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    JCPH Amends Public Health Order 21-005

    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). Read more.
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    Jefferson County Public Health Updates School COVID-19 Prevention Guidance

    With the second school semester underway and the rapid growth of the COVID-19 omicron variant, JCPH has created updated guidance for school settings. JCPH and JPS are partnering to implement these guidelines to continue to ensure safe school environments. Read more.
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    Important Update Regarding COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech Boosters

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 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 adolescents ages 16 and 17 receive a booster dose. Read more.
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    National Radon Action Month – Request Your Free Test Today

    January is National Radon Action Month, and JCPH is encouraging residents to protect themselves and loved ones from dangerous radon gas by testing their homes. JCPH is offering 1,200 free radon test kits during the month of January to Jeffco residents. Read more.
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    JCPH Issues Recommendations, Updates to Help Jeffco Community Start New Year Safely

    As we begin 2022, 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 the holiday season, there have been many developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
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    Metro Coalition Continues COVID-19 Orders, Encourages Vax and Boosters as Omicron Variant Spreads

    As the more transmissible COVID-19 omicron variant takes hold across Colorado, the MDPH is continuing its regional approach to stop the spread of COVID-19 by retaining or extending public health orders requiring face coverings in indoor public settings. Read more.
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    Public Health and Hospitals Urge Continued Caution During the Winter Holiday Season

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

    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. Read more.
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    JCPH Opens New Vaccination Site in South Jeffco

    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 will be opening for its first day on Dec. 4, 2021 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Read more.
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    JCPH Amends Public Health Order 21-002

    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. Read more.
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    JCPH Rescinds Public Health Order 21-004

    The Board of Health rescinded Public Health Order 21-004, which required use of face coverings indoors in local government spaces. Per Public Health Order 21-006, face coverings are required for everyone ages 3+ indoors in all public spaces. Read more.
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    Board of Health Issues PHO Requiring Face Coverings in Indoor Public Spaces

    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 County, regardless of vaccination status. Read more.
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    Celebrate Safely this Holiday Season: Take Steps to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

    This holiday season, make sure COVID-19 isn’t invited to the party. As our community prepares to gather with family, friends and loved ones over the coming winter holidays, JCPH encourages everyone to take precautions to keep their gatherings safe. Read more.
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    Board of Health Urges Governor Jared Polis to Take Statewide Action to Address COVID-19 Surge in CO

    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. Read more.
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    COVID-19 Vaccines Help Kids Be Kids — Local Public Health Agencies and Partners Launch Campaign

    To help parents find resources and information about COVID-19 vaccines, the local public health partners in the Metro Area and Immunize Colorado are launching a new public information campaign called “COVID-19 Vaccines Help Kids Be Kids." Read more.
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    Important Update Regarding COVID-19 Boosters

    Because Colorado is a high risk area to live and work, everyone ages 18+ who received either Pfizer or Moderna at least 6 months ago or J&J at least two months ago is eligible for a booster dose. Read more.
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    Cat with Plague Found in Jefferson County — Take Care to Prevent Human and Pet Exposure to Rodents

    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 in the county this year. Read more.
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    Public Health Advisory for the Metro Denver Region and State of Colorado

    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-19 cases. Read more.
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    COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5-11

    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. Read more.
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    STI Rates on the Rise in Jeffco — Take Steps to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

    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 steps to protect themselves. Read more.
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    CDC Recommends Booster Shots for Recipients of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Vaccines

    Following approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), boosters are now available for all three COVID-19 vaccines. Read more.
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    JCPH Updates COVID-19 Data Dashboard Using 2021 Population Forecast

    Today JCPH will update the information on its COVID-19 data dashboard using 2021 Jefferson County population forecasts produced by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Board of Health Issues Public Health Order 21-005

    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 in order to report to work in person. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Board of Health Votes to Require Masks in Local Government Buildings

