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

    For National Breastfeeding Month, celebrated each year in August, JCPH wants to encourage and offer resources to all nursing parents and their support people, and to remind them we are available and by their side throughout their infant feeding journey. Read more.
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    JCPH Offers Tips to Stay Healthy and Safe during Poor Air Quality Days This Summer

    Each summer, Jefferson County, along with the entire Denver Metropolitan Area, faces challenges when it comes to clean, healthy and safe air. JCPH reminds residents of some simple steps they can take to protect themselves from poor air quality. Read more.
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    Take Steps to Prevent Animal- and Insect-borne Diseases this Summer

    This summer, Jefferson County Public Health reminds you to make sure insects and animals don’t crash the party. In Colorado, there are several insect- and animal-borne diseases you need to know about so you can keep your summer safe, healthy and fun. Read more.
  4. CDC authorizes vaccine for 6 months and older

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

    Today, June 21, 2022, CDPHE updated its standing orders for the state to allow medical professionals to begin vaccinating our youngest community members. COVID-19 vaccines are now available and strongly recommended for all Coloradans 6 months and older. Read more.
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    Get Paid to Get Tested at Jefferson County Public Health

    With rates of many sexually-transmitted infections on the rise, including HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV), it’s more important than ever to know your status. That’s why JCPH is hosting a special testing event. Read more.
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    JCPH Advisory: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

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

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

    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 Community Level Low to Community Level Medium. Read more.
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    JCPH recognizes 2021 Public Health Champions and releases 2021 Report to the Community

    Every year, for National Public Health Week, JCPH recognizes those in Jeffco who have made significant contributions to public health. We congratulate this year's Public Health Champions. Also, we are proud to announce our 2021 Report to the Community. Read more.
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    JCPH Warns of Possible Exposure to Hepatitis A in Wheat Ridge

    JCPH and CDPHE advising the public about a potential exposure to hepatitis A at the King Soopers located at 5301 W. 38th Avenue in Wheat Ridge, Colo. A food handler at this location has tested positive for hepatitis A. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Board of Health Welcomes New Board member

    In February 2022, the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners appointed Hilda Gehrke as the newest member to the Jefferson County Board of Health. The Board of Health is the governing agency for Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH). Read more.
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    Jefferson County Board of Health Designates Interim Senior Leadership Team to Lead JCPH

    The Jeffco BOH & JCPH are in the planning stages of recruiting a new Executive Director to lead JCPH. In the meantime, the BOH has designated an Interim Senior Leadership Team comprised of many longtime leaders & directors at the department to lead JCPH. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Board of Health Votes to Rescind PHO 21-006

    During a special Jeffco BOH meeting on February 10, the Jeffco BOH voted to rescind PHO 21-006, the order requiring the use of masks in all public, indoor settings, including school and childcare settings, effective Feb. 11, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Board of Health Votes to Rescind PHO 21-006 on Feb. 18, 2022

    The Jeffco BOH met today, Feb. 3, 2022, to discuss the future of PHO 21-006, the PHO requiring the use of masks in all public, indoor settings, including school and childcare settings. The Board voted to rescind PHO 21-006, effective Feb. 18, 2022. Read more.
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    Jefferson County Board of Health Rescinds PHO 21-005, Provides Timeline on Revisions for PHO 21-006

    With COVID-19 cases beginning to decline, JCPH & the Jeffco BOH are making changes to the county’s current PH orders. The purpose of PH orders is to ensure the health & safety of the community, while remaining responsive to the rapidly changing pandemic. Read more.
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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.
  38. Board of Health Votes to Require Routine COVID-19 Testing

    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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