and learn to live with COVID-19 in our lives, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has released a new dial framework and Public Health Order (PHO 20-35) to standardize different ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Notice: Second Extension of JCPH Order 20-007

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Jefferson County Public Health has extended Public Health Order 20-007, which requires approval of large event plans, until midnight on October 20, 2020 (or until it is extended, amended or rescinded). The full order is available on our Local Public Healt...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

JCPH Executive Director Dr. Mark B. Johnson to Retire After More than 30 Years of Service

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Johnson to Continue Leadership Role as President of the Colorado Medical Society

Jefferson County Public Health’s (JCPH) Executive Director, Mark B. Johnson, MD, MPH, will retire from the department on October 2, 2020, after more than 30 years of...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

JCPH Announces New Office of Pandemic Response

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) announced today the official launch of a new team, the Office of Pandemic Response (OPR), as part of the county’s long-term COVID-19 response and recovery strategy. The OPR’s main purpose will be t...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

JCPH files lawsuit against Bandimere Speedway following Sept. 1 event

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today, September 3, 2020, filed a lawsuit against Bandimere Speedway for their blatant violation of public health orders. JCPH notified Bandimere Speedway in advance of their “Stop the COVID Chaos”...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

JCPH offers tips to celebrate Labor Day safely and limit COVID-19 spread as we head into fall season

Tips for celebrating Labor Day safely to minimize the spread of COVID-19

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 importan...

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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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