    During a public Special Jefferson County Board of Health Meeting on October 7, the Board voted to approve Public Health Order 21-004, which requires that all individuals ages 2+ wear a mask indoors at all county and municipal government buildings. Read more.
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    Flu Season is Here: JCPH Encourages Residents to Get Vaccinated for Both Flu & COVID-19

    As we head into fall, 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 yourself and your loved ones from the flu. Read more.
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    Southwest Plaza COVID-19 Vaccination Site Expands Capacity

    From September 20-30, 2021, the community COVID-19 vaccination site located at Southwest Plaza Mall will have expanded capacity to provide up to 1,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Read more.
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    JCPH Provides Update on COVID-19

    As the highly transmissible Delta variant continues to spread in the county, especially among unvaccinated residents, JCPH shares an update on the current situation in Jeffco. Read more.
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    JCPH Supports State Board of Health’s Decision to Require COVID-19 Vaccines at Healthcare Facilities

    On August 30, the State Board of Health approved emergency rules requiring vaccination for staff in licensed healthcare settings. JCPH applauds the Board of Health for this important requirement of healthcare workers where community members seek care. Read more.
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    JCPH Amends PHO 21-002: Order now requires masks for everyone ages 3+ in school settings

    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 extracurricular activities as well as all childcare settings in Jeffco. Read more.
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    JCPH Encourages Residents to Observe International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31

    International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31, 2021, and JCPH encourages residents to get involved in this annual observance, which focuses on raising awareness and reducing stigma around overdose. Read more.
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    NOTICE: Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Revisions to OWTS Resolution & Policy

    JCPH is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the Jeffco Board of Health resolution and policy regarding permitting and installation of onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) in Indian Hills and the Parmalee Gulch Watershed by September 30. Read more.
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    JCPH Issues Public Health Order 21-002

    PHO 21-002 requires everyone 2+ to wear a mask indoors at all schools, extracurriculars & childcares. The Order also requires unvaccinated faculty/staff, as well as unvaccinated students & adults participating in extracurriculars, to undergo testing. Read more.
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    JCPH Extends Public Health Order 21-001: County to Remain in Observation Period for Another Month

    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today extended Public Health Order 21-001 – COVID-19 Dial. The order is now effective through September 15, 2021. Read more.
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    JCPH Celebrates National Breastfeeding Month and World Breastfeeding Week

    August is National Breastfeeding Month, and the first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week. JCPH reminds our community that breastfeeding is a team effort, and it’s important for breastfeeding individuals to have a support system in place. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Public Health Offers Guidance for Schools, Families Ahead of Back-to-School

    As Jefferson County students soon return to in-person learning, and on the heels of the release of back-to-school guidelines from the CDC, Jefferson County Public Health is releasing its own guidelines for a healthy, safe return to in-person learning. Read more.
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    In Alignment with CDC Guidelines, JCPH Strongly Encourages Wearing a Mask Indoors, Regardless of Vax

    The CDC issued new guidance recommending all people, including those fully vaccinated, wear a mask in areas with substantial COVID-19 rates, including Jeffco. JCPH recommends all residents return to wearing masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Read more.
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    JCPH & Jeffco Public Schools Urge All Students Age 12+ to Get COVID-19 Vaccine before Back-to-School

    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. Read more.
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    JCPH & the RAQC Offer Tips to Stay Healthy When Air Quality is Poor this Summer

    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 breathe. Read more.
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    JCPH Launches Countywide Marketing Campaign to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Rates Among Young People

    This week, JCPH launched a new marketing campaign to increase vaccine coverage among teens and young adults ages 16-29. Read more.
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    Prevent Diseases Carried by Insects and Animals This Summer

    Summer is here, which means sunshine and enjoying the great outdoors. Insects and animals are also coming out to explore this time of year, so JCPH encourages community members to protect themselves and their loved ones from serious diseases some carry. Read more.
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    JCPH Launches New Campaign to Reduce Exposure to Secondhand Smoke and E-Cigarette Aerosol

