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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Jefferson County Restaurants Can Open with Strict Precautions Beginning May 27

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Jefferson County, Colo. — The State of Colorado announced that additional Colorado businesses can begin to reopen with strict precautions to protect public health and safety. According to an extended Safer-at-Home Executive Order, resta...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Jeffco Sees First Rabies Case of 2020

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Jefferson County, Colo. – A bat found on May 20, 2020 in Littleton near the intersection of C-470 and South Platte Canyon Road just north of Chatfield State Park has tested positive for rabies. This is the first rabid animal to be found in Jeffe...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

JCPH Reflects on Efforts During First Three Months of COVID-19 Response

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Jefferson County, Colo. — The COVID-19 pandemic has required change for everyone. For many, this has meant making changes in how they work, interact with others and experience the world, all in an effort to keep one another healthy. At Jefferson...

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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 29, 2020

JCPH Issues Public Health Order 20-003

COVID-19 Update

Jefferson County Public Health issued Public Health Order 20-003, which limits P-12 school access and prohibits P-12 sports activities in Jefferson County. Specifically, public and private schools and school districts in Jefferson County may not use schoo...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

JCPH Permits the Limited Recommencement of Voluntary or Elective Surgeries and Procedures

COVID-19 Update

Statement: JCPH Aligns with New State Executive Order, Permits the Limited Recommencement of Voluntary or Elective Surgeries and Procedures 

On April 26, 2020, the State of Colorado issued Executive Order D 2020 045, permitting the limited recomme...

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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: 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: April 6, 2020

JCPH Announces 2019 Public Health Champions, Underlines Importance of Participation in Public Health

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Jefferson County, Colo. — In the midst of the greatest public health challenge facing our nation in decades, it’s easy to lose sight of the victories that happen in our community every day. But now, more than ever, it’s impor...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Metro Denver Public Health Departments Rescind Stay at Home Public Health Orders; Adopt State Order

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Boulder County Public Health, Jefferson County Public Health and Tri-County Health Department applaud Gov. Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for issuing a Stay at Home Public Health Order effective Mar. 26 to protect the h...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Statement: First Jefferson County Resident dies from COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

On March 24, 2020, Jefferson County Public Health received notification of the first death from COVID-19 in the county. The first death was an individual in their 60s with known health complications.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Three Metro Denver Public Health Departments Issue Stay-At-Home Orders to Stop Spread of COVID-19

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Three public health departments serving more than 2 million residents across the Metro Denver region joined together to issue Stay-At-Home Public Health Orders in their counties today, effective March 26 at 8:00 a.m. un...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

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

COVID-19 Update

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

COVID-19 Update

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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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Presumptive Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County Increase to Total of Six

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Jefferson County, Colo. — We have been notified that another two Jefferson County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. The first individual is in their 30s, and the second individual is in their 60s. The investigation on both ca...

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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 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 5, 2020

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

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Today 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 of COV...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

JCPH Offers Free Well Water Testing during Groundwater Awareness Week

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Do you know where your water comes from before it leaves the water, showerhead or hose? There’s a good chance that it comes from the ground beneath your feet. One-third of the water supply for all U.S. municip...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Notice: JCPH Executive Director Recruitment

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Jefferson County Public Health is holding Second-Round Interviews for its Executive Director on February 28, 2020. The interviews will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Hearing Room One, at 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO 80439. The finalists for the Executi...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Jeffco Teens Travel to Washington D.C. to Create Change around Important Issues

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Jefferson County, Colo. — No one can explain what it’s like to be a high schooler in 2020 like teens themselves. That’s why a group of young people from Jefferson County visited Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. today,...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Health Is for All People: JCPH Opposes Federal Public Charge Rule

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The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday ruled to lift the nationwide, court-ordered block of the Public Charge Rule. This move will allow the Rule to take effect, though it is not the final word in the case. Other lawsuits challenging Public Charge are making th...

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Test Your Home for Radon this January

National Radon Action Month

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 f...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Jefferson County Board of Health welcomes new member

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is proud to welcome lifelong Coloradan and current Wheat Ridge resident Cheri Jahn to the Jefferson County Board of Health, the governing body for public health decisions a...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Local Public Health Agencies Launch Campaign Challenging Parents to Keep Measles Out of Colorado

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A new campaign aimed at protecting young children against measles launched this week. The goal of the campaign, Keep Measles Out, is to get more kindergarteners vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). This effort is a partnership between Den...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

JCPH workforce gets vaccinated against the flu, encourages public to do the same

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Flu season is here, and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is encouraging everyone to get their annual flu vaccine as soon as possible. But the organization isn’t just telling community members to ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Three counties work together to address suicide rates, find solutions

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In Jefferson County, suicide is the seventh leading cause of death, with rates higher than the national average. The effects of suicide ripple through generations, influencing children and grandchildren, parents and grandparents, as well as the lives of c...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Jeffco Inmate Diagnosed with Hepatitis A

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On Tuesday, September 10, a Jefferson County jail inmate was transported to the hospital upon complaining of stomach pain. Yesterday the inmate was diagnosed with hepatitis A. As a result of the diagnosis, the Sheriff’s Office is following publi...

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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 wellbeing 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 has...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Public Health Officials Urge Parents to Make Sure Kindergartners are Up-to-Date on Vaccinations

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In the midst of the largest measles outbreak in the U.S. in nearly three decades, public health officials representing Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties are calling on parents and caregivers to keep measles out of Colorado by making ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

At 3rd Annual Jeffco Breastfeeds Mini Fair, WIC Celebrates Strength in Support

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Nursing parents want to be supported by the best people possible to ensure a happy, healthy experience for themselves and for baby. Jeffco WIC (the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) can hel...

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

Coloradans Now More Protected Than Ever by Clean Indoor Air Act

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Jefferson County, Colo. — The Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act, which already prohibited smoking indoors in most public places and workplaces, has been updated to include vaping. This expansion was effective as of this Monday, July 1, 2019...

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

Get Tested – On Your Terms – for 25th Annual Natl. HIV Testing Day

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June 27, 2019 is National HIV Testing Day, and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is encouraging everyone to learn their HIV status, their way.

The 2019 theme for National HIV Testing Day is “Doing It My Way,” or “Haciendolo A Mi Manera,” which highligh...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Moving this Summer? 10 Tips to Ensure Your Space is Healthy and Safe

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Jefferson County, Colo. — It’s peak moving season in Jefferson County, as residents seek out new spaces to settle in and call home. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, growing family, empty-nester looking to downsize, college student returning home or...

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