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Posted on: July 28, 2022

JCPH celebrates National Breastfeeding Month, emphasizes need for robust support of nursing families

Jefferson County, Colo. – Bringing a child into the world can be difficult, especially amidst recent concerns like the nationwide infant formula shortage. That’s why it’s so important new parents have a strong suppor...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

JCPH Offers Tips to Stay Healthy and Safe during Poor Air Quality Days This Summer

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Each summer, Jefferson County, along with the entire Denver Metropolitan Area, faces challenges when it comes to clean, healthy and safe air. During this time of year, when the climate is hot and dry, air quality can worsen and m...

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Take Steps to Prevent Animal- and Insect-borne Diseases this Summer

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Jefferson County, Colo. — It’s summer in Colorado, and it’s the perfect time for Jeffco residents to enjoy their favorite outdoor activities. Whether you’re spending your days at cookouts, hiking or by the pool, Jef...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

CDC authorizes COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 6 months and older

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Last weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave its official recommendation that all children ages 6 months and older be vaccinated against COVID-19...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Get Paid to Get Tested at Jefferson County Public Health

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Jefferson County, Colo. — With rates of many sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) on the rise across the county and state, including HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV), it’s more important than e...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

JCPH Advisory: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is reaching out to all county residents who keep backyard poultry flocks (chickens, geese, ducks, quails, etc.) and farm owners with poultry to alert them to a strain of avian flu that has been detected in Colorado. T...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Notice: Jefferson County now in CDC’s Community Level High, additional precautions recommended

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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 ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Jefferson County moves to CDC’s COVID-19 Community Level Medium

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Jefferson County, Colo. — With both case counts and positivity rates rising in Jefferson County, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has moved Jeffco from COVID-19 Communit...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

JCPH recognizes 2021 Public Health Champions and releases 2021 Report to the Community

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Through the challenges of the last several years, it has been strength and camaraderie within our community that have brought us together and kept us united. In the face of some of the largest public health needs and concerns we have ever faced, Jefferson...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

JCPH Warns of Possible Exposure to Hepatitis A in Wheat Ridge

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is advising the public about a potential expo...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Jefferson County Board of Health Welcomes New Board member

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Hilda Gehrke Joins Board to Further Passion for Serving Community

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Jefferson County, Colo. — In February 2022, the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners appointed Hilda Gehrke as the newest m...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Jefferson County Board of Health Designates Interim Senior Leadership Team to Lead JCPH

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The Jefferson County Board of Health (BOH) and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) are in the planning stages of recruiting a new Executive Director to lead the department. To help lead JCPH and provide strategic public health direction in the meantime,...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Jefferson County Board of Health Votes to Rescind PHO 21-006

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Jefferson County, Colo. — During a public special Jefferson County Board of Health meeting held virtually on February 10, the Jefferson County Board of Health voted to rescind Public Health Order 21-006, the public health order requiring the use...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

Jefferson County Board of Health Votes to Rescind PHO 21-006 on Feb. 18, 2022

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The Jefferson County Board of Health met today, Feb. 3, 2022, to discuss the future of PHO 21-006, the public health order requiring the use of masks in all public, indoor settings, including school and childcare settings. After hearing updated data from ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

Jefferson County Board of Health Rescinds PHO 21-005, Provides Timeline on Revisions for PHO 21-006

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Jefferson County, Colo. — With COVID-19 cases beginning to decline in our community, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) and the Jefferson County Board of Health are making changes to the county’s current public health orders. The pu...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

JCPH Amends Public Health Order 21-005

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) has amended Public Health Order 21-005 to better align with recent updated guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Jefferson County Public Health Updates School COVID-19 Prevention Guidance

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Jefferson County, Colo. — With the second school semester underway and the rapid growth of the highly transmissible COVID-19 omicron variant, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) has created updated guidance for individuals in school settings. JCPH and J...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Important Update Regarding COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech Boosters

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Jefferson County, Colo. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now approved COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for children aged 12-15. This announcement, made Jan. 5, 2022, comes following the Dec. 9 recommendation that adolesce...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

National Radon Action Month – Request Your Free Test Today

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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, 2022

JCPH Issues Recommendations, Updates to Help Jeffco Community Start New Year Safely

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Jefferson County, Colo. — As we begin 2022, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) wishes all our community members a happy and healthy New Year. While 2021 may be in the rearview, unfortunately, COVID-19 is not. Since the beginning of t...

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Posted on: December 28, 2021

Metro Coalition Continues COVID-19 Orders, Encourages Vax and Boosters as Omicron Variant Spreads

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As the more transmissible COVID-19 omicron variant takes hold in the metro region and across Colorado, the Metro Denver Partnership for Health (MDPH) is continuing its regional approach to stop the spread of COVID-19 by retaining or extending local public...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Public Health and Hospitals Urge Continued Caution During the Winter Holiday Season

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As the winter holidays continue and families and friends gather to celebrate, metro Denver public health and hospital partners remind all Coloradans that COVID-19 is still an ongoing health crisis impacting hospitals, schools, and local communities.

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

JCPH Amends Public Health Order 21-002: Order Will Expire End of Fall Semester

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) Public Health Order 21-002 has been amended to establish an expiration date of December 22, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. At that time, the routine COVID-19 testing requirements for schools and childcares will no longer be requi...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

JCPH Opens New Vaccination Site in South Jeffco

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is excited to announce a new, large-scale vaccination site opening in south Jeffco. The Jefferson Marketplace vaccine site is located at 8194 S. Kipling Parkway in Littleton and wil...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

JCPH Amends Public Health Order 21-002

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Jefferson County Public Health amended Public Health Order 21-002 to remove masking requirements, as schools and childcares are now subject to the masking requirements under Public Health Order 21-006. Other requirements in the Order, including regular te...

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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

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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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