    With the warmer weather, more people will be enjoying outdoor public spaces for gathering during COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can damage the lungs, it is critical to prevent exposure to anything that may compromise lung health. Read more.
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    JCPH Rescinds County Mask Order to Align with State Requirements

    Along with other Denver Metro Area counties, JCPH rescinded its countywide mask order (Public Health Order 20-008) effective May 15. Read more.
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    JCPH Statement Regarding Mask Guidance – May 14, 2021

    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. Read more.
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    Jefferson County to Move to Level Clear May 16

    On 5/16, Jeffco will move to Level Clear per PHO 21-001. The county will enter a 90-day observation period and businesses can operate at 100% capacity with no restrictions, except for indoor mask requirements or others set by the State or CDPHE. Read more.
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    JCPH Releases Updated Mask Order, Aligns with the State on Requirements

    This week, Governor Polis extended the State mask order that allows for fewer restrictions on mask-wearing in certain circumstances. JCPH will update and renew its current mask order, which is set to expire May 5, 2021, to align with the state’s order. Read more.
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    JCPH Celebrates 2020 Public Health Champions and Releases Report to the Community

    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. Read more.
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    JCPH Issues Local Public Health Order to Lead County Through Recovery

    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. Read more.
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    CDPHE Moves Jeffco to Level Yellow on Dial 3.0

    CDPHE will move Jeffco to Level Yellow: Concern on the state’s Dial 3.0, effective Friday, April 9 at 6 a.m. Read more.
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    Masks No Longer Required in Outdoor Public Settings in Jeffco

    JCPH amended the countywide mask order, which requires anyone in Jeffco to wear a face covering when in indoor public spaces when 6 ft. distancing cannot be maintained from non-household members. Read more.
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    JCPH Provides Summary of Dial 3.0 Implications for Jeffco

    With the release of the new Dial 3.0 framework and public health order yesterday, JCPH is providing a summary of how the new dial affects businesses and individuals in the county. Read more.
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    JCPH Reminds Community that Masks Are Required in All Indoor & Outdoor Settings

    With spring on the way, people in Jeffco are beginning to spend more time in our great outdoors and the sports season is kicking off. JCPH reminds residents that the use of face masks continues to be required in both indoor and outdoor settings. Read more.
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    Reflections: One Year of COVID-19 in Jeffco

    JCPH, the Board of Health and Board of County Commissioners reflect on one year of COVID-19 in Colorado and Jefferson County. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Moves to Level Blue on Dial 2.0

    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 Health and Environment (CDPHE). Read more.
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    Jeffco Reaches Goal of Vaccinating at Least 70 Percent of Residents Age 70 and Over

    JCPH announced today that the county has reached its goal of vaccinating more than 70% of residents age 70 and over by the end of February. Read more.
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    JCPH announces new Executive Director, Dr. Dawn Comstock

    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-minded public health work. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Moves to Level Yellow on State’s New Dial 2.0

    On Feb. 5, Gov. Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced a new Dial Framework called Dial 2.0. Under the new dial, which is effective on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 9 a.m., Jefferson County will now be under Level Yellow. Read more.
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    Notice: Fourth Amended Public Health Order 20-009

    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) released a fourth amended Public Health Order 20-009 (PHO 20-009). Read more.
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    JCPH to Open its Vaccination Clinic to Adults Age 70+

    In an effort to help more people in Jefferson County access the COVID-19 vaccine, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is expanding availability of its vaccination site to those aged 70 and older. Read more.
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    JCPH Partners with COVIDCheck to Provide COVID-19 Testing in Jeffco

    Beginning Feb. 2, JCPH will partner with COVIDCheck Colorado to provide COVID-19 testing at locations across Jeffco. In addition to taking over testing operations at key existing locations, COVIDCheck is also working with JCPH to launch two new sites. Read more.
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    JCPH Provides Update on COVID-19 Testing in Jefferson County

    On Jan. 20, CDPHE alerted JCPH of concerns with COVID-19 testing through Curative. Based on this new information, JCPH will no longer offer Curative testing in the county. Read more.
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