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    Jeffco Sees First Rabies Case of 2020

    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 Jefferson County in 2020. Read more.
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    JCPH Reflects on Efforts During First Three Months of COVID-19 Response

    As we look to the summer and the gradual, strategic recovery process, JCPH is taking a moment to reflect on successes and progress in the county’s emergency response efforts. Read more.
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    Jefferson County to Move to “Safer-at-Home” Level Beginning May 9

    JCPH will allow the county’s extension of the Stay-at-Home order to expire at midnight on May 8. On May 9, Critical Businesses can remain open, and many non-Critical Businesses can begin to open with some restrictions per the state’s Safer-at-Home order. Read more.
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    JCPH Issues Public Health Order 20-003

    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. Read more.
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    JCPH 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 recommencement of voluntary or elective surgeries and procedures in Colorado. JCPH will align with the Governor’s Order on this topic. Read more.
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    JCPH Extends Stay-at-Home Order through May 8

    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. This will help protect our community from COVID-19. Read more.
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    JCPH Working with Regional Partners on Strategies For Slowly Opening Communities

    Jefferson County Public Health is working with county leadership, business leaders and Metro Denver public health partners on a regional approach to opening our communities. Everyone should continue to stay at home to the greatest extent possible. Read more.
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    JCPH Announces 2019 Public Health Champions, Underlines Importance of Participation in Public Health

    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 daily. Now, more than ever, it’s important to recognize that public health takes all of us, together. Read more.
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    Metro Denver Public Health Departments Rescind Stay at Home Public Health Orders; Adopt State Order

    JCPH rescinds its Stay at Home Order 20-002 effective immediately and adopts the State's Order. Read more.
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    Statement: First Jefferson County Resident dies from COVID-19

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

    Boulder County Public Health, Jefferson County Public Health and Tri-County Health Department joined together to issue Stay-At-Home Public Health Orders in their counties today, effective March 26 at 8:00 a.m. until April 17. Read more.
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    JCPH Issues Public Health Order Closing Restaurants and More at the Local Level

    Jefferson County Public Health 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 the county. The purpose of this order is to protect the health of the public. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Board of Commissioners Directs a Closure of County Offices

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

    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 cases is still ongoing. Read more.
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    Additional Jefferson County Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

    We have been notified that another Jeffco resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is in their 50s, and was exposed to the virus during international travel. The total of presumptive positive cases among Jeffco residents is four. Read more.
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    Two Additional Jefferson County Residents Test Positive for COVID-19

    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 international travel. Read more.
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    First Jefferson County Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

    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-19 in a Jefferson County resident. Read more.
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    Statement: First Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 in Colorado

    Today the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) reported that the state laboratory had a presumptive positive test result for COVID-19. Read more.
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    JCPH Offers Free Well Water Testing during Groundwater Awareness Week

    This Groundwater Awareness Week (March 8-14, 2020), Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is encouraging residents who rely on well water to learn ways to keep their families safe and healthy. Read more.
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    Notice: JCPH Executive Director Recruitment

    Jefferson County Public Health is holding Second-Round Interviews for its Executive Director on February 28, 2020. Read more.
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    Jeffco Teens Travel to Washington D.C. to Create Change around Important Issues

    A group of young people from Jefferson County visited Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on February 5, 2020, to speak to their Congressman, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.), about the problems they face and the supports they need. Read more.
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    Health Is for All People: JCPH Opposes Federal Public Charge Rule

    Read Jefferson County Public Health's statement on the Public Charge Rule. Read more.
  23. National Radon Action Month

    Test Your Home for Radon this January

    January is National Radon Action Month, and Jefferson County Public Health is encouraging residents to protect themselves from dangerous radon gas by testing their homes. JCPH is offering free radon test kits all month long, while supplies last. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Board of Health welcomes new member

    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 affecting the people and land in the county. Read more.
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    Local Public Health Agencies Launch Campaign Challenging Parents to Keep Measles Out of Colorado

    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). Read more.
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    JCPH workforce gets vaccinated against the flu, encourages public to do the same

    Flu season is here, and JCPH is encouraging everyone to get their annual flu vaccine as soon as possible. But the organization isn’t just telling community members to take action — county public health employees are getting vaccinated, too. Read more.
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    Three counties work together to address suicide rates, find solutions

    In Jefferson County, suicide is the seventh leading cause of death, with rates higher than the national average. Suicide doesn’t discriminate – people of all ages, races and ethnicities, genders and walks of life are affected by it. Read more.
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    Jeffco Inmate Diagnosed with Hepatitis A

    This morning public health nurses from Jefferson County Public Health are administering post-exposure vaccinations to inmates who may have come into contact with the affected inmate since the inmate was booked into the jail in early August. Read more.
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    Human Services and Public Health look to improve services for homeless population in Jeffco

    Both departments, along with many organizations throughout the community, are joining together to better understand the impact of homelessness in our community and identify ways to best serve community members who are experiencing homelessness. Read more.
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    Public Health Officials Urge Parents to Make Sure Kindergartners are Up-to-Date on Vaccinations

    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 sure kindergartners are vaccinated before school starts. Read more.
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    At 3rd Annual Jeffco Breastfeeds Mini Fair, WIC Celebrates Strength in Support

    Jeffco WIC is hosting the third annual Jeffco Breastfeeds Mini Fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Aug. 2, 2019, at JCPH, 645 Parfet Street. We invite all families – breastfeeding or not – to come join us for a day of games, prizes and more. Read more.
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    Coloradans Now More Protected Than Ever by Clean Indoor Air Act

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

    June 27, 2019 is National HIV Testing Day, and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is encouraging everyone to learn their HIV status, their way. Read more.
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    Moving this Summer? 10 Tips to Ensure Your Space is Healthy and Safe

    It’s peak moving season in Jeffco, as residents seek out new spaces to settle in and call home. JCPH has tips for making sure the place you live is healthy and safe. Read more.
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