Jefferson County Variance Request Approved by CDPHE
On June 8, Jefferson County received approval of a request for a variance to the statewide Safer-at-Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors order. Please read the county’s release here. Visit www.jeffco.us/safer-at-home for more details and approved guidance within the variance.
Take a Look “Inside the COVID-19 Response”
Inside the COVID-19 Response explores the stories of public health responders who have been working around the clock to help prevent the spread of the disease and to keep our community safe and healthy.
New Posts Up on JCPH’s Blog Series, Resilience
This series explores topics related to mental wellness and coping during the COVID-19 pandemic in Spanish and English. See posts on hope, navigating these tough times, gratitude and more. Read more.
Nominate a Local Business Working to Keep Community Safe for Jeffco’s Open for Business Spotlight
Jefferson County kicked off a new effort to spotlight businesses that are working to promote the safety of employees and customers. To nominate a business to be featured, complete this submission form. Learn more here.
NEWS YOU CAN USE
Jeffco Low-Income Areas Hit Hard by COVID-19
Detailed case information data compiled by JCPH shows significant disparities in the rates of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in some communities in Jefferson County. Read the full story in the Lakewood Sentinel here
Colorado SNAP Recipients Now Able to Make Purchases Online
The Colorado Department of Human Services recently announced the launch of an online purchasing program for families participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and support programs such as Colorado Works and Old Age Pension.
This option is now available for SNAP, also known as Food Assistance, as well as Colorado Works and Old Age Pension participants to make online food delivery purchases on their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Read more
Protect Yourself and Your Family from Tick and Mosquito Bites
Summer is here and that means warmer weather and outdoor activities are upon us! Don’t forget that warmer weather also brings mosquitos, ticks, fleas and other pesky insects. These insects can carry dangerous diseases like West Nile Virus, Colorado Tick Fever and bubonic plague. Plan ahead and take steps to protect you and your family
…don’t let unwanted insects get in the way of your summer fun!
National Men’s Health Week
National Men’s Health Week is observed each year leading up to Father’s Day. This week is a reminder for men to take steps to be healthier, but they don’t have to do it alone! Whether it’s your husband, partner, dad, brother, son or friend you can help support the health and safety of the men in your life. Check out tips for healthy habits here
Staying Safe in the Sun
It only takes 15 minutes for ultraviolet (UV) rays to damage your skin — causing early skin aging and increasing your cancer risk. Make sure to use broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher and get help for those hard-to-reach places like your back. Here are more